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I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as "acting"; there is only "life." I was taught a long time ago, as a young actor in the late 1970s,
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A professional Actress and Acting Coach in NYC for over 20 years, Lisa Regina has appeared on TV / Film in The Sopranos, Bronx Paradise, Priceless, The Real Housewives of NJ,All My Children, and national commercial campaigns for Delta Sky Miles, K-Mart and Macy’s. Most recently, she was the on-air host for the 2010 Maxwell Football Awards and is currently filming “79 Parts” in the role of Vera, with Award Winning Director, Ari Taub.
With a keen eye and unending mastery John Pallotta vision's the actor inside of you and like a craftsman, he pulls that vision into reality. As an acting teacher, he is a master of the human condition. He sees our potential as human beings and teaches his students to free their true nature through acting. John is as good if not better then the mentors & masters that taught him.
Oscar Winner Billy Badalato
Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon (Early Modeling)
Oscar Nominee Chazz Palminteri (Line)
Oscar Nominee Danny Aiello
Oscar Nominee Randolofo Cacavale
Oscar Nominee Nicholas Lorain
Oscar Nominee Norma Aleandro
Oscar Nominee Ricardo Darin
Tony Award Winner Billy Porter
Tony Award Winner Ruben Brache
Emmy Winner Johnny Alonso
Emmy Nominee Kevin Terrel
Emmy Nominee Anna Chulmsky (B Way - Vegas)
Emmy Winner James Brown
Emmy Winner Mia Michaels
Emmy Nominee Josh Charles (Broadway Orphans)
Emmy Winner Jon Favreau (Balm in Gilead)
Director Robert Downey Sr.
Grammy Nominee: Knoc-Turn'Al
Bonita Elery Louie C.K.
Joseph Donofrio Goodfellas
Frank Albanese Goodfellas, Godfather II
NY Knicks Roger Mason
Michael Phelps Olympic Swimmer
Rebecca Crews Director
Huston Rockets Kyle Lowrey
Activist Dick Gregory
Senator Frank Lautenberg
Ana Marie Jamoca Law and Order
Penwah Family Matters
Playboy Centerfold Cindy Guyer
Ron Millkie Friday The 13th
Milani Rose Super Model
Bianca Sloof Bubbles - VH1)
Creep Dogg Musical Artist
Asa Arnold Are We There Yet
Amanda Gordon Comedy Central
Nikki Estridge - Law and Order
Emmy Winner Jen Jiles
Emmy Winner Sue Dixon
Emmy Winner E. Dawn Samuel
Emmy Winner Ben Aaron
3 Time Tony Nominee Guy Shahar
Joey Lawrence (Early)
Mr. USA Michael Lynn
Dan Manjovi Award Winning Composer
Candiace Dillard Miss America
Josh Murray Taxi Brooklyn Series
Flint Beverage The Black List
Kenyah Hill Americas Next Top Model
Sarah Hartshorne Americas Next Top Model
Grammy Winner Kate Pierson
Grammy Nominee Talitha Cumi
Grammy Nominee Patrice Covington
Obie Winner Yvette Ganier
Those Coached, Read with or Endorsing Lisa Regina and John Pallotta
Now or early in their career
If John Pallotta were a boxer, he’d be Jake LaMotta. A singer? Johnny Cash. Coffee? Triple espresso. An award? Most definitely the Oscars.
"Lisa's passion for the craft and her love, support and dedication to each one of her students goes above and beyond what is expected of a teacher".
Inspired by their gift for providing deep insight with quiet, well-chosen words, Lisa Regina and John Pallotta are quickly becoming two of the top acting coaches on the east coast.
Lisa and John's method is aimed exclusively at unleashing the actor’s emotional power. their students find their own voice as an actor. Acting is a process. It is a journey of discovery. It is a living breathing process that happens each and every day and does not happen overnight.
Becoming an actor is learning a new way of thinking and about the way you look at life. Just as you make choices in life that determine your success or your failure. It goes the same for your choices you make as an actor.
Lisa and John are often contacted directly by NYC’s finest film schools, casting directors and legit agents for student referrals. This provides their students with casting opportunities, as well as true, on-set experiences right from the start.
What you will learn from Lisa and John
Take on a character in a split second with fullness.
Create believable emotion and be in the moment.
Make choices and feel confident in those choices.
Not freeze at auditions an quickly correct mistakes.
Book more work again and again.
Remember lines fast without memorizing.
Quickly change directions on a dime.
Prepare for an audition fast and feel good about it.
Add rich layers to your roles and performances.
Break your casting mold.