What industry leaders and students are saying about Michael’s training:

Norbert Abrams from the NOBEL, CAPLAN, ABRAMS TALENT AGENCY says:

“Michael is a warm, respectful and considerate practitioner with a uniquely keen sense of translating a performer’s growth opportunities into sensible and realistic strategies. michael commits the performers to hands-on applications which has resulted in tangible and measurable positive results.”

Shari Quallenberg from AMI says:

“I always feel confident that my clients are better prepared after taking Michael’s workshops. His interpretation of scripts and dialogue is a true asset.”

Neil Whitely, toronto actor says:

“when my actor friends ask me to recommend a good coach, Michael Caruana is the first name that comes to mind. Michael was the first acting coach that I chose to work with when I decided to pursue an acting career at a relatively late stage of my life. at first I didn’t understand many of the principles he was trying to teach me but now years later i am still using the techniques I learned thanks to Michael. In the past five years I have been fortunate enough to appear in feature films, episodic television and commercials. I owe much of that to Michael Caruana.”

Farid Yazdani, Toronto Actor and Producer:

” Michael is a wonderful teacher who utilizes his training and contacts to the fullest. His method of learning by experience has been a great utility to the “actors tool box.” My confidence level increased thanks to the feedback and experience given by Michael. I credit most of my recent success to the experience and familiarity I obtained in Michael’s class. Simply put Michael provided the shoes for the race that is the actors life.”

Kim Everest founder of POWERHOUSE CASTING said:

“Michael has a lot of talent and a lot of juice. I consider michael a top acting coach in the city!”

Raven Dauda, toronto actor says:

“I have been to many classes and workshops, however, yours remains to be one of the most enjoyable and beneficial for me. your feedback was precise and yet it left tons of room for the actor to make the connections themselves. you reminded me of fundamental techniques that I now use in my work today, and will continue to use in my work tomorrow.”

Allison Dawn Doiron:

“Michael connected me with my agent, Lisa DeMeo at ETM. I auditioned my butt off right from the get-go… And of course you were a fantastic help Michael. I am so much more confident with my auditioning now!”

Elitsa Bako, toronto actor says:

“I’ve worked very closely with Michael, and wouldn’t be lying if I said he is the dream teacher! he is comforting and encouraging, yet very forward with his observations! He finds a unique way to shine a light on the missing pieces of the puzzle and with the right directions, allows you to put it together on your own. Kind, compassionate and exact in his teachings, he truly helps the artist rise within!”

Tracey Jarvis:

” I met Michael through a recommendation. He was summarized to me as a reliable and professional acting coach who could help my children learn strong fundamentals. All of us quickly learned that Michael’s talents went beyond simply coaching his craft – perhaps most importantly, his ability to connect and relate with students. Michael has that unique ability to engage with people in a manner that inspires confidence and encourages people to withdraw their very best from their skills. accordingly, I would recommend Michael without hesitation to any parent or individual who has a passion for developing their love of acting.”

Anna Donato, mother of Emmy nominated teen actor Mark Donato:

” Michael is a loving inspiration and wonderful coach. He has all the necessary qualities; kindness, patience and knowledge. He is the best there is.”

Pierre Guatreau of Pierre Gautreau Photography:

” Often I am asked by actors who I recommend for coaching and workshops. My answer is always, Call Michael. He’s the guy. He’s highly respected in this industry and I trust him. Professional, generous, wise and talented. He’s the guy.”

Elora Cook:

” What can I say… Besides being an amazingly talented actor, Michael was born to teach! His patience, guidance and skill in bringing out my ability to connect to the role, has helped me immensely this past year. I feel so comfortable and confident when I’m in Michael’s class. I would never have made it to the U.K. with out his help… Thank you Michael!”

Jerrit Boyce:

“The day after arriving in Toronto from Lethbridge, Alberta (and having had no prior acting experience), I began working with Michael. Within a month, I landed an agent and, shortly thereafter, was featured in a Pepsi commercial and got a principal role on the TV series, Flashpoint. Michael’s incredible teaching skills kick-started my career at the speed of light. I’ll be forever grateful. Thank you Michael!”

Nicki Lloyd, Mother of Josh Pattynama:

“After a few years of community theatre classes and performing arts camps, Josh was ready to take his acting to the next level. Having done some research on the industry, Michael came highly recommended. By completing the On Camera Certificate Program, I can undoubtedly say that this is the best acting coaching that Josh has ever received. Through the program, Josh has really grasped the nuances between performing in theatre and on camera. Through the study of a range of monologues and two-part scene studies, he has learned how to effectively break down a scene and really get into character. Michael has really prepared Josh well for auditions…”

Ramandeep Oberoi, Toronto Actor:

“Besides being a returning student of Michael’s (originally at Humber College), I have always appreciated and admired his techniques and his patience with actors. The guidelines provided may look simple but they take you into a zone where possibilities are endless. Michael gives you the option and the opportunity to explore your possibilities with his techniques. He is amazing. I am definitely going back for more workshops.”

Nichole Underhay:

“It’s a joy to be around people with such insight, vitality, and love for what they do.”

Josh Kimmel, Toronto Actor based in L.A.:

“Since [Michael’s] workshop, I did a co-star role on E.R. and a spot on West Wing. I still remember several tips that [he] taught me.”

Melissa Jane Shaw, Toronto Actor:

“I’ve just come out of 4 years of theatre school and film acting is a whole new ball game. [Michael] gave me great practical and insightful tips.”

Dean Hagopian, Professional Actor for over 20 years:

“I’d do the workshop again anytime. I got a lot out of [Michael’s] direction.”

Carly Cohen, Toronto Actor:

“An inspiring weekend of intensive training.”

Tom Knight, Toronto Actor:

“I found the workshop to be extremely helpful – the focus on practical application of the concept was particularly useful. Michael’s style lends itself so beautifully to creating an optimal learning environment – one in which you are challenged to take risks and you do so knowing you are surrounded by support and encouragement. Without taking those risks how would we ever know what we might be capable of achieving? I have already recommended his class to other people pursuing a career in acting or who are out auditioning.”

Young Actors have great things to say about the courses too!

“Personally I think this class was great. It’s taught me a lot of things in the acting business, like the repetition game. Michael was very nice and I want to come back.”
– Joseph Marese

“I think this place rocks because it’s for a good cost, and because you are a great teacher. You rock!”
– Kelsi Aryn Mascola, age 10

“I really enjoyed this workshop. I learned a lot of helpful hints which I will be able to bring into my acting. I am looking forward to coming again! Thank you.”
– Tori Martin, age 15

“I liked this workshop because I like to act and it was very fun and now I can do on camera work.”
– Rebecca Fernandez, age 10

“This is my sixth time doing this workshop and I can say that I learn something new every time. I had fun. I learned a lot. I think this is a good thing what you are doing to help people.”
– Kristan Nair, age 15

“I thought all of it was amazing and the teachers were great! Next time I will definitely come back!”
– Blair Stutz, age 9

“I think that this weekend was amazing. You were very helpful and great to share the weekend with. The on-camera stuff was especially helpful to me.”
– Megan Emerson, age 15

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