Houston Welcomes Back Popular Los Angeles Acting Coach John D'Aquino

John D’Aquino is a popular actor (NCIS, The Mentalist, Dexter, Shake It Up, Seinfeld, CSI, Cory in the House, Hannah Montana, JAG, 3RD Rock from the Sun) who has also consulted for Disney Channel. John is also an acting coach and runs John D’Aquino’s Young Actors Workshops in Los Angeles. He is known for helping prepare talented actors for careers in both television and film.

Teaching His Most Popular Youth Acting Workshops
Saturday, November 10th

$195 per Class or

$500 3 Class Superpass
(3 classes at $85 Savings)

Studios on 3 (in the Houston Design Center)
7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 333, Houston, Texas 77024


Each workshop is limited to the first 16 paid in full registrants only. Your registration is not complete and space not guaranteed until the workshop is paid in full. Walk in students will be accepted subject to space availability only.


Recently, John’s former students have been cast as the leads in the new CHARLIE’S ANGELS (Noah Centineo) and GOOSEBUMPS (Madison Iseman) movies. And, Nick Robinson played SIMON in SIMON.

Liana Ramirez has just been cast as a new Power Rangers! While Noah Centineo recently soared to Number # 1 on IMDB.com after All The Boys I’ve Loved aired on Netflix.

On television, his students play the title roles in Nickelodeon’s No Good Nick (Siena Agudong) and Disney’s Gabby Duran (Kiley Cantrall). Previously, Lizzie Greene played Dawn on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.

On Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans, three of John’s students starred simultaneously; Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo and Audrey Whitby.

John’s current and former students include Olivia Keville who stars alongside Jenna Fischer in ABC's Splitting Up Together, Other students have appeared in a wide range of TV, Film and on Broadway Theatre roles. Madison Iseman in Jumanji and Still the King, Lilla Crawford was Annie on Broadway and plays Little Red in Into the Woods, Natalie Coughlin stars beside Eddie Murphy in The Cook. John is possibly best known for his students on Disney Channel; Aedin Mincks on Jessie, Kenton Duty and Skyler Keesee on Shake It Up, Chris Galya and JJ Totah on Jessie, Alex Jones and Aubrey Miller on Kickin It, Aubrey Miller on Austin and Allie, Sam and Cat and Just Add Magic, Nick Robinson on Melissa and Joey, Cade Sutton on Kirby Buckets, and Cory Foglemanis on Girl Meets World. amongst many others. Rio Mangini stars on Bella and the Bulldogs. John was raised in the theater doing great dramas as well as raucous comedies and believes that all actors need to train and experience a broad range of styles to stay relevant in the entertainment industry.


Saturday, November 10th
9AM – 12PM

Tuition: $195.00 per class in advance
Maximum Class Size: 16 Students

The audience is tired of our words! They only want to hear STORIES! Are your stories exciting enough? So many actors think their dialogue is enough. It’s just the beginning! Dialogue is the roadmap to story! If you’re not making the challenges facing your character important enough you’re doing the wrong thing! Learn how to EXCITE your scene from start to finish! This course will involve improvisation as well as the scripted word. This is John’s latest class for all levels! (NEW CLASS)


Saturday, November 10th
12:30PM - 3:30PM

Tuition: $195.00 per class in advance
Maximum Class Size: 16 Students

(What you must do when you’re NOT speaking in a scene!) Most young actors know what to do with the dialogue but tend to get confused when they’re not speaking. So, they usually end up just waiting for their next line. Is that what you do in real life? No. Because,NO ONE KNOWS THE NEXT LINE!In fact, the black ink on the page only accounts for ten percent of the page.

In a real conversation, many stories go through our head. When an actor begins to understand all that they can apply to a scene, things get very interesting or HYSTERICA or DANGEROUS!!! Watching great movie actors, you begin to realize it’s what they’re NOT SAYING that makes them so captivating! This class will focus on all you can do to excite every moment of your performance!

REDIRECTS: Taking Direction

Saturday, November 10th
4PM - 7PM

Tuition: $195.00 paid in advance
Maximum Class Size: 16 Students

Whether at an audition or on set, we are judged by how quickly we can adapt notes offered by the director. We must abandon the performance we previously conjured and reinvent our choices instantaneously. New lines are often drafted on set and delivered to actors who must, in turn, deliver them live before an audience. This is why we work so hard to be ready for those moments of opportunity that distinguish us as professionals that directors need on set. This course teaches how to listen to the notes and implement them immediately into your work.