“Thank you for everything. You and your team are doing a fantastic job, I am very impressed. Kasia absolutely loves it and can’t wait for classes every week.”

Ella Debski

“One word……. **SPECTACULAR! **”

Julie Tran

“My daughter really loves the classes and always comes out happy and enthusiastic! She asks every day if it’s a Young Actors Academy day and comes home with a big smile each week and is excited to tell me what she done. We can’t wait for the summer camp!!”

Lucy Rider

“Thank you so much for bringing out the absolute best in my normally shy child! The teaching was outstanding, she learned so much in all three disciplines. My daughter was bubbling with enthusiasm for days afterwards and can’t wait to come back!”

Angela P.

“My little girl skips into the studio on a Saturday. She absolutely loves these sessions and wished it was actual school! The teachers are enthusiastic and warm and we would totally book again!”

Tori Maxwell

“Theo really loves the classes. He has grown in confidence and sings all the time at home. You have worked wonders!”

Rebecca Pine

“My two kids train privately with Susan. We’re so lucky to have someone of her caliber teaching our kids. An award winning actress working in film and TV who has played starring roles on London’s West End and on and off Broadway, teaching here! My son is working on a Disney TV show because of her amazing coaching and my 19 year old who has been coaching with her for a few years is constantly booking.’

Jennifer Tomlinson

“The girls had an absolute ball and looked forward to every Saturday. I particularly liked how the teachers looked after each child and tailored the training to their level.”

Celia Farrow

“You have such a remarkable way to bring out the best in EVERY SINGLE performer on stage. Truly, they ALL shine on stage. I’ve never seen anything like it. You are amazing and like I’ve said many times now, we are so lucky to have found you!”

Amy Walsh

“Piper loves your acting class deeply. It’s so much fun and filled with positive, creative energy. Thanks so much for inspiring her.”

Blythe Williams

“Both Adam and Sarah had an amazing experience! Since the first class, they come home excited and happy singing the songs and talking about all the kids who were doing the class with them like they’d been friends forever. I was impressed how quickly they picked the lines and songs up and by the enthusiasm they brought home. For them was an incredible experience.”

Anna Bateman

“Izzi adores your classes. She says it’s SPECTACULAR!  She truly shines and is happiest on the stage and she’s happiest above all working with you in the classes and on the shows. Thank you!”

Lori Shulman

“We are new to Young Actors Academy and we’re really glad that we joined the session. My son is a little bit introverted, so it was great to see him really step up his confidence in such a short time. You are an amazing teacher, Susan. Loved you on LOST, too!”

 

Ann (Leo's mom)

“The workshop reached far beyond our expectations. Sara had such a fantastic time and learned so much. She LOVED it. We can’t wait for the camps.”

Paula (Sara's mom)

“Ellery is loving every minute of your class!  We can’t wait for the show. Your academy is amazing.”

Danielle Burness

“Thank you Susan & team for making Anabelle’s year so special and memorable. She loves the classes and the show was amazing.”

Kelly Edwards

“Brilliant program, wonderful teachers. Emily had so much fun. The teachers are excellent, lots of support, a happy environment, it’s fantastic. Big, big thank you for all your wonderful work.”

Julia (Emily's mom)

“The on-camera audition videos are wonderful – I must say we really got what we were looking for from your Acting Intensives – a musical, a drama, on camera and auditioning experience, theater games and improv…fun and supportive environment with great teachers and focused kids!”

Eric (Liv's dad)

“So impressed with your academy. My daughter really loved the classes and the show at the end was excellent. We can’t wait to sign up again.”

Alison Thompson

“Amazing academy with excellent curriculum. Highly recommend!”

Sayareh Ourmazdi

 WORKSHOPS

Young Actors Academy is excited to announce the following upcoming, in-person, in-studio

ACTING & MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS

Due to health and safety protocols, class capacity will be VERY limited!

BROADWAY BOUND PROGRAM

MAY 22nd  10AM - 12 NOON, ages 7-10 yrs.  Tuition:  $30

During the two hour workshop the young actors will learn songs and dances from 'The Greatest Showman', plus other favorite movie musicals and Broadway productions. They will have lots of fun improving their performing arts skills through improv, acting games, vocal work, Broadway dance and will also learn audition skills as well! Every child gets their own chance to shine! This is the perfect class for younger actors with big imaginations and even bigger dreams.

REGISTER HERE

TRIPLE THREAT PROGRAM  SOLD OUT

2 DAY WORKSHOP,  MAY 8TH & MAY 15TH  9AM - 12 NOON, ages 10 -16 yrs.  Tuition: $45 per day (must attend both days)

The 2 day workshop will provide training in the three aspects of musical theatre: Acting, Voice and Dance. Students will work on acting exercises, improv games, vocal work, Broadway dance, audition technique, character work, theatre games and script work as well as working on songs and dances from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN as well as shows such as TEEN BEACH,  HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL,  DESCENDENTS: THE MUSICAL. During the two days of fun, the young actors will not only improve their performing arts skills, but also reconnect with old friends, in-person.  Expect an action-packed two days of fun where each actor comes away with amazing training and a great sense of achievement.

