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We are open for in person classes!  Our adult class is on Tuesday from 6-8:30.  We also have a zoom class on Mon 6-8:30.  Self tape and private classes are also in person. The industry standard is vaccination.  In person kids classes now available!  Thursday at 5! Sign up now!                                     


Classes have started!  Sign up now! All in person acting classes are held in Cathedral City.  Online acting classes via Zoom also available on Mondays.  Child Performer Services Permit: CPS-LR-1000449240


KIDS (7 and up) Thursdays at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST ADULTS (13 and up): Mondays Online via Zoom at 6:00 – 8:30 pm PST Tuesdays In person at 6:00 – 8:30 pm PST VIEW SCHEDULE


Learn the craft of acting! We provide classes for Acting for Film, Television & Commercials. Both beginner to advanced classes for kids, teens and adults. Private coaching and studio rentals for private parties also available.



Take private acting lessons with expert teachers. Emmy nominated Dan Gauthier and Actress/Musician Lisa Fuller have been in the acting business for over 30 years. 



NBC Palm Springs: Check out Dan and Lisa on KMIR’s Desert Living!

“Emmy nominated actor Dan Gauthier and his lovely wife— actress and singer Lisa Fuller— appeared on today’s edition of Desert Living to reveal some exciting news: Their soon-to-open Dan Gauthier Acting Studio in Cathedral City!” WATCH VIDEO

Latest Reviews

Here’s what our acting students say:

The Dan Gauthier Acting Studio in the Coachella Valley is simply the best, there’s nothing like it in the entire desert. My experience was fun and valuable! 

– Carol
Review us on Yelp

My son has had a great experience at Dan Gauthier Acting Studio! Dan has the ability to make the class fun, low pressure, and educational. I highly recommend this studio to all seeking a new experience or to better their craft.

– Jessica P.

12 year old child attended the acting class for kids

Review us on Google

Dan and Lisa are great. They create an environment where it feels safe to take risks, which is a big deal when so many acting teachers denigrate and demean their students. It’s a great class.

– Cody
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Dan Gauthier & Lisa Fuller

The acting classes are taught by experienced actors Dan Gauthier and his wife Lisa Fuller. Dan has been a working actor for over 30 years and recently did a guest spot on Criminal Minds (CBS). He is also an Emmy nominated actor for the role of Kevin Buchanan on the TV show One Life to Live (ABC).  His wife, Lisa, is also a notable TV and Film actress from popular TV shows such as Fresh Prince of Bell Air, General Hospital as well as a a professional musician.


Latest News

About our upcoming classes and our improv class for groups!

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Private coaching for the Actor

Private coaching is essential in preparing for an audition or for a specific job whether it be film, television or theater.  It’s also a great way to accelerate an understanding[…]

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New Improv Class for Team Building or group parties available

Looking for your office or company to improve trust, communication skills and collaboration.  Emmy nominated actor Dan Gauthier and his wife Lisa Fuller have developed a unique improvisation experience that[…]

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Our Approach

Each individual is unique! The willingness to approach dialogue and emotions with one’s instincts brings a fresh, natural improvisational feel to the actor.