Acting With Alisha

Acting With Alisha

5.0 (30)
Best of 2019
1 hire on
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

Not only an Acting Coach, but Alisha Marks is also a working Actress, Writer, Tv Show Creator, Director, Producer and worked for many years in Casting. Alisha's students have booked Lead, and Supporting roles on Network Tv Shows, Network Pilots, Movies, household brand name Commercials, and Print jobs.

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I love to teach all that I know from being in front 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, you 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, I feel I am also an inspirational Coach

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Burbank, CA 91505
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30 Reviews


  • 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.

$175 per hour for Skype lessons

$250 per hour for in person lessons

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

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Improv Acting Classes Method Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Scene Study Classes Theater Acting Classes Voice Acting Classes