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Actors Training Center

1120 Central Ave, 2nd Floor
Wilmette IL , 60091
United States
847.251.8710
info@actorstrainingcenter.com
www.actorstrainingcenter.org

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ATC offers incomparable and inspirational instruction, authentic and applicable feedback, and an exceedingly exceptional experience.

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I have been with ATC ever since it opened in 2007, and I was 5 years old. I feel like I have grown so much not only as an actor, but as a person. The mentors there have truly become my mentors in life and I am forever grateful for the experiences, opportunities, and friends I receive due to ATC. Carole has pushed me to become better versions of myself with each new challenge I face. Alex taught me so much about the art of film and how I can become a vulnerable storyteller. Workshops with Deb, new experiences with Lucky, tips from Becky, sessions with Matt, and more, allowed me to shape and mold myself as an actor. Had I not received training here, I don't think I would be where I am today. Thank you, ATC.

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Exceptional!!!!!!!

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While I have never officially enrolled in a class at Actors Training Center facility in Wilmette, I have worked alongside the likes of many of their talented teachers and staff in the recent past on different projects (Sarah Charipar, Leah Raidt, etc.) I have wanted to attend a class at ATC for some time now, and have noticed that their presence on Instagram is especially helpful in finding out more information on how to apply, what classes they offer, and who teaches said classes! If you’re interested in learning more or seeing what they’re currently up to, checking out any/all of their social media is definitely the way to go!

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My son has absolutely loved his class experiences at ATC where his creativity and acting has flourished! Get your kid in here if he enjoys acting. The teachers are phenomenal and your child will walk out grinning w/more confidence in his acting potential!

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ATC has been such a wonderful place for our daughter. From the incredible kind, caring, and helpful staff to the fun and educational programs and resources they offer. Our daughter absolutely loves everything ATC. We highly recommend ATC.

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Actors Training Center is one of the best places you can go to develop you acting skills. It is a wonderful place where you always feel accepted and like you can express yourself without judgement. All of the staff at ATC are so loving and wise and they are always ready to help and train their students. If you want to be an actor one day, go to ATC!!

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My son has been taking classes in ATC for almost a year and he loves it. The programs and the teachers are very professional. I highly recommend it

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ATC is the best! My daughter has loved all her classes at ATC. The teachers are industry professionals and provide real- life, practical training. Plus everyone there is so nice! We love being a part of the ATC family.

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My daughter has taken several classes at ATC and plans on returning for more - she loved the classes. If you are serious about acting - this is the place to go!

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My son took improvisation classes here for years. The skills that he learned, and the friends that he made were amazing.

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I took the improvisation class, and every time I have fun there. Tim is a great teacher and I look forward to going to the class every Saturday! Thanks ATC!!!

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My daughter loved the mini session she participated in and learned so much! She is looking forward to going back for another session!

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I'm looking forward to my daughter and I learning from some of the best in the industry. I've done my research and acting schools near me don't compare...so the hour drive will be worth it.

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ATC is absolutely the best place for a young actor. The staff is truly invested in your future and wants to see you succeed. All of the classes are so much fun and I look forward to going each week.

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I enjoy training at ATC because everyone is so professional. The teachers devote themselves to each student. The environment is awesome.

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My 10 year old has been taking classes for 2 years and has grown tremendously. The coaching, feedback and interaction has given her more confidence as an actor, and improved her skills! Thanks ATC. We look forward to a long relationship together.

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I have always aspired to better my skills. But I've never found a place that really excelled me, encouraged my want for criticism. Until ATC. I took their summer intensive with Deb Dion. Not only was every single person who worked there kind and made me feel comfortable (my first day I had a mishap and they were so kind and caring, I emailed them to thank them for their hospitality), but I realized how much better I can be. I learned the ins and outs of auditions and got to work on my skills with monologue and partner scenes. It is the best acting school out their, especially for youth. I will, without a doubt, attend again! Thank you!

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This is a fantastic organization top to bottom! If you’re considering taking acting classes this is the place to go!! Thanks ATC

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My daughter loves the classes she's taking at ATC! Not only is she getting great instruction and meeting so many wonderful kids, but she's also so happy when going/coming to/from class. Keep doing what you do!!

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I’ve been working with the actors training center for the last several months to select a class for my eight-year-old daughter. They’ve been incredibly responsive and helpful. My daughter can’t wait to start class in January!

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This place is wonderful! This is my first attempt at acting and the teachers have been extremely welcoming and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I’m so happy I started classes here and I will continue to further my dreams at ATC. Highly recommend it!!!!!

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ATC is an outstanding place to learn new skills, get comfortable in front of the camera and get feedback right away. My daughter loves attending her classes and earning confidence in her acting skills.

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ATC is a truly amazing place. Students learn the essentials of performance in a supportive and creative environment, with outstanding teaching. Most important, students are treated as young professionals, rather than as kids.

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Everyone at ATC is so supportive and encouraging! It's a great environment to support kids as they take a journey through acting and improv. Whether they want to move forward or are just having fun, it's the perfect place!

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My shy, introverted 13-year-old son came home every day from ATC with a big smile on his face, excitedly reenacting his day to show us how much he learned. I highly recommend ATC for all young students exploring the world of acting!

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ATC is one of the greatest acting schools in the Chicago Land area. All the teachers push their students in the best possible ways. The teachers are the most experienced and collaborative professionals. I am so happy to have ATC in my life. I know they are going to take me far.

