Meet our Team.

An award winning team of actors, coaches, educators, managers, producers and agents.

Executive Director

Denise is a talent manager, acting coach and producer. She has worked on countless film and TV sets acting and coaching young talent, including her own kids in the starring roles of Big Little Lies, The Boys, Goodnight Mommy, Colony and He's All That. She believes each actor is an individual and brings their own style to the craft and her job is to foster and encourage the actor’s style and individuality to emerge.

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Director

Emily brings over 20 years of experience in entertainment and coaching to Aspire Academy. Her network in film and television spans from Los Angeles studio executives to Chicago production. Her expertise in talent representation grew from years with world renowned agencies such as William Morris, Innovative Artists, and casting at Paramount Pictures. She coaches multiple working actors including her own daughter who appears in Amazon’s Paper Girls.

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CEO

Aaron is an entrepreneur with a decade of experience in bringing his unique approach to solving problems in education. His past company was an award winning school in the alternative education space. They were acquired by WeWork, where he was tasked with opening schools around the world. He believes the best way to teach someone a certain discipline is to have a deep understanding of where each individual student is at and take them where they want to go.

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Co-Founder

Don brings over 25 years of entertainment, production and brand experience. He bring that understanding to Aspire Entertainment Academy to make sure our graduates have the skills agents, directors, and managers are looking for.

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Co-Founder

Teresa brings vast experience in both entertainment industry and technology industry. For the last few years, Teresa has instilled her roots both as an executive and an artist into management. She been an enormous success developing and managing creators. She is an expert coach and manager and very skilled at the art of film making.

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Our Courses

World-Class Teachers

Our teachers actively work with A-list talent and know what it takes to become a great actor

Top Notch Courses

We created our courses in concert with our deep rooted connections to Hollywood to ensure that what we teach is what agents, managers and casting producers are looking for.

Global Students Community

Our staff has been in education and coaching actors for over 20 years. Their students are working in film and tv all over the world.

One-on-One Mentorship

To be a great actor, you need a great coach. One-on-one coaching is the best way to receive individual feedback and our coaches are the best in the world.