"Susan Giosa understands the depth of the human spirit. She teaches you to tap into that part of yourself that is deepest and most personal and use it to enrich your art. Susan taught me how to take risks, both emotionally and physically and it completely changed the level of my work. When I see "She cries" in an audition scene I am no longer intimidated because I know Susan's techniques work. The quality of the dramatic work you see in Susan's class is unparelleled and is, quite simply, extraordinary.CREDITS INCLUDE
(Film, Series Regular, Recurring Roles)
Star of Hallmark Movies including
The Wedding Bell Legacy
Valentine Ever After
I Do, I Do, I Do
No Ordinary Family
Raising the Bar
The American Mall
The Girl Next Door
"If you're looking to be challenged and grow as a person as well as an artist and to have fun, I think Sue is the place to go for that. It's absolutely different from any other class I've been in. It's a really intimate environment where the students and even Sue become part of your family. Trust is the main thing you want with a coach and Sue is genuine, she's pure, and she's warm. So it's easy to be yourself in front of her, drop those defenses and just be vulnerable, which is what you want as an artist. When I have a job, anytime I feel like I'm disconnected or hit a wall, I do her unique exercise that opens my mind and takes me to a different place where I'm just being rather than intellectual trying to be. Get ready to workout. You'll be in for a big journey that you won't want to come back from."
(Film, Series Regular, Recurring Roles) Starring in Spartacus: House of Ashur on Starz
Stargirl (TV series)
Motherhood: Fort Salem (TV series)
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Star Trek: Into the Darkness
Person of Interest
Eric Stanton Betts
"Susan pushes me. She's the only studio I have been to that focuses on really developing character and not just "performing" dialogue as myself. She's able to focus my energy as the actor through the character as they are written instead of the other way around which often negates the written givens in the script. She has a technique that you can rely on that puts you in your core and gives you access to all your deepest emotions - this technique allows the actors to be consistent in their performance and therefore reliable on set and on stage. Susan has such a love of theatre and acting as a true art form that she will push your expectations and you'll have no choice but to grow. More than anything Susan has given me more confidence as an actor and a stronger understanding of what I deserve and how to get it. Thank you Sue!
CREDITS INCLUDE Film (lead)- Birthright Outlaw (streaming)
Kinky Boots at the Hollywood Bowl
Trent in “Martinez, Margaritas, and Murder” (2023) Lance in “Deadly Scholars” (streaming)
Casey in “Three Tables –World Premiere play by Murray Mednick”
"Susan's coaching has helped me to do the work on perfecting my craft and to expand my voice and presence as an actor. I continue to learn, grow and go deeper into my core with her techniques. Her experience allows her to push actors to the next level and give them the tools and confidence they need to be better working professional actors. At the end of the day you want someone that's going to make you great and guide you to your full potential. Thanks for everything Susan."
POSE season 3
ABC's Stump Town
State Farm Commercial
Stomp The Yard (Feature Film)
10+ Television Features
6 feature Films
"I came to Sue as a hollowed out improv/comedy sketch actress/writer who after earning a BFA in acting from a major university had become disillusioned with acting classes and let's face it, the biz in general. I was tired of teachers telling me to "go deeper," "I didn't believe that," "make it funnier" The difference with Susan, is that she can actually TEACH you HOW to emotionally endow your work. Once I was able to emotionally connect to my characters it unlocked a whole new level of comedy for me. As a master actress herself, Susan also has a wide depth of understanding of script -- she is BRILLAINT at breaking down both comedy and drama. She teaches you how to unzip & empower yourself- it will change your life and your work. She is seriously the best kept secret in LA and I like her better than my own Mom."
I'm Dying up Here (played Cher) Roomiez (comedy series) - Funny or Die / Sarah Silverman (Directed by Susan Giosa) Comedy Writer (feature film) development deal with Story Factory Ford National Commercial George Lucas Strikes Back (short) Fries on the Side (Chicago Sketch Festival) Groundlings
"As a professional choreographer and dancer, Susan’s acting Studio unlocked not only new levels to my artistry but a new outlook on life itself. I have found a new voice via her exceptional and rigorous techniques that go beyond other classes I’ve audited. True training that transcends film, tv, stage and more!