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I’m currently taking the professional acting intensive, and it’s AMAZING! Everyone’s so nice! I’m learning more than I thought I ever could.

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Most amazing teachers, amazing programs and classes, and more to learn here than you could learn anywhere else. Most supportive environment that will push you to your best.

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The staff is always helpful and friendly. Thanks ATC!!

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My daughter the L.A. Film Intensive Class with Deb Dion on 615-6/16 and loved it! It was her first class at ATC and she received such positive feedback from the class, and follow up notes via email to improve going forward as an actor. Many times as a parent, we do not hear the feedback and cannot reinforce the skills at home. I loved the direct feedback via email. She walked away from the class with real life experience and skills she could implement immediately. The entire process was positive both as a parent and for my child. I highly recommend ATC to anyone wanting to hone their acting skills!

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My daughter has attended this workshop for three years running now, & she learns something new every time.  Ms. Dion makes this an individual experience for each actor, providing extensive notes after each day that are specific to the participant's scenes.  This year, my daughter used Ms. Dion’s coaching to improve her slate at at unrelated audition the very same afternoon of the workshop.  It is wonderful that Carole Dibo brings in such professional training from a casting director based out of LA.  My daughter absolutely loves Ms. Dion, & feels lucky to have the opportunity to train with her once a year!

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Carole Dibo and her team at ATC are just wonderful. My daughter felt the class she attended was so open and encouraging. It allowed her to be herself, no judgement...a positive experience that will definately help her to grow and succeed in the acting world. Thank you all.

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My daughter attended the LA Intensive Training and learned so much. Our daughter wants to be an actress but lacks confidence in front of a camera. After this training she feels much better prepared going in for auditions and less anxious. It’s pricy but worth the money.

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I cannot say strongly enough how wonderful Carole Dibo and her team at the Actors Training Center have been for my daughter. Not only are they all lovely people to work with, they have proven time and again to be tenacious advocates for my daughter as she pursues her interests in commercial and theatrical acting. My daughter has taken courses and camps at ATC, undergone private coaching sessions and self-tape auditions, and Rae is our go-to for updating film reels. Carole has been an indispensable resource for information and connections, which was especially important for us, since we are new to the industry. Our daughter certainly would not be the working actor she is now if not for the ATC, and we feel very lucky to have found such a trustworthy "home" from which our daughter can work to pursue her passions for on-camera acting and musical theater.

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I have not been auditioning for a long time, and I needed something or somebody to help me get over this fear about casting directors and auditioning. This class was perfect for me - Julie helped me to see this process through different lenses - the fun lenses that do not have boundaries. Loved it! Thank you.

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I’ve taken several classes on camera work and improv at ATC. All the teachers are incredible! They’ve all given me great advice that has really helped me become a lot better. The classes are really fun and encouraging, and will no doubt make everyone better at whatever they want to do. Thanks ATC! I can’t wait to take another class!!! -Andrew Boros

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Recently attended the Julie Schubert workshop and learned a great bit about on camera work. It was interesting and informative, I look forward to taking another class at ATC.

Golden Globe Winner, Rachel Brosnahan says: "I can say with 100% confidence..."

Acto​rs Training Center helps young artists turn a passion into a career. I can say with 100% confidence that I would not be where I am today without my time with Carole & the Actors Training Center​.​..
-Rachel Brosnahan is a Golden Globe Winner & Emmy Nominee for Best Actress in Amazon's, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

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Actors Training Center has helped me in every way improving my acting. They have such great teachers and great classes, workshops, Etc. they offer. I started back here a little over a year ago and can see the improvement in my acting.I feel blessed to have found them through a fellow actress . Carole, Becky and Rae are all so amazing and helpful and great people with such positive energy about them.

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I love this place! My daughters and I have taken several classes, intensives and workshops at ATC over the past couple years. I love their fun, professional and no nonsense approach to the lessons. We will all be taking more classes there in the near future.

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I could talk for hours about how great the staff at ATC is and how much I gained from them. However, what truly makes ATC great is that the staff has proven again and again how much they legitimately care about their craft and the people they share it with. Truly amazing.

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This place is the place to be. You get the experience necessary to know exactly what your getting yourself into. This place is for dreamers. This is a place to begin the path of a career so few get the pleasure to be in. Both professional and loving, it doesn't get better then Carole Dibo's Actors Training Center.

Stewart Talent Agent, Jenny Wilson, says...

"ATC provides top-notch training."

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Went to "Breaking into the Business". It was so incredible!!! My daughter and I learned so much more than we expected to. The presenters were all SO beyond knowledgeable and helpful. I'm so thrilled that we went. HIGHLY recommend this workshop for those who are interested in "Breaking into the Business". Thank you so much!

Managing Director @ Victory Gardens Theater, Erica Daniels, says...

"Carole Dibo at the Actors Training Center corners the market on teaching and training young people."

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ATC is an amazing treasure and we are fortunate to have it in our community. My son has found his passion here and has been inspired, educated and supported by the wonderful people at ATC as he has pursued this path. Thank you!

L.A. Casting Director, Deb Dion, says...

"ATC is an amazing acting studio in Chicago! Better than most of what we have out here in Los Angeles."

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My son recently completed the Power of "If" (Beginning Acting) and not only was he not given the proper amount of attention but he also learned very little acting technique through this program. As I parent, I strongly suggest that you enroll you students elsewhere if you would like them to succeed as an actor.