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Classes (Calgary): Emerging Artist Summer Acting Intensive – Six Degrees

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Classes (Calgary): Emerging Artist Summer Acting Intensive – Six Degrees

Six Degrees, Emerging Artist Summer Acting Intensive2 week On Camera & On Mic acting intensive for emerging actors aged 16+

with Chantal Perron and Christian Goutsis
and special guests Rhonda FisekciChris CinnamonDan McManus

Dates: July 24 – August 4, 2017.
Times:9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.
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The Six Degrees Emerging Artist Summer Intensive offers 2 weeks of high level and rigorous training in both film/television performance and voice-over, taught by working professionals. With a focus on performance styles, technique, emotional readiness, and making smart and specific choices, we push actors to reach their performance potential as we deeply explore the craft of acting. We are committed to preparing our students for success by giving them the confidence, knowledge, and tools needed to be working professionals, and dedicated to fostering and furthering their careers.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from long time working professionals, and to audition for and get feedback from Emmy nominated casting director Rhonda Fisekci, and mulitiple award winning voice director Dan McManus in a safe classroom setting.

Class size is limited to 12 actors in order to ensure that each participant receives ample on-camera and on-mic time where students learn from peer feedback and performances, as well as their own work through comprehensive and professional one-on-one instruction.

We welcome serious students who are keenly motivated, with a strong desire for a career in performance. A letter of intent is required for admission.

  • 55 hrs of instruction
  • Fee: $1100.00
  • Age: 16+
  • Max. participants: 12

To register, please submit a headshot, resume, and a brief letter of intent to

Six Degrees Performance Intensive Mission Statement:

To prepare students for a successful career as a well-rounded and versatile working actor by offering comprehensive high level education in all performance mediums, taught by industry professionals. To build and foster relationships with the professional community of artists, arts organizations, and educational institutions in an effort to grow and sustain a healthy pool of talent in Alberta.

Instructor Bios:

CHANTAL PERRON offers 17 years of experience, specifically, in the Alberta film industry. Easily one of the provinces top bookers, she also has worked as a Stand In on set, and works for Casting Directors as an experienced, trusted reader in the audition room.

An educator in her field from 2005 to present, Chantal has lectured at Red Deer College, SAIT, various regional high schools, been a facilitator and teacher for the Ultimate Audition Workshop out of Vancouver. Her small company, The Camera Loves You, has developed film audition workshops and intensives for all age groups. It has grown into a very popular set of classes and when one is offered, it fills within hours. Chantal taught public speaking to elite young athletes at the National Sports School and taught Film Studies at Playhouse North for 3 years. She is the recipient of the 2005 AMPIA Award for Best Actress for Chicks With Sticks. Chantal is also an accomplished theatre actor working on professional Alberta stages since 2000. She has been nominated for three Betty Mitchell Awards for her work in The Dazzle (2005), Scorched (2007), and Aviatrix (2012).

CHRISTIAN GOUTSIS6 Degrees Casting Director/Voice Director, started doing theatre, film, and television at a young age in 1985. He has now been a professional actor, director, writer, designer, musician, and acting teacher for over 25 years. He has appeared in numerous films, commercials, and network television programs, and has starred at every major theatre in Calgary, as well as coast to coast from Vancouver to Toronto, in the U.S, and has toured internationally. He is a multiple recipient of Dr. Betty Mitchell Awards, Calgary Critic Awards, and an AMPIA award nominee.

As both a voice talent and voice director, Christian has worked in every commercial and creative medium including documentaries, corporate narrations, radio plays, animations, as well as countless radio and television ads for local, national, and international companies. Christian has been teaching VO workshops since 2008, and has lectured and taught acting classes for both kids and adults since 1992 at various institutions from theatre schools to public schools in various school divisions, to post secondary institutions like the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, Bow Valley College, RMC, and Mount Royal University. Having worked extensively on many sides of the table, Christian offers valuable insight into all facets of the industry.

To register, please submit a headshot, resume, and a brief letter of intent to

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