New York's award-winning acting studio
A Class Act NY was established by Jessica R. Grosman in 2005 and is Manhattan’s award-winning acting studio. A Class Act NY has been featured on NBC News three times, on the front cover of The Wall Street Journal and The NY Times, and on the hit television series, Nightline. Additionally, we were named Best in Class by Time Out Kids Magazine, Best Broadway Camp by CBS News and Top 5 Training Program by Backstage Magazine, the entertainment industry’s most trusted resource.
Mission Statement: A Class Act NY’s mission has been to enrich lives through the performing arts in a safe and supportive environment. Our instructors include prominent Broadway, TV and Film Stars, Talent Agents, Directors, Casting Directors and Managers from both New York and Los Angeles who will provide actors with an invaluable education and industry connections for performers. We have programs for everyone ages 4 through adults, from students just looking for a fun creative outlet to courses to help the aspiring actor achieve their professional goals.
We offer a wide variety of programs for actors including:
- Off-Broadway Productions and Cabarets
- Musical Theatre Training
- On-Camera Acting (T.V., Commercial, Film)
- Voice-Over Acting
- Private Lessons & Skype Coaching (Acting, Voice, Dance)
- Self-Tapes, Demo Reels and Audition Prep
- Agent & Manager Showcases
- Summer Programs
and much more…
Weekly classes give students the opportunity to hone their skills with industry professionals. Each class focuses on the different acting techniques needed to excel.
Our award winning one week programs for budding thespians and theatre veterans run from the end of June through August in New York City and beyond.
One Day Workshops
One day workshops provide students of all ages with unique opportunities to work in a small group setting and learn new and valuable skills with Industry Professionals.
We offer private coaching in our Midtown Manhattan office that fits into your busy schedule, and Skype lessons with Broadway actors and industry professionals.
About Our Artistic Director
Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman’s love of the performing arts began at an early age. At the age of 10, Jessica performed on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in a benefit for famed choreographer, Agnes DeMille. She shared the stage with some of the biggest legends in the business that night, including Tommy Tune and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Jessica continued her studies at the prestigious University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Conservatory Program. After graduation, she received her Masters in Secondary Education at New York University, where she graduated with honors
As a Casting Director at Nancy Hayes Casting, Jessica worked on Philip Kaufman’s feature film, Twisted starring Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson and Andy Garcia, the Indie feature, The Zodiac starring Grey’s Anatomy’s, Justin Chambers, Kieran Culkin and Robin Tunney as well as the television series, Presidio Med starring Dana Delany, Christine Baranski, and Blythe Danner and Monk starring Tony Shaloub. While at Nancy Hayes Casting, Jessica cast countless commercials, voice-overs, industrials, and print ads. Upon her return to NYC, she freelanced with Donna DeSeta, Godlove & Co., Martine Dorfman, Jerry Beaver, Barden Schnee and other casting offices in the city.
Jessica also has extensive experience on the talent agency side of the business, having worked for two of New York’s premier talent management firms, Don Buchwald and Associates and the Professional Artists Agency.
Jessica was recently featured on the television show, Extreme Moms for the Lifetime Channel as an expert talent judge. She can also be seen in the feature film The Zodiac, numerous commercials and print ads.
Jessica is proud to be a Backstage Expert for Backstage Magazine, the industries go-to resource for all things entertainment! Click here to read Jessica’s latest articles!