With over 8 years of experience Stephanie Halber is the current acting coach at Biz Studios, teaching audition technique, script analysis, scene study and on camera technique. She also offers one on one coaching, self tapes, Skype coaching, private lessons and custom curriculums for students ranging from those just starting out to professional actors. Her focus is on building a strong sense of confidence and self-awareness in her students to give them the foundation they need to develop their performances and build careers.
Stephanie is a firm believer in providing young actors with the tools to be independent artists, to be flexible in taking direction, making strong choices with their material, and working in a safe environment that enables students to take creative risks and have fun. She custom tailors all sessions to adapt to each individual actors learning style while meeting the professional demands that are expected in audition rooms and on set.
Specializing with young students, Stephanie leads parent consultations to encourage families to understand how they can help their child get started in acting or take the next step towards their goals.
She has previously taught at the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Screen Actors Studio in Victoria, Kate Rubin Studio and taught film to students in low income schools with Arts Reach and workshops with the school district of North Vancouver. Her consistently strong rapport with students and parents has been built from her attention to catering to her students unique needs and her approach to developing personal strength and confidence in her students.
In addition, Stephanie has helped many young actors to get started on the right path to their professional careers, coaching them for roles on several TV shows and movies, including CW’s The Flash, CTV’s Motive, HALLMARK’s My Christmas Dream, CBC’s When Calls The Heart, SYFY’s Ghost Wars, FOX’s Wayward Pines, FOX’s Gracepoint and TV movie Kindergarten Cop 2. Her students have worked along side accomplished actors such as Charlize Theron, Steve Carrell and director Tim Disney.