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 William Esper Studio for Acting
New York , NY -10001
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The William Esper Studio is dedicated to the work of William Esper and Sanford Meisner, and to the belief that acting is a creative art and true excellence in its practice may only be achieved through total mastery of technical craft.  The Studio was established in 1965 and today ranks as one of the most respected professional actor training studios in America.

Led by legendary acting teacher William Esper, the Studio has trained a large number of accomplished professional actors who are active in Film, Television and Theatre.  Also contributing to this reputation is a passionate, involved student body and a faculty of dedicated master teachers.  All the work at the Studio is based on William Esper's 17-year association with Sanford Meisner, with whom he worked in close collaboration as both a teacher and director.  In 1977 Mr. Esper founded the MFA and BFA Professional Actor Training Programs at Rutgers University, which, under his leadership became one of America's most respected Conservatories.  

The Studio is able to provide M-1 visas to qualified applicants from other countries.  The Studio offers Full- and Part-Time Programs, as well as a 6-week Summer Intensive running from mid-June to the end of July.  The Studio makes every effort to maintain a continuity of training while accommodating the scheduling needs of professionals who are auditioning and performing.  

The Studio is open to all who have a serious desire to master a dependable professional craft.  Students must be capable of working with a distinguished group of dedicated teachers who expect their classes to strive for the highest artistic standards.  

Past Students Include:
Kathy Bates
Jennifer Beals
Kristin Davis
Kim delaney
Kim Basinger
Aaron Eckhart
Peter Gallagher
Stephen Adly Guirgus
Sal Inzirillo
Michael Lombardi
Jeff Goldblum
Regina Hall
Patricia Heaton
Dule Hill
Chistine Lahti
Paul Lazar
Mary McCormack
Wendy Malick
Gretchen Mol
David Morse
Timothy Olyphant
Harold Perrineau
Teri Polo
Sam Rockwell
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Tracee Ellis Ross
Daphne Rubin-Vega
Michelle Shay
Richard Schiff
Ian Somerhalder
Paul Sorvino
Dean Winters
Scott Winters
Larry David
Erin Daniels
Yul Vasquez