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Walter Alza; Stanislavski worked on his craft until his last days. He was well over 70 years old. He was a great actor, director and acting coach. Devoted to the craft.


“After knowing him for a while I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed.” Stephanie Porter, Porter group agency.

 

Welcome to Alza Acting Studio - Home of the crafted (tm) - (ALZA means to RISE in Latin) Rise with us

Alza Acting Studio’s classes are regarded as one of the most in-depth and fun acting classes in Toronto for all levels due to our commitment to the craft & elite on camera acting classes. All classes are shot with multiple cameras and reviewed on large HD screens.

We believe that it is all about once dream becoming reality, if you can see it, you can achieve it

It is our mission to develop each individual's truth, body, soul and voice no matter their experience level


Some of Alza's Students Success

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Our actors/students are currently working in leading, guest starring and principal roles in most of the major films and series been shot in Toronto and around the world. Our actors have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top festivals around the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of other great festivals.

The studio has helped shape the careers of actors working in Toronto and around the world, in shows like Degrassi, StarFalls on Nickelodeon, Second Jen, American Assassin with Michael Keaton, IT, the Machine, Blindspot, Cardinal, The Americans, Bitten,Cracked, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl, Get Rich Or Die Trying, Blackbird (winner at tiff), What We Have (winner at TIFF Inside Out), Hannibal, HBO’s Transporter, The Strain and Nikita to name a few... As well as hundreds of major commercials and plays like Big Fish, Peter Pan.

Walter Alza and our award winning faculty have over 50 years of combined Professional experience in film, television and theatre and are ready to give it to you first hand.

Alza Acting Studio offers acting classes, private coaching and career planning ideal for the experienced, emerging and aspiring actor, for those crossing over from Theatre to Film, individuals who want to expand from other mediums such as dance, singing and business professionals.

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INTRO TO ACTING ON CAMERA & ALZA'S METHOD 4 Weeks $289 11 AM - 2 PM (NO experienced needed, click on pic for info)

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INTERMEDIATE ACTING ON CAMERA --5 Weeks $319 6pm -9:15pm (some experienced needed- click on pic for info) Dean Bajramovic

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ADVANCE ACTING ON CAMERA (small class)-5 Weeks $319 6pm -9:15 PM (experienced- click on pic for info)
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"Walter Alza has been an inspiration to many of my clients. He gives them confidence, perspective and a new approach to auditioning which ultimately helps them win the role."
- Shari Quallenberg Agent/OWNER AMI Artist Management Inc.



REASONS TO JOIN THE ALZA FAMILY

 

HANDS ON LEARNING

Alza Acting Studio was established to provide individuals with the hands-on skills and knowledge required to begin a career in the Entertainment Industry & or to take your career to the next level

THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS

 

Our programs offer theory, craft knowledge, and the necessary hands-on practice to begin working in the Entertainment Industry  

CREDIBLE AND REPUTABLE

 

Alza Acting Studio has built a solid reputation in the Entertainment Industry with several acting classes in our main Studio conveniently located in the heart of Toronto Yonge & Bloor.

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED

 

Our students are trained by industry professionals, offering an industry recognized training program that excels in today’s Entertainment Industry standards.

  • Beginner to actor's pro level classes

  • Effective Career Planning

  • Top guests Casting Directors, Directors, Producers

  • Specific method that will change your work and path

  • The highest Technology in Canada

  • All classes have multiple cameras

  • Playback in all classes

  • Family oriented acting studio

  • Zero Attitude

  • Diversity



"Alza is the changing face of television" The Mississauga News.


ON CAMERA ACTING CLASSES AND PRIVATE COACHING

For over a decade Walter’s in-depth on-camera acting classes have prepared, inspired, and encouraged students to be in command of their work, stand out, and make bold choices. We will
help you work to get the callback or simply shine on set!

ALZA’S MISSION to mentor, prepare and inspire diverse actors and students along the individual creative and professional journey. We offer a diverse and flexible range of acting classes and workshops in Toronto delivered by passionate and experienced industry professionals. You will learn by doing, and will be armed with the necessary skills and tools to shine in film, television, and theatre.

