Coach Katie O'Grady

Katie O’Grady is founder and owner of Acting for Kids & Teens, the Northwest’s premier acting studio.

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Coach Aaron Fitzgerald

Aaron Fitzgerald has worked as an actor in TV & Film plus stage and as a casting director for CBS/Paramount Pictures.

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Coach Austin Young

Austin Young resume includes: Netflix’s The Black Mirror, Warner Bros.’ Gotham, CBS’ The Detour, and more.

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Coach Erin Way

Erin Way is an actor and storyteller, with over 15 years of TV/Film experience in LA. After graduating from PSU with a BA in Theatre Arts.

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Coach Danielle Valentine

Danielle Valentine enjoys performing in theater and in front of the camera. She has a passion for working with youth in music & theater.

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Coach Chris Conner

Chris Conner is an accomplished actor and can be seen on STARZ-Gaslit, Netflix-Altered Carbon & heard in the popular podcast Agent Stoker.

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Coach Delaney Barbour

Delaney Barbour is a local Portlander, actor, teacher, and artist. They received their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Southern Oregon University,

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Coach Max Tapogna

Max is a writer, musician and actor. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Theater Arts and minors in English and music.

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Coach Jordyn Brown

Jordyn is an actor and dancer with over 10 years of experience. She grew up training with AFKT. She has been in many local projects that include: “We Nation” and “We Are”. 

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Coach Eric Martin Reid

Eric Martin Reid has been acting professionally for over 15 years. He is a graduate of the Professional Actor’s Training Program.

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Jessica More

Program Director
Although the screen is not her scene she loves movies, kids and hosting fun get togethers.

Hallie Beatty

Program Manager
With a degree in Communications: Cinema and Television Arts from Cal. State University – Fullerton, Hallie is major TV & Film buff.

Serena Audrey

Social Media Coordinator
Serena trained at AFKT in the Advanced & Master program.  She currently is a student at Portland State University.

Special Guests

We are especially grateful to our Special Guests who are Industry Experts who graciously lend their time, talent and expertise to our students.

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