Commercial Acting Classes For The Beginner

(like you see on stage)

…but WE DO teach

If you’re thinking about acting, and not quite sure where to start, “on-camera” commercial acting can offer more opportunity for a beginner (w/no experience). Casting directors are looking for “that new face” (w/natural & fresh energy) more so than the actor with a long resume’, and has become too conditioned. So all that to say, you’ve got more of a head-start than what you know.


Students come 3 weeks in a row on the day stated for the appropriate class listed. The 4th meeting is a Headshot Photo Shoot with MLC’s agency photographer, Billy Graham. The photo session is a great way for the beginner to gain insight on what it’s like to take direction from the person behind the camera, and receive great pictures, too!!!

Our training is simple and straightforward with each class aiming to shape and mold the beginner — so in just three classes, our students will KNOW how to audition on a professional level.

The really cool thing, that you probably don’t know, is that the majority of our agency actors came to us with NO EXPERIENCE. In fact, we would rather work with someone with lots of realness, teach-ability, and no experience, than the actor who has become too conditioned and missing their “realness”.

All actors have a starting point, and this class can be yours. Come on and join us! We PROMISE you’ll love the experience, and the benefits to building your self-esteem.



MONDAYS @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm; taught by Christie James

Class 1: February 05
Class 2: February 12
Class 3: February 19

Headshot Session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 by appt.

YOUTH  8-13 yrs: $260
(age range can vary due to maturity and/or experience)
TUESDAYS @ 4:30-5:45 pm; taught by Sheilah Dixon (owner/director)

Class 1: February 06
Class 2: February 13
Class 3: February 20

Headshot Session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 by appt.


To register, call our Agency Office at 803.782.7338


ACTING COUCH, Christie James…
Honoring later bloomers everywhere, Christie took her first acting class in her late 20’s while living in New York. This evolved into studies at Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre School and H.B. Studio as well as a ‘peak behind the scenes’ while working at NY advertising agencies BBDO and Lintas. The years since have included stage, film, and broadcasting work in Charlotte, Wilmington, and western NC. She has also provided marketing and communications services to clients in North and South Carolina, and currently works as an Executive Trainer on Creative Thinking and Public Speaking. Most recently, Christie appeared in a BiLo commercial, voiced a Denny’s cage-free chicken, and performed the role of Florence/Felix in a stage production of the female Odd Couple. Christie is represented by Millie Lewis of Columbia.