Train Hard to be The Best

When I first moved to LA, I was blessed to have been introduced to a genius acting coach, Aaron Speiser.  Aaron coaches Will Smith, Gerard Butler, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, The Rock, Virginia Madsen and Bree Turner.  For two years straight, I went to the studio four days a week to train.  I took scene study classes, cold reading audition classes, voice and dialect classes, improv classes, observed scene study classes and listened to lectures.  I was also coached by the incredibly talented Anthony Gilardi, who is another one of my homeboys from Boston.  Both Aaron and Anthony mentored me and inspired me, not just as an actor but as a human being.  They prepared me for the crazy world that is Hollywood.  I didn’t know anyone when I moved out here… the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio became my family.  I will be forever grateful.

Here is a little video to give you a taste of how I spent my first two years… training to be the best actor I could be!

WARNING:  Mom… Aaron says a couple swear words!  It will be ok!

If you want to be the best you have to train with the best!

I took a little break from acting classes.  I had achieved my goal of advancing into Aaron’s master class, signifying that I had mastered my craft and technique.  What I realized was that in order for me to continue growing as an actor, I needed to grow as a person and get more life experiences… outside of the walls of the acting studio.  I am happy to say that I am now training again… with the best!

My coach, Anthony Gilardi, has opened up his own acting studio.  Last night was his opening night.  Around one hundred students showed up to support him!  He said that one month ago he took one of the biggest risks of his life, when he decided to open up his own studio.  He said that when you follow what you know in your heart to be true and the right path… you can never fail.  So inspiring.  One of his mottos is, “The Best Is Yet To Come”… But I have to say, Anthony, the best has come to us already.  Thank you for being the BEST coach, mentor, friend, big brother and human being.  We are so grateful.


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  1. Great post Allie! So inspiring. Can’t wait to hear more about Anthony’s new studio!

  2. You are so cool, Allie! Thanks for being an inspiration. It’s such a great reminder to always be our best–why would we not want to be our best all the time? Great post.

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