CHAD BORDEN

    Chad Borden is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Speech & Theatre, and was an inaugural member of NU’s Musical Theatre Certificate Program. Some of Chad’s L.A. theatre credits include Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman – The Musical (Ovation and LADCC Award nominations for Lead Actor) and Alvin in The Story of My Life (Ovation nomination for Lead Actor), both for Havok Theatre Company. Chad has performed at South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Rubicon Theatre, La Mirada Theatre, South Bay CLO, Reprise!, Hollywood Bowl, Sacramento Music Circus, Musical Theatre West, Cabrillo Music Theatre, San Diego Music Theatre, Santa Barbara CLO, AMT of San Jose, and Elephant Theatre — where his favorite roles include Bobby in A Chorus Line, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Will Parker in Oklahoma!, and Larry in Burn This.

     

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    Michael Jury

    Michael Jury studied Communications with an emphasis on Film at San Diego State University. A highlight of his educational career at SDSU occurred when he shot and produced a documentary about oversees migrant workers in the Philippines. After returning to Los Angeles in 2008 he began working at The Art Institute of Los Angeles where he began his Admissions experience meeting potential candidates for the school and preparing them for their education to assist them in creative career fields. In 2012 he moved to Charter College where his skills as an Admissions Representative were greatly needed. Michael then made the transition to Theater of Arts in 2015 and accepted the role of Manager of Enrollment Services. Michael understands the difficulties of choosing the right college and is very involved with making sure each candidate is prepared to be as successful as they can while going through the admissions process. Michael often relays personal stories about his own college experience when speaking to students, “ I lived in Los Angeles, a town that makes movies, I moved to a town that did not make movies, and learned from people who did not make movies. When I see a potential student trying to find the best place for themselves, I know what that was like and I want to be that person to help find the best place for them and their career goals.”

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    JASON WEISS

    Jason Weiss is a highly regarded actor, director and educator with over 20 years of professional experience. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in performance and pedagogy from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performance from the University of Miami. He came to Theatre of Arts in November of 2011 as a faculty member, and between then and September 2015, taught Acting, Theatre History, Industry Preparation, and directed the Summer Film Intensive. He was appointed Executive Director of Theatre of Arts in October of 2015.
    Mr. Weiss was born in Princeton, NJ and grew up in East Greenwich, RI where he attended The Moses Brown School. The majority of his professional career was spent in New York City as an actor and director, where his work was seen on some of the city’s most respected and influential stages, including: THE FORD CENTER, THE CORT THEATRE, 2ND STAGE, THE GREENWICH STREET PLAYHOUSE, THE CHERRY LANE THEATRE, THE MINETTA LANE THEATRE, LA MAMA ETC., THE ABINGDON THEATRE, 29TH STREET REP., and THE LOOKING GLASS THEATRE. He has worked regionally at the HIPPODROME, THE VIRGINIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE, and PRINCETON REP. Film and television work includes work on ABC, NBC, DISCOVERY, OXYGEN, MTV, MULTIPLE FILM FESTIVALS and over a DOZEN COMMERCIALS.
    Mr. Weiss co-wrote (with TOA alumnus Siegfried Tieber) and directed the original play Magiko, which made its world premier at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The play received rave reviews, played to sold out audiences and won the coveted SICKEST OF THE FRINGE award.
    Throughout his theatrical career, Mr. Weiss has had the privilege to work with such theatrical luminaries as HAROLD PINTER, JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY, FRANK GALATI, AUGUSTO BOAL, JERRY HERMAN, CHARLES STROUSE, TERRY SCHREIBER, WILLIAM ESPER, and MICHAEL HOWARD to name but a few. These writers, directors, and teachers, along with the thousands of others with whom Mr. Weiss has had the pleasure to work over the years, have helped him forge a unique and trail blazing view on actor training. This vision for the future of acting lays the foundation for the Theatre of Arts program and is the driving force that makes it the most progressive and forward thinking acting school in Los Angels.
    Mr. Weiss continues to be one of the most in-demand acting teachers and coaches in Los Angeles. His clients and students can regularly be seen on all major television networks, the big screen, and on stages around the world. He is the Founder and CEO of THE JASON WEISS STUDIO, and the Top Dog at DOG HOUSE FILMS, LLC., a thriving independent Film, Television and Theatrical production company. He is a member of two of the most highly acclaimed and successful theatre companies in Hollywood, THE BLANK THEATRE COMPANY and the CELEBRATION THEATRE COMPANY, and is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA & AEA.

