Acting With Stephanie

Acting With Stephanie

5.0 (5)
Best of 2022
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

I help young actors not only find their truth in acting while empowering them as artists.

Stephanie Lesh-Farrell has been acting on stage and in TV and film for most of her life.  A dramalouge award winning actress, director and kids/teens acting coach, she most recently has performed as Mother Superior in Sister Act, Rosie in Mamma Mia and currently playing Miss Hannigan in Annie. In addition to her theatre credits she has also been seen on Greys Anatomy, Scandal, Lucifer, The Office and Curb Your Enthusiam.

A professional acting coach with over 20 years experience working with children and teens in the industry, she brings her love of theatre to her students.

My clients have included Rio Mangini from Bella and the Bulldogs, Everything Sucks and more.

Dylan Sprayberry from Teen Wolf, Man of Steel, Glee and more.

Marion Van Cuyck from Pen 15, Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein and more.


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Tarzana, CA 91335
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5 Reviews


  • Jennifer Sawin

    My daughter has been working with Stephanie since she was in 3rd Grade. She was very shy and lacked self-confidence. Over the next 2 years, Stephanie worked with my daughter and helped her develop her love of performing. Under Stephanie’s guidance, my daughter was accepted into an exceptional Performing arts High School. In fact, my daughter interns for one of Stephanie’s acting camps so she can pass on the love of acting to another student. Stephanie is exceptional.

  • Ronya Waters

    Great with kids! Really teaches everything there is to know about acting. Very upbeat, positive.

  • Robyn Hyden

    She has so much experience to draw from and can really help you get into character. She has a way of helping you understand the scene and how to break it down. I love working with her before an audition. I always feel confident going in

  • Kerrie Blaisdell

    Stephanie is a joy to work with and be around. She is great at working with you one on one and can really help you with whatever you need, from vocal coaching, auditions, self tape, or scene work. Stephanie is wonderful!

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

When I meet a new student, I want to find out what experience they have so we have a base line to start from.

If we are working on an ongoing basis we will come up with a plan on where tp start and where we want to go.

If we are coaching for auditions we will go over sides and discuss what is needed for each audition specifically.

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

Studied Theatre for Young Audiences at California State University Northridge.

Coached on set for several tv/film projects

have taught oncamera and scene study class for all ages for the past 20 years.

I have studied and worked in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years.

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

Pricing starts at $95.00 for a 50 minute coaching session.

Multiple sessions paid in advance are given a discounted rate.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching improvisation classes for kids very early on and it took off from there.

What types of students have you worked with?

please see education/training

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Playing Miss Hannigan in Annie recently at Glendale Center Thetare

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

Truthfully, make sure you find a coach that works with you not at you.

No one actor is a like , its important for any actor to have a coach that understands and helps with their individual needs.

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

what they are currently working on in terms of creating character

how can working with you help my process

do you hav a good understanding of the industry

Lessons offered