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Need a talent Agent? 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!
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.
"I booked a role on a TV show. I owe so much to the studio and the people who make it possible to keep pushing ourselves. Thank you thank you thank you to the instructors and all my peers and most importantly the magician himself Mr. Walter Alza for always believing in and pushing me forward and upward. Much love!" - Trevor JT Ketcheson
"Walter worked with me one on one in preparation for an audition seeking representation. Walter pushed me to my potential and beyond. He told me to take risks and shock my audience. I am now represented by Noble Caplan Abrams and landed a principal role on the Listeners. Andrea Grant e confident with both! Thank you!"
Look for Walter Alza on Netflix Original movie, the highly anticipated film by Ricky Gervais
Did you know Alza Acting Studio was featured in MTV?
"After winning a BRAVO Award for Best Supporting Actor I thought a shout out to Sir Walter Alza was due. I studied with him for years, and it's no coincidence that my passion morphed into a career under his teaching. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent, Walter, and assisting me in taking mine to new heights. Stay crafted, my friends." - Brendan Jeffers (Degrassi)
"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, Agent - AMI Agency
"Act with a winner" - Liz Braun -The TORONTO SUN
Congrats Lea on her new agent & landing more work! "I Just found out I booked a role . I just wanted to say thank you to Walter Alza and the whole #Alzafam for pushing me week after week and keeping me on my toes. I got the role through improv and a cold read, which a year ago were not my strong suit, but thanks to the studio I've gotten more confident with both! Thank you!"
"Alza is the changing face of television. He represents an emerging trend in Canadian programming." - The Mississauga News
"Acting is a craft and Alza has perfected." - Bina Pandya, Rogers TV – ONE on ONE
The truth concerning the passions, verisimilitude in the feelings experienced in the given circumstances, that is what our intelligence demands of a dramatist. ”
—Pushkin's aphorism, 1830
To be a successful actor you really have to have a passion for the craft and the patience to wait for the big break. Although being an actor is extremely rewarding, finding work can be a challenge. The profession requires great commitment and fortitude.
Great actors study their entire lives.
"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone-driven, boorish Walter Slavic"- john doyle, globe & mail
How to become an actor? Become an actor at any age.
if it happened to me, it can happen to you- Walter Alza
Here is Walter Alza's story, I hope it helps each time you have doubt, worry or fear that you cant achieve something
Imagine coming to Canada all the way from Argentina in the late 80s, without English and wanting to make it in showbizz. Crazy idea? Of course it was.
So, for many years, Walter Alza was told by many people in the business, friends, some family members, that he should find another career, and that he will never make it. After years of many rejection and fighting adversity he proved the establishment wrong.
How did he do it, determination, believe, and by taking action, by not letting anyone or anything stop him. Even if you want to do this part time. After 30 years of working In the business Walter and our award team will help you Achieve it but you need to put the time.
You might know Walter Alza for his Co starring role in Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 cent and Oscar winners and nominated actors Viola Davids & Terrance Howard, directed by legendary director Jim Sheridan. Walter has won multiple awards a has worked in over 100 episodes (actra, union credits) of television and film, including several major Hollywood films with academy award winning actors and directors, giving memorable performance, Walter Guest Stars on many award winning shows, including Flashpoint and starring in roles such as the 90 episodes Tv show
hit Metropia. Walter has succeeded not only in becoming an actor, but as a director, writer and producer, and he will share his proven successful Alza system with you, why because it works. See Testimonials below.
(Want to see Walter Alza in action, see video below)
Congrats! Alex Ozerov - Winner of the AcademyCanadian Screen Award 2019 -(Netflix Another life, Cardinal, The Americans Co Star)
Alza Acting Studio has helped shape the careers of actors working in Toronto and around the world, in shows like Netflix Self made with Olivia Spencer, Another life, Frankensteins Monsters Monster, Frankenstein, Orphan Black, Degrassi, Ransom, The Americans, Cardinal, StarFalls on Nickelodeon, Second Jen, Androids, American Assassin with Michael Keaton, IT, the Machine, Blindspot,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.
Alza Acting Studios 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.
"Alza is the changing face of television" The Mississauga News.