Our goal month after month is to help students become great actors and great actors become crafted actors. Walter Alza’s objective is to do for our students what great teachers like Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler did: teach what he does with his team of award-winning professionals who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill, and talent to take you to the next level. These masters were directors and/or actors before they became teachers, and Walter Alza is one of the few coaches in Canada who actually teaches what he does.

Walter Alza and our Award winning faculty are regarded as rare passionate, actors, directors and acting coaches who genuinely love working with actors. They have the extraordinary ability of bringing the best performance out of each actor. If you want to be crafted, take your passion to the next level and learn to use effective tools, if you need to be motivated all the time, we are the right studio for you.


"When selecting a private studio/school, look for those who do what they preach”.


NEED AN AGENT?
No problem. Walter conducts the Agent Showcase at Casting Workbook a few times a year with
a great percentage of actors landing an agent.

Walter Alza and Alza Acting Studio are members of TAAS (The Acting Studio Association), where
Walter Alza also serves as a marketing advisor.

 


Studio Director

Walter Alza

Award Winning-artist/Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach.

walter alzaWalter Alza (Get Rich or Die Trying, Flashpoint, Metropia) was educated in two different countries, originally from Argentina (The nation of the wine, Tango and great Meat) came to Canada in his teens. Walter's work spans for more than 20 years of with hundreds of hours of screen time in the big and small screen, His ability to artfully portray characters from diverse nationalities in over 40 films, television series’ and movies of the week has garnered him rave reviews in the U.S., Canada and in around the world.

Some legends that Walter Alza has worked with include John Candy, Edward Woodward, Oscar Winner director Robert Wise (West Side Story), Robert Loggia (scarface) Paul Sorvino (Good fellows, Mambo Italiano), Leslie Nielsen (The Naked gun), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Robert Stack and Charles Bronson, other actors, and directors include Academy Award nominee Terrance Howard 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan, Ricky Gervais, Omar Miller, George Wendt (Cheers) Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, and Star Trek).Omar Miller ( 8 Mile, Should we Dance) Katherine Ohara (home alone), Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) Jeff Arch (Writer: Sleepless in Seattle) John Landis (Dir of Blues Brothers, Thriller Michael Jackson), Director Ken Finkleman, DANNY WELLS. Adwally Ogunleye (Lost)David Carradine, (Kill Bill) Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Martha Henry Paul Gross (Due South, Men with Brooms) CARLO ROTA (24) Callum Keith Renni (Memento)Kim Huffman (Mama Mia, Traders, Looking for Leonard) Rick Schroder (NYPD) John Vernon Yasmine Bleeth 90201, Catherine Robertson (902101, Scary Movie 3) Annabeth Gish (90201, Double Jeopardy), John Stamos (Full House, Fuller House), and Nick Campbell.


Alza Acting Studio was founded over a decade ago at Yonge and Bloor by Trailblazer and multiple time award-winning actor/filmmaker Walter Alza. Walter Alza’s work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time and the big and small screen, and titles such as Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Empire, Iron Man).  You have seen Walter in Flashpoint; in the six time award winning film, At The Hotel, Metropia (over 80 Episodes). As a filmmaker Walter's feature film debut was sold to 8 different networks across Canada including TMN, Rogers where it aired in Pay Per View and VOD and 7 other networks. Walter directed and produced the winner of the Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film Festival 2010 "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" - an edgy comedy.

Check Walter Alza's Television & Newspapers Reviews

Look out for Walter Alza on Netflix's Special Correspondent with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Hanna, and Star Trek). Kevin Pollak (The usual Suspects), (Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Superstore). Walter Alza is also currently developing various films and web series.

Walter is regarded as one of Canada’s most complete and crafted acting teacher. Walter Alza Acting Studio has been crafting Actors for over a decade now.

Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor. Walter has taught and or moderate at the Actra Conference (the actors union), at various film festivals (and universities), at Equity Showcase and leads the agents showcase at casting workbook a few times a year.

“When Walter acts, you see the intensity of a beast in him."
- Academy Award Nominee Director Jim Sheridan Get Rich or Die Trying (Dream House In America, In the name of The father)

"Several of clients studied with Walter and have nothing but great things to say about his techniques. After knowing him for a while, I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed"- Stephanie Porter, Porter Group Agency

"Most people quit because they get discouraged. True warrior's don't get discouraged." I love this quote! Thank you Walter.


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