Mari Ferguson was a student of mine for many years, and is one of the most talented actors and teachers I have had the good fortune to instruct in my twenty-five year teaching career. She is knowledgeable, insightful, clever and positive. Her grasp of the basics of acting matches her understanding of human nature, which is really what acting is all about. She is patient, responsible, enthusiastic and supporting. And, above all, she is honest. If you are going to start a career, you could start with no better person. If you already have a career and seeking to take it to the next level, I unequivocally recommend you study with her.
Cliff Osmond's Actor's Studio Los Angeles, CA.
Mari Ferguson is one of the top teachers in the Houston area. We have referred hundreds of clients to her for instruction and guidance over the years and have been thrilled with the results!
I have known Mari Ferguson for several years now, as both an actor and an instructor. Mari has always been the consummate professional…talented, hard working and dependable on every level. I have had the pleasure of visiting several of Mari’s children’s classes. I am always astounded at the performance she is able to get from her kids, at all levels of experience. She not only gives them the skills they need to work on camera, but she provides them a safe and caring environment where they can hone their craft and feel confident about their work. She also teaches her children and their parents how to maintain a level of professionalism that is required of the business.
I'm telling you, Mari-Josh's career is all of a sudden sky-rocketing, and I feel like that is, in part, due to his working with you-what a gift you have been to him, and to us.
Mother to Joshua Rush
Mari has been instrumental. Ever since I started training with her, my confidence has skyrocketed as well as my acting career. She doesn't tell you what you want to hear, she tells you what you need to hear. She is nurturing, funny, patient, and above all, professional. If you have passion for the craft and work hard, Mari is that final piece of the puzzle you need to succeed. The acting community of Houston is lucky to have Mari Ferguson.
We are so lucky to have found Mari Ferguson. She is such a sweet person, but more than that she is an incredible acting coach. She is able to develop a child's natural acting ability and help them to understand acting needs to always seem "real". Our son, Braden, would not be where he is today without Mari's coaching. In three simple words: "We love Mari!"
Parents of Braden Fitzgerald
Thank you Mari for believing in Kylie, recognizing her natural talent and encouraging her in ways that have made her reach for the stars! Kylie is now a professional working actress in LA. Acting in feature films and on all major networks CBS, NBC, ABC and also kids network Nickelodeon. She is living her dream!
Mother to Kylie Rogers
"One of Mari's gifts is to bring the best out of the actor; that's why she produces the most high quality acting audition tapes in Houston. With Mari's experience, no matter what type of audition, she inspires the actor to find their truth in any type of role, whether comedic or dramatic without skipping a beat. If you want to get the best out of your audition, I highly recommend Mari as a top coach in our region. Thanks to Mari, I booked a lead role in a Citybank Lubbock commercial with a short turnaround. Thanks, Mari!"
Mari Ferguson has been Matt's coach for the last ten months. Matt had never been coached before and after working with her, he went to Los Angeles and was able to acquire an agent and a manager, which rarely happens on your first trip out and even rarer with less than a year's worth of training. In the last month, he has auditioned for pilots, commercials and print jobs. We have Mari to thank for getting us ready for the L.A. market and for being such a great friend! We love you, Mari!
Mother to Matt Prokop
I look forward to her classes every week! Her positive attitude and nurturing environment continues to make me a better actor. She is a working actor and knows the steps to breaking into the business. I would have never guessed that I would be moving to L.A. with confidence in my training before I started working with Mari. She is dedicated to her students and pushes them to their full potential.