Shari Shaw has developed an inspiring, empowering, confidence-building and success-oriented method for personal preparation and performance in an energetic, creative and supportive environment. Actors, Performers and Professionals learn to dig deep, find their unique voice and express it with passion and clarity to achieve excellence in all aspects of their professional and personal lives.
Shari Shaw Acting Studio is more than an inspirational haven for creative professionals dedicated to their craft and success. It is a community of imaginative artists who strive for personal excellence and achievement. It is the creation and fulfillment of a passion and a dream.
Despite her on-camera success, Shari developed a greater joy from individual work with actors and the emotional and creative experience of teaching the craft of acting. Combining her own acting experience and infectious, high-energy personality with techniques of mentors Lee Strasberg, Peggy Fuery and John Lehne - as well as motivational skills developed as a successful personal trainer – Shari has developed a one-of-a-kind approach to coaching actors and performers.
In 2000, Shari Shaw Acting Studio was born. From a converted office/garage, it has grown into a thriving acting coaching business with two locations and an ever-widening network of friends, associates, colleagues and clients. Shari was the first female director for the NBC-Universal Actor's Showcase. She has also directed the ABC Diversity Showcase and is a regular instructor at the Universal Studios Acting Workshops. Shari owned the Two Roads Theatre in Studio City from 2005-2012 and recently founded LIVE AS IF, an Executive and Life Coaching consultation company. Her first book 'ACT AS IF - LIVE AS IF' is due to be published in 2013.