“Sara provides a safe and calm environment to create and perform. She is patient and
supportive, thorough and helpful, building your confidence to help you present your best work in a screen test.”
– Essie Davis – Olivier and AACTA winner and Tony, Helpmann and Gold and Silver Logie nominated actress: Game of Thrones | Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries | The
Matrix Revolutions | Nitram, Lambs of God | The Girl with the Pearl Earring | Water Rats | Halifax F.P. | The Slap | Cloudstreet.

“Sara offers first class practical training which in my opinion is amongst the best in the country.”  – Andy Walker, producer: Deadloch, Amazon Prime | Five Bedrooms, Channel Ten | Rosehaven, ABC | True Story with Hamish & Andy, Nine Network | The Kettering Incident, Foxtel | Wanted, Seven Network.

Wanting to dip your toes into acting, or are you a professional needing to keep your skills honed? Need to tape a self test, or just work on your confidence and communication skills? Sara’s students have gone on to land lead and support roles in major network and streaming productions, including NETFLIX, AMAZON PRIME, BINGE and ABC, and have also been accepted into esteemed institutions all over the world, including the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Alumni: Anne Hathaway, Danny DeVito, Robert Redford).  Conducted via Zoom, students receive a link to their class footage for review and training purposes.

Work with Academy Director, Sara Ellis Holland (formerly Cooper), and receive highly individualised personal tuition to hone your audition, performance and communication skills.  Sara has most recently been employed as an on set coach for Amazon Prime, and continues to work as an actor in the industry.  Click to read about Sara’s work.

Not an actor? We not only assist actors with stronger performance skills and self tests; but have assisted marriage celebrants with heartfelt delivery, medical practitioners with improved communication skills, advertising executives with confident pitches, and international presenters with impactful online and live presentations!

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Duration: One hour
Price: $125
Location: Online via Zoom

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