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Studio For Performing Arts LA offers first-rate resources for actors to Elevate Your Craft & Career™ through classes, private consulting and special industry events.

Founded by bi-coastal Director/Actor Walid Chaya, our studio is known for offering acting programs that are constantly evolving alongside the ever changing film industry and geared to Walid's speciality, "The Business of Acting In The Digital Age." 

Our unique programs help actors meet and learn from industry experts for 'real world' training and tangible business tools. Walid mentors actors and draws from his years of experience in the LA, NY and DC production markets. Programs are available online and in Los Angeles.

We support a diverse and inclusive film and television landscape with our affordable and accessible programs, most recently our studio was awarded WINNER of 2021 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards for "Best Special Event" recognizing our MENASA Diversity Showcase.

Our most popular programs include VIP masterclassesdemo reel development and our 3-Day LA Acting Bootcamp with 12 Casting VIPs, Agents & Film Directors.

1-on-1 Career Consulting is also available for actors ready to enhance their image, bookings or representation. 

Actors interested in more intensive and routine training can apply for The Active Actor™, the first all-inclusive monthly package of its kind. The package includes a weekly business and scene study course co-taught by Walid and Casting Expert & Producer Ani Avetyan, professional development services, guest speakers, industry showcases and more.

For performers under 17, act up at our Kids & Teens Performing Arts Camps and discover College Admission Consulting for prospective college students interested in a BA or BFA in performance.


Our studio also produces customized College Showcase programs for schools, colleges and universities interested in bridging the gap between academia and the business.

New to our studio? Book a FREE Program Consultation for help creating a professional plan and sign-up for Free Webinars to get your acting career started.