Wendy Ward, Acting Teacher

Wendy Ward is a professional acting teacher, audition coach and mentor.

She’ll turn your natural talent into professional skill.



Wendy Ward opened the Ward Acting Studio in New York City in 1996 and quickly established herself as one of the country’s foremost masters of the Meisner Approach. Since that time she has worked with thousands of actors from around the world, many of whom travel long distances to train with her. Five years ago, she began working with her clients online and installed video technology in her classroom. Now you can work with a master teacher from wherever you are in the world, in private coaching sessions and alongside students in the Ward Acting Studio’s Meisner training program.

Wendy’s professionalism translates immediately online, and you feel like you’re in the classroom with her. Her coaching allows her to hone in on your specific needs. I look forward to booking out her calendar!
— Julee Cerda, Broadway revival Children of a Lesser God, Smart People (Atlanta), Orange is the New Black, House of Cards

I joined Wendy’s online Meisner class unsure of whether an online approach would work. I am half way through my training and just finished filming four scenes for a film, the largest role I’ve had to date. I absolutely would not have landed this role without my online classes and Wendy’s coaching.
— K.S., Canada

The only thing better than an in-person class with Wendy is an online one-on-one session. They really get to the heart of what you as an actor specifically need. I recently booked my first professional production and everything I learned from Wendy, from walking into the audition room to my final performance on stage, proved to be invaluable.