Peachtree Acting Studio at the Marietta Square

    Affordable and elite on-camera acting instruction serving Marietta/West Cobb
    Audit a class for free!
    188 Anderson Street, Suite 250
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 262-5353

  • Who We Are

    Peachtree Acting Studio was established to provide on-camera acting instruction for students in Cobb County - particularly those near the Marietta Square and west Cobb where options have been limited. Located one block off the Marietta Square with plenty of parking, a dedicated waiting room for guests, and a supportive, dynamic environment, Peachtree Acting Studio aims to provide elite acting instruction at affordable costs for kids, teens, and adults.


    Our coaches have a proven track record of getting students signed and booked with multiple SAG projects under their belts - both as working actors in their own rights and by their students. We aim to provide ongoing classes, workshops, camps, and rental space to serve the needs of the Atlanta acting community.


    Because we are a new studio, our future is largely going to be shaped by our initial students, so if you have a specific class you would like to see, specific times for classes, workshops, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know!

    Asking us your questions!

  • Our Coaches

    Jeanne Morales

    Jeanne Morales is represented by Talent Direct Agency and also teaches at The Actors Scene in Gwinnett County. She has been featured in commercial/print work for Delta Airlines, Chick-Fil-A, and is also an experienced model and artist.


    Her teaching style revolves around assisting students in allowing themselves to completely let go and break down any walls holding them back from their performances. Jeanne also teaches modeling and personal development to teenage girls with the goal of self-confidence and making strong decisions. She is also working on a fashion blog that will evolve to filmmaking that will incorporate music as storytelling and fashion as a cinematic art.

    Richard Hempton

    Veteran Atlanta movie professional Richard Hempton has been involved in the industry for over 30 years, trained at New York Conservatories AMDA and The New School and has been an active member of the Atlanta Film Community since 2003. He teaches a wide range of techniques but specializes in those that bring the actor to a greater awareness of their psycho-physical connection. The mind body connection is often overlooked in pursuit of "The Method" and Richard guides the actor back to a natural, moment to moment, character reactive state.


    His students have booked roles on productions such as Baby Driver, Jumanji, The Young Pope, Stranger Things, Good Girls, The Haunting of Hill House, Atlanta, Containment, and Black Lightning. As a working actor himself, Richard currently can be seen as a recurring character on the IFC program Stan Against Evil.

    Dominick Racano

    Born in the Bronx, Dominick Racano, is the youngest of five. Growing up in a large, and often times, loud Italian family led Racano to channel his energy and humor into entertaining friends and keeping out of trouble in his neighborhood. Today Racano has more than 30+ film and television credits to his name (including credits in Haunting of Hill House and Cobra Kai) and is a co-founder of Scattered Films and Wild Palette Pictures.


    In 2015, the joy of working with youth led to Racano teaching acting and improv to kids ages 6-17, a pursuit he has maintained since then. After receiving a grant, Racano's improv troupe worked in conjunction with Cherokee County schools to perform children's improv and scripted plays, including performances for Deaf and hearing impaired youth. Dominick continues to write, produce, and direct content that stars children.

    Alicia Kelley

    Alicia Kelley is an Atlanta based actress and acting coach. She has her MFA in Acting from Regent University and her BA in Theatre Performance from Huntington University. Alicia is represented by Atlanta Models and Talent and her credits include roles on The Gifted, The Inspectors, The Righteous Gemstones, and Your Worst Nightmare.


    Alicia is excited to be working with Peachtree Acting Studio. She has been an acting teacher and coach in Atlanta for about 3 years now and loves working with actors. Alicia especially finds joy in helping young actors and beginning actors discover their own individual uniqueness and genuineness that will truthfully serve the story they have been cast in or the story they are auditioning for. She is also passionate about producing; creating content and encouraging and enabling other artists to create content and tell the stories that are inside their own hearts. "Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world"- Robert McKee.


    Below is a snapshot of our ongoing and future class offerings. For more information such as schedule, cost, class content, and to pre-register, click on "View Registration Form for All Classes" below.

    The Taped Audition Workshop!

    Come join us on November 2, 2019, for The Taped Audition workshop with Coach Richard Hempton!  Students will learn how to master this essential exercise for actors in the Atlanta market.  Sessions for both youth/teen and adults!

    Youth and Teen Classes

    Youth Improv (Ages 7-15)


    ($125 monthly - Rolling four-week sessions)

    This class dives into the fundamentals of the art of improvisational acting for both team performances and on-camera. Students will prepare for future public performances at local venues around metro Atlanta. Classes are held weekly on Monday afternoon from 5:15-6:45 p.m. Facilitator - Dominick Racano.

