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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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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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Get Creative in 2021

Coach Katie Shares her Inspirations & Goals for 2021! What is one of the best ways you can achieve your goals in 2021?  Keep your goals visual to you every…
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Coach Katie shares one of her favorite Ted Talks – Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance

Coach Katie's Top Ted Talks What a great way to spend 5 minutes and learn why this very important approach to learning applies to all of our students! Teacher and…
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Coach Katie directs The Presentation Company Book Launch Video

The Presentation Company Book Launch Video - Directed by Katie O'Grady Coach Katie O'Grady recently had the honor of working with two Mom's of AFKT kids, Janine Kurnoff & Lee…

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