REGISTER HERE

LOCATION: We'll be in a different location, 5 minutes away from our regular studio for these workshops. We'll have the entire beautiful and huge studio to ourselves - no other classes will be going on.

29134 Roadside Dr UNIT 104, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

YAA’s musical theatre workshops are run by award winning film, TV and Broadway/West End lead actress, Susan Duerden (LOST, NCIS, VICE, THE UNIT, CHICAGO).

We can't wait to see you again (SAFELY) in-person! All health and safety protocols will be in place and strictly followed.

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

Izzi adores your classes. She says it’s SPECTACULAR!  She truly shines and is happiest on the stage and she’s happiest above all working with you in the classes and on the shows. Thank you! – Lori Shulman

I wanted to let you know that Michael loved the class, he left feeling more alive and can't stop talking about going back. I'm so happy for him and glad he feels so comfortable with you. Thank you! – Shawna Stevenson

My two kids train privately with Susan. We're so lucky to have someone of her caliber teaching our kids. An award winning actress working in film and TV who has played starring roles on London's West End and on and off Broadway, teaching here! My son is working on a Disney TV show because of her amazing coaching and my 19 year old who has been coaching with her for a few years is constantly booking. – Jennifer Tomlinson

We are new to Young Actors Academy and we're really glad that we joined the session. My son is a little bit introverted, so it was great to see him really step up his confidence in such a short time. You are an amazing teacher, Susan. Loved you on LOST, too! – Ann (Leo’s mom)

The workshop reached far beyond our expectations. Sara had such a fantastic time and learned so much. She LOVED it. We can’t wait for the camps.– Paula (Sara’s mom)

I love the classes. It’s so much fun. I was scared to sing, but now I’m not. I love singing now. I like the acting games we play. They are great fun and we get to make up plays and dance in very cool ways. – Mark (9 yrs old)

My little girl skips into the studio on a Saturday. She absolutely loves these sessions and wished it was actual school! The teachers are enthusiastic and warm and we would totally book again!– Tori Maxwell

The girls had an absolute ball and looked forward to every Saturday. I particularly liked how the teachers looked after each child and tailored the training to their level. – Celia Farrow

Very professional and the kids came back each day telling us how amazing it was.   – Claire Manning

So impressed with your academy. My daughter really loved the classes and the show at the end was excellent. We can’t wait to sign up again.– Alison Thompson

Both Adam and Sarah had an amazing experience! Since the first class, they come home excited and happy singing the songs and talking about all the kids who were doing the class with them like they'd been friends forever. I was impressed how quickly they picked the lines and songs up and by the enthusiasm they brought home. For them was an incredible experience. – Anna Bateman

Brilliant program, wonderful teachers. Emily had so much fun. The teachers are excellent, lots of support, a happy environment, it’s fantastic. Big, big thank you for all your wonderful work.– Julia (Emily’s mom)

Crawford said, "I want to do that again!"  He really enjoyed the session.  A great place to help build his self-confidence whilst having fun!– Linda Young

Theo really loves the classes. He has grown in confidence and sings all the time at home. You have worked wonders!– Rebecca Pine

Thank you Susan & team for making Anabelle's year so special and memorable. She loves the classes and the show was amazing.– Kelly Edwards

Ellery is loving every minute of your class!  We can’t wait for the show. Your academy is amazing.– Danielle Burness

Thank you all so much. I saw my son grow in confidence and he came out of the classes full of energy and enthusiasm. Thank you so much! We can’t wait for summer camp!– Anna, Gavin's Mom

Noelani was on cloud 9 the entire day. She loves performing and absolutely enjoyed the workshop. I think this would be a great fit for her.– Marielle Banducci

Piper loves your acting class deeply. It’s so much fun and filled with positive, creative energy. Thanks so much for inspiring her.– Blythe Williams.

Thank you so much for bringing out the absolute best in my normally shy child! The teaching was outstanding, she learned so much in all three disciplines. My daughter was bubbling with enthusiasm for days afterwards and can’t wait to come back!– Angela P.

Thank you for everything. You and your team are doing fantastic job, I am very impressed. Kasia absolutely loves it and can’t wait for classes every week.– Ella Debski

My daughter really loves the classes and always comes out happy and enthusiastic! She asks every day if it’s a Young Actors Academy day and comes home with a big smile each week and is excited to tell me what she done. We can’t wait for the summer camp!!– Lucy Ryder