Owner/Artistic Director Lauren O’Quinn
Lauren O’Quinn is an award-winning professional actress with over 150 national and regional commercials and numerous films and television shows to her credit. She majored in Theatre at the University of Georgia before moving to Orlando in 1997. She has been working with actors as a coach since 1999 and teaching professional acting classes since 2002. For 10 years, she taught advanced acting classes for Art Sake Studios – and in 2012, opened ClassAct Studios. She is a founding member of Art Sake Studios’ resident ensemble, a former talent agent, and a freelance casting director. Her specialty is training actors in deep emotional access and the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Lauren’s unique background of experience on all sides of the camera gives ClassAct actors the ability to gain invaluable knowledge about the business of acting, as well as the craft.
Resident Instructor (Reel Foundations/Intensive)
Landon Price has been a performer since he was in middle school and acting locally since 2003. He has been part of the Orlando International Fringe Festival, Orlando Playfest, numerous independent films, regional, and national commercials for clients such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Publix, and SeaWorld. Working as a host, trainer, and facilitator for Walt Disney World, Landon has extensive experience teaching both large and small classes and has been working with Lauren since 2004. Landon teaches Reel Intensive, co-teaches Reel Foundations, and continues in his capacity as Lauren’s teaching assistant for the Reel Masters’ classes.
Reel Acting for TEENS
Rachael Thompson has been a professional actor for more than a decade and her training lead her to begin studying with Lauren O’Quinn at ClassAct in 2009. Since that time, she has assisted Lauren as a teaching assistant and appeared in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. Recent credits include Bloodline (with Sissy Spacek and Ben Mendelsohn), The Inspectors, Swamp Murders, Sunlight Jr. (with Naomi Watts) and national commercials for Ford, Doubletree Hotels, and Cumberland Farms. Rachael tapes actors at ClassAct for major films and television shows and works as a casting assistant with Mullen Casting. Her extensive experience on both sides of the camera, combined with her warmth and true passion for acting make her the perfect teacher to educate and encourage teen actors.