Intro to Meisner with Julia Grace

Dive into the Meisner Technique with Julia Grace. Over 6-weeks you’ll work with Julia to develop your ability to navigate imaginary circumstances with truth and boldness. Learn how to apply the techniques of Meisner; ensuring that you work with integrity, courage and presence.

Perfect for those at the beginning of their acting journey, or those who need a refresher on working ‘moment to moment’ through the Repetition Exercise and Meisner. 

“Julia Grace is absolutely one of the best teachers I have ever seen. If you are lucky enough to get into her class you are going to have the time of your life”
– Amy Morton, 2 xTony Award Nominee (August: Osage County & Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Steppenwolf Theatre Co. Core Ensemble



  • The difference between ‘performing’ and authentic acting.
  • Respond spontaneously and be driven by impulses. 
  • Master overthinking and controlling tendencies which stop you from being truly present.
  • Learn the fundamentals of Meisner exercises.
  • Live truthfully in your given circumstances.

Julia Grace

Julia Grace has been working as an actor, teacher and directors consultant in Australia, New Zealand and the US for over fifteen years. She has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from the VCA. She is also a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and is the only Australian to have been mentored by members of Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago in their training methodologies. In 2017, she won the 16th Street Foundation’s Teaching Scholarship to continue honing her teaching craft in the US. She is currently a core teacher at 16th Street Actor’s Studio in Melbourne and also teaches seasonally at the VCA Film & TV School. She has performed for, The Sydney International Arts Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, The Hayloft Project, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, Artefact Theatre Co and appeared in Offspring, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Love Me, and multiple commercials. Her show Turtle which she wrote and starred in was nominated for Best Performance at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival and her latest play Donor enjoyed two critically acclaimed seasons in 2022.


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