Deke’s training takes actors from barely booking to booking like a banshee!!!
Prior to working with Deke Anderson, I had booked one theatrical job in six months. In the first 18 months I worked with Deke, I booked 14 theatrical jobs, including several guest star and recurring roles. Deke has taught me how to make creative choices that flesh out a scene. His Directorial experience helps him to gauge what works and doesn’t in scenes, and he can clearly convey the adjustments that are needed to make the scene more effective. Through him, I have learned a great deal about developing characters, auditioning technique, and most importantly, booking jobs. Deke’s instruction extends beyond the audition room. He has discussed conduct on set, dealing with nerves, working with difficult people, etc. Because Deke has gone through most experiences of a working actor, he can advise his students with great perspective. Finally, Deke’s infectious enthusiasm, constructive criticism, and hard work inspire loyalty from his students. If you have any questions, or you would like any further information about Deke, please feel free to contact me. Thank you. -Vic Chao | www.vicchao.com | See IMDb profile…
Award winning Houston Director loves Next Level Talent
I don’t know if the students coming out of Deke’s classes are smart, intuitively professional actors who get it. Or if they’re merely acting the part of smart, intuitively professional actors who get it. Either way, it’s a convincing performance [which] . . . [m]akes my job as a director infinitely easier. Deke’s students know what to do and, more importantly, how to do it. They consistently blow me away.-Robert Campbell, 808 Productions
Broadway “Avenue Q” and “Full Monty” Star says Deke sas “great sense for nurturing new talent” and for “continuously challenging more established talent”
My name is Christian Anderson. I am an actor, who played a lead role in “Avenue Q” on Broadway in New York. I also played the lead role in “The Full Monty” international tour. I am writing on behalf of Deke Anderson who runs ‘Next Level Acting Studios’. I enrolled in Deke’s Thursday night on camera class in August 2001. The first thing I noticed about Deke’s class was his relationship with his students. He has a very positive, encouraging nature without sacrificing honesty. He uses great scene material from current TV shows and feature films. His classes are large enough to allow for different scene partners each week, yet small enough so that everyone participates in two to four scenes per class. Deke has a great sense for nurturing new talent and also for continuously challenging more established talent. Since taking Deke’s class, my confidence level has risen substantially. Having a strong theatrical background, I wanted to focus on acting for film and television. Deke has really helped me to bring my performance level to a very intimate, realistic place, just right for the camera. My audition/callback ratio has greatly improved, and I also attribute a lot of the work I’ve done in Deke’s class to booking the role in “Avenue Q” and “The Full Monty”. Deke’s classes are also very reasonably priced.-Christian Anderson
Local Houston Actor sees that our students get callbacks and book jobs
Out of the 7 principals on the Toyota Regional commercial shoot last week, I know at least 4 of us were Deke students! At the ‘Retractable’ callback yesterday, the room was filled with Deke students! And I know for a FACT I wouldn’t have had either of those opportunities had I not been trained by you. Thanks!-Shelley Boozer
35 year industry veteran calls Deke’s classes “a breath of fresh air”
It is with great pleasure that I recommend and endorse Deke Anderson as an acting teacher and coach. With 35 Years of experience in the film and television industry, I have definitely studied with several teachers along the way. Finding Deke’s class was like a breath of fresh air. He teaches the essentials of working in this industry – scenes and auditions for high profile television and feature work. Equally important, he prepares his students to step into professional situations and compete and perform at their highest abilities. He is progressive and encouraging and in my opinion helps an actor want to improve. Deke has been valuable in my growth and confidence as an actor. I heartily recommend him to beginning and experienced actors alike.-Carl Ciarfalio | See IMDb profile…
Local Houston Actor says, “Now I’m getting roles and I have a much better understanding of the business”
You have no idea the tremendous amount of encouragement you and your class has given me. One year ago I just started your class, and now I’m getting roles and I have a much better understanding of the business. There are no words for how much I can thank you.-Jazmine Aleeah
Deke Anderson genuinely cares about his students.
I do a lot of teaching . . and . . .work with many [people]. It’s easy to tell who really cares and who doesn’t. You do care, and not only that, you give 110%. You are generous with your time, and you don’t spare yourself. You have strong work ethics, and I have a deep appreciation for that.-Fabrizia Faustinella
Deke’s classes keep his students constantly learning.
I have to say that it’s been wonderful learning from someone who genuinely understands and can marry both the technical and creative aspects of acting for various mediums. I’m so appreciative and glad I found Next Level. Each week, I can see improvement in myself and classmates, while I learn something else I can work on. Makes such a difference and keeps me hungry. .. Thank you.-Tiffany Richards
Actor loves “Deke’s easy and positive style of guiding his students in a non-threatening environment.”
I began training in Deke’s class …, while making my transition from stage work to television. Deke has helped me to come so far already in his adjustments of my acting size, and understanding of scripts from genre to genre. Deke has such an easy and positive style of guiding his students in a non-threatening environment, regardless of each actor’s level of experience. This is why I continued to grow under his insightful and creative tutelage. His exercises and varied studies challenged me to go beyond any limitations I might have once thought I had. … his highest priority is to help his students get work. Deke is an intelligent coach I can trust. Also with my background in the classical style (opera), I very much appreciate Deke’s disciplined focus and great respect for his art. His philosophies regarding his approach to acting reach beyond the technical, and illustrate his ability to give back to the craft, which is why his classes are unordinary and particularly fulfilling. For any actor seriously interested in extending his abilities, I wholeheartedly recommend Deke Anderson.-Kristin Peterson
New actor says Deke’s “instruction, patience, talent, and ability . . . propelled” him into “working actor territory”
I just wanted to take a moment and recognize Deke Anderson and “Next Level Acting Studios” on his continued gift of teaching the skills necessary to have a successful acting career. Before working with Deke, I couldn’t land a goldfish in a fishbowl! But due to Deke’s instruction, patience, talent, and ability, he … propelled me into what was the mythical land of a working actor territory. The lead role in a feature film, two commercials, and a recurring role on the daytime soap “Passions” on NBC has given me the confidence necessary to continue to work hard with Deke and make more progress. If you are serious about making this dream a reality, I not only wish you to consider Deke and the studio, but implore you! You will not be disappointed. Best wishes and good luck to all!-Jeff Fryer
Local Houston Actor finds top notch New York training not nearly as effective as Deke’s instruction
I’m looking to get back in your classes. I just did a semester at a big conservatory in New York and found that I grew more and was challenged more in your classes than any training I received there. . . I heard that you have a waiting list . . I could do any time and day that you have an opening.-Nicole Elliott
Local Houston Actor finds both Deke’s and Elsa’s instruction “incredible”
I wanted to say thank you for the feedback I got from you last week . . . a little motivation goes a long way for me. Thank you and Elsa so much, I had a blast last night in her class, and she like you, is an incredible instructor!”-Vannessa Vasquez