    Advanced Acting (Teen)


    ($350 for the course - Start date Oct. 17)

    This is our foundational advanced acting class for teen students who have prior industry and/or acting education experience. For the session that starts in October, the focus will be practical aesthetics - an acting technique conceived by William H. Macy and David Mamet using the teachings of Stanislavsky and Meisner. This course is a 9-week session running til December 19, 2019. Classes are held weekly on Thursday afternoons from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Facilitator - Richard Hempton..

    Scene Study - Stage and Scene Performance (Teens)


    ($150 monthly - Rolling four-week sessions)

    Students will learn how to analyze a scene, create a strong character arc that serves the script, work on being present moment to moment with a scene partner, and develop stronger listening skills for both stage and on-camera work. Scenes studied in class, and approved for presentation, will be presented to an audience in a theatre venue at the end of class. Classes are held weekly on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. and runs for 12 weeks culminating with a performance week. Facilitator - Alicia Kelley.


    Advanced Acting (Youth)


    ($350 for the course - Start date Oct. 17)

    This is our foundational advanced acting class for youth students who have prior industry and/or acting education experience. For the session that starts in October, the focus will be practical aesthetics - an acting technique conceived by William H. Macy and David Mamet using the teachings of Stanislavsky and Meisner. This course is a 9-week session running til December 19, 2019. Classes are held weekly on Thursday afternoons from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Facilitator - Richard Hempton.

    Adult Classes

    Advanced Acting (Adults)


    ($150 monthly - Classes meet in 4-week sessions)

    Specific acting techniques will be studied in this weekly class held on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Facilitator - Richard Hempton.

  • Private Coaching and Taping

    In addition to our class offerings, PAS also offers private coaching as well as audition taping in our dedicated taping room. For availability, reach out to your preferred taper/instructor:

    Richard Hempton - inourimage@gmail.com

    Jeanne Morales - jeanne.morales@hotmail.com

    Alicia Kelley -aliciakelleycoaching@gmail.com

  • Stuff to Know

    Commonly asked questions and studio procedures

    1. Harassment/Bullying: Harassment, bullying, or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.  If you think you have experienced such behavior, please contact the studio at peachtreeactingstudio@gmail.com or tell one of your instructors.  
    2. Will Taking Classes Guarantee Me An Agent or Bookings?:  Nothing is guaranteed other than - by regularly attending class and being engaged - you will be sure to improve each week.  Our goal is to prepare you so you will be as competitive as you can possibly be when it comes time for agency submissions and auditions.  
    3. Attire and Conduct: Please wear appropriate clothing that allows you to move around freely and comfortably.  A notebook and writing utensil should be brought to all classes and a water bottle is highly recommended.  Students are expected to focus on the direction of their instructor, and while fun is encouraged, to stay on track and refrain from excessive talking and horseplay.  
    4. Refund Policy: All requests for refunds must be presented 24 hours before any workshop or camp begins for a full-refund.  For classes, a request to withdraw must be made 24 hours before the start of the first class.  After classes have begun, refunds will not be granted with the exception of extraordinary circumstances.  
    5. Auditing: Prospective students are welcome to audit one class for free.  
    6. Discounts: Sibling discounts of $50 per sibling for courses greater than $300 and $25 per sibling for courses $300 or less are available.  
    7. Privacy Policy: PAS may request that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to communicate with you.  We do not sell or share personal information with any other entity.  
    8. Drop Off/Pick Up: Students are to be accompanied by parents if they are under 16 years of age into the studio and parents are to come inside to pick up students after class.  If classes are still ongoing when a parent returns to the studio, they should stay in the waiting area until class is over.  Parents are welcomed to quietly observe class or sit in our waiting area during class time or they may leave and come back when class is scheduled to end.  Students should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before their class start time and be picked up no more than five minutes after class ends unless prior arrangements have been made with the studio.
    9. Missed Classes: There are no refunds for missed classes.  Our instructors will work with you to get you homework/script work needed for the next class.
    10. Inclement Weather/Class Cancellations: If class has to be cancelled for any reason, the instructions will contact students and come up with an appropriate make-up date if at all possible.  Instructors may also utilize substitute coaches. We will follow the Marietta City School system's guidance with respect to closures for inclement weather - if the school system is closed on that day, our classes will be cancelled for the day as well.
    11. By participating in classes at PAS, you are granting permission for your name and likeness to be used for social media and other promotional purposes.
  • Studio Rental

    Our conveniently located studio is available for rental for other coaches who offer performing arts lessons, table reads, auditions, and more. Please shoot us a message for availability and more information! 

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