"My students learn, grow, change & succeed."
I've been acting, studying and teaching for over 25 years now! It's been such a wonderful and exciting ride for me. I get great joy from sharing my knowledge & experience with actors at all stages of their careers ~ my heart just sings when a student gets it & I see them transform right in front of me! I am so determined that you will learn & grow with every class that we might have to go into overtime during a class to get you there & that's fine by me. I believe in kind criticism, building self confidence & laughter!
I have studied with:
Bill Collier in NYC
Anna Risely, former cast member of SNL
Keith Johnstone, one of the few internationally recognized authorities in the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including improvisation forms that include Theatresports™, Micetro Impro© (or Maestro Impro), Gorilla Theatre™, and The Life Game©.
Leonard Petit founder, The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio, NYC.
I have Audited NYC classes at:
Brad Calcaterra's acting studio
I've also Visited & Gathered Info from:
The New York Film Academy
Circle in the Square
TVI Actors Studio NYC
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Locally, I studied with:
The late, Great Elayne Stein
and many other Phoenix Valley coaches
I have studied various techniques of acting &
been a performer and voice over artist for over 30 years.
I began to teach acting before the turn of the century ~ yikes!
My Comedy Troupe
Bobble Heads Comedy
See the skits we've filmed ~ WAHOO!!
I am also a Keynote speaker & Life Coach.
Check out my book ~
Power Tools: Ideas You Can Use to Live Life to the Fullest and Fight Fear
What is life coaching?
"The difference between coaching & therapy is that psychotherapy is about helping people heal their wounds and coaching is about helping people achieve the highest level of fulfillment or happiness or success, whether they're wounded or not."
Phil Towle, psychotherapist & life coach
I am a graduate of SWIHA's life coaching program.
The Southwestern Institute of Healing Arts
is a state licensed & nationally accredited college.
In this program, we master the professional core competencies
as outlined by the International Coach Federation.
I will help you build a more Powerful Presence.
Many of my Life Coaching support & goal achievement techniques are incorporated into my methodology as an acting teacher.
~ Personal attention ~
Evolve ~ Learn more ~ Faster!
Course of Study: Your Choice
All classes are taught by Alexandria Stevens.
Alex is an Acting Coach and a Life Coach.
This is where stage-coaching meets life-coaching!
"Alexandria is remarkable! ☆ If anyone is really interested in working with a great acting coach to new and seasoned actors, look no further. Alexandria thoughtfully shares Meisner, Method, ...Michael Chekhov & Stanislavski techniques. And of course her own amazing reality methods. My personal fave,"Suppress Nothing". um... techniques that you can actually use on stage and in life. The bonus... she is an absolute joy." ❤¸¸.•*¨*•☆..
"I really have to give thumbs up to my new acting coach Alexandria Stevens, Owner of the Studio for Actors. Alexandria has this amazing way of making you feel at ease and I have learned so much in the short time I've worked with her!!!! I've already given her name out to three people in the past two weeks! She's also a life coach (and if you meet her you will immediately see why). If you are looking for coaching in any of these areas I'd encourage you to check her out!"
Kimberly Baldridge Miller
"Alex is not only an amazing actor, she's also a fabulous teacher and life coach. I love Alex's passion and compassion for what she does for others. Alex is selfless and tireless when it comes to what she invests in a project. It's an honor to call Alex my friend!"
"Alex is an extremely motivational coach. She's a consummate professional and extracts
the performance needed. She's a professional in sync with the actor because of her own
acting background. "
Bryan Kinnaird - Filmmaker & Creator/Writer of 'The Villikon Chronicles'
"My professors in school also notice the difference, whether it is an essay or power point I am presenting. Your coaching has also helped me in reading my winning poetry and fiction entries in the Mindy Falnes writing contest." Robyn Elliot
"I have taken acting classes with Alexandria Stevens for 6 months.
She is a talented and gifted teacher. With the combination of knowledge and positive reinforcement, she takes you to the next level as an actor. I would highly recommend Alexandria's classes if you are interested in a career in acting."
Kelly Ann Priestly
"I have had the pleasure of taking a couple classes from Alexandria and I must say they were some of the most encouraging and fun classes I've taken. I always learn best in a safe but challenging environment and Alexandria does a great job at finding the balance between pushing you to be the best you can be but being supportive with genuine love" -
Cavin Gray Schneider
Life Coaching -
private appointments & seminars
"Alex's book is a masterpiece in friendly persuasion.
The fact that each of us is innately precious and has the ability
to find delight in life hits home again and again in
this brilliantly crafted book. Numerous times, simply
opening up Power Tools and reading one line
has snatched me from the precipice of depression and
carried me on angel's wings into the realms of divine truth."
Kelly Athena Richards, author of Dancing Heart,
Photographer . Author . Artist . Hunger Advocate
"It's like having a personal coach in your office at all times.
As the owner of a business, you often have to confront fear head-on. Now you have a companion in that endeavor in the form of Power Tools by Alexandria Stevens. Alexandria has coached me in person, and her book is voiced in the same conversational, easy-going, and encouraging tone.
Power Tools touches on many of the sources of fear - the biological foundation, the social causes, and one's personal development & outlook. Because of this, there is something here for everyone.
Conversely, not everything in this book may apply to you. However, the short chapter length means that no matter what your challenge is, you can pick this book off the shelf and find some well-deserved encouragement.
Many successful people rely on coaches at both the personal and the executive level. With Power Tools, you can take a 5-minute coaching break every day, in the middle of whatever your challenges are."
Matthew H. Camp
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Dedicated to Elayne Stein.
She was my Soul Sister, my Buddy & Mentor.
Her generous heart was advising me as
I took the first steps toward creating this studio.
Her continuing love & energy enriches my life!