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

 

Actor's Tips and Actors Resources

Need a talent Agent? No problem. No problem. Walter Alza conducs at our studio sessions that will show you how to get an agent. A few times a year Walter directs the Agent showcase for casting workbook with a great percentage of actors landing agents. Bam!

How to be an actor?

Practice Keeps You Permanent Consistency is the key -

Why quitting is not an option? Quitting acting?

Walter Alza; 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.


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

 

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

The destination for the crafted and professional actors in Canada

We transform good actors into Award Winning Actors - Are You Ready to Make a Change?

You will be trained by multiple Time Award Winning Actor/Director/Producer and Elite Acting Coach Walter Alza (Co star of Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 cent and Oscar winners and nominated actors Viola Davids & Terrance Howard). Check Walter Alza's Film & Tv Acting here as a Guest Star in Flashpoint & some of his starring role from his 90 episodes Tv show Metropia (RATED- viewers discretion is strongly advised)

 

Walter Alza is a Trailblazer, Award Winning Actor/Director/Writer/Producer and one of the most accomplished acting coaches in Canada. An industry veteran and crafted character actor in his own right. Alza's award-winning career spans hundreds of hours of experience in front and behind the camera, working across the globe. Walter has been developing unforgettable characters while perfecting his craft for over 30 years. He has knack at portraying characters from diverse nationalities in mote than 100 episdoes of television series, films and movies of the week. His work has garnered him rave reviews in the USA, Canada and international media.

Some of Alza's Students Success

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Plus Alza Acting Studios is located at Yonge and Bloor serving GTA, we have actors coming from Montreal, BC, and actors from around the world. Alza Acting Studios have 50 years of Combined Working experience among our award winning team of acting coaches and tv and film directors. At Alza Acting Studios, we promote diversity, our mission is simple: to mentor, prepare actors along their individual creative and professional journey, for actors in need to take their work to another level. Our weekdays advance acting on camera and intermediate scene study workshops are delivered to you by passionate Award Winning experienced industry professionals.

“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)

"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.

"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


 

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ADVANCE ACTING ON CAMERA SCENE STUDY & Alza's Technique (small class)-5 Weeks $319 6pm -9:30 PM (experienced- click on pic for info)

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Time: Wednesdays 6pm to 9:30pm - 5 weeks - $319 + HST

Instructors: Award Winning Faculty Walter Alza, Tim Kachurove & Dean Bajramovic & Guest

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A short meeting and or audition may be required after registering. Demo and or links to other work will be requested up on registration.

(Actors such as ALEX OZEROV trains on this class. Alex hasn't stop working since 2013 on TV and Film, when Alex started training with us he had ZERO Experience, he has been training at Alza Acting Studios for years, taking private coaching with Walter Alza and in group classes (almost 10 years).
"I highly recommend this studio! I owe my current success to them. This studio is where my journey as an actor began. Aside from the skills and techniques of acting that you learn, the most valuable things that I got out of here is the work ethic, discipline, and the character you build along the way, which prepares you for auditions and work on a real set. The class culture is positive and high energy. A real family-like vibe. An environment where true improvement is harnessed

This class offers a specific technique of acting for the camera tailored by the founder of Alza Acting Studio, award winning actor/filmmaker Walter Alza (Flashpoint, Get Rich or Die Trying). We also use elements from the techniques of Meisner, Chekhov and Stanislavski.

This class will provide a master-level preparation for auditions, rehearsals and on set performances. Each of these involves different direction and acting requirements. You will learn how to deliver the best performance in all three situations.

You will learn scene study within the language of the director/actor relationship. Directors and actors communicate differently and it is very important to know what the director wants. We will explore the very different energies and needs of the director and actors.

I would highly recommend this class to any actor looking to reconnect with their instrument outside of set/the audition room."
- Amanda Joy (show creator & star of Second Jen)

To apply to this class the actor is required to have a min of 3 years working experience in film & tv and /or theater, or if the actor was part of our studio for years..

This camera acting class will teach the actor:

Intense instruction on how to wow an audition
How directors communicate and how to get hired
Ability to respond quickly to direction and adapt
What a director looks for in a casting audition for a call back
How a director reads a script
Push your confidence level to the max and make bold, confident choices
How to fully prepare and develop a character for any scene or audition
Break down boundaries and obstacles holding you back
Learn movement and reaction techniques to enhance your work
Learn to give memorable performances
Learn to accept feedback and grow
Be prepared to take risks
Expert-level bio-mechanic techniques for all types of shots
Connect intensely with scenes and with an acting partner
Explore how to make the boldest choices and execute them
Text & script analysis (scene and monologues)
Students are also given the opportunity to review their work on a large screen.
Shine while on set

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Need a Career change? Need to woek on the best monolgues for auditions? Try our private coaching & Selftapes

Our private coaching and career planning one on one is 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. The acting classes for adults and the acting classes for teens will help you become a crafted and working actor. You will learn by doing and you will be armed with the necessary skills and tools to shine in the Film, Television and Theatre industry. 

