Many may say that they teach the Meisner Approach, but very few can truly claim to be Meisner teachers.  Wendy Ward is one of them.
— Ernest A. Losso, Sanford Meisner protégé, L.A. director and casting director

Online and in-person acting classes taught by Master Meisner Teacher Wendy Ward

The Meisner Approach has been revered for decades by producers, directors and casting directors because of the authenticity, emotional honesty and power it instills in an actor's work.  Studio Director Wendy Ward taught the technique for twenty-five years in New York City -- first at The Acting Studio where she served as Associate Director and then at the Ward Acting Studio which she founded in 1996.  She has long been renowned as one of the country's most masterful teachers of the approach.  Thousands of actors in the U.S. and from abroad have turned to her to develop the skills and confidence needed to leave their day jobs and establish sustainable acting careers. Actors who work with Wendy quickly learn how much more detailed, challenging and compelling the Meisner training can be under the guidance of a master teacher.  Her program is revelatory, especially for actors who have previously received introductions to the Meisner work.  Put simply, there's Meisner -- and then there's Meisner.

I am halfway through Tech 2 and just finished filming four scenes for a film, the largest role I’ve had to date. I would absolutely not have landed this role, which involved a self-tape and a callback, without my classes and Wendy’s coaching. Wendy is extraordinarily committed to excellence. She has a singular gift for zeroing in on what you need to address and how to communicate this to you. Her specificity is the best I have ever seen.
— K.S., Online student from Canada