The Actor Academy, Initially named Same Tag Television Arts Group was founded in Miami, Florida in 2012 by former actress and TV director Maria Eugenia Perera. We aim to create a unique proposal, different from all other acting schools.
Maria herself has designed our programs based on her experience and knowledge as a TV director for over three decades. "Over the years I realized that each network has a particular production line and defined brand. Actors can make mistakes because their technique is not aligned with the style of the production. Every network knows what works for them commercially".
Our teaching method seeks to train the actors to develop tools that meet the expectations of any network. We take inspiration from acting models of companies such as Nickelodeon and Disney, specializing in children and teen productions. Our programs cover different genres and styles from Sitcom, Standup Comedy, and Sketch Comedy, to Action, Horror, and Drama. We teach different acting techniques from Organic to Over-the-top.
We specialize in the new fusion of acting tendencies, which are present in current popular network productions. These new tendencies mix sitcoms with more serious genres. We are the only school in Miami that trains in such an innovative style, and the only one that has more than 24 young Actors working for the most important Network and production companies in the World. Our alumni have enjoyed successful careers in TV Networks from Nickelodeon, Disney, Fox To Telemundo, NBC, and Netflix.
MARIA E PERERA
Founder and owner of The Actor Academy, Maria graduated from the Central University of Venezuela with a degree in psychology in 1998. She specialized in training and professional development at the University of Miami in 2000 and later in Film Directing Techniques at the New York Film Academy in 2007.
Maria has over 33 years of experience in the TV industry, having produced over 28 soap operas, 11 music videos, and 5 children's comedies, all for large networks such as Univisión, Telemundo, and Nickelodeon. Most recently, she worked as a Technical Director on Nickelodeon's "Every Witch Way" and as General Director on Nickelodeon's "Tony La Chef", "Talia in the Kitchen" and "Vikky RPM."
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
1:1 CLASSES AND COACHING
One-on-one coaching sessions via Zoom/Google Hangouts for actors of all levels and age groups.
Customized programs also available in person (1-2 weeks)
One-on-one coaching sessions via Zoom/In-person for acting career consulting. College selection, Audition preparation.
There are many nuances that come with guiding a child actor. Our workshop focuses on what it takes to get noticed in this industry and being the parent of a child actor.
Bespoke actor landing pages with reel
Social Media Management
DANCING ON SCENE
Mondays 5:00-6:00 PM
Customized one-on-one programs are available in person.
Sound like a Pro
Sing like a Pro
FOR MAGNET 10 CHARTER SCHOOL
New World School of the Arts
Coral Reef Senior High School
South Miami Middle School
Southwood Middle School
Miami Arts Studio
Dr Michael Krop Senior High School
MAC/Miami Arts Charter School
BridgePrep Academy of Arts and Mind
Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts
Learning and practicing for the audition tasks (different for every school)
ailoring the interview to the school they are applying to.
Customized one-on-one programs are available in person.
CLASE DE ACTUACION
Actuación para Adultos
Sábados 2:00-4:00 PM
ACTING FOR SALES
Command the Business Stage and Dramatically Increase your Sales with Proven Acting Techniques.
ACTING SUMMER CAMP
JUNE 14/15/16/17/18 Week 1
JUNE 21/22/23/24/25 Week 2
The Actor Academy offers a concentrated summer training experience in Acting for Television, Film and Social Media. Young actors have the opportunity to learn the crucial skills of building a character, playing objectives, and expressing interior emotions physically and vocally. They learn to express themselves individually and learn how to work as an ensemble, gaining valuable leadership while having fun and making friends.
EVOLUTION/DRAMA QUEEN CAMP
JUNE-JULY 28/29/30/1/2 One Week
Through the Evolution Summer Camp participants will be able to analyze their strengths and areas of development. They will learn to love and appreciate themselves by recognizing their uniqueness and their many skills and abilities. They will become more aware of their communication style, and how this affects or support their relationship with others.
Presenting our best self through appropriate appearance, effective verbal and non-verbal communication will leave a positive lasting impression anywhere we go.
In summary, the camp will hone in many relevant soft skills that are necessary for kids and teens, to help them be well prepared to successfully rise above any challenges presented to them, socially and emotionally.
JULY 5/6/7/8/9 week 1
JULY 12/13/14/15/16 week 2
TAA's Filmmaking Boot Camp takes students through the entire filmmaking process in just two weeks. All students write, direct and edit one film, and work as crew, providing them the opportunity to work as a Director of Photography, Sound Technician, or Production Assistant.
The first 2 days of the 1st week are spent learning the fundamentals of filmmaking with separate classes in screenwriting, directing technique, and cinematography. By the the end of the 1st week and during the 2nd students are "in production" making their films in small crews of filmmakers along with several actors from the acting program.
By the end of the second week with an introduction to professional editing software students edit their films and are critiqued in class by their instructors. At the final Friday showcase, all the movies are screened in the theater at the weekly Friday night showcase for the entire camp.
VOICE ACTING $ DUBBING
JULY 19/20/21/22/23 One Week
With the exponential growth and demand for video content by Netflix, Amazon and the emerging video streaming Platforms,Voice Acting, and dubbing from foreign languages into English, Spanish and many other languages is a growing area in the industry.
Do you want to be able to play the most fun characters using your Voice? We will give you the tools and light your way on this Intense and incredibly fun Journey.
Strategic leader in professional and organizational development. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Barry University. Master of Science in Human Resources Management from FIU. Certified ontological coach, skilled in leadership development, succession planning and talent development. Certified analyst in different assessments and tools to measure behavior, aptitude, emotional intelligence, personality and engagement to help people develop their potential.
Bachelor degree in advertising at the ADH. He has completed two Master Certificates at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA Music Production and Orchestration for Film and TV. In 2018 he graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. earning an Entertainment Business Master of Science Degree. He is a two-time Latin Grammy Award Certificate winnertwo Gold awards in ANDA festivals in Venezuela, Sol de Bronze award, FIAP festival Buenos Aires Argentina award, UNICEF.
Venezuelan children’s Choreographer/Dance Professor with 40 years of experience with a focus in Arts. Studies at Hochelaga Institute in Montreal, Canada concentrating in modern dance studies. Founder in 1980 of Maria Zapata Escuela de Danza where thousands of children in the community attended over the years.
Founder of The Academy of Arts and Mind, actress, teacher, director and producer. 40 years of experience. Graduated from the Higher institute of Arts and from the National School of Arts of Cuba.
Isabel is a Motivational Journalist, her journey led her to conduct inspirational interviews that deliver most positive vibes to her audience. She is a writer/editor in Chief of digital magazine "Sonrie Miami " and main host at tv show "Por culpa de Eva".Her background and expertise was fundamental in gathering the cohesive team that composes So Marketing Agency a digital marketing business that specializes on creating content, design services and developing marketing strategies.
Mass Communicator Professional, Corporate Communications and PR concentration area. She started as a political journalist at a very young age, performing meaningful interviews to relevant political figures. She is head of production for both "Sonrie Miami" and "Por Culpa de Eva". She has a Master in Strategic Management, her abilities had led her to manage the activities and being on charge of co-workers relationships. She develops our actors Social Media and Landing pages.