Acting classes in Toronto for Beginners *Professional Actors *Business Professionals
CLASSES FOR 2020
INTRO TO ACTING ON CAMERA & ALZA'S METHOD 4 Weeks $289 11 AM - 2 PM (NO experienced needed, click on pic for more info) 1 spot
INTERMEDIATE ACTING ON CAMERA --5 Weeks $319 6pm -9:15pm
(some experienced needed- click on pic for info)
ADVANCE ACTING ON CAMERA (small class)-5 Weeks $319 6pm -9:15 PM (experienced- click on pic for info)
"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.
All our classes are regarded as the top of the cream when it comes to Craft. A Sudio with 0 Attitude, at Alza (Rise) it's all about the work, passion and having fun. All classes are shot with the highest technology in Canada.
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.
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
Easy to get to us, we are located at Yonge and Bloor
HANDS ON LEARNING
Alza Acting Studio was established to provide individuals with the hands-on skills and knowledge required to begin a career in the Entertainment Industry & or to take your career to the next level
THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS
Our programs offer theory, craft knowledge, and the necessary hands-on practice to begin working in the Entertainment Industry
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.
Our students are trained by industry professionals, offering an industry recognized training program that excels in today’s Entertainment Industry standards.
ALZA’S MISSION to mentor, prepare and inspire diverse actors and students along the individual creative and professional journey. We offer a diverse and flexible range of acting classes and workshops in Toronto delivered by passionate and experienced industry professionals. You will learn by doing, and will be armed with the necessary skills and tools to shine in film, television, and theatre.
Our goal month after month is to help students become great actors and great actors become crafted actors. Walter Alza’s objective is to do for our students what great teachers like Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler did: teach what he does with his team of award-winning professionals who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill, and talent to take you to the next level. These masters were directors and/or actors before they became teachers, and Walter Alza is one of the few coaches in Canada who actually teaches what he does.
Walter Alza and our Award winning faculty are regarded as rare passionate, actors, directors and acting coaches who genuinely love working with actors. They 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.
"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.
Acting Classes and Private Coaching Online and in Person
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”.
Award Winning-artist/Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach.
Walter 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.
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.
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- Walter Alza
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
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 Jane (CBC Coroner)
Congrats Jadiel On Winning The Star Rising Award and on his new show, StarFalls on Nickelodeon
" Within only a few months of training with the experienced and talented Alza team through their classes and privates, I managed to land a main role in a television series!The Alza method works, trust it!" -Jadiel Dowlin Emmy Award Nominee (daytime)for Annedroids, StarFalls Nickelodeon
"I would highly recommend this class to any actor looking to reconnect with their instrument outside of set/the audition room." - Amanada Joy (show creator & star of Second Jen)
"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, Winner of best actor at Cannes Film festival. (Also seen in Nikita and Transpoter)
"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
"After booking 5 auditions on a roll, I can tell you Walter's method works!" - C. Porriet
"Thank to you Walter Alza for your incredible acting teaching and support" - Maxime Desmon, The director of What We Have; Winner of best film Inside out at TIFF.
Congarts Jake, 3 gigs in one week!
HAPPY PARENT "Dear Walter, I want to thank you so much for being such a terrific mentor to Nat. She has blossomed over the past few years, and a lot of that has to do with her following her interests, and you being there to teach and guide her. Your personalities come together and make something larger than the sum of its’ parts. It’s gratifying as a parent to see this, and to know that she’s in such a safe supportive environment. Thanks Wal
"Hey Walter I would just like to say thank you again for welcoming me into your studio for a class audit. I walked away with some great acting tips from both you and your students that I applied to an auditon I had the following friday and I just got confirmation that I booked the role. So thanks again, you're a great coach!" - Adrian Walters
"Thank you Walter Alza and Studio. Just landed a commercial for a big multinational for a Canadian TV and Web campaign. Practice keeps permanent!" - Marcello Castiglioni
Congrats Lea on her new agent & landing a part, all in 2 weeks! "I Just found out I booked a role. I just wanted to say thank you to Walter Alza and the whole #Alzafam for pushing me week after week and keeping me on my toes. I got the role through improv and a cold read, which a year ago were not my strong suit, but thanks to the studio I've gotten more confident with both! Thank you! "
"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)