"Over the last 10 months I have grown and learned quite a lot from Walter alza and the entire studio staff. So much that after taking The Blueprint private I was able to land a several parts in films and I signed with one of the top agencies in Canada ETM A BigThank you! Emeka

    - Alza Offers Remarkable Acting Classes in Toronto Advanced Actors - Elite Mentoring - Private Coaching -

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

"Act with a winner" -The Toronto Sun, Liz Braun

 

Ctv E-Talk Daily ..Alza is a scene stealer. (on Get Rich or Die Trying)ET Entertainment Tonight Canada called Walter "... a scene stealer" for his portrayal of a vicious Colombian gangster Raoul in the drama "Get Rich or Die Trying" with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan


John Doyle from The Globe & Mail said, "Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter "Slavic" in At The Hotel

The Globe and Mail Walter plays the role of the modern don Juan, Andreas Maradona "Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter Slavic." John Doyle, Globe and Mail Ken Finkleman's CBC series 'At The Hotel'. Co-starring Don Mackellar and Carlo Rota (24).

"Walter Alza nails the part as a homicidal killer in 'Get Rich or Die Trying' " Produced by Paramount Pictures starring 50 cent, Terrance Howard and directed by six-time Oscar Nominee Jim Sheridan (In The Name of The Father).

ET Canada "Metropia rates 4 stars" (the only other 2005 show given 4 stars was CSI).

Mississauga News "Walter is Canada's very own bad boy." (on Get Rich or Die Trying)

Walter has appears in hundreds of publication and TV shows in the USA and Canada.

Walter Alza is Known for his Leading and Character work, his knack for picking up accents-and his ability to effortlessly portray both drama and comedy within his work. According to CTV E-Talk Daily, "Walter is Canada's very own bad boy." This stems from his portrayal of a vicious Colombian gangster Raoul in the drama "Get Rich or Die Trying" with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan with Viola Davids and Terrance Howard (Empire, Iron Man). Walter plays a jealous, hot-headed Russian room-service waiter name Slavic, in Ken Finkleman's new series, 7 time Gemini Nominated Series; “At The Hotel”. John Doyle, from the “Globe and Mail” quotes: Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter Slavic, co-starring Don Mackellar (Blind) and Carlo Rota (24). Walter Alza was seen for 10 years on OMNI TV playing the suave ladies man, Andreas Maradona, in the award winning Toronto TV show Metropia. You seen him Guest starring as Paul the mob boss in “Flashpoint”. And he can crack you up in comedies like "Special Correspondents with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, Star Trek), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) And the the six-time award winning show “At The Hotel”.

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.

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

 

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 around the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of other great festivals.

Alza Acting Studio has helped shape the careers of actors working in Toronto and around the world, in shows like Degrassi, StarFalls on Nickelodeon, Second Jen, American Assassin with Michael Keaton, IT, the Machine, Blindspot, Cardinal, The Americans, Bitten,Cracked, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl, Get Rich Or Die Trying, Blackbird (winner at tiff), What We Have (winner at TIFF Inside Out), Hannibal, HBO’s Transporter, The Strain and Nikita to name a few... As well as hundreds of major commercials and plays like Big Fish, Peter Pan.

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Alza Acting Studio’s classes are regarded as one of the most in-depth and fun acting classes in Toronto for all levels due to our commitment to the craft & elite on camera acting classes. All classes are shot with multiple cameras and reviewed on large HD screens.

We believe that it is all about ones dream becoming reality, if you can see it, you can achieve it

 


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12 REASONS TO JOIN THE ALZA FAMILY

  • Award Winning Faculty

  • You will Learn by doing

  • 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


  • CREDIBLE AND REPUTABLE

     

    Alza Acting Studio has built a solid reputation in the Entertainment Industry with several acting classes in our main Studio conveniently located in the heart of Toronto Yonge & Bloor.

    INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED

     

    Our students are trained by industry professionals, offering an industry recognized training program that excels in today’s Entertainment Industry standards.


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"When selecting a private studio/school, look for those who do what they preach”.

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

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 around the world.

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.

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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.


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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