George Bennis

The workshop was a great experience. As an actor at 80 years old, I am really glad I made the decision to attend.  It was designed for all levels of experience. I personally came away with more confidence and feeling better about myself. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is serious about the business. Good investment.

Jennifer Polly

My daughter has been taking classes with Joanna for about 8 months and I have so enjoyed seeing her grow as a young actress. She loves being taught under Joanna’s instruction. Because of her classes, my daughter’s confidence level has increased dramatically, and as a direct result of Joanna’s lessons, our daughter was accepted into the Grammy-endorsed, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts theater program. She was up against students that had been training for 3 or more years at a previous art middle school. We couldn’t be more excited about that! The successes of her other students, both children and adults, are a testament to Joanna’s drive to push them to achieve their best.

As a parent, I must say how impressed I have been with not only Joanna’s talent as a teacher, but her drive, demeanor, and overall character. She is genuine and sincere. She treats us like friends, not customers. Joanna is very engaging with parents and her students. She exudes a calm confidence in what she does, even under pressure and time constraints.

Joanna has a true gift for teaching. Joanna is patient and passionate, and employs numerous techniques to grow their knowledge, skills, and experience. It has been fascinating to witness Joanna in action as she teaches students to dig deep inside to bring out the character and make it believable to the audience.

Eric Dooley

This class has not only helped me overcome self-doubt, but has given me confidence and experience as an actor. After studying with Jo, I feel like a new person. I strongly recommend this class to anyone and every one who is interested in acting. One of the best decisions of my life. As a person I have grown and am forever grateful for it.

Laura Bogen

Joanna’s studio is a place to discover yourself, to push yourself to your peak, to find what truly motivates you in a way that translates onto the screen or stage that is completely genuine and authentic. This part of my life has been the most revelatory and fulfilling. The dedicated instructors and the learning processes make up just a part of what the Horton Actors Studio truly embodies. There is no place like it.

Cher Davis

Joanna gives me chance to grow as an actress especially with her awesome guidance on-set. Can’t wait until our next collaboration! THANK YOU!

Dr. Nadia Ramoutar

Joanna is a rare woman with tremendous talent that she is generous in sharing and cultivating in others.  Joanna is clear and focused about doing “the work.” She brings sheer determination and passion to make something new manifest in front of her eyes. With students, I have seen the compassionate yet firm way in which she pushes people to new heights. She does not take short cuts and moves herself and her students beyond where they think they can go.  If you get a chance to cast her or hire her as an acting coach do it.  You will be so glad you did. She’s a delight to be around and a catalyst for good.

Dana Tartau

Joanna is an amazingly talented acting teacher. Her insight, passion and integrity is inspiring and made me remember how much I love acting. I would recommend her to any actor out there that is looking for a teacher to help them out with their careers.

Suzanne Feehan

Joanna has an extraordinary, intuitive ability to be able to see inside a person and extract a talent they might never have known they had!

Oana Jones

Joanna taught me everything I needed to get started in acting and more. This is way more than just an acting class. I was never much of a public speaker, but after taking this course for the first month I have gained confidence I never had before. I have always wanted to take acting classes and Joanna has turned out to be the best teacher and mentor possible! She has helped me develop my speaking and self expression skills to a higher level. Horton Actors Studio has even set me up with actual auditions for paying roles in movies, and I have met great friends along the way who share my dreams of acting! I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to get into acting. You won’t be disappointed.

Daniel Donaldson

Joanna’s instruction has helped me land an agent, and roles in student films, short films, and a feature film in just a year of studying with her. Under Joanna, I know how to be in the moment, to adjust to directions, and what to expect on set and in auditions – which I wouldn’t have known before. Anyone serious about succeeding in acting will get all the tools for success from Joanna.