"Walter Alza 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
We believe that what one can accomplish, another thousand could accomplish as well. It is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice.
Welcome! Whether this is your first time with us or not, the goal remains the same: to become Crafted and book more gigs. We want that director to cast the actor over and over again. We are passionate about the craft. The prove has been out there for 10 years now. The Actors we coached have gone on to win awards at film festivals in Canada and the US and appear in virtually every major TV series, feature films and commercials shot in Toronto. If you want passion and effective tools, and you need to be motivated, we are the right studio for you. The Actors he coached have gone on to win awards at film festivals in Canada and the US and appear in virtually every major TV series shot in Toronto. People say Walter Alza is one of those rare passionate directors acting coaches who genuinely loves working with actors . He has that extraordinary ability of bringing the best performance out of an actor.
Our Studio founder Walter Alza is an award winning actor, writer, director and producer. With a career spanning 20 years and almost 50 screen credits, including Get Rich or Die Trying, lead role in the series Metropia, Flashpoint, At The Hotel, to name a few. Walter quickly became known for his work as a leading Actor and Character performances, his knack for picking up accents, and his ability to effortlessly portray both drama and comedy. Probably best known for his acting and as one of Canada's preeminent acting coaches - having taught hundreds of actors through the highly-esteemed Walter Alza Acting Studio.
Walter Alza Acting Studio offers classes and private coaching that are ideal for experienced, emerging, aspiring, and or crossing over from Theatre to Film, and for dancers. 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.