StandBy was set up in 2010 by professional actress Louise O’Leary, with the backing of British Hollywood actor Stephen Graham. Louise is passionate about people following and living out their dreams. Louise realised that Yorkshire was missing affordable, professional method acting training and that not everyone has the desire to go to drama school. Many professional drama schools are so expensive they are simply not accessible to all. That is where StandBy was born – with the ethos that
EVERYONE CAN ACT,
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A RIGHT TO PROFESSIONAL TRAINING and
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PERSUE THEIR DREAMS.
Whatever your reason for attending an acting studio, whether it be to become a professional or for the love of acting StandBy’s ethos is that we deliver all classes with a professional, personal touch and value all of our students; providing support, guidance, encouragement, and a base to develop strong, confident people within a fun, friendly and safe environment. The classes are a great way to improve social skills & emotional intelligence as well as outstanding acting ability and everyone is welcome!
StandBy value every student that walks through the door, our ethos is that to develop a confident actor each individual person must feel confident in their coach and the coach should be enthusiastic about each student. Louise is able to offer a bespoke service to all of her students because of her passion for people and is well respected among her actors due to her interest in her student’s development.
StandBy also believe that to gain respect you must first inspire your students. As Louise is also a working actress she is able to give up to date information to those students who want to carve a career for themselves. Lee Strasberg, the founder of “The Method” once said “the method seems to me to provide for the first time a concrete foundation for the understanding of the actor’s creativity, & thus, provide the basis for the training of the actor… I would like to suggest that it may be of value not only to actors but to ALL human beings in their daily lives & in their search for fulfillment” and here at StandBy we are passionate about your fulfillment and empowering you.
Come along & audition for a place in our studios