"I'd see child actors and I'd get so jealous, because they're just completely wide open."
- Joaquin Phoenix

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Saturday, Feb 24 - Mar 24 @ 3:30 - 5 PM
Fee : $250
Duration : 5 weeks
Register Online via email or Over the Phone 713.532.2867

All classes are recorded for parents to watch.


Since 2003, Next Actor Studio has been training child actors the art and craft of on-camera acting. Many of our students have moved on to star in major motion pictures while some are taking break while finishing high school at the moment and some others are still acting and are in our adult classes.

Our students participate in the films we make - independent films, Christian films, and student films and get their hands-on training and resume built. Our teachers are SAG-AFTRA and Equity Members from New York, Austin, Houston and Los Angeles. Students must know how to read in order to join our class.

Next Actor offers a variety of weekend and after-school Acting Classes for Kids, 6 - 10 years.Older or more matured children may choose the pre-teen classes or even the Stanislavski Method Class.

The Kids' On-Camera Acting session is directed towards helping your kids shed all inhibition as well combat stage fright at a very early age.Classes are held each week in front of the camera through improv exercises, games, commercials and scene works.

Students may bring a DVD or SD Card to class for recording their performances for parents to watch


ALEXANDRA CADENA : Our very own Next Actor Alum Alexandra Cadena graduated in 2017 from the prestigious Yale University and is currently doing her internship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center. A scientist and artist, Alex has earlier directed a musical titled 'Under' in New York that played at several festivals, produced a short film titled 'Dream Girl' in Houston that is currently being considered for the upcoming Niff Houston International Film Festival, and is passionate about teaching. There cannot be a better teacher for the kids to learn from such a bright, intelligent scholar who has proper film acting training in Stanislavski Method from Next Actor Studio and theatre training from the same ivy league school that produced Merryl Streep and Jodie Foster.


A very entertaining and Empowering Workshop on film production and directing for the creative kids who will shoot their own scenes during the class and learn the use of space, camera, framing, photography, writing, blocking and much more from our multiple award winning international directors whose movies are available all over the nation.

Email the studio for next schedule as the current class is full.
Register Online via email or Over the Phone 713.532.2867

Next Actor Kid Student Grant Goodman (below) shares screen with Sean Penn in THIS MUST BE THE PLACE.  Read >>


- Commercials
- Scenes and Scripts
- Cold Reading
- Improvisation Games
- Shedding Inhibition
- Boosting Confidence
- Memorization
- Movement & Blocking
- Expression
- Voice Acting
- Understanding the director
- Camera Tricks

All Classes are held at West U/Rice Village area. We have no other branch in Houston.


Filming ORPHAN TRAIN, an ongoing series.
Christian at 4 and 14, still acting, still with Next Actor.

Jackson On the set of Sex, Marriage, and Infidelity, written and directed by Next Actor Student and Forbes & Huffington Post writer RIchard Finger.

Acting for Adults

Acting for Pre-Teens/Teens


Student News

You may request your teacher for a report at the end of each class to keep up with your kid's session.

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