Acting Coaches


Mikey Gray

Mikey Gray is an actress who has worked at multiple Regional Tony Award winning theaters and has experience behind the audition table from a casting internship in Chicago. She is dedicated to helping her students by catering to individual needs and uplifting engaging and authentic performances. If you are having fun, so will your audience, and that is alway my top priority. 

Elliot Cruz

Elliot Cruz was in 4th grade when he first got the chance to play onstage, and play he did!…as Elf #4 in The Wishing Well. Since then, he has earned a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan, and he has continued to strive for the same truth and honesty that he found as Elf #4 all those years ago.

He has worked across the country as both an actor and a teaching artist and has reached over 6,000 students with his work. For over three years, Elliot toured Letters Home with Griffin Theatre, a play that presents real letters written by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan onstage. Regionally, Eliot has worked with Northlight Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in addition to several Chicago-based companies. Elliot strives to not only give his students the tools to break down any script, but the confidence to make strong, actable choices that are rooted in the material. His ultimate goal is to build a work ethic in his students that perfectly balances thought and action.