We believe that what one person can accomplish, another thousand could accomplish as well and It is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice.
Welcome to Walter Alza Acting Studio -Home of the crafted - (ALZA- means RISE In Latin). Crafting Actors for over a decade now. Whether you need your acting skills to be polished, taking it to the next level, or you are an emerging actor on film and television, we are here to help you. The goal remains the same: to become Crafted, to let you express and to book more gigs. Our classes and private coaching are ideal for the experienced, emerging 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.
Walter Alza and our award winning faculty have over 50 years of combined experience on film, television and theatre ready to give it to you first hand.
Walter Alza Acting Studio was founded over a decade ago at Yonge and Bloor by Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/filmmaker and visual artist Walter Alza. Walter Alza’s work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time and the bif and small screen, and 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 film, At The Hotel, Metropia (over 80 Episodes). Walter Alza for a living.
is one of the few teachers in Canada who actually teaches what he does
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, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few, they were actors before they become great teachers and directors. We believe that any one wishing 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. We want the director/producer to cast you over and over again.
People say 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.
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-
Walter is Co starring and appearing in several projects this year. Walter Alza and faculty are also currently developing several projects.
We work the craft and we pass on to you.
Private coaching pays off (reserve your spot now)
"Walter Alza has been an inspiration to my clients. He helps them with their craft, while giving them confidence and perspective while auditioning. This approach ultimately helps them win the role" Shari Quallenberg Agent/Manager AMI Agency
To my Alza Fam: Thank you all SO MUCH! You all make me a better person and actor and for this I am grateful. I just booked a role on a TV show Trevor JT Ketcheson(read more)
A big thank you to Walter Alza for all the great training! Here is the trailer of the film I play the lead role in 'Lurk' http://youtu.be/FhCdOpxDO8U Tess Jac
kson-Spentzos (read more)
Congrats Craig, his film made it to cannes!"After booking 5 auditions on a roll I can tell you Walter's method works!" Craig Porriet
Thank you Walter! I am so grateful for all of your wisdom, guidance, and support . Dreams really do come true!" Katerina! ... (read more)
Hollywood Reporter Announces our student Alex Ozerov starring on one of his new feature films "Natasha". Hard and smart work pays off! (read more)
After winning a BRAVO Award for Best Supporting Actor. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent, Walter, and assisting me in taking mine to new heights. Stay crafted, my friends. Brendan Jeffers (Degrassi) read more)
One of Walter Alza's latest film collaboration: "Blood Empires" wins more awards (read more)
‘I am starring in TWO feature films this summer, and I am Co Starring in the feature film" Guidence"showing a ttiff this year. Id like to express
my gratitude to Sir Alza and the studio for the constant pushing the limits of potential. I wouldn't be where I am without Walter. So thank you for all your hard work”
Alex Ozerov (Co Star of Award Winning Film @ TIFF BLACKBIRD) more
"Walter was the first one to get me out of my box, and my comfort zone. He inspired me to believe in myself and i will go far. I owe a lot to you Walter" Michael James Regan (Backlash Producer/Actor, Hannibal)
Alen Delain On Nikita & The Lottery
" I started classes with Alza Acting Studios two months ago, Which helped me to get a principle role on Nikita. Thank you guys" Alen