Classes for Teens - Phantom Projects

Phantom's teen acting classes feature:

  • An energetic, creative environment
  • Intense craftwork
  • A space to meet and collaborate with fellow young actors

 Many of the teens involved in Phantom Projects today first found us through our classes! Regardless of your experience level or specific acting focus, we have a place for you.

Check out our Class Highlights page for student profiles, alumni achievements, and more!

Phantom Projects alum Danielle Keaton has been a working actress for over 25 years! Danielle began her career alongside John Rubenstein and Brian Stokes-Mitchell in the West Coast Premiere of Ragtime at the Shubert Theatre. Since then Danielle has amassed an impressive list of television credits, guest starring in many popular shows such as Without a Trace and Beverly Hills, 90210. Danielle has also worked with a number of talented actors and directors in films such as John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned starring the late Christopher Reeve, the indie film Traveler starring Bill Paxton and Mark Walhberg, Puppet Masters alongside Cory Feldman, and Beethoven’s 3rd with Judge Reinhold. Danielle can also be seen in the films American Black Beauty and Protecting the King, in which she stars as the girlfriend of Elvis Presley’s stepbrother and bodyguard. Danielle also portrayed Anne Frank at the California Theatre in their production of The Diary of Anne Frank, and was thrilled to be part of the Worldwide Premiere of Frankenstein at Fullerton College. More recently, Danielle has expanded her involvement in the entertainment industry outside of acting and is now working on the Warner Brothers lot as a Development Assistant, and at the newly formed Production Company for Director Todd Phillips and Actor Bradley Cooper. During her two years at Warner Brothers, Danielle got to see firsthand the casting process for Jonah Hill’s new movie, sitting and discussing closely with the director and producers which gave her the incentive to want to teach fellow actors: preparation before an audition, auditioning techniques, cold readings, working on-camera, and learning to deal with the ups & downs of the entertainment industry. Danielle’s technique focuses on moment-to-moment acting and the philosophy of one of her acting mentors: “Keep it simple, keep it clear, but most of all be sincere.”

At Phantom Projects, we strictly limit our class size to fifteen students in order to give them the individual attention they require to develop into working artists. Our classes are fun and welcoming, but we also push our students so they can reach their full potential.

Anyone can act, but not everyone can act truthfully. We teach our students to understand the behavior and motivation of a scene through self-exploration, improvisation, and relaxation. The goal is for our students to find the truth within the subtext and allow their imaginations to soar. Within a safe, supportive environment, we encourage our students to risk, explore, create, and believe in the powers of their creativity.

Advanced enrollment is HIGHLY recommended. Walk-ins can sometimes be accommodated; however, they are not guaranteed admission and may be turned away. (Please note: Walk-in prices are slightly higher than advance purchases!)

  • There are no refunds for missed classes.
  • Cancellation Policy: After a student enrolls and payment is received in full, a refund will only be issued if cancelled 14 days before the class. Otherwise, a credit can be issued for future classes or tickets to a performance.
  • There will be no guests permitted in the classroom. Parents can wait for their students in our lobby.
  • To ensure the quality of our classes, students will not be admitted beyond 10 minutes after a class start time. A student will be considered absent and no refund/credit will be issued.
  • A disruptive student can be removed from a class at our discretion. No refund or credit will be issued in this scenario.

All classes are held at our Rehearsal Hall: 15517 Phoebe Ave, La Mirada CA 90638


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Tuesday Afternoons: Teen Scene Study (Ages 13-17)

Every Tuesday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Our Intermediate Teen Scene Study acting class focuses on finding the writer’s voice through script analysis and making strong, specific choices that are playable yet open to adjustments and direction. This class is designed for actors who have a strong acting foundation and are looking to really perfect their skills.

Friday afternoons: acting for camera (AGES 12-17)

Every Friday: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Our Acting for Camera class is designed for students who are new to being on-camera or who want to further develop their audition skills and confidence. This is a fun class in which students get to work on a variety of material from Television, Film, and Commercials, and learn professional “on set” verbiage. Students will also learn on-camera audition and cold-reading techniques.

Saturday Afternoons: Teen Acting Foundation 2.0 (By Invitation Only)

Every Saturday: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Our Teen Acting Intensive class give teens the chance to dive deeper into the craft of acting. Students are exposed to scene study, acting exercises, monologues, and audition technique, and learn to shift between theater, film and television, all while finding their voice as a performer. Taking our Saturday Morning: Foundation of Acting Class at least once is required; however, if you are advanced and are interested in taking the class, please email to schedule an audition.

Private Coaching Session (Skype & Self-Taping Options Available)

Do you have an upcoming audition or want some extra, dedicated attention to a role or project? Let our instructors help you dissect your role and get you ready! (30 Minute or 60 Minute options.)

SELF-TAPE: Your Camera, our professional lighting and backdrop. We can get you ready for the audition AND film your audition for self-submission.

SKYPE COACHING: Can’t make it to our facility? Let our instructors help you get ready over the computer.

Private Coaching: Discounted Thursdays 3:30-4:30PM

Save $20 on private coaching when you book a Thursday session!

Private Coaching: Discounted Thursdays 4:45-5:45PM

Save $20 on private coaching when you book a Thursday session!