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Our Story


We started as the Michigan Actors Studio serving students locally in the metro-Detroit community. Our goal was to provide state of the art training for both established and aspiring artists right here in Michigan. When we started, there weren't many affordable and professional options to study acting locally. While the short-lived Michigan film boom created a lot of small studios that flourished and then died when the incentives did, we were able to not only survive, but thrive. Why is that? We think it's because our teachers and staff are committed to two ideals that are at the core of who we are. One: that studying the arts is empowering and two: creating art in a safe space can be life-changing. If you haven't studied with us before, you might be surprised to learn that in addition to acting training, our students often find lifelong friendships and the momentum and support to make positive changes in their lives.


We were not quite finished with our spring session when we got the word that we would have to shut our doors indefinitely. We had no choice but to shut down our Theatre, our ComedySportz shows and our other live performance events. We had a decision to make at that point- do we hunker down and wait until we can safely open, or do we continue to teach? After a lot of discussion and some soul searching, we decided to take our classes online. Because our students count on us for community as well as training, we quickly put ourselves out there to hopefully assist people in navigating this unprecedented time.