John Pallotta is a writer, director, actor, producer and casting director who was voted Number One Acting Teacher in the nation according to Actor Rated on and  has been nominated 6 times as the best acting coach in NYC in the 2014 Backstage Readers Choice Awards.


John Pallotta, who was borned and raised in New York City, honed his craft on stages and streets of New York. He has trained under the best known masters of the craft: Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis, Herbert Burghof, Stella Adler, William Hickey, and Austin Pendleton.


John is now recognized as one of the most sought after acting coaches in the country and can be seen coaching some of our top stars of Film and Television in NYC as well as other important cities in the country. He also coaches in the PVT sector as well as government and military.


John Pallotta has created his own approach to acting and has written a book on the craft of acting, called Acting is a state of Mind.  He has studios in New York City, Washington DC, Fairfax Virginia, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Albany and Atlanta Georgia. John also teaches and lectures internationally in India, Pakistan, Ghana, United Arab Emirates and coaches actors OnSet internationally via Skype.


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John Pallotta

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