     

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    Christian Meoli

    Christian Meoli is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, producer, director, and promoter and is honored to be associated with the prestigious Theatre of Arts school. His play, Octomom The Musical, ran for 10 sold-out weeks at The Fake Gallery. Mr. Meoli has had major roles in the films LOOKING FOR JIMMY directed by Julie Delpy, PERSONS UNKNOWN with Naomi Watts, THE LOW LIFE opposite Rory Cochrane and Ron Livingston and made his screen debut in ALIVE directed by Frank Marshall. Since then, Mr. Meoli has guest starred on over fifty episodic television shows including: DOLLHOUSE, ELI STONE, LIFE, COLD CASE, WITHOUT A TRACE, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS and for four seasons played the role of Boz Bishop opposite Cheech Marin and Don Johnson on NASH BRIDGES. Mr. Meoli began the production company Cabaret Voltaire, which held residence at The Steve Allen Theater for three years and has continued to produce over 100 live events, featuring the best of LA’s performers over the past six years.

     

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    Dan Shaner

    Dan Shaner has been a Casting Director for over 25 years in film, television and new media.Film. His credits include LATTER DAYS starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jacqueline Bisset, which won several awards including the Outfest Audience Award, BUDDY BOY, starring Aidan Gillen, directed by Roman Polanski protégée Mark Hanlon, LOVE AND SEX starring Famke Janssen and Jon Favreau and EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER starring Radha Mitchell and Megan Mullally, directed by Marc Forster which were both in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the same year. Additional films have featured Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams, Academy Award Nominee Julie Delpy, TWILIGHT star Peter Facinelli, Justin Theroux, Amanda Peet and Jane Lynch. Television credits include pilots starring Rob Lowe, Amy Adams, Minnie Driver, Michael Chiklis, Maggie Q and Austin Butler, among others. Series television credits include, COLD CASE, (including future Academy Award winning guest stars Jennifer Lawrence and Melissa Leo, as well as up- and- coming stars Darren Criss, Shalene Woodley, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Tyler Blackburn and Cassidy Freeman). ROSWELL, MOONLIGHT, CHASE, RINGER, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT, and Hollywood Heights on Nick At Night. Mr. Shaner has also cast over 75 movies for television, garnering an Artios Award nomination and a Cable Ace Award nomination, and featuring such stars as William H. Macy, Marg Helgenberger, Brittany Murphy, Cicely Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Virginia Madsen, among many others.
    Mr. Shaner has been teaching Audition technique and The Business of Acting for years, most recently at USC, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), Theatre of Arts (TOA), and The Art of Acting Studio (AOA). He grew up in Los Angeles in a show business family.

     

     

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    ALEX FELDMAN

    Alex Feldman was born in Kiev, Ukraine and grew up in New York. He is a graduate of The New York Conservatory For The Dramatic Arts. Alex also studied with the great Anthony Abeson in NY for several years before moving to Los Angeles. As an actor, Feldman has been a presence in Film, Theater and Television for over a decade. He has made Guest-Star appearances on such hit shows as LAW & ORDER, COLD CASE, WITHOUT A TRACE, LAW & ORDER: SVU, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, CSI: MIAMI, and IN PLAIN SIGHT. Film credits include CHERNOBYL DIARIES (prod. Oren Peli), REPO CHICK (Dir. Alex Cox), and THE BLING RING (Dir. Michael Lebmeck). In 2006 Feldman began his writing/directing career with SENT a film based on the music of Tom Waits. Since then he has directed numerous short films as well as the hit web-series Floored And Lifted. Feldman is currently writing and directing a new Science Fiction series ETERNITY HILL in which he also stars. Alex Feldman is the CEO and founder of For Actors By Actors, a successful acting network based in Los Angeles, CA.

     

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    Dan Diaz

    Dan Diaz graduated from Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA with degrees in International Studies and Music. Before joining Campus Hollywood, Mr. Diaz worked as a paralegal for various law offices specializing in Immigration, Civil Law, Worker’s Compensation, and Real Estate. He is also a graduate of The Musicians Institute and has been a professional touring musician, playing with Grammy Award Winning artists Bobby McFarin, The Emotions, Deniece Williams, and others.

     

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    Nicolette Chaffey-Murray

    Prior to training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Nicolette Chaffey studied Speech and Voice at the Guild Hall of Speech and Drama. She has worked in film, theatre and television across England, starring in HICKORY HOUSE, a long-running children’s television series, the National Theatre’s As You Like It tour of North America, and the Australian soap CERTAIN WOMEN. She and her partner Jeff Murray created THEATER/THEATRE in Los Angeles, which continues to present award winning plays throughout the year. As a vocal coach, Nicolette teaches privately and has worked on such films as Disney’s THE PARENT TRAP.

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    PAUL WAGAR

    Paul Wagar has leant his talents as a voice coach, speech instructor, and dialect coach to such institutions as UCLA, British American Drama Academy, Incubator Television, Legendary Pictures, Warner Speciality Productions, and NBC Television. He has taught acting and directed productions for the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Area Repertory Theatre, the University of Pennsylvania, Delaware Technical College, and Walnut Street Theatre, as well as counseling underprivileged inner-city youth. Paul has worked closely with Cicely Berry and Joe Olivieri, and has written several adaptations of works by Shakespeare and Henrik Ibsen. He has also acted in film and on stage ensembles with Justin Ritter, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Maggie Smith, and Jeremy Irons. He studied acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and Vivian Matalon in London.

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