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“After knowing him for a while I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed.” Stephanie Porter, Porter group agency.

 

the Toronto destination for aspiring artists

Welcome to Alza Acting Studio -ALZA means to Rise in Latin -Rise above with us-

At Alza, our mission is simple: to mentor, prepare  and inspire actors along their individual creative and professional journey. By offering you a diverse and flexible range of acting classes, delivered to you by passionate and experienced industry professionals. You will learn by doing and you will be armed with the necessary skills and tools to shine in the screen industry. 

Alza Offers Remarkable Acting Classes in Toronto for Beginners & Working Actors - Elite Mentoring - Private Coaching


Some of Alza's Students Success

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Our actors/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 festivals, 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, Cracked, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl, Blackbird (winner at tiff), What We Have (winner at TIFF Inside Out), Hannibal, HBO’s Transporter, The Strain and Nikita to name a few...


Alza Acting Studio offers acting classes, private coaching and career planning ideal for the experienced, emerging and aspiring actor, for those crossing over from Theatre to Film, individuals who want to expand from other mediums such as dance, singing and business professionals.

Walter Alza and our award winning faculty have over 50 years of combined Professional experience in film, television and theatre and are ready to give it to you first hand.

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INTRO TO ACTING ON CAMERA

& ALZA'S METHOD 4 Weeks $289 11 AM - 2 PM

(NO experienced needed, click on pic for info)

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"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/OWNER AMI Artist Management Inc.

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ACTING ON CAMERA 5 Weeks $319 6pm -9:15pm (some experienced needed- click on pic for info) Dean Bajramovic

SEE WHY ACTORS, AGENTS AND THE MEDIA LOVE ALZA ACTING STUDIO

ADVANCE ACTING ON CAMERA -5 Weeks $319 6pm -9:15 PM (experienced- click on pic for info)
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12 REASONS TO JOIN THE ALZA FAMILY

  • Award Winning Faculty

  • Beginner to actor's pro level classes

  • Effective Career Planning

  • Top guests Casting Directors, Directors, Producers

  • Specific method that will change your work and path

  • The highest Technology in Canada

  • All classes have multiple cameras

  • Playback in all classes

  • Family oriented acting studio

  • Zero Attitude

  • Diversity

  • Easy to get to us, we are located at Yonge and Bloor


For decades now the On camera Acting Classes at Alza Acting Studio have prepared, inspired and encourage students to be in command of their work, stand out, make bold choices and get them the call back or simply shine on set!

Alza Acting Studio offers some of the most in depth and passionate acting classes for film tv and private acting coaching with career planning in Toronto and online acting classes worlwide.

Walter Alza and Alza Acting Studio are members of TAAS The Acting Studio Association, where Walter Alza serves also as a marketing adviser.


"Alza is the changing face of television" The Mississauga News.



Need a Agent?
Walter also conducs a few times a year the Agent showcase at casting workbook with a great percent of actors landing an agent.


Classes and Private Coaching
A studio with zero attitude, Walter Alza Acting Studio's classes are regarded as one of the most in depth and fun classes in Toronto for all levels. We are all about the work, passion, motivation and having fun. All classes are shot with multiple cameras with the highest technology in Canada and review on large HD screens. Our work mirrors what you do on set, not the cold audition room.

The goal remains the same: to become Crafted, to let you express and to get cast more. We see month after month how ordinary people become great actors and great actors become crafted actors.

You will be working on camera in our studio which 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 coaches in Canada who actually teaches what he does. Walter Alza’s objective is to do for students what great teachers like Meisner, Stella Adler, Lee strasberg, Chekhov and Stanislavski did - these great masters were directors and or actors before they become teachers.
"When selecting a private studio/school, look for those who do what they preach”.


Studio Director

Walter Alza

Award Winning-artist/Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach.

walter alzaWalter Alza (Get Rich or Die Trying, Flashpoint, Metropia) was educated in two different countries, originally from Argentina (The nation of the wine, Tango and great Meat) came to Canada in his teens. Walter's work spans for more than 20 years of with hundreds of hours of screen time in the big and small screen, His ability to artfully portray characters from diverse nationalities in over 40 films, television series’ and movies of the week has garnered him rave reviews in the U.S., Canada and in

Some legends that Walter Alza has worked with include John Candy, Edward Woodward, Oscar Winner director Robert Wise (West Side Story), Robert Loggia (scarface) Paul Sorvino (Good fellows, Mambo Italiano), Leslie Nielsen (The Naked gun), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Robert Stack and Charles Bronson, other actors, and directors include Academy Award nominee Terrance Howard 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan, Ricky Gervais, Omar Miller, George Wendt (Cheers) Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, and Star Trek).Omar Miller ( 8 Mile, Should we Dance) Katherine Ohara (home alone), Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) Jeff Arch (Writer: Sleepless in Seattle) John Landis (Dir of Blues Brothers, Thriller Michael Jackson), Director Ken Finkleman, DANNY WELLS. Adwally Ogunleye (Lost)David Carradine, (Kill Bill) Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Martha Henry Paul Gross (Due South, Men with Brooms) CARLO ROTA (24) Callum Keith Renni (Memento)Kim Huffman (Mama Mia, Traders, Looking for Leonard) Rick Schroder (NYPD) John Vernon Yasmine Bleeth 90201, Catherine Robertson (902101, Scary Movie 3) Annabeth Gish (90201, Double Jeopardy), John Stamos (Full House, Fuller House), and Nick Campbell.


Alza Acting Studio was founded over a decade ago at Yonge and Bloor by Trailblazer and multiple time award-winning actor/filmmaker Walter Alza. Walter Alza’s work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time and the big 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). 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.

Check Walter Alza's Television & Newspapers Reviews

Look out for Walter Alza on Netflix's Special Correspondent with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Hanna, and Star Trek). Kevin Pollak (The usual Suspects), (Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Superstore). Walter Alza is also currently developing various films and web series.

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.

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.

“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)

"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

"Most people quit because they get discouraged. True warrior's don't get discouraged." I love this quote! Thank you Walter.


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, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few, they were actors before they become great teachers and directors.

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. 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-

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