We are so proud of all our graduates, most of whom are now working actors, building their dream and sharing it with the world! Taylor Studio graduates can be seen as series regulars on television, cast members of touring shows, leads in feature films, and beyond. Several alums have gone on to pursue careers in other fields within the arts: touring the world with their music, winning Emmys for producing, casting exciting projects for major studios and networks, just to name a few!
Blue Bayou, Ms. Purple, Twilight, Deception. Dr. Ken--Independent Spirit Award-- Director to Watch
Alex Alex Alex. Never have I felt more nurtured as an artist as I have with Alex. He allows you to reach your full potential without "directing" you. This allowed me to be more self sufficient as an artist which is what we all want. He truly cares about his students on a human level.
Harry Potter "Luna Lovegood"
At the Taylor Studio you are not working to impress your teacher, but to step into your power as an actor and self-acceptance as an artist. Alex has this gradual, gentle way of guiding you to take full ownership of your work and your process, which is a level of independence and empowerment no other teacher has ever attempted to give me.
Series Regular "Glow" and "Graves", "The Help"
There are few people, in Los Angeles especially, who have the ability to guide their students into a place of such delicate vulnerability, in a way that significantly enhances their acting potential. Alex is one of these rare sorts. His teaching is no less than masterful.
Series Regular, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Mad Men
Alex's work is to not only create great actors...it is to develop passionate artists who bring truth to the world. His class is a journey of enfoldment into the depths of one's being. He is my one and only teacher... A.K.A he's the shit.
Live Action Mulan, Series Regular Warrior, Agents of Shield
I am searching for a concise way to speak on my time with Alex, but sometimes it is difficult to distill it all the goodness down. As Alex says, "words dissipate meaning".I'll be honest with you, I've been working as a full-time actor for a few years when I got to Alex's, but I had no idea what the !@#$ I was doing. Not really. And so I always FELT like I was an amateur. An earnest amateur, sometimes confident, sometimes flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, but an amateur nonetheless. I felt deep down that no matter what I booked or worked on, I was missing a tiny sense of being present, true listening, and really being affected in my work. I was looking to try Meisner, and was fortunate to meet Alex Taylor. He truly cares about Meisner's craft, yet cares even more about the craft of teaching. Teaching acting can often be, in our industry, a "mystical" and nonsensical pile of gobbledygook. I've certainly been there through my previous training. But it is evident through every moment working with Alex how much he cares that we are understanding and applying the simple truths of what he teaches us. I have had so many "aha!" moments in this class, only because Alex explained something to us in that simple, truthful way. I have grown so much already as an actor because Alex stretches us, challenges us, and puts our growth above all. Through the short time I've been in this intensive, I have learned what it means to truly listen. And to truly go with my heart (and not just my mind). Corny I know, but in doing so, I learned so much about myself not only as an actor, but as a person--where I hold my insecurities, my joys, my fears, my strengths. And continue to accept all of them and take action despite them. I am learning what is important to me, what it means to do that something with all my heart, and what it means to open up emotionally to another human being. What a gift this school has given me. It has changed my acting and my life, truly. Thank you Alex Taylor!
I knew as soon as Alex and I shook hands for the first time that we were on the same page and that I would benefit enormously from his teachings. Cut to a year later... I did. From something as simple as listening to your scene partner to being able to dissect complex characters. We both know how brutal it is out there. Alex gave me the strength and confidence to continue to plow through the competition
Alex trained and worked with the following Actors
Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges, Darius Campbell, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Kyle Chandler, Bryan Cranston, Taylor Cole, Barry Corbin, Kevin Costner, Peter Coyote, Joan Cusack, Embeth Davidtz, Timothy Dalton, Danny DeVito, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron, Jenna Elfman, Sam Elliott, Dennis Farina, Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Matthew Fox, James Gandolfini, Andy Garcia, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Scot Grimes, Gene Hackman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Hogan, Tara Holt, Dennis Hopper, Will Kemp, Ryan Kwanten, Delroy Lindo, Anika Lehmann, Heather Locklear, Dominik Garcia Lorido, Caity Lotz, Rob Lowe, Chris Lowell, Steve Martin, Jesse McCartney, Nick Nolte, Gary Oldman, Bodie Olmos, Edward James Olmos, Mico Olmos, Elizabeth Olsen, Kay Panabaker, Trey Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Evan Peters, Jeryl Prescott, Deidre Quinn, Katharine Ross, Rene Russo, Meg Ryan, Kyra Sedgwick, Molly Sims, Christian Slater, Kerr Smith, Jimmy Smits, Kristy Swanson, John Travolta, Jon Voight, Robin Williams, Scott Wolf and many more!