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Get to Know Us

Initially named Same Tag Television Arts Group in 2012, The Actor Academy was founded in Miami, Florida by Casting Director and Executive Producer Vanessa Martinez, and Former Actress and TV Director Maria Eugenia Perera. Who have created a unique education  proposal different from all other acting schools.
Our teaching method seeks to train actors to develop tools that meet the expectations of any network. We take inspiration from acting models of companies such as Nickelodeon and Disney which specialize in children and teens productions. Our programs cover various genres and styles from  Sitcom, Standup, and Sketch Comedy to Action, Horror, and Drama. We incorporate a generous range  of acting techniques from Organic to Over-the-top.  



11 Years of Tradition


Maria has designed our programs based on her experience and knowledge as a TV Director for over three decades. She voiced, "Over the years I realized that each Network has a particular production finger print 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". 

We specialize in new fusions 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 an innovative style and has 24+ young Actors working for the most significant Network and Production Companies in the world. Our alumni have enjoyed successful careers in TV  Networks such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Fox, Telemundo, NBC, Netflix among others. 

Training and Philosophy

          MARIA E PERERA

Maria E Perera

Founder and owner of Same Tag Television Arts Group in 2012 and The Actor Academy in 2020. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela.
Maria graduated from New Profession Institute in 1992 with a Mayor in Marketing and Advertising. In 1998 she graduated from Central University of Venezuela with a degree in Psychology.

In 1998 Maria moves to USA. 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 36 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 Nickelodeon, Univisión and Telemundo. 
Maria has a very success...

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