Jackie Diamond Studio

Welcome! For the Actor provides private coaching sessions for actors and directors.

Jackie Diamond Studio

Over the years I have studied and admired the work of many insightful Master teachers such as Ivana Chubbuck, Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Larry Moss and Elizabeth Kemp but my home is at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Hollywood where I continue to teach classes both in-studio and via zoom. Although I am California born and raised and Los Angeles is home for me, I have lived and worked between LA and Australia throughout my life. For several years I had the privilege of serving as a teacher at the prestigious 16th Street Actors Studio in Melbourne, Australia. In 2020 I began teaching zoom classes for AAFTA, and back here in Los Angeles I developed my own FTA classes where I have loved working with some amazing students! In 2018 I co-developed and co-produced two LA and NYC workshops with Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer prize winning writer/director, John Patrick Shanley, and in 2019 I co-produced and directed one of his short plays right here in Hollywood. I am a Founding Co-Artistic Director and was the Head of Talent in charge of casting and training over 5 years for Australian Theatre Company, based here in LA. In 2019 I was proud to be the Program Director for one of the biggest short play festivals in the world, Short+Sweet Hollywood Latino. I was responsible for initiating our partnership with NBC UNIVERSAL and ARGENTUM STUDIOS. I love actors and enjoy all the wonderful discoveries we make as we work together. There is nothing quite like seeing that light bulb moment when an actor finds a more connected way into the work! It’s those small but profound moments that keep me inspired! I look forward to working with you!