Stage Combat/ Sword-Fighting 

It's one of our most popular classes! Offered as a cardio lesson, prepare for fights on film, and add a skill to your acting resume.  Padded boffers are used to teach safety, fair play, chivalry, and ancient art of the sword.  New evaluations Wed at 5 pm, with Wayne Crews. Call 661-951-7727


We focus on film and tv acting, with camera sessions for students.  Cold reading scripts, commercials, improv, & scene study are all offered, at the Academy.  Celebrity guests come each summer to give tips, in 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 classes:

 Register with a friend or sibling, for 1/2 off.

Actors and Models mentor our students from Hollywood!

Modeling (Starts Thursdays, in June 2017)

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


Chris Cooke

He is a busy actor, musician, producer/director who teaches acting boot camp, & used our students in 2 short films, both nominated for awards on PBS.

Chris teaches Thursday night acting, scene study for film.

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 boot camp, starting April 2017, 1st Sat.

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.

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.

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.                     

Celebrity instructors/Mentors

Owners Tonia Thompson-Crews and Wayne Crews have 30+ years in Hollywood, working in productions, talent management, and casting. Both still do commercials, with their two sons. Wayne won a bronze medal for fencing, and works as a fight director, teaching our swords classes. Tonia is a former print model/actor, who will help you learn the biz. Both teach, and Tonia also oversees the offices and all new class enrollments, and talent management.