Owner and Founder
Katie O'Grady
Coach Katie

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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 Acting for Kids & Teens?

The Northwest’s Premiere TV and Film Acting Studio

Weekly Acting Classes

Awesome Coaches & Great Friends

Acting Workshops

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AFK&T is owned and directed by Coach Katie O’Grady who is also an actress, producer and director. A positive and professional presence in the Portland community, Katie introduces her kids to some of the best coaches, TV/Film actors, producers and guests in the industry. Her kids have been booked on Disney, Nickelodeon, Leverage, Portlandia, Grimm, The Librarians, Extraordinary Measures and Wild.

Drama Summer Camp Programs, Classes and Workshops are ongoing so students can join at any time. This is a safe, loving place where everyone is welcome! Please call 971.708.2127 or email info@actingforkidsandteens.com for information. We’d love to hear from you!

While many of the kids training at the studio are working actors some are brand new! Our Ongoing Classes and Workshops, led by professional Acting for Kids & Teens Coaches, focus on TV, Film & Auditioning. From intro level work to master classes, students are trained in a variety of techniques and styles. While our Studio specialty is Meisner, we also incorporate Suzuki, Sense Memory, and Improv techniques into the student experience.

Our coaches spend quality time consulting, mentoring and walking kids and parents through the professional and emotional world of being an artist. All of our kids are held to a high standard professionally as well as in their personal lives and academically. Our Portland acting program, backed by a supportive community of creatives, also helps our students acquire life skills that they will carry throughout their entire lives.

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