Endorsements from Industry Pros

Eric Morris

“Cindy Tanas is a great teacher of acting. I had the pleasure of working with her some years ago. She is insightful, perceptive and encouraging to everyone she teaches and coaches. I wish there were more teachers like her out there teaching actors how not to act! I recommend her to everyone going to Canada-and tell them that it will be a life changing experience to work with her.”

Master acting teacher Eric Morris has been praised publicly by such actors as Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson. Eric’s acting career spans over sixty years wherein he appeared in fifty Equity plays, twenty major feature films, fifty network tv shows. He has written seven books on acting, placing him among the most recognized acting teachers in the world.

Nick Mancuso

“Cindy Tanas is the Real Deal”

Veteran Canadian Stage and Film/Television actor Nick Mancuso won a Genie Award for Best Actor for the movie “Ticket to Heaven” in 1982. In addition, he has twice earned Best Actor honors from the Houston International Film and Television Festival, and another at the International Film Festival in Taomina, Italy. Nick has played the title character on two TV action series: 1986’s Singray and USA network’s 1993 crime-fantasy series Matrix. Nick has worked with Charlton Heston, Raquel Welch, Kim Basinger, William Shatner, Ben Gazzara, Tommy Lee Jones, Saul Rubinek, Ava Gardner, Catherine Deneuve, Gary Busey, and the list goes on and on.

Bill MacDonald

“After witnessing the profound work being done in Cindy’s class, I am thrilled to be joining the studio. There is no greater joy than watching a human being having a break through, to live their life as a Triumph, and to express their Art bravely and passionately.”

“Learning tonnes working with Cindy Tanas in rehearsal. As an acting teacher she has so much to offer and teach. A completely healthy, challenging and creative way of working as an actor. I’d recommend studying with her. Your instrument will open up. Mine did, and I’m very grateful for it. Thanks, Cindy.”

William has been an actor, director, playwright, producer, and teacher for 25 years. He has over 110 Film and Television credits, including most recently Atom Egoyan’s ‘Queen of the Night’, ‘Carrie’, the award winning ‘Cold Blooded’. William has also performed in over 60 plays and directed a dozen. He has also wrote and produced three plays for the stage.

Brooke D’Orsay

“Cindy’s acting classes enlighten, inspire and give you a firm foundation to go out and book jobs. She is amazingly intuitive, knowing exactly how to guide you into a performance far beyond the seemingly possible. Her acting classes are liberating, powerful and above all, magical.”

Actress in LA and Toronto. She is best known for her roles as Caitlin Cooke on the animated Canadian series 6teen and Brooke Mayo on King’s Ransom. For American audiences, she is better known as Paige Collins on Royal Pains and as Kate in Two and a Half Men. She played Deb Dobkins, the dead alter ego of main character Jane Bingum on the Lifetime original series “Drop Dead Diva” and was in the Nickelodeon movie The Boy Who Cried Werewolf as Paulina Von Eckberg.

Alex Tanas

“I’ve been in the fortunate position of having a mother who is not only an amazing acting teacher but also a creative mentor for any performing artist. I was able to take her acting classes at the early stages of my career as a musician performing on stage. I highly recommend her classes to any performing artist for both creativity and life. She always taught me that my music was bigger than me, and for that I am truly grateful.”

Alex Tanas is a Canadian musician and songwriter who is the recipient of two Juno Awards for “Single of the Year” for MAGIC’s song ‘Rude’, and “Breakout Group of the Year”. He is best known for being a drummer and supporting vocalist for the pop-reggae groupMagic!. In addition to performing for MAGIC!, Tanas has collaborated with a number of musicians including Justin Nozuka, Kira Isabella, Benj, Pat Robbitaille, Leslie Pike, and Maneli Jamal. Tanas currently resides in Los Angeles, California.)