Owner and Director
Katie O'Grady

The Northwest’s Premiere TV and Film Acting Studio

At Portland’s Acting for Kids & Teens, we offer weekly on-going classes (on-line & at the studio) for all ages and experience levels.  All our coaches are working, industry professionals who love kids and acting.

 Learn more about what your student actor will learn at Acting For Kids & Teens…

NEW Classes Added:

Summer Classes are HERE– Our summer acting class schedule is now available. Classes can be taken either on-line or in-studio! Classes begin the week of July 6th Registration is OPEN

Summer Acting Camps!– Summer wouldn’t be the same with out camp! Acting for Kids & Teens has a great line for all ages and experience levels. Camps can be taken either on-line or in-studio (except Make-A-Movie) Registration is OPEN

Intro to Acting– A six week series focusing on different aspects and techniques focusing on acting for TV/film. This is the perfect opportunity to try acting for the camera. At the completion of the series, those who want to dive deeper into acting for TV/Film and work towards expanding their training and becoming a working actor are encouraged to register for one of our on-going weekly classes. Ages 9+ Tuition $99 HERE

Industry Showcase – Share your work with local industry professionals! Students will work with Coach Katie to prepare and work on specific scenes and then the finale will be recorded, edited and premiered via YouTube Premier. Showcase is a great opportunity to expand your training and is one of the best ways our students get scouted for representation and potential projects. Ages 12+ Tuition $175 Learn More

Beginning Voice Over– Join Coach Eric as he teaches you the basics of Voice Over Acting in this four week series. Join today. Class start June 9 Ages 10+ Tuition $99 Learn More

On-Line Acting for Kids & TeensThe perfect start to your acting training!  Our on-line acting classes and workshops are great for beginners and advanced actors.  We focus on acting for television & film! Get started today. Registration is always open.  Find the perfect class HERE


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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