Private Coaching + Scene Study Intensives

“The goal of all real artists is to thoughtfully and freely create. And in doing so, perpetuate fundamental changes within ourselves and then in turn…our audience. We are storytellers; consumed with hope that our contribution may help all hearts heal and grow toward tolerance, empathy and forgiveness.” ~ J. Cetrone 6293_125464126989_950549_n

Train with From The Ground Up’s very own Founder + Creative Director, Jennifer Cetrone. A New York native, Cetrone has been working professionally as an actor since the age of 13, and been coaching (both children and adults) and career consulting since 21. In 2007, she founded From The Ground Up Theatre Company Inc., headquartered in Malibu, CA. Today she continues to act, produce, direct, coach + consult, while helming both the Creative + Corporate divisions of the company.

“Beautifully played by Jennifer Cetrone.”~VARIETY

“Cetrone is clearly the best [actor] in the film.”~ABC NEWS

“Cetrone especially is emotionally moving.”~BACKSTAGE

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE REAL TIME COACHING {via Skype or other approved technology}

Cetrone is available to actors internationally for private or semi-private online coaching sessions as her schedule permits. Semi-privately she conducts scene study coaching with your partner, and privately her focus is on coaching work for auditions, a role from set, opening night/rehearsal commencement prep and overall skill/technique reviews. Widely acknowledged as a marketing guru, she is also available for consulting sessions to assess and course correct the actor’s marketing materials and best practices in order to enhance their competitive edge.

$125/per hour | email to schedule a session.

SCENE STUDY INTENSIVES {by Invitation/Audition Only with Bi-Monthly Public Performances}

Cetrone’s scene study intensives provide actors with the exclusive opportunity to benefit from her decades of professional work on both stage and film. Her focus aims to help each actor learn how to fully inhabit the character, so they are present, real and dynamic in the moment of the scene. Her process allows actors to embrace and hone in on their intention and the relationships at play; ensuring they get out of their own way and permit their unique POV and imagination to run free. Only then, can an actor find their most compelling interpretation of a scene.

All scene study intensives are by invitation/audition only. Each program is approximately eight weeks long, and (differentiating it from nearly any other scene study class across the country) concludes with an official performance that is free and open to the public.

Each student has the opportunity to work their scene a minimum of 2 x every three weeks. Only excused absence permitted every session out of fairness for each scene partner.

For an audition appointment, please submit a photo and appropriate resume/detailed introduction letter to

Currently, the schedule only includes intensives in Los Angeles + Arizona. However, if you have an interest in auditioning when we’ll be in a city near you, please submit your materials per the instructions listed above and call-out your city of residence.

Tuition: $590 for eight weeks ($295/per month)

Los Angeles, CA: Tuesdays from 4 pm – 7 pm (children/teens: ages 7 – 17)

Phoenix, AZ: Saturdays from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm (adults 18+)

Tucson, AZ: Sundays from 10 am – 1 pm (adults 18+)

Currently auditioning for September/October 2016 Session