Michelle Tomlinson is no stranger to the Entertainment Industry.  She’s happy to be a working Actor who also Coaches Actors from the ages of 8-65. She understands the journey and psychology of what it’s like to be an Artist and shares her knowledge with each of her students.

Whether Tomlinson is coaching someone new to the world of Acting or a seasoned Actor for an audition, she has a strong intuition on how to approach each individual student and guide their work to where it needs to be by the time they reach the audition space. Tomlinson pulls from the techniques of her brilliant, former teachers:  Carolyne Barry, Amy Lyndon, and Arthur Mendoza.

With credits in several genres including Horror, Drama, and Comedy, she has a deep understanding of what it takes to book work in any genre.  This understanding is passed onto her students as she encourages them to stretch by challenging them with different types of material.

Tomlinson fully believes and endorses following your bliss as a human and as an Actor.  It’s never too late or too early to embark on an amazing adventure!

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“After meeting Michelle and working with her for a short time, my son’s style and approach to acting changed.  He was able to focus more and with her direction, he was much stronger with connecting to the material.  In a few months, he started booking almost everything he auditioned for.  Because of the confidence, Michelle has given him. He feels strongly about making choices for his character and owns it all the way through. Michelle truly cares about her students and is invested in their success.  We don’t consider her a coach, but a true friend.”

–Brenda Fisher

Brice Fisher's Mom & Manager, RSA Talent

“Kayla loves working with Michelle! She always feels prepared and excited for her audition after coaching sessions with her.  Michelle coached Kayla for her 1st big LA audition, which Kayla booked!
She’s an amazing coach with amazing audition techniques.”

 

Amanda Maisonet

Kayla Maisonet's Mom

“Michelle Tomlinson is an amazing actor and coach.  Both of my children have had the opportunity to be guided by her.  My son Jordan feels completely comfortable working with her and had learned more than he ever expected about acting.  Michelle has brought the natural gift my daughter has to life.  When Haley finishes a session with Michelle, she comes out bold, confident and ready to take on the entertainment world.  She is not just a coach, but a real person who can relate to her students.  They all love her because she believes in them and is continuously supportive of them.  Her communication, creativity, and techniques are highly effective and I would recommend her many times over!  Thank you for all your hard work and patience with my children!”

 

Cheryl Powell

Jordan & Haley Powell’s Mom

Before Michelle began coaching me, I had never, I repeat NEVER, had an audition before.  By the end of our first year, I had booked a role in a short film, a Horror feature film, an interactive horror play and a sketch comedy show at Second City Theatre (and that’s just the beginning.)  Besides acting as my coach, she has dutifully taken up the role as my industry adviser, my scene partner, director and most importantly, my friend.  I couldn’t be happier at the progression I’ve made in my career and honestly couldn’t have done it without Michelle.”

Abra Sampson Moore

Actor

Michelle is such an amazing coach.  She took my daughter from auditions to auditions with callbacks AND bookings!  Her approach is so “kid friendly” and relatable for them. Love her!

Paula Swain

Hannah Swain's Mom

“Michelle Tomlinson is a blessing to me and my family.  Not only is she an amazing coach, but she is also a GREAT friend.  She helped my kids tap into emotions and feelings and they are now able to portray those feelings an emotions while acting.  My kids have received callbacks and bookings as a result of being taught by Michelle.  She has a wealth of knowledge she shares with her clients.  She uses different strategies and acting techniques to fit the needs of each young actor. I have had the privilege of watching her in action coaching kids and she is a phenomenal coach who is very passionate about her job!”

 

Torri Powell

Kayla, Kendyl and KJ Powell’s Mom