What people say about us
"I recently had the great pleasure of working with - the well organised and truly professional - Young Actors Studio. The focus, preparation, performance and commitment of the students was extraordinary and they were a delight to work with. I look forward to working with Jotham & Anna again in the future and considering their beautifully equipped students for future roles."
Ben Cogan, Casting Director
"Anna’s passion to teach is just the beginning, her industry experience, attention to detail and extensive knowledge of theatre and its practices have really helped me when applying for drama school, she knows what to do, how to do it and will get you there!"
Parth Thakerar, Professional Actor, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Graduate.
"I was doing a lot of trial and error, not really having any idea what was expected of me at auditions, how to approach them or even how to really prepare for them. I met Anna a few months before applying to drama school and can say without any shadow of doubt in my mind that she was the most important person in helping me to get in. From teaching me how to approach text, understand it, bring it to life and even bringing the confidence in myself, i thank her.
Friendly, professional and truly inspirational-I cannot think of another person as valuable as she has been to my training. Thank you"
Kevin Kamara, Professional Actor, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) Graduate.
“I cannot stress enough how valuable it is to have Anna Ostergren as an Acting Coach. I recommend anyone with a serious passion for acting and a desire to do nothing but excel in the field, to seek this woman out and take that first step to becoming a professional.” Currently working for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Ken Nwosu, Professional Actor, Drama Centre Graduate.
"My daughter was very fortunate to be assigned Anna as her acting coach and was able to get signed by a prominent agent. Anna is hugely supportive of her students, self-effacing and works tirelessly with boundless enthusiasm to polish young actors to a level that gives them a good chance to have their talent recognised within the performance arts industry.
I am grateful for what Anna has taught my daughter and I highly recommend her to anyone who has the opportunity to be coached by her.”
Peter Jinks, Parent.
"I have known Jotham for approximately three years now. He is an example of the best that an independent acting coach can offer. He has taught my daughter, Summer, since she was 5 years old. Not only has he coached her in all aspects of acting, he also provides individual encouragement and pinpoints personal skills and has taught her how to tap into her emotions. He is approachable and very dedicated to his students and their personal growth and Summer has excelled under his guidance.
Her experience and confidence since working with Jotham, has gained her a place on a forthcoming training experience in Hollywood, LA." Now currently living in Los Angeles.
Sue Kimpton-Brown, Parent.
"Anna and Jotham provide a very supportive atmosphere for people attempting to enter into a very difficult profession. Working with them every week on audition material has boosted my confidence and completely prepared me for every audition. In less than a year, I feel as though both my technique and my own personal confidence have grown to a level it couldn't have before."
Amelia Kennedy, 2014 Drama School Applicant.
"I first met Jotham as a student in a film acting course he was teaching. Since then and over the past years, I have worked with him individually while preparing for US film and pilot auditions as well as for drama school and theatre auditions. In each case, working with him has enhanced my performance and my understanding of and abilities with the role."
Alex Haug, 2014, Student