The Lab

The Lab

5.0 (3)
Best of 2019
3 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

I am a working actor and bilingual acting teacher based in East Los Ángeles. I focus on each individual student's needs and work with each one in a different way even if doing group excercises. I am a professional dancer so my teaching includes a lot of phisical work as well. I encourage my students to get to know and master their instrument to the best of their ability. I combine classic techniques from Stanislavsky to Meisner and apply them to practical scene study. I also do skype coaching one on one. 

I have been acting since I was 8 years old. My father and mother are both actors. I enjoy storytelling because it plants the seeds of empathy in people. You get to share stories from different human perspectives and get to understand other humans through tehir stories. You hopefully develop compassion through understanding someone elses experience. I love teaching because the more people we have telling stories, the better the world will be. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90063
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3 Reviews


  • Victor Velazco

    I really like that I was free to express my ideas and how my teacher was helping us to learn more about our body and mind. Together we discover how we can create our roll in a performance.

  • Carlos Mendez

    Shaula Vega made the acting lab a memorable experience, every session was filled with something new and exciting. Students from all acting levels were able to come together under Vega’s teaching to create beautiful acting scenes. Vega’s class covered everything from preparation, stage exercises, character development, theater lectures, one on one sessions and much more. At the very end of the lab students were able to play out a theater piece and see their improvement as they learned from the experience. As a film director I was able to take this acting lab more than once, the lab helped me understand the many ways to approach my actors and work with them to develop their characters, developing the background story for each one of them and placing them into the scenario that is needed both physically and mentally. I learned a lot from Vega’s class, and I would highly recommend it for actors in any level of experience.

  • Isela Monroy

    Shaula is full of passion, wisdom and experience. I will never regret taking her acting classes. She is an amazing actress, director and human being.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

With new students I first have them read a scene or monologue so I can sense where they are at in their development and epxression. After that I decide which way to go and what to focus on in order of importance to the student's goals. 

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

I studied theater in Mexico City at The Center for Arts Education and continued my studies in Los Angeles at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, The Beverly Hills Playhouse and later with David Beaird at The theater under the stairs. I also studied at Dupree Dance Academy and EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge by the hour for private lessons. My rate is $60 / Hr 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at the Mauricio Ochmann School of Acting in North Hollywood in 2015 and have continued my teaching independently since then. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advice doing research on a teacher's career before hiring them and making sure they are legitimately working as an actor or have worked as an Actor or Director in the industry. To me this makes all the difference between professional people and quacks just out to get your money. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about what your goals are and make a plan as to how you wish to accpomplish it. Having a dream is not enough if yoyu really want to make this your profession. 

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