Training You Need
For the Roles You Want

1st Team Actors Studio is dedicated to bringing Hollywood-caliber training to Northeast Ohio. In addition to ongoing in-person classes, the studio offers online training and weekend masterclasses featuring industry professionals representing diverse markets. From directors to agents, managers and actors, our team is uniquely connected in the film industry.
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Find the Training That's Right for You

We work with actors at every stage in their careers. From the brand new actor interested in breaking into the industry, to the veteran actor who wants to keep their skills sharp, our training program meets each actor where they are at and expertly equips them to be competitive in this industry!

In-Person Acting Classes

Looking for in-person acting classes in the Cleveland area? Register for our live classes held at our location in North Olmsted!
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Online Acting Classes

Not in the area? No problem! Browse through our expertly-lead online courses to advance your career from where you are!
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Private Lessons & Audition Taping

Book one on one time with a Coach for private lessons, audition coaching, career consultation or material review! 

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We're a Community.

Whether you're just starting out, have years of training or are looking to break into a new hobby, our acting coaches are here to guide you. Our staff genuinely cares about your success. From the moment you register, we'll be here to support, instruct and cheer you on.

We've been in the industry for decades. Through this time, we have developed learning tracks specifically created to get you camera ready, help you perfect your technique and guide you through your on camera career. This industry can be complicated, and we are here to help! Learn more about our tracks and how to get started.

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Our Coaches & Staff

Our coaches have the ability to expertly teach the craft of acting along with a deep understanding of the business. The instructors at 1st Team Actors Studio are all working actors with training from the most reputable programs in LA, NY, and Chicago. Our instructors credits include everything from major motion pictures and television to national commercials and voice over work.


Donna Belajac, CSA, Owner of Donna Belajac Casting
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Why Industry Professionals Love 1st Team

"1st Team Actors Studio has really filled a need in the Cleveland talent market. On-camera skills are crucial for booking film and television work. 1st Team’s students have come a long way in just a few years. I cast several of them in 2022 on projects such as Shooting Stars (Peacock), Mayor of Kingstown (Paramount +) and 12 Desperate Hours (Lifetime) without knowing they were students at 1st Team – a pleasant surprise! They competed with actors from all over the region in some cases. I recommend checking them out if you want to increase your chances of booking!"
Donna Belajac, CSA
Owner, Donna Belajac Casting
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Tips, Tricks and Insider Info

If you’re interested in an on camera career or simply looking to improve your skills as an actor, our blog provides valuable insights into the industry and techniques to enhance your performances. With expert tips and advice, we cover a range of topics from audition techniques to script analysis and character development.

By reading our blog, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the craft of acting, as well as learn practical strategies to help you succeed in the industry. So if you’re passionate about acting and want to take your skills to the next level, our blog is the perfect resource for you!

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