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THIS IS US

OUR PEOPLE

Servant leadership. Mastery mindset.

The Guardians

MATTHEW DEARING

President & Chief Listening Officer

Author, speaker and professional development coach to elite performers, executives, and anyone aspiring toward greatness. Founder of Dearing Entertainment LLC, Dearing Acting Studio, PHX Casting, and Chaos Comedy Improv.

Matthew Dearing - Author, Speaker, Professional development coach and Founder of Dearing Entertainment LLC, Dearing Acting Studio, PHX Casting, and Chaos Comedy Improv

LEEANN DEARING

Co-founder

Actress, entrepreneur and proud homeschool mom. Co-founder of the mom-centric performance and viral video company Leeann & Michelle.

Brian Sweeney

BRIAN SWEENEY

Chief Operating Officer

Actor, speaker and professional development coach. Founding member of Dearing Acting Studio, President and founder of Lighthouse Theater and performance director for PHX Casting and Chaos Comedy Improv.

Shea Toepal

SHEA TOEPEL

Chief Operating Officer

Actor, speaker and professional development coach. Founding member of Dearing Acting Studio, President and founder of Lighthouse Theater and performance director for PHX Casting and Chaos Comedy Improv.

Joey Sweeney

JOEY SWEENEY

Chief of Staff

Actor, Speaker and professional development coach. 1st assistant to studio president, casting coordinator for PHX Casting and director of communications at Dearing Acting Studio.

OUR CREW

OUR PROCESS

Dearing training works; for actors, celebrities, CEO’s, moms & dads, kids, teens, doctors, engineers and everyone in between – because the same core principles that go into being great on stage or film – apply directly to leadership, sales, communication and life itself.

listener

STEP 1
Be a great listener

Listening is at the core of every training, every session, everytime. Listening is the key to being authentic as an actor and in life.

technique

STEP 3
Technique and Performance

Learn, practice and repeat specific techniques proven to enhance performance and confidence in any profession. Programs and lessons are designed to get you on your feet. Less talking, more doing.

watch

STEP 2
Choose your own path

The only guaranteed path to success is the one you pave for yourself. We simply provide guidance in exposing personal weaknesses and then help you navigate through them. No cookie cutter classes, no gimmicks, no excuses.

mindset

STEP 4
Mastery Mindset

There are no shortcuts; the secret to leveling up in life is a commitment to 1% improvement every day. Master your craft, master your life and never stop
improving.

STUDIO PARTNERS

Looking For Recommendations?

Meet a few of our respected collaboration partners.

  • light house theatre
  • phoenix casting
  • chaos comedy
  • leean michelle
  • nextiva
  • riester
  • sbc
  • genetech
  • Deborah Maddox Agency
  • the agency arizona
  • dani agency
  • signature models and talent
  • exclusive model mangement
  • true story films
  • leighton agency
  • ford
  • north 32nd news
  • lovecraft