Michael Laurino
Lakeland, FL
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Michael Laurino

Michael L.

Lakeland, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lee Strasberg's interpretations of Stanislavsky are a jumping off point for these lessons. The fundamentals of the Method such as sense memory, private moment, and how they are later applied to building a character and scene work are the primary focus.

About Michael L.

Michael L has been a working actor in Theatre, Film and Television since 1998. Since graduating cum laude from George Washington University he has dedicated himself to teaching and practicing the craft of acting. Michael was a classical acting fellow at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington,DC under the artistic direction of Michael Kahn. There he honed his classical acting skills and earned his equity card later becoming an affiliated teaching artist with the theatre. He has performed there as well as many of the country's finest regional theaters including: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Washington Shakespeare Company and most recently Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables. Michael has appeared on television in numerous commercials and the Fox Network's drama "Past Life" and has acted in many independent films. While in DC he was the Drama teacher at Fillmore Arts Center, a public magnet school for the performing arts, teaching children from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Michael is currently acting in Nickelodeon's new series "I Am Frankie" debuting this fall. He enjoys teaching both adults and young people as well as caring for his own spirited child.


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12 Reviews
Anoop M.
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Posted Dec 9, 2017
Elena B.
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Posted Feb 14, 2017
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Breathing, Voice, Acting, the whole thing.

Michael will give you exercises, tips, tricks and ideas to excel to the next level with your voice.

Posted Jan 21, 2017
John W.
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Michael is very friendly and makes learning easy. He is very practical in his materials and subject. He is not a sales man that is trying to make you buy subscriptions or materials. I would recommend Michal if you are interested in improving your speaking voice.

Posted Dec 8, 2016
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It was an excellent start for my daughter

Posted Jul 18, 2016
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Lucky to have found a very personable, experienced and professional instructor. During our first lesson, we discussed my ultimate goals, my objective for each lesson, and I even have homework for next week! Feeling excited!

Posted Apr 2, 2016
Victor Hazan
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Micheal is the best. I highly recommend him for people of all ages

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Group L.
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MIchael did a great job with our corporate team. He made it fun and safe and effectively linked team/ensemble dynamics and learnings with our real-life development needs. Great experience for everyone - lots of fun. 3 hours was perfect.

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Jennifer R.
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It was a great experience. He has a great resume which will help my daughter achieve her goal.

Posted Jun 16, 2015
Jennifer R.
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It was a great experience. He has a great resume which will help my daughter achieve her goal.

Posted Jun 16, 2015
Robert B.
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OMG. Where to start. How about the beginning. I am new at acting and I'm getting a lot of opportunities for TV as well as feature film. I needed help, like now. I reached out to Michael and he responded right away. Michael is amazingly talented and educated. His skills and experiences are exactly what I needed. He has helped me so much. Thank you , Thank you so much.

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Oliver S.
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I`ve been taking Shakespearean acting lesson with Michael for a month now and I am very satisfied with him and his method.
Although, I have much of prior acting experience, I was quite unfamiliar with Shakespeare´s plays, lofty language and his metaphors, Michael helped me get to the essence of it very quickly.

He´s a very reliable and effective acting teacher. He`s also punctual, always arrives on time with a plan of what we are hoping to achieve in each lesson. His clear and structured method of teaching enables steady progression.
I definitely recommend him.

Posted Nov 2, 2014

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Lead Acting Instructor/Director
Jun 2015 - Aug 2016

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Taught acting for five sessions of the Young Artists Young Actors program. Designed to introduce young people to the fundamentals of acting performance. Wrote and Directed a culminating performance for each session.

Acting Instructor
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011

Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts

Acting instructor for Theatrical camp.

Master Acting Instructor/Affiliated Teaching Artist
Sep 2001 - Jan 2003

The Shakespeare Theatre Company

Taught Comedy, Acting, and Classical Text classes for master acting classes for young people. Did in-school artist in residences for public and private schools in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Taught acting and text classes for the Camp Shakespeare

Drama Teacher
Aug 2000 - May 2002

Fillmore Arts Center

Taught acting classes to young people K-8 at this magnet school for 6 different schools in the Washington, DC public school system.

Classical Acting Fellow
Aug 1999 - Jul 2000

The Shakespeare Theatre Company

Performed at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in their full season of plays also received training in text, voice, speech, Alexander Technique and stage combat. In addition to performing and understudying all of the main stage productions, the fellows do their own workshop productions and provide demonstrations for school groups.


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dramatic Literature
Sep 1994 - May 1998

George Washington University

Jun 1997 - Aug 1997

Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice Program



Limited Proficiency


Aug 2000

District of Columbia Public Schools


Kevin Peter Hall Award
May 1998

The George Washington University


Actors' Equity Association
May 2001
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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