"Walter Alza has been an inspiration to many of my clients. He gives them confidence, perspective and a new approach to auditioning which ultimately helps them win the role"Shari Quallenberg Agent/Manager AMI Artist Management Inc
“Month after month we see how ordinary people become great actors and how great actors become crafted professionals. Acting is a craft and like any skilled artist, the actor’s craft can be nurtured and developed into greatness.” Walter Alza
Welcome to Walter Alza Acting Studio
Are you ready to become a crafted actor? Do you need to refine your skills to reach the next level? Are you an emerging talent who could benefit from professional coaching? No matter what your goal, our mission is to teach proven methods and provide you with the tools you need to reveal your personal truth and elevate your craft.
Walter Alza in one of his many live shows appearances - Frank De Angelo show, a week after Al Pcaino was in the same chair.
We’ve crafted acting classes in Toronto for all levels - whether you’re a beginner or a professional actor. We also offer private coaching sessions giving you customized guidance and personal face time with Walter himself.
"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
Walter Alza Acting Studio is passionate about its commitment to acting. We believe practice keeps you permanent and offer the opportunity to work your instrument and nourish your craft to successfully work in film, television and theatre. Across all Walter Alza Acting Studio acting classes, it’s our mission to develop the actor’s truth – body, soul and voice. Our methods, in combination with Walter’s proven techniques, pay respects to legendary teachers like Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few. We believe that the best acting schools offer instruction coming from actors for actors, teaching the skills and disciplines common to all great performers.
Walter Alza and our award winning acting school faculty boast over 50 years of combined experience in film, television and theatre to help you become an accomplished actor.
"I'm so grateful to have Walter Alza as my acting coach." Alicia Josipovic, Degrassi
Why Alza Acting Studio?
Walter Alza is a true talent dedicated to all facets of his professional craft. He is an accomplished, award-winning actor, writer, director and visual artist.Walter’s work spans over 20 years with hundreds of hours of screen time - on both big and small screens - to his credit. He has appeared in titles such as Get Rich or Die Trying (starring 50 Cent & Academy Award nominee directors, Jim Sheridan & Terrance Howard of Empire & Iron Man), Flashpoint, Metropia and in the six-time, award winning film, At the Hotel.
Walter’s credits also include teaching and/or moderating at the Actra conference (the actors union) various film festivals and universities, and at equity showcase. Walter also teaches a few times a year at the showcase at casting workbook.
“After knowing him for a while I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed.” Stephanie Porter, Porter group agency.
Dream it. See it. Do it.
We’re proud of all our students - whether beginners or seasoned talent - currently working in leading, guest-starring and principal roles across major films and television being shot in Toronto and internationally. Many have successfully gone on to win awards and light-up the screen at some of the largest festivals in the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of other international shows.
"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, Producer Backlash/Actor, Hannibal
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News today: Congrats Natalie on her new role in a feature film! I strongly recommend training in class and in privates at the Alza Acting Studio. After my first session of classes and privates with Walter Alza, I just landed a lead role in a feature film, a principal role in a television series, and signed with one of the leading agencies in Toronto.! Natalie R. read more
Congrats Alex Just landed the full season 3 of Bitten.
I started training years ago at the studio“I landed my first film in 2012 called Blackbird which had its world premiere at TIFF winning multiple awards. Since then I have been working non-stop. This just goes to say that I owe my current success to Alza Acting Studio and Walter for building the confidence in myself and pushing me to go out and get it! So if your that guy or gal who's been looking for a challenge to step up your game and stand out, I strongly recommend you check it out- Alex Ozerov”.
Congarts Trisha 2 gigs and a new agent in one week.
Congarts Jake 3 gigs on one week!
Congrats Jeniffer just got cast in a film!
Congrats Aryan just got cast in a feature film!
Congrats Marcello just got cast a gig!
Congrats Trevor just got cast a gig!
Congrats Danielle Aarssen! Walter , Ihave 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 :)
08/14/15 Casting: For our next films start in 2 weeks.
08/13/15Alex Ozerov’s screening of Coconut Hero last night in Germany was attended by 2000 people
Watch Award Winning Actor/Director/Producer/Writer And Alza Acting Studio Director Walter Alza In The News- Reel
The director of "What we have" Winner of best film Inside out at TIFF: "Thank to you Walter Alza for your incredible acting teaching and support" Maxime Desmon
Special Correspondents Look for Walter in this upcoming Netflix Original movie, the highly anticipated film by Ricky Gervais. Releases in 2016.
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
Winner of best actor at Cannes Film festival " I Just won best actor in the short film competition in Cannes! Thanks to the one and only Walter Alza for all his hard work and leadership. I couldn't ask for a better coach and mentor." - R.J. Parrish (Also seen in Transpoter)