Passion . Love . Mastery

Your journey starts here

The best actor in the room is the best listener in the room. We teach hyper-listening through ever evolving techniques that allow our actors to “live their truth” while in front of the camera, on-stage and in their daily lives. The two core concepts from which everything is built are script and improvisation. We are not interested in a good performance. In fact we are not interested in “performance” at all. We engage in truth which is where ‘great’ lives – and ‘great’ is something we are very interested in. Great scripted work should look, sound and feel like improvisation; like the actor is creating the lines from thin air. Great improvisation, in our studio, will look, sound and feel like a scripted play that has been precisely blocked and rehearsed. Once students have progressed through these concepts there is a master level course that brings it all together.

These simple yet profound ideas are at the heart of every program from the Master Class and Core Curriculum to the Teen and Youth Programs. We believe in developing a hunger for mastery at every level and every age. There is no beginning and there is no end to our program because we simply think there’s a better way. As a studio we will always be evolving, therefore the curriculum and the growth of our student’s cannot be held captive by superficial levels. At Dearing Acting Studio there are no gimmicks, no excuses, no glass ceilings. You will see the difference and love our process or your money back, guaranteed.

matt

Matt
Dearing

Founder

Founded Dearing Acting Studio in 2007, ongoing master class and e-course instructor. Personal coach to elite actors, executives and organizations. Founder of Chaos Comedy Improv and Phoenix Casting.

leeann

Leeann
Dearing

Owner, Actress, Comedian and Teacher

Specializes in teaching commercial and comedic acting workshops at Dearing Acting Studio. Co-founder of custom comedy and viral video company Leeann & Michelle.

Brian

Brian
Sweeney

Inspirational Speaker and Teacher

Youth, teen and adult instructor at Dearing Acting Studio bringing over a decade of teaching experience into every class. Founder of non-profit Lighthouse Theater and youth outreach Limbitless Motivation.

john

John Luke
Grubb

Director, Producer and Teacher

Youth, teen and adult instructor at Dearing Acting Studio. Producer and director of in house studio productions.

Brian

Richard
Lippert

Teacher

Specializes in teaching script and improvisation at Dearing Acting Studio. Studio representative for the Executive Association of Greater Phoenix and the Arizona Production Association. Veteran Navy pilot, entrepreneur, working actor and professional stunt driver.

john

Shea
Toeple

Operational Manager and Teacher

Youth, teen and adult instructor at Dearing Acting Studio. Manages studio operations and communication. Certified and active yoga instructor with a bachelor’s degree in the performing arts.

Brian

Joey
Sweeney

Studio Assistant

Youth and teen assistant teacher. Production assistant.

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