- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
Hey everyone, my name is Alessio and I am an acclaimed acting coach and an award winning writer/director of film and theater!
I studied acting at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and was one of the Founding Board Members/ Resident Directors of the highly acclaimed international arts company Mind the Art Entertainment (NYC). Since 2007, Mind the Art Entertainment has collaborated with over 600 artists, internationally, and has had many great successes: having multiple shows well received in the NYC Fringe Festival a few years in a row and at the La Mama Theater, acclaim from the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Broadway World, and Time Out New York. Mind The Art Entertainment also had the honor of hosting the pre-award reception for the 2010 Drama Desk Awards at Lincoln Center (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Bridges, and Christopher Walken in attendance).
My short film Broken Crayons was lensed by cinematographer Brendan Uegama, CSC (Riverdale Season 2, The Adventures of Sabrina) and was the recipient of "The Golden Palm" at the 2011 Mexico International Film Festival, as well as, much praise from the president of Andrew Lauren Productions ("The Squid and the Whale").
Ive written for projects that have gone to a Broadway venue (A Drink With Death) and directed Off Broadway ("A Woman in Progress").
My upcoming features and TV projects have gotten gotten initial financing and attracted acclaimed Hollywood collaborators including Charles E. McCarry (winner of the Excellence in Art Design Award from the Art Director's Guild for "Ugly Betty"), Javier Gonzales (producer of "In The Radiant City" with Paul Sparks and more recently a film with Hayley Bennet), Adrienne Stern (renowned Casting Director), etc.
As an acting coach, my program has gotten me featured as cover boy for the August 2016 issue of IMAGINE MAGAZINE. His actors have gone on to book agents, managers, and have garnered lead roles on films that have gotten press in publications like Variety and appeared on networks like Ion TV.
On the side, I work as private entertainment business liaison and advisor between Actors, Producers, Directors, Investors and Agents with a focus on contract "red lining" and strategic negotiating. He has worked both with domestic productions and international Co-productions.
I was on the cover of the 2016 edition of Imagine Magazine for my work as an Acting Coach
I co-founded an award winning, Broadway and Off Broadway exhibited, critically acclaimed multi-disciplinary Arts and Theater company in NYC!