Stephanie Feury, one of Los Angeles’ premiere acting teachers, has been helping actors find themselves, refine their craft, and start their careers for over 23 years. Her students have had much success and critical acclaim appearing in national commercials, stage, network television and major motion pictures. Stephanie has worked privately coaching actors on movie sets, giving international workshops from Australia to Germany and working for RTL Studios in Berlin. In 2015, she worked as a guest professor at Chapman University in Los Angeles, CA.
Stephanie’s passion for the stage and screen was apparent in the early days of studying and spending night and day working on her own craft. The daughter of the great acting teachers Peggy Feury and William Traylor she grew up in the theatre. This passion stayed with her as she attended the prestigious NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In New York, she was involved in a myriad of theatrical productions, independent films and commercials. She continued her studies with New York’s finest acting teachers, Uta Hagen and Elaine Aiken. Returning to Los Angeles, she continued acting in TV shows, films and plays and as chance would have it her teaching career began.
After teaching scene study for over four years at one of L.A.’s acting schools Stephanie, moved her classes to The Lost Studio where she taught privately for the next two years. After the success of her classes, she soon realized it was time to open her own studio.
In 2002, Stephanie Feury opened the red doors of The Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre. For over 20 years she has been committed to helping artists of all mediums find their voice. Stephanie's teaching is a practice in deep relaxation, sense memory, text analysis, character development, scene study, and improvisation.
In 2012, Stephanie began her international classes. She's travelled consistently from Germany to Australia teaching at Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg , RTL Studios and WAAPA. She has also been a guest teacher for Dodge College at Chapman University. She is available for workshops around the Unites States and Internationally.
Along with her classes Stephanie has produced and directed over 30 productions and in 2012 she co-created the award winning and critically acclaimed Firelight Collective. (www.firelightcollective.com)
A company dedicated to creating thought provoking, emotionally charged, poetic storytelling in unexpected environments.
Stephanie believes creating a community for actors is key. A place where they can work out alone onstage or with a partner. At any given time you will find actors working their craft throughout the week. Whether you are studying for a month, a year, or returning from set SFS Theatre is a place many actors call home.
What people are saying
“Stephanie is an insightful, talented teacher who has a knack for pinning down obstacles and behaviors that may be impeding an actor's development.”
“Deciding to study with Stephanie was the most pivotal moment in my journey as an actor and a person. She is an amazing guide that helps her students understand the principles behind the craft of acting. She is also a brilliant director and could easily tell everyone how to act a scene, but she isn't satisfied unless her students also understand why they would act the scene that way.”
“If you want a teacher who is there to guide you into going places that are uncomfortable or working with you to face your demons as an actor, welcome home. I've worked with, I like to call them the celebrity/ Hollywood/trendy acting teachers, but Stephanie is one of the few who really believes in the craft of acting. Her passion and enthusiasm is addictive, and she really takes an interest in the well-being of every student. Not to mention that her background and insight is like no other.”