Jason has been a TV and Film actor for ten years. He first broke ground with a lead role in the surprise hit movie, "October Baby", one of Entertainment Weekly’s 15 most impressive box office performances of 2012.
You can now find Jason on television with roles in "The Walking Dead", "Atlanta", "The Resident", "The Gifted", "The Originals", "Halt and Catch Fire", "Shots Fired", "Nashville", "Hindsight", "The Have and The Have Nots" and "Being Mary Jane." Movie credits include People's Choice nominated "I Can Only Imagine", "Bigger" and "The Art of Self-Defense."
Jason is also the founder of "Act For A Change", a local theatre non-profit that gathers Atlanta actors, writers and directors to perform one-act plays for local charities. (actforachange.org)
Find more info on Jason at: jasonburkey.net or on IMDB
I thrive off of meeting new people and encouraging them in their pursuits, namely acting. To me, acting is one of the most visceral, healing and inspiring arts. It's an honor to invite people into that world and to help them succeed within it!
The teaching style. The instructor values your view point and have a willingness to help you understand what was misunderstood.
I first like to get to know the student - what their experience level is, why they want to study acting and what their goals are/what they hope to accomplish through training. Then I setup a schedule based off that information.
I focus on the foundations of acting for TV, film and commercials. We will train in audition technique, scene study and the business side of acting (set etiquette, resume structure, demo reels, website building and more).
Cold Reading + Scene Study - Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop
TV & Film Audition Study - Mornell Studios
Long Form Improv - Highwire Comedy Co.
On-Camera Audition Technique - Tim Phillips Studio
Meisner Technique - The Robert Mello Studio
Scene Study w/ Meisner Focus - Creative Studios of Atlanta
Meisner Technique - Los Angeles Film Studies Center
Short Form Improv - Improv Nashville Theater
I started teaching out of a natural desire to help others succeed in a field I am extremely passionate about. To inspire and encourage them the same ways I've been inspired and encouraged in my life. I also really enjoy pointing out pitfalls in this crazy industry that can easily be avoided. I'm here as both coach and cheerleader!
My training is structured for and focused on adult actors who are interested in pursuing acting as a profession or hobby. (Sorry kids!) My students range from beginner to experienced actors and everything in between!
Film And Tv Acting Classes Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Scene Study Classes Theater Acting Classes