Houston Welcomes Popular Los Angeles Acting Coach John D'Aquino

John D’Aquino is a popular actor (The Mentalist, Dexter, Shake It Up, Seinfeld, CSI, Cory in the House, Hannah Montana, JAG, 3RD Rock from the Sun) who also consults for Disney Channel shows as well as other television programs. John is also an acting coach, known for helping prepare talented actors for careers in both television and film.

Teaching His Most Popular Youth Acting Workshops
Saturday, June 30th

$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

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His current and former students include Houston natives Olivia Keville, who stars alongside Jenna Fischer in ABC's Splitting Up Together, Landon Gimenez (Resurrection) and Abby and Tate Chapman (Liv and Maddie andSplitting Adam). They and other students have appeared in a wide range of TV, Film and 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 onJessie, Kenton Duty and Skyler Keesee on Shake It Up, Chris Galya and JJ Totah on Jessie, Alex Jones and Aubrey Miller on Kickin It, Noah Centineo on 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. On Nickelodeon, three of his students appear on one show, The Thundermans with Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo and Audrey Whitby and Lizzie Greene stars in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn and Rio Mangini on Bella and the Bulldogs. John was raised in the theater doing great dramas as well as raucous comedies and believe that all actors need to train and experience a broad range of styles to stay relevant in Hollywood.

PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE
How to Audition for Disney or Nick

Saturday, June 30th
9:00am to 12:00pm

Tuition: $195.00 per class in advance
Maximum Class Size: 18 Students

What distinguishes a Disney and Nick audition from other auditions? The two main children’s networks are not only looking for talent, they’re looking for “aspirational kids” that other kids want to be like. They come in all different shapes and sizes, but they share one thing in common. They know who they are, and they carry that into the room and into their auditions. We’re going to look at all aspects of the Disney/Nick auditions to see how we can put more of you into your audition. We’ll examine how you enter the room and interview, through your transition into your scene (will be provided in advance), to finding yourself in your character, all the way to your dynamic exit and gracious goodbye! John will share his own personal preparation routine that helped not only him book major a role on Disney, but many of his students!

PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE
Scene Study for the Camera

Saturday, June 30th
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuition: $195.00 per class in advance
Maximum Class Size: 18 Students

Every Dramatic scene has a ticking clock! To the characters, it’s life and death! Or, at least it feels that way. If it doesn’t, the audience will change the channel or leave the movie house or theater. An actor’s job is simple... CAPTIVATE YOUR AUDIENCE! The story, along with your performance, must be COMPELLING!! John applies the lessons he has learned in the theater, on television and on film sets and teaches his own “math” for bringing a dramatic scene to life and presenting it for camera. John will share his technique for creating dynamic discoveries that could help you book your next job! Scenes will be sent in advance and students will work in pairs.

AUDITION TECHNIQUE
How to book the Job on the White Part of the Page
(What you must do when you’re NOT speaking in a scene!)

Saturday, June 30th
4:00pm to 7:00pm

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

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 they can be putting into a scene, things get very interesting or hysterical or dangerous! Great movie actors are captivating for what they’re NOT saying! This class will focus on all you can do to keep every moment exciting in your performance.