A little bit about us.

About Grace Acting Studios

Grace Acting Studios was founded with a passion for the performing arts and a desire to help aspiring young actors develop their skills and achieve their goals. With a team of experienced industry professionals, we have been providing acting classes and workshops in Geelong for 17 years, welcoming so many local young actors through our doors.

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With over twenty years of experience in the film and television industry, Studio Director Sarah Grace brings a wealth of knowledge to the studio. Her acting career includes a variety of roles Australian dramas such as Canal Road, Blue Heelers, Neighbours, and a prominent role on Winners and Losers, where Sarah played the opinionated Bridget Gross for five seasons.

Sarah trained full time at the highly acclaimed Stella Adler Acting Academy, this experience has informed the development of the Grace Acting curriculum. But aside from being a dedicated actor, Sarah is also a passionate teacher who holds a Bachelor of Primary Education from Deakin University, which allows her to develop classes that not only engage students but also complement the current Victorian curriculum.

Sarah has built an incredibly talented team around her over the years, consisting of actors, filmmakers, producers, educators, and casting directors who share her passion for helping their students thrive. The staff at Grace Acting Studios not only “talk the talk” but “walk the walk,” allowing them to expertly guide young actors who are excited to begin their professional journey.

Why choose Grace Acting Studios?

The Confidence Boost
Creating Confident Young People

It’s our super power...Building the confidence of young people. Allowing them the space, support and platform to break out of their shell and express themselves in the way that their nearest and dearest know to be their truth.

The ripple effects of this magic are huge: public speaking? – No worries! School captain? – Of course they are! A passionate leader? – You bet! The sky is the limit when you can celebrate YOU.

Our students are unique. They each have so much to offer the world. It's time to let it shine! We want them to be seen, and celebrated for being themselves!

The Industry Experts
Helping you pursue your passion

Want to take your acting to the next level? We will be there for you every step of the way. You can rely on us because we have walked this path too.

Our team is made up or professional actors, film makers, casting directors and educators who will expertly guide you as you begin working professionally in the industry. Come and chat to our industry mentor.

We are so excited to see you begin their professional journey and we are on this ride with you, 100%.

A Sense of Belonging
You've really found your people.

It's that feeling of coming home. Our students are so comfortable in the studio. They love the content of the classes but they love the people a tiny bit more. It's the collaboration, the memories and the friendships that will last a lifetime.

It's so much more than just an acting class. It's a place to really belong. Your home away from home.

The Confidence Boost
The Industry Experts
A Sense of Belonging
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Meet our team

Sarah Grace

Sarah Grace

Director

Melissa Andersen

Melissa Andersen

Administration

Libby Brockman

Libby Brockman

Assistant Director / Teacher

Laura Jane (LJ) Turner

Laura Jane (LJ) Turner

Teacher

Tara Vagg

Tara Vagg

Teacher

Kirsty Reilly

Kirsty Reilly

Teacher

Hannah Fredricksen

Hannah Fredricksen

Teacher

Ali Cruikshank

Ali Cruikshank

Teacher

Ryan O'Connor

Ryan O'Connor

Teacher

Fiona Williamson

Fiona Williamson

Teacher

Drew Battye

Drew Battye

Teacher / Tech Supervisor

Jacob Jones

Jacob Jones

Tech / Assistant Teacher

Stella Iacono

Stella Iacono

Tech / Assistant Teacher

Matilda Corliss

Matilda Corliss

Tech / Assistant Teacher

What we offer

Kids Acting Classes
Kids Acting Classes
Grade 2-3

In these classes, students will have loads of fun participating in fast paced improvisation games, recording scenes on camera, and exploring new technology!

Our program is designed to help children build social skills, learn teamwork, and grow their confidence.

We believe that acting is not just about developing acting skills, but also about developing important life skills.

Our classes are perfect for both shy children who need to build their confidence and natural performers who want to brace the stage.

Tween Acting Classes
Tween Acting Classes
Grade 4-6

This is the perfect class for students who aren't yet teens, but want to be challenged and have fun in a supportive environment!

These weekly sessions will have a mix of the screen acting and improvisation games included within the much-loved kid's classes, but will also be comprised of various film activies such as greenscreen activities, stop motion filming and more.

In these sessions we focus on building confidence, fostering creativity and developing the social skills of students. We also focus on the importance of collaboration, communication, and empathy.

Teen Acting Classes
Teen Acting Classes
Highschool

Our teen classes are led by experienced industry professionals who provide individualized instruction and mentorship to each student.

Our comprehensive curriculum includes a range of fun improvisation and theatre sport activities as well as training in script analysis, character development, audition techniques, and screen acting.
Our classes provide a safe and supportive environment where teens can explore their creativity and build lasting friendships with like-minded peers.

Teen Master Classes
Teen Master Class
Highschool

Our master class is an advanced program designed for students who are serious about pursuing a career in acting and are ready to take their skills to the next level.
Our teacher works closely with each student to help them develop their own unique acting style and build a professional-grade portfolio of work. In addition to advanced training, our master class also provides opportunities for students to network and connect with industry professionals.

We offer industry showcases and guest speakers, as well as guidance on navigating the audition and casting process.

Kids Acting Classes
Tween Acting Classes
Teen Acting Classes
Teen Master Classes
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Providing opportunities

Act on a Professional TV set
Operate video cameras
Control a live video switcher
Complete voiceovers for cartoons and commercials
Explore the exciting world of Greenscreen’s special effects!

Book your trial class today!

Our kids and teens acting classes run 6 days a week, the best way to see if they're right for your child is to contact us and book a trial.