“During my time pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles I attended various acting classes given by talented coaches. However, there was only one acting coach whom I felt radiated genuine love, acceptance, and understanding for her students as well as for the art itself. That coach was Eliana Alexander. When I attended her classes acting no longer felt like a skill that needed to be honed, it became authentic, natural, and enjoyable. There was no pressure to perform. There was no need to “get the part” or read a script in a certain way as to get a call back. It was almost like playing; it was free. Her coaching helped me overcome my fears of imperfection and criticism, and helped me to see that acting is more of a self-expression, and if I stayed true to who I was, and allowed myself to be in the moment, vulnerable, and open, that I could unleash worlds and stories that I had always wanted to but could never quite reach. Acting is so much more than just the industry. It’s a beautiful and empowering form of art and Eliana helped me to see that. She herself is a beautiful person inside and out and taking her classes will enrich your life in so many aspects as it has mine.”
Thank you for taking me in as a young boy and helping me to achieve my goals! Thank you for teaching me how to be more outgoing and personable. Without you I would have never experienced many amazing things in my life from being photographed in GAP stores to being on a FOX TV show. I appreciate you showing me a world I never thought possible for me and for guiding me to be who I am today!
Much love, Fuji
Brandon Fuji Dieter
As I started training with Eliana, I was able to get a better understanding of life and my inner and outer emotions. To not fear my emotions, but to welcome them and understand why they are here. She taught me many differentstyles of acting and was able to take me out of my shell, giving me the confidence to publicly speak and take over situations confidently. My growth was internal in her class, skills I took with me and sharpen till this day. She is a wonderful teacher and mentor, and I would do it all over again sooner if I had the chance.