About Us

Founded by CSA Casting Director Katy Wallin, AIA Actors Studio has been empowering actors with training and consulting on the business side of acting since 1989. We work to supply actors with the tools necessary to navigate this difficult industry.  And while we stress that all of our actors continue to study and create the building blocks of a strong creative foundation, we also teach the importance of building relationships and understanding the business. AIA is proud to provide a place where actors and the industry can come together in a professional and creative environment.

  Jason Alexander Jan. 2010

In addition, AIA has hosted many distinguished industry professionals since its inception. Billy Bob Thornton launched our Celebrity Forum Series by presenting a screening of Sling Blade and then participating in an inspirational Q&A session. Other guests have included: Kevin Costner, Michael Bay, Jason Alexander, Erick Avari, Wes Craven, Joe Mantegna, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Kevin Pollak, Corinne Mann, David Zucker, Garry Marshall, Henry Winkler, Suzanne de Passe, Michael Besman, John Landis, Matthew Lillard, Tom Green, Jeff Probst and many others.

In 2009, AIA became an affiliate of Now Casting Inc. thereby affording AIA technological advantages not available anywhere else! (Re)View NOW lets casting directors see your Now Casting profile before the class and helps them to select appropriate scenes for you.  Playback NOW offers each actor a private video of their reading from the workshop on their Now Casting profile they can view whenever they wish.  They can study themselves as well as review the feedback they received.  

AIA Actors Studio continually pursues excellence.  We look forward to working with you to shape your future!


Success Story

Noel Baker

All the hard work that Premiere Member Noel Baker put in has finally paid off! She recently signed with The Stander Group after meeting one of their agents at an Agent Spectacular! Congrats!!!

Success Story

Grandison Phelps III

AIA Premiere Member Grandison Phelps III signed commercially with HRI Talent after attending his FIRST Agent Spectacular!