The Studio provides private coaching and group workshops in acting, improvisation, public speaking, auditioning, and other performing arts. This training is designed for both kids and adults of any age and is perfect for anyone looking to step out of their shell and onto the stage or in front of the camera.

Helmed by Chris Soldevilla, a certified instructor of the Ivana Chubbuck technique, The Studio operates out of the Coppertop complex and is easily accessible from both Kitsap County by car and from Seattle via scenic 35-minute Ferry.

Read more about our various offerings and check the calendar to sign up for one of our private classes. Still nervous in front of groups? Try a private coaching session with Chris instead. If you have any questions at all or would like to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming events, don't hesitate to contact us below.


If you're interested in taking classes at the Studio but still have questions after reviewing our website, feel free to reach out and one of our instructors will respond as soon as possible.

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About Chris Soldevilla

Chris Soldevilla has been teaching and performing as an improviser and working actor for over 25 years.  He has coached actors for television shows such as “Lost,” Once Upon a Time” and “V“. He has assisted actors and non-actors alike in getting their bearings and finding their voice. Chris’ goal is to help people not only gain confidence and control but to put the best version of themselves forward, allowing them to work more often.  Establishing comfort and understanding is paramount to his teaching style.

Chris is a certified instructor of LA-based coach Ivana Chubbuck and utilizes her style, along with a culmination of experiences from Stella Adler Academy, Groundlings Improv, and a variety of other studios and personal work in his approach.  He has developed a style that helps actors create a foundation for their work, taking the guess-work out of why they are “on” or “off”.

Actors both well-established and new to the industry have praised Chris’ style and technique as bringing ease and simplicity to the craft in which has helped them to raise their work to higher levels.

Chris can be seen performing regularly with local improv troupe, The Edge, the first Saturday of every month at the Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Island, WA.