Owners Tonia Thompson-Crews and Wayne Crews have 30+ years in Hollywood, working in productions, talent management, and casting. Both still do commercials, and help with casting. Wayne is a bronze medal winner (Jr Olympics) in fencing, and works as a fight director, teaching our sword class. Tonia is a former print model/actor and agent, who will help you learn the biz. Tonia also oversees the offices, new class enrollments,  teachers, and talent placed with agents.

Jennifer Taylor,  Actress/Model:

As Chelsea, on 2 1/2 Men, Jen is a very popular TV actress.  She has been in films & tv shows for 20+ years, and teaching for us since 2005. Learn tips on acting, commercials, & sitcom.  She does it all, as a former model, commercial actor, & Miss Florida.

Stage Combat/ Sword-Fighting: 

It's one of our most popular classes! Offered as a cardio lesson, prepare to fight with foam boffers, and add a skill to your acting resume.  Padded swords are used to teach safety, fair play, chivalry, and the ancient art of the sword.  New evaluations Wed at 5 pm, with Wayne Crews. Wear closed shoes and bring water bottles, as we go outside.  Call 661-951-7727


We focus on film and tv acting, with camera sessions for students.  Cold reading scripts, commercials, improvisation, & scene study are offered weekly, at the Academy.  Celebrity guests come on weekends, to give tips in our Actors' Boot camp!


Our Vision

Our mission is to introduce style, confidence, professional image, and creative fun to kids, teens, and young adults.  We support youth through the arts, as a way to improve understanding, self esteem, and introduce new ideas with artistic flair.  Social graces with proper etiquette, manners, and presentation with confidence, are classic lessons also offered.

Children who study the arts & music do better in school, and excel in math & critical thinking. Join us, and give the gift of success to our youth through performing arts and fine arts classes.

 Register with a friend or sibling, get 1/2 off!

Kids on TV ages 5+

Our next-generation of kids are already preparing for acting roles and advertising campaigns, by learning audition skills.  Learn commercials, print, and audition on camera.  Great for shy kids and outgoing performers, both. Learn confidence; presentation, and how to compete for jobs to pay for college!

Groups, or by private coaching session.                     

Actors and Models mentor our students from Hollywood!


Evening classes include etiquette/manners, runway, print, photo posing, makeup, skincare, posture, social graces, and presentation skills for life.  This class for ladies, is great for image, social skills, and confidence.  On-going, 24 weeks for teens 12+.


Chris Cooke

He is a busy local actor, musician, producer/director who used our students in 2 short films, both nominated for awards on PBS!

Chris teaches Thursday night scene study for film and television actors.

David "Day" Farrell

A working actor, rapper, youth leader, and dad, Day is one of our most popular coaches, and teaches improvisation and commercial/ film acting.  He also teaches improvisation.

Lydia Cornell

From the sitcom Two Close 4 Comfort, she has worked on tv and film, as well as producing and directing. She won a lifetime achievement award in 2014, and teaches boot camp for actors.

Celebrity instructors/Mentors