KRISTIN PITTS ALTMAN
OWNER / ACTING COACH
Hello there! I hope you are enjoying the website and even picking up some helpful pointers along the way. I want to introduce myself and let you know who’s behind all of the great ideas at Limelight and share with you a little bit more about us and what we can offer to you. Whether you are exploring acting for the very first time or are a seasoned actor that needs a little extra polish for that next big audition, we are here to help you take those next steps in either starting a new career or advancing an existing one.
Our main focus at Limelight is teaching clients how to audition. To book the part you have to know how to audition and handle a callback. We give each monologue and scene that fits each clients type. Breaking down the script is very crucial and we make sure every individual takes the time in understanding all materials that are handed out, that a 3 to 7 page scene should be fully highlighted with notes helping understand the character that’s given.
In addition to all the training needed for TV/Film, Commercials and Modeling we guide and communicate 24/7 with each individual on their goals, whether it’s an experienced actor who is having a hard time getting representation/not booking enough auditions or the new actor who doesn’t know how this whole entertainment business works and has questions, we are here to help and answer. Lastly our goal is to help actors and models pursue their career the honest and right way.
It’s a real passion of mine to teach others the ins-and-outs of this business. I get a real joy out of saving people grief + time, avoiding acting scams, teaching the right fundamentals that casting directors and agents look for in a talent and giving honest advice by sharing my past experiences and marketing skills to make your dreams a reality.
I get such a thrill when I get a call from a client screaming “I BOOKED THE PART!!!” or even a parent that simply says “THANK YOU.” So many successful actors were about to give up until booking that one last big audition role. I look forward to helping you book that part.
A little bit about me… I have been in “the biz” for over 20 years, starting off as an aspiring child actress and modeling for print ads. I have appeared in several national commercials, co-star TV roles and been featured in many movies. Eventually, I began working as an on-set acting coach, teaching actors and then progressed to owning an acting studio.
Jaclyn Hales is an American actress best known for her series regular role on BYUtv’s “Extinct”. Her film and TV career started in 2010 playing the lead female in the Indie feature “Unicorn City”. She received two “Best Actress” awards for this film, including one from the LA Comedy Festival. This movie helped launch her career forward into more prestigious work like “Christmas Eve” alongside Patrick Stewart, HBO’s “Mosaic” directed by Steven Soderbergh, and a recurring role on FX’s “Legion” playing a young Jean Smart in the role of Melanie Bird. Last year Jaclyn wrapped up filming 8 episodes for another series regular on a show called “Cypher” which is in negotiations with Netflix for a 2021 release. Jaclyn has starred in several feature films throughout her career including Lifetime’s “The Sinister Surrogate” and recently a movie she shot in Fiji called “Love in Paradise” set to be released on Amazon Prime.
When Jaclyn is not acting she is writing, coaching, and creating her own content and is soon to start producing.
On top of staying busy with her ongoing TV and Film projects, Jaclyn’s other but equal passion is teaching Acting. We are thrilled to have Jaclyn be a part of Limelight Acting Studio so she can share her experience with our students and help guide the next generation of up-and-coming actors!
Please take a few moments to appreciate some of Jaclyn's amazing acting work below.
Limelight Acting Studio is proud to announce the addition of Actress/Producer/Writer Jaclyn Hales as our newest Acting Coach! We have searched long and hard to find a coach that can bring the kind of energy, experience, knowledge and passion that Jaclyn brings to our students here at Limelight.
On Set Acting Coach Credits include: Instant Star (TV Series), Sam Steel and the Junior Detective Agency (Disney TV Movie), Girl Vs. Monster (Disney TV Movie), Terry the Tomboy (Disney TV Movie), My Dad’s a Soccor Mom (Disney TV Movie), Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (Amazon), How to Build a Better Boy (Disney TV Movie), Dognapped, A Wife’s Nightmare (Lifetime TV Movie), R.L Stine’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls (Amazon).
LIMELIGHT ACTING STUDIO MASCOT / PUP STAR
Meet Dottie... our resident mascot and part-time acting coach here at Limelight Acting Studio! As a former Pup Star and Model herself, Dottie loves to help students with studying their lines, prepping for auditions and working the camera! Make no bones about it, its all paws on deck with her and she runs a tight ship around here! Mess up or forget your lines and she won’t hesitate to put you in the dog house! We love having her because she helps to keep all of our students on their A-game!