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"I am so grateful to have Walter Alza as my acting coach."






ALicia Vita jones, lead actor - Star of 100's of episodes of Degrassi. Reign



"Congrats Elma Begovic Starring in BITE! LA TIMES One of the 5 horror movies to see this summer -"Working with Walter allowed me to hone in on my scene study and character development skills. He has an honest and raw approach to working with actors, which allowed me to step into a natural realm of my craft" Elma Begovic


Several of clients studied with Walter and have nothing but great things to say about his techniques. After knowing him for a while, I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed" - Stephanie Porter - Porter Group Agency

Did you know Alza Acting Studio was featured in MTV?  

NEWS: Walter Alza just came back from South America where he was doing a play and scouting locations for one of his next feature films he is currently developing.

As a filmmaker Walter's feature film debut was sold to 8 different networks across Canada including TMN, Rogers where it aired in Pay Per View and VOD and 7 other networks. Walter directed and produced the winner of the Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film Festival 2010 "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" - an edgy comedy. Walter Alza is currently developing various films and web series.

Walter Azla; Stanislavski worked on his craft until his last days.  He was well over 70 years old.   He was a great actor, director and acting coach.  Devoted to the craft

The truth concerning the passions, verisimilitude in the feelings experienced in the given circumstances, that is what our intelligence demands of a dramatist. ”
—Pushkin's aphorism, 1830

To be a successful actor you really have to have a passion for the craft and the patience to wait for the big break. Although being an actor is extremely rewarding, finding work can be a challenge. The profession requires great commitment and fortitude.

Great actors study their entire live

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"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone-driven, boorish Walter Slavic" - john doyle, globe & mail

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"Canada's very own bad boy" - ctv eTALK Daily


"Walter has given my clients a new perspective, a new approach to auditioning with a focus on being the best they can be, and on winning. Success naturally follows" Nancy Brown - AMI Agency

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Welcome! Our classes are regarded as one of the most in depth and fun acting classes in Toronto for all levels. A Studio with zero Attitude, at Alza Acting Studio we are all about the work, passion, motivation and having fun.

Our award-winning faculty has over 50 years of combined experience in Film Television and Theatre ready to give it to you first hand.

Our Students are currently working in leading, guest starring and principal roles in most of the major films and series been shot in Toronto and around the world. Our actors have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top largest festivals in the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of festivals around the world. The studio has helped shape the career of many successful Canadian actors who have gone on to star, co star and play principal roles  in films & series such as The Americans, Bitten, Degrassi, CrackedFlashpoint, Rockie Blue, Lost Girl, Blackbird (winner at tiff), What we have (winner at TIFF Inside Out) Hannibal,  HBO’s Transporter,  The Strain, Nikita to name a few

About Alza Acting Studio -Home of the crafted (tm) was founded over 12 years ago by Multiple Time Award Winning actor/director/writer and producer Walter Alza.

People say that Walter Alza and our Award winning faculty are rare passionate, actors, directors and acting coaches who genuinely love working with actors. We have the extraordinary ability of bringing the best performance out of each actor. More info please visit us at  If you want to be crafted, take your passion to the next level and learn to use effective tools, if you need to be motivated all the time, we are the right studio for you.

Walter's work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time in the big and small screen, in titles such as Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Empire, Iron Man). You have seen Walter in Flashpoint; in the six time award winning show At The Hotel, Metropia (over 80 Episodes).

Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor. Walter has taught and or moderate at the Actra Conference (the actors union), at various film festivals (and universities), at Equity Showcase and leads the agents showcase at casting workbook a few times a year

Walter is regarded as one of Canada’s most complete and crafted acting teacher. Walter Alza Acting Studio has been crafting Actors for over a decade now..

“When Walter acts, you see the intensity of a beast in him, Academy Award Nominee Director Jim Sheridan Get Rich or Die Trying(Dream House In America, In the name of The father)

All classes are shot with the highest technology in Canada and review on large HD screens, our work mirrors what you do on set.

Alza Acting Studio is proud to be the first acting school in Toronto to elevate student exposure, with in-class LIVE STREAMING. Alza Acting studio also offers a true on-set experience with the most refined HD technology in Canada. Plus, we’ll give you a flash drive with your recorded work, so you can review your performances at home.

Our System We offer you the chance to develop your instrument and nourish your craft to work on film, television and theatre. In each of Alza Acting Studio’s classes, it is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice. For us it is about the craft, quality versus quantity. The Alza approach is made in 6 steps, yet we pay respect to our history, to the great legendary teachers such as Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few, they were actors before they become great teachers and directors, so they got what it was needed to to be great.  We believe that any one wishing, needing to explore acting and or who wants to become crafted should learn from professionals who actually do the work and understand what it means to be standing on a set or an audition.  The work of the actor is different from class to performance on set, but the work ethic is the same. Discipline is a must, is not enough to just have talent.

Our classes and private coaching for acting and career planning are ideal for the experienced, emerging actor and or crossing over from Theatre to Film or other disciplines or you simply have the ACTING BUG! Why not? We see month after month how ordinary people become great actors and great actors become crafted actors. The goal remains the same: to become Crafted, to let you express and to get cast more. We also train individuals who want to expand from other mediums such as dance, singing and business professionals. YOU will be working On camera in our studio which it mirrors working on set with Award Winning Professionals, multiple time award winning actors and directors who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill and talent to take you to the next level and help building your confidence with a new set of skills.

Walter Alza is one of the few teachers in Canada who actually teaches what he does

Pilot season is here and BAM! ALZA actors are already working in TDOT and LA. This is a busy year, so we are goig to help to make your mark. Let's begin with 3 things that we are going to help with: A) A plan. B) Be in shape with your craft so when they call, YOU ARE READY . C) Become Crafted.


Our Mission

We are passionate about the craft and we want to share that passion with you. Our work has been out there for 10 years now. We offer you the chance to develop your instrument and nourish your craft to work on film, television and theatre. In each of Alza Acting Studio’s classes, it is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice. For us it is about the craft, quality versus quantity. We pay respect to our history, to the great legendary teachers  Sanford Meisner, Chekhov, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few, they were actors before they become great teachers and directors.  

Finally, do you want to be set apart from the rest?

-If you don't put the work, you just give the opportunity to someone else to succeed-







Congrats Danielle Aarssen! Walter, I have three films shooting in the next 5 weeks. Every piece of encouragement has truly helped me get here and I can't tell you how happy I am to be at this point in life and belonging to the studio :)



I will always believe in Alza Acting studio

Congrats Marco just got cast in a film!