Wherever your creative path takes you, this is where it begins.
The School offers a professional training program based in Los Angeles, study abroad opportunities in Italy and workshops across the US, Canada and Europe. The School's founder and director, Paola Coletto, is one of forty students in the world to have completed the pedagogical program as a teaching specialist under the French teacher Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
The coursework at The School is grounded in the European-based tradition of physical theatre, but many different experiences and approaches have contributed to shape the vision that brought The School to its current form: a laboratory for artistic and personal research. Stemming from the founder’s professional sports background, actors at The School are considered to be like athletes on the field of creation, with an equal need for consistent training, exercising the tools of body and mind, in order to become sophisticated players.
Through discovery, experimentation, intense physical training and personal growth, The School prepares a foundation for students to create the success they seek on their specific career paths. The School curriculum provides a practical application for a variety of professions, from text-based stage work to acting in TV/ film.