Sherman’s Showcase - S1-2 (TV) (Himself, Multiple)
Beyoncé: Homecoming (film) (Himself, Bugaboo Party)
Jahela! (Prince Sipho)
Rihanna ANTI Samsung Campaign (Navy)
The Masked Dancer -Season 1 - FOX America’s Got Talent - Season 13 World of Dance - Season 1 - NBC Prod.JLO, Nappytabs
"I started in LA as a professional dancer and on my journey as an artist I fell in love with acting. As I’ve searched to deepen my craft throughout the years my agency recommended Susan’s class and I couldn’t be more thankful. Her class offers me an endless freedom to express and explore that I haven’t found anywhere else. She’s brought things out of me that I didn’t know I was capable of. Her unique knowledge and techniques are why I continue to study with her and I can’t wait to reach my full potential under her guidance.
Dancer: TV Shows Include
Goliath, Glee and Crazy Ex Girlfriend.
XBOX, Equinox and Old Navy.
Dancer: World Tours and Award Shows with:
Chris Brown, Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Kim Petras and Christina Aguilera
Emmy Awards 2021/2022
Babylon, We Are Your Friends and Love and Mercy.
"The Susan Giosa acting Studio has been a phenomenal resource for getting in touch with my emotional core. Susan's unique approach to acting brings about a profound understanding of one's individual psyche and what holds actors back from their true potential, the fear of judgement. Susan is as passionate about acting as she is about the actors career which, for me, as a retired Navy Seal became readily apparent as early as the class audit. She listened intently to what my desires were as an actor. I highly recommend this class for anyone looking to expand their emotional threshold and utilize the whole of their instrument."
NCIS: Los Angeles
The Last Ship
Black (series regular)
Hawaii Five-O (co-star)
The Last Ship (TV movie/pilot)
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
"Susan’s unique technique has helped me discover and tap into my emotional core which has given me the confidence to deliver anytime on cue. While training and coaching with Susan she emphasizes the importance of personalizing life events and implementing that in your performance. I can not go without saying that she is the master of sculpting, making provocative choices so that any actor’s performance stands out. Coaching with her has helped me book jobs. "CREDITS INCLUDE
The Upshaws (co-star)
Poise Pads National Commercial
Hercules Film Disney (muse)
Cold Case (co-star)
"Susan Giosa has opened my eyes to another world of artistry. Her extensive experience as an actress in theater and television gives her a unique ability to understand what it takes to be a great actor. She is a phenomenal teacher and will stretch you to your emotional limits. I always leave class feeling more confident in myself, and in my craft as an actor. Thank you for everything Sue!”
Isnt it Romantic
Annie (2014) (film)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (5 seasons)
A Christmas Story LIVE!
Saturday Night Live
70th Annual Tony Awards
Shake it Up
"After 15 years of training in NYC, I found what I was looking for in LA with Susan. It is more than scene-study; it is life-study. Susan spotted 2 major limitations I had within minutes of meeting me and she was dead on.Through her exercises and care for me as a person and student, I have advanced to a level I never knew possible in such a short amount of time. I am the confident actress I deserve to be and becoming the person in life I choose to be."CREDITS INCLUDE
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
No Ordinary Family (TV)
Law and Order
Nine - Broadway
""I first met Susan when we studied together in Larry Moss's advanced acting class. I knew her as an extremely talented actress who worked all the time. As a teacher I find her insights and understanding of the craft invaluable. Her class is similar in style and quality to Larry's. She stays true to his approach to the work while expanding on it by adding her own unique techniques developed from her personal experiences as a working actress."
All I Want for Christmas (tv)
Crossing Jordan (recurring)
Justice (guest star)
Overthere (guest star)
CSI: NY (guest star)
*Producer credits available on IMDB
""I never knew how much I could feel, imagine, or create until I studied with Sue. Her emotional techniques are so unique, and so profound, that they have opened up whole different sides of my acting and of myself. I discovered what it meant to truly live in the emotional stakes of my characters and play roles that I never would have known how to play before. Thanks to my time at the studio, I know myself as an artist and as a human being in a fuller and clearer way. I spent years in other acting classes not knowing what was missing until I found Sue."
Masters of Sex
Dating Daisy (film) - lead
Fifi: Cat Therapist (series regular)
Blue Movies - lead/award-winning webseries
Loudspeaker - original solo piece/Critic's Pick
4 Commercials (2 National)
"Susan Giosa's acting class has been instrumental to my growth as an actor and artist. Susuan's teaching technique allows us to access and utilize internal emotions and intentions to act from an authentic, nuanced place. These tools have helped me exponentially, in both my career and in life!
Spirited (feature film)
Dance: Justin Timberlake, SZA, Travis Scott, Karol G
Disney Plus Hip Hop Nutcracker