See what some of our students say about the Sande Shurin Acting Studio:
“I met Sande when I was a precocious 18 Year old who had just moved to New York from Los Angeles and had sworn off of charlatan teachers. Within seconds of sharing her wisdom, insight and enormous generous creativity I was hooked. The next day I had an audition for Six Degrees of Separation for Broadway. As prepared, her words resonated in me, and I got the role. The next few years laid the groundwork for “Rent” and all my film work.”
Anthony Rapp, Star of Broadway & Film (Rent, Six Degrees Of Separation, A Beautiful Mind), Charlie Brown If /Only, Star Trek Discovery
“With Sande I ‘stopped acting’ and was able to have real emotions and experiences on stage. Acting returned to the incredible rush it had been earlier…that sense of flying.”
Annie Edgerton, Mamma Mia, Kinky Boots, Good People, Host Broadway Buzzed
“Life has become richer, sweeter and far more vivid for me under Sande’s guidance.”
Christianne Tisdale, Broadway/First Nat’l/West End/Toronto: Beauty and the Beast; Triumph of Love (original cast “OC”); On a Clear Day (revisal OC); Les Miserables (25th Anniversary OC); Titanic (1st National Tour OC); One Touch of Venus (West End Revival OC); and Sousatzka (Toronto OC). TV: The Black List (recurring); 30 Rock; The Enemy Within; David Letterman; Law and Order, CI; and the award-winning web series Wallflowers. Her debut album Just a Map—A Lullaby to the World has lulled listeners to sleep around the globe. She has performed works ranging from Bach to New Age in such famed halls as New York’s City Center, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls, Camden Yards, The Kennedy Center, and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. She is currently producing the docuseries Ghost Lights: Reclaiming Theatre in the Age of AIDS which explores the impact of the AIDS crisis on theater and its vibrant community. Yale graduate. Instagram @GhostLightsDoc Everything you never needed to know at www.ChristianneTisdale.com.
“I just wanted to let you know how it’s going teaching Transformational Acting to my advanced high school students. In a word-Fabulous! Sande is a Master.”
“I thank you so much for the training you gave me in those first years of mine in the business. You gave me great lessons in life as well as well as an actor. I am deeply grateful.”
Peter Flynn, Artistic Director The Hangar Theater.
“From the depths of my soul to my simple thoughts I thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow in your ‘perfect’ environment.”
Patricia Panarella, Film, Theater, and Restauranteur
“Before working with Sande I had been trained in Method. Sande truly taught me that acting shouldn’t feel like a heavy, painful exercise but a joyful, freeing experience.”
Jicki Schnee, film, TV and stage actress.
“Here’s to great acting teachers, astrology, foreign women and the “Bruce” factor.”
Robert Margolis, award winning filmmaker and actor (“The Definition Of Insanity”)
“You are truly a treasure.”
Richard Waits, actor- Broadway, “Dreamgirls”, “Chess.”
“You are such a blessing. Thank you, again and again and again.”
Amy Pojak, model, actress.
“I can’t believe how much better and confident I feel every time I leave your studio. I seriously wouldn’t be able to do this without you.”
Mike Harlow, singer/model/actor.
“Sande has helped me immensely as a actor, and now in casting at All My Children. I constantly see her technique shining through her students at auditions.”
Bob Lambert Casting, All My Children.
“Sande is an incredible teacher. She can help any actor break-thru what is blocking them to help them become a more truthful, more interesting actor. Her Techniques are so good I use them in my life as well as work”
Casey Nicholaw, Tony nominated Director Choreographer: The Drowsy Chaperone, and Tony winner for The Book Of Mormon, Spamalot, Mean Girls and The Prom
“I got my first agent as a result of Sande’s expert teaching and directing.”
William Sanderson, “Blade Runner” HBO series regular Deadwood, True Blood.
“Working with Sande impacts all my careers in an extraordinary way. Acting is fun and creative, producing is exhilarating, choreographing is amazing and my private accounting business is soaring!”
“After years of studying with some of the other ‘Greats’ I met Sande Shurin and experienced her Transformational Acting Technique. Sande taught me to be present and act truthfully…moment to moment…coming from my unique self. Acting has become fun again. Thank you Sande”
Robert Bannard, Broadway, Film and TV actor.
“Sande’s pinpoint direction instantly elevates my acting in every session. I go beyond my comfort zone to a magical place where creativity lives and breathes in the moment”
Kelly Calabrese, Actor, Host, Red Carpet Interviewer
“Sande’s classes are profound, inspiring, elegant, and simple.”
Phillip X Levine, Poet, Actor, Editor Chronogram Magazine, President Woodstock poetry society.
“I came to Sande after my year as Miss New York; I had been out of classes for a year and lost my inspiration to act. Sande changed all that. I worked with her privately, then took her Intensive then her classes. Sande’s technique surpassed any that I had studied. I saw immediate results in my work”
Brandi Burkhardt, Broadway actress
“While working on The Producers, which takes place in 1959, I immersed myself in one of the distinctions of Sande’s techniques called ‘stylistic and cultural factors’ which helped me create the world of the play yet allowed for my personal daily differences. I was able to live in a different era while using my current experiences and emotions.”
Robert Fowler, Broadway actor, The Coasters live and TV. Tony award winner for Broadway Inspirational Voices
“Sande is beyond extraordinary!”
Tripp Hanson, Broadway actor and member of the Manhattan Rhythm Kings