Acting With Alisha

Acting With Alisha

5.0 (30)
Best of 2021
1 hire on
1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

Voted as 1 of the top 5 Acting coaches in Hollywood April 2020

Alisha Marks is an Award-nominated Filmmaker, Award-winning acting coach, ag-Aftra actress, writer, director, and producer. 

Alisha is a professional Sag-Aftra working Actress, Screen Writer, TV Show creator, Director, and Producer. She uses all of her amazing wealth of knowledge from being in the Entertainment Industry for 20 plus years and shares it with each student.

Alisha has 4 films on Amazon Prime. May 2019 Alisha got 2 of her Short Films she wrote, directed, cast, produced and starred in on a Network. Alisha is Producing an Oscar-worthy Film with an Award-winning A list Team. Being released in 2019, She has a Supporting role in Adi Shankar's God's and Secrets which has an A-list cast, the role was offered to her, she has a Supporting Role in Cowboy 2.0 which also has an A-list Cast and being released in 2019, the role was offered to her. In November of 2019, she booked the lead role in a short Pilot called Single playing Piper which was Written and Directed by Kellie R Griffen a Co-Executive Producer on the Netflix show Fuller House, the role was offered to her.

In May 2015, Alisha attended the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France for the premiere of a film she acted in and the role was offered to her. Two of her short films she starred in, wrote, directed, produced and cast played at two film festivals in 2014 and in 2019 got Distribution. She has been in numerous independent films that have been played in various film festivals around the world and with theatrical releases. She has also been in numerous worldwide commercials and has performed in off-Broadway productions in New York City. Before becoming an acting coach, Alisha worked as a Casting Director, Casting associate, Session director, Casting assistant, and lobby assistant. 

Alisha studied Acting for the Stage with a full Scholarship at Miami Dade College, acting for television and film with a scholarship at The Lee Strasberg Television and Film Institute affiliated with the prestigious school, The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in New York City, at two top Comedy Improv schools, The Groundlings and at The Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as training with acting teachers and coaches at different studios in Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Alisha Marks is an Award Winning Transformational top Youth Acting coach who is always agent and manager recommended for Ages 3 and up. Her students have booked Lead and Supporting roles on Network Tv Shows, Network Pilots, Web Series, and Commercials.

She won top Acting coach on for 2017 and Most loved Acting Studio on Hulafrog for 2018. She coaches over Skype worldwide. 

Alisha has created her own technique called The Marks Method. It is a combination of her various experiences in front of and behind the camera. Alisha has rave reviews from Parents and kids who have worked with her. In all of her classes and private coaching sessions, she gives her all to transform what is blocking the student from having joy and passion for their craft. She shares her passion and knowledge with all of her students and teaches them how to bring out their best as performers. Alisha's main priority is teaching your child how to have true inner confidence and belief and teaching the absolute best and correct tools to beat their MASSIVE competition. Alisha also teaches her students how to bring out their unique qualities to shine in life. When she works with a student, no matter what age, Alisha gives her all to inspire them to learn and do their best. Alisha specializes in audition preparation, The Mark's Method, confidence-building skills, callback preparation, and preparation for booked jobs. Alisha has 2 Alumni's who are Leads on Network shows and many of her Students are booking Lead and Supporting roles in wonderful projects. May of 2015 Alisha attended the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for the Premiere of Margreet. Margreet stars Riley Smith which she has a supporting role in. Two of her short films she Starred in, Wrote, Directed, Produced and Cast played at 2 Film Festivals. Alisha has been in numerous Independent Films that have been displayed in various film festivals around the world and have had Theatrical and Online release. She has 4 films currently on Amazon. She has also been in numerous worldwide commercials and performed in off-Broadway productions in NYC. 

She studied Acting for the Stage with a full Scholarship at Miami Dade College, Acting for Television and Film with a Full Scholarship at The Lee Strasberg Television and Film Institute affiliated with the prestigious school The Tisch School of the Arts, at The Groundlings, and at The Upright Citizens Brigade. She has also studied with acting teachers and Coaches at different studios in Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles. 

Alisha has Three Pilots which she Created and Wrote that she has been pitching to Networks with the goal of playing the Lead.  

I love to teach all that I know from being in front of and behind the camera for many years, I truly love to encourage and inspire Actors of all ages to have confidence and belief. The Entertainment Industry is tough, you need to have not only passion, but you also need to have the strength to continue to go after your dreams and make them happen. I feel I am not only an Acting Coach, but I feel I am also an inspirational Coach

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Oceanside, CA 92054
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  • Kenya Cabilan

    "Working with Alisha was different then other private sessions I've had with acting coaches. What I really liked about the way she taught was that I first had to understand my character and how she was as a person. I would ask myself questions like what is her favorite color, and what are some of her traits. We went over these questions before we started practicing the lines. When talking about the character I had to say I or me, not she or he. I had to get in the mind set that I was the character regardless of whether I got the role or not. Overall Alisha is a great teacher and I would definitely recommend her as an acting coach!"

  • Kayla Cortes

    "Kayla comes and goes to L.A. for auditions from Washington State. She Skypes with Alisha to prepare for her video submissions several times a month. She has had several call backs in the past year. Alisha is really nice and fun...She helps me make it real. She has seen many movies and believes her favorite actor Johnny Depp slides into character amazingly; he lives and breathes his characters. Kayla hopes to master this some day. Alisha opened a door into a place that allows her to begin this form of great acting."Since working with Alisha, I have been cast in commercials for Toys R Us and Burger King, and the back to school print campaign for Target."

  • Kayla Yap

    "Alisha identifies areas I can improve on and gives me tips and techniques to help me. She gives me things to think about that help me do a better job. I stop and think about her techniques when I go into an audition. Since working with Alisha, I have been cast in commercials for Toys R Us and Burger King, and the back to school print campaign for Target."

  • Isabel Martin

    "Isabel started to work with Alisha as a private acting client on Skype. Thanks to Alisha’s specialized teaching methods, Isabel’s auditioning technique improved and she quickly booked a periodical for an upcoming HUB Network show, two films and several commercials. Isabel especially appreciates learning Character Analysis and Character Development from Alisha, and she also loves and benefits from Alisha’s Creative Visualization and breathing techniques."

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

If they are new to Acting, we will work on learning the basics, building confidence and learning how Auditions and how the Business works. If they are a seasoned Actor, we work on building their confidence and prepare for any up coming Auditions. 

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

I have been Acting since I was a small child. I studied Theater Acting with a full Scholarship at Miami Dade College and a full scholarship at The Lee Strasberg Television and Film Institute in New York City which is an affiliate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. I studied Comedy Improv at The Groundlings and UCB in Los Angeles. I have also studied with Top Acting Coaches in Miami, New York City and Los Angeles. 

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

$225 per hour for Skype lessons

$250 per hour for in-person lessons and you must be referred by your Agent, Manager or another Show Biz parent. If I travel to you the cost goes up according to distance

How did you get started teaching?

My first job was many years ago at a Theater that had Acting Classes in Santa Monica, California as their Youth Acting Teacher. I would write plays for my students, Produced and Directed their showcases as well. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Many students have gone on to be very successful booking jobs in top Commercial Campaigns, TV Shows and Movies

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love to get out and be in nature. Spending time away from the grind of life at the Beach or Hiking gives me very fond memories. 

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


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

What is that they truly want

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