OUR TEAM

Acting Classes

Katrina Landa

Founder

 

Katrina Landa is a professional vocal and acting coach, singer, actress, writer and producer with over 18 years of experience and a Musical Theatre degree from American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Katrina has worked with many established artists, producers, filmmakers and major record labels, such as Universal Music Group, among others. Katrina has appeared in an extensive list of commercials and print, including 5-Hour Energy, Chick-Fil-A, Walmart, among others. She has also appeared in various feature films and a TV pilot which she also wrote and produced.​

Katrina has had extensive vocal training and experience in genres like Pop, Pop-Rock, R&B, Jazz, Musical Theatre and more. At the age of 16, Katrina was a part of a two girl pop group, where she worked on many records, music videos and performed on tour. Later, she became lead singer/songwriter of a pop-rock band. Katrina was soon approached by a producer with an offer to become a solo artist and a songwriter under Universal Music Group. At the moment, Katrina is recording her solo album and working with one of New York City's top producers.

Kent Moran

Co-Founder

 

Kent Moran is a multi-award winning actor and filmmaker. He has starred in such movies as The Challenger, (Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Justin Hartley) Regret, and Listen to Your Heart, (Cybil Shepherd, Alexia Rasmussen) with supporting roles in many other projects. His earlier work includes roles on Bold & The Beautiful, As the World Turns and Across the Universe.

 

Kent graduated with honors from Lehigh University where he majored in finance and studied acting and music. Following college, Kent studied under numerous reputable acting coaches and schools in both New York and Los Angeles, while acting in print ads, commercials, television and feature films.

 

As a filmmaker, Kent has written, produced, or directed 5 feature films that have won awards, been sold to reputable distributors and released worldwide in more than 35 countries. He has also directed several short films and music videos.

 

Kent has worked with such great actors as: Michael Clarke Duncan, Justin Hartley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Cybill Shepherd, Keith Powell, Shirley Knight, Susan Flannery, Kenton Duty, Danny Flaherty, Katherine McNamara, Robert Wuhl, Tina Benko, Ernie Sabella, Rob Morgan, Lindsay Hartley and more.

James Andrew O'Connor

Acting Coach

James Andrew O’Connor is a veteran actor of stage and screen, a producer and an acting coach born, bred and working in NYC. Raised with a true appreciation for Theater & Film, James started performing at the age of 16 onstage at Fordham Prep H.S. in the Bronx and never looked back.  He went on to earn a degree in Theater at The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. and further his studies at the National Shakespeare Conservatory, after which he returned to NYC to begin his professional pursuits as an actor. James hasn’t stopped for two plus decades. 

James has performed in over 50 Feature Films & Television programs with recurring roles in Gotham on FOX (Tommy Bones) & White Collar on USA (Dixon), as well as multiple guest and co-star roles in various network and cable episodics. Theater credits include The Roundabout’s production of ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’ on Broadway, the role of Harry Lime in Godlight’s production of ‘The Third Man,’  and most recently creating the role of Van in the premiere of Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer prize winning playwright, John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Japanese Porno’ with Nylon Fusion Productions. 

James is also husband to wife, Tammy and  the father of two young tykes. He is thrilled to be teaching and growing at the Acting & Voice Studios.

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