The VFA Acting and Performance Studio was created organically as a result of Vivian's personal experiences growing from a newcomer, to a professional working actor. Fueled by years of auditioning on-tape and in-person, driving across states for call-backs, and deciphering the respective lingo of casting directors, sparked the idea to pass on this collective knowledge, in hopes to save you months of trial-and-error. Vivian's goal is to demystify working in the entertainment business, and centers the curriculum around her motto "It's never too late to pursue a dream that will fill your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical needs."
The VFA was designed to help students develop the three core elements of an actor's career: Business, Instrument, and Craft. Students will create a business plan, condition their instrument, and cultivate their unique craft. If you actively nurture these principles, you'll be prepared to WIN any opportunity presented. Please note, "winning" doesn’t mean booking every role you audition for. "Winning" means becoming a respected player in one of the most difficult industries in the world; upholding a reputation as a reliable performer; impressing the right people with your attention to detail; and earning your place as a casting director's natural choice for roles that fit you.
Successful actors recognize their career requires unyielding dedication, indomitable self-discipline, and unrelenting drive. The VFA is dedicated to creating meta-performing actors who understand how the entertainment business is constantly evolving and how to evolve with it. The first step is to make the commitment.
"The successful actor remains always ready, so they don’t have to get ready. That is how they win."
~ Vivian Fleming-Alvarez