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Acting Classes

At AFKT we teach acting for TV & Film specifically. Classes are grouped by age and are perfect fit for experienced and novice creators! New students are welcomed any time.

Fundamentals of Acting
Improv
Creativity
Fun
Acting Classes
Why AFKT?
Why AFKT?

Aside from being just plain fun and entertaining, there are so many ways that acting lessons translate to real-life skills, whether you child wants to become a serious career actor or just enjoys it as a hobby.

Acting builds confidence!
It’s their own community.
Presentation skills
Camaraderie & teamwork.
Why AFKT?
Founder Story
Katie O'Grady

Katie O’Grady is founder and owner of Acting for Kids & Teens and an Emmy award-winning director, actress, writer and producer.

Emmy Award Winning Director
It all begins with the work
Working Actor of 20 years
Owner & founder
Founder Story
Online Acting
Online Acting Classes

No matter where you live. We have several opportunities for actors to learn online

Train At Home w/Coach Katie
Private Acting Sessions
Career Consultations
Special Online Events
Online Acting
Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Join AFKT for an "Acting" Packed summer camps. We have camps for kids age 8 to teens!

Week of Everything TV & Film
Improv & Comedy
Create Your Own Short Film
Make-A-Movie
Summer Camps

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The Northwest’s Premiere TV and Film Acting Studio

Acting for Kids & Teens is a state-of-the-art acting studio in Portland, OR offering classes, workshops, voiceover lessons, audition assistance and private coaching. All of our coaches are working actors who empower kids every day to show up in their voice, while growing their confidence and life skills in a supportive community where they are heard.

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Why AFKT?

Build Confidence, Amazing Community, Creativity & FUN!

Acting Classes

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Client Testimonial

We have been going to AFKT for some time now. My daughter loves Katie and her wonderful teachers and staff!

Rob W.AFKT Parent

Great Great Great place for kids to get formal acting, training and preparation to be in front of a camera. Katie O'Grady is a wonderful person and is a delight to be around. Her staff are wonderful and courteous. The classes are fun, creative and the kids love it.

Ryan D.AFKT Parent

Hi there, I just wanted to thank you and your team for making us feel so welcome at the studio and for making Andre feel at ease for his very first audition! Also, I wanted to let you know that he had an absolutely fantastic time in class, he LOVED it! I am soooo glad I found you guys and

Andre's Mom

Hands down the best acting studio in Portland for young people! Perfect for those who may be a bit shy but want to explore their creative side, as well as serious actors looking for guidance in career building. Katie O'Grady provides a safe, judgement free space where actors of all levels and backgrounds can come to dive into fun, challenging work. I couldn't be the actor I am today without this amazing studio!

William S.AFKT Parent

Katie creates a nurturing community of young actors. She cares deeply about empowering the kids she works with.

Claire V.Teacher & Artist

I’ve been training here for 3 years and it has been one the best choices I’ve made. The community, coaching and the opportunities you get here are unbeatable. I highly recommend joining the acting for kids and teens family!

Hailee M.AFKT Student

I can not say enough good things about Acting for Kids and Teens. Do you want your child to grow in the arts, learn from working actors, walk into a room full of strangers and feel confident, make true friends, serve others, work hard towards a dream, all while having fun? Then there is simply no better place in the Portland area to send your kids.

Jen H.AFKT Parent

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AFKT Happenings

BETWEEN – Make A Movie Premier

Acting for Kids & Teens Actors are in a REAL Movie.  In March of 2022 our students rehearsed and filmed, BETWEEN, a short film written by Coach Taylor Stark.  Our…
Classes & Workshops

Next Level Auditioning Workshop

Eryn Goodman, Casting Director with Cast Iron Studios (Grimm, Wild, American Vandal) teams up w/ Katie O'Grady (Metal Lords, Portlandia, Grimm) to help you push through the fears of a…
Classes & Workshops

Teen Advanced Acting Classes

This program is designed to take you to the next level in your acting career. As a member of this group you are held to a higher standard than other…

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