Acting Lessons By Socrates Alafouzos

Acting Lessons By Socrates Alafouzos

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12 years in business

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Socrates Alafouzos is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer and director with over 30 years of professional experience in theater, film, dance, and photography. His acting studies began in Athens, Greece and continued in the US in 1991 when he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to attend the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. His career includes numerous award-winning leading roles in theater, film and TV. 

In 2012 he debuted as a screenwriter and film director with the short film Little King. A second short, entitled Between Black and White followed in 2015. These two films have won a total of 22 international awards.

Socrates has served as a Good-Will Ambassador for the Elisa-Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children since 2014. (

In 2016, he moved to the US after receiving the Green Card that the US Government provides to those who have attained extraordinary achievements in their field.

Scene Study, Work on a role, Improv.

We'll use a variety of acting techniques to suit your specific needs, depending on the type of the material you want to work with.

As a teacher I want to help you find your own way, your own voice, and bring your power and talents to the surface. 

Using my experience behind and in front of the camera, as a teacher, life coach and inspirational speaker, I want to help you be the best you can be and achieve your goals.


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  • Katerina Kaloumenou

    Id liked very much following the lessons by Socrates Alafouzos because i understood my abilities and my deficiences as far as it concerns the theatre and either my life.

  • Jim kalentzakis

    how he hears an actress and how he reads his body

  • Dimitra

    Socrates has a unique way of seeing all the difficulties a student might be facing with his acting and help him overcome them. His observations and advice are always very accurate. With his classes you get to know your strengths and difficulties as an actor and be in a better position to chase your career and your dreams!!

  • Nick Psathas

    He help me with my acting skills and also to have a different look in the role.

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

1991–94  Receives Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. During this time he is  admitted to the institution’s elite Master Class directed by director and teacher Milton Katselas. 

                Concurrently attends film-directing seminars at the American Film Institute.
1987        Begins ongoing study of still photography with Andreas Smaragdis, one of Greece’s most prominent  photographers

1987-88    Studies film directing at Hatzikou Film School in Athens.
1983-87    Dance Studies at Cay Holden Dance Academy (Stage-Jazz-Tap dancing)

1982-85    Studies at and graduates from the Professional Acting School of Athens.

How did you get started teaching?

2010 to present: Private coaching and actors' life coaching since 2010.

2014: Conducted two professional seminars on filmmaking and acting in Athens, Greece, under the auspices of the European Independent Film Festival.

2013-14: Gave a series of acting and self-improvement seminars under the titular theme "Acting and Career" at the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation in Athens, Greece.

2013: Creative discussions with the audience and gave inspirational speeches after the screenings of short film Little King at the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation in Athens, Greece.

2010-11 Taught Acting and Self-concept through Creative Drama at the Theater of Changes in Athens, Greece.

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Scene Study Classes