To Dearing Acting Studio
Dearing Acting Studio was founded in 2007 in a doctor’s office lobby.  In that small space we taught classes, put up plays and made movies.  We stood by the same principles then as we do now – love our students and inspire them to Act With Passion.  10 years later our company has expanded and leads the industry with a state of the art 2800 square foot actor playground featuring an in house 60 seat theater and additional classroom.
Over the past 10 years the Dearing Acting Studio has evolved every year keeping up with the absolute best training opportunities around the world and bringing back our knowledge to the state of Arizona.  The studio has also expanded into the areas of Corporate Training, Public Speaking and Professional Local Casting.  We have a passion for acting and are proud to have served thousands of actors, some of whom you will see on TV, Film and Stage almost every day of the year.

Dearing Acting Studio is a professional actor training facility located in the heart of Arizona. Our training philosophy begins with hyper-listening which is at the core of everything we teach.

We have a close connection with all the local agents as well as the ‘up and coming’ indie film industry.

Over the last decade, the studio has been featured in the New York Times, Backstage, ABC15 and has received “Best Acting Studio” by AZ Foothills Magazine 2015, 2016, 2017. The Dearing Acting Studio makes theater and production a priority, along with their coaching. The studio provides opportunities for actors through full length plays, showcases, improv comedy shows and corporate entertainment. In the fall of 2014, Dearing Acting Studio added Phoenix Casting to our services. Our staff finds fun and joy in the casting process. (We love seeing actors go to work, and we love happy clients. Casting lets us do both!)

Matt Dearing


Master Acting Coach consistently trains with some of the best acting instructors around the world. He believes in constant growth & evolution - Dearing Acting Studio stands as a reflection of that commitment to improve. Matthew's students span the globe and can be seen on stage, film, TV and commercials every night of the week.


Leeann Dearing

Owner, Founder and Teacher


John Luke Grubb



In The Media

Dearing Acting Studio is an award winning studio that has been featured in both local and national media outlets from print to TV. Check out our classes or shows to find out what all the hype is about!

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