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OUR PEOPLE

Servant leadership. Mastery mindset.

The team at Dearing Acting Studio strives to live every day by our values.

We act with passion. We center everything in love. We progress through pursuing mastery.

The Guardians

Nimble and decisive leadership team tasked with ensuring every choice made is in alignment with our mission, vision and values.

Matthew Dearing

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.

Leeann Dearing

Leeann
Dearing

Co-founder

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

Shea Toepel

Shea
Toepel

Chief of Staff

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

Studio Crew

Behind the scenes team dedicated to personal growth and committed to creating a safe and inspiring studio environment.

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Isabel Root

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Wyatt Root

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Max Epel

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Sophia Nadler

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Courtney Berman

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Truman Hendrix

DON’T LIVE A LIFE OF REGRETS.
MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY.