Despite feeling content in my prior acting classes, I didn't feel like I was being challenged enough or that my peers were making me want to compete or better myself.
I was in need of a class that made me feel like I could grow, that I could be pushed to my very limit, that would awaken every part of me; as well as a class where I would feel like everyone was at a higher level than myself, that were extremely strong performers, with talent seeping from their every poor and that would consequently spark the fire of ambition, within me, that I seemed to have lost a long the way.
I was grateful to have been positioned in a class with extremely talented actors. Our last class before the holidays, allowed each actor to perform in front of the class, not limited to just scenes (which were outstanding), but included Singing, Songwriting, Rapping, Dancing among other talents. Witnessing their talents, have not only grounded me, but humbled me and left me in complete awe. I am honored that for a short while I was able to be in class with this mesmerizing array of talent. Among these talents are, Ryan Garcia, Clayton Snyder, Sarah Saunders, Courtney Hawkins, Kelly Walker, Angie Simms, Tess Niedermeyer, Heidi Niedermeyer, Ben Whitehair, Cody Kopp, Graham Outerbridge, Jay Montepare, Jeff Pierre, Angela Sprinkle and Stephen Graybill. Despite the level of talent, I did not find myself 'at home' with the methods and teaching of this studio, so alas I am on the prowl again for another coach... Alex Cartañá xo