Build a Successful Acting Career without moving to LA or NY

Begin Acting Professionally No Matter Where You Live

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Advanced technology has removed the geographical barriers that once existed, opening the door to exciting careers in acting from anywhere in the world. So before you jump to LA or NY, learn to build a solid foundation for lasting success right from your own home. Actor Success in a Small Market™ will walk you through every step needed to get started and make your dream a reality.

This course gives actors the tools to:

  • Feel prepared and confident in auditions across mediums
  • Discover and access unique emotional triggers
  • Safely secure agency representation in any market
  • Create professional and memorable marketing material
  • Break down scripts to create specific and impactful choices in performance
  • Master cold read techniques & conquer improvisation
  • Develop the mindset needed to overcome fear and begin landing acting jobs.

*See some of the exciting projects our staff and students have been working on in bio.

Your Instructor

Matthew and Leeann Dearing
Matthew and Leeann Dearing

Matthew and Leeann have taken the road less traveled.

A note from us:

We believe there is a performer inside everyone but only a few have that burning desire that just won’t go away. If you know the feeling we’re here to tell you that not only is your dream a possibility but you can achieve success in this industry on your own terms. Over the last twenty years we have studied from and worked with some of the best instructors and actors in the world. We have found a way to make living, have a family and be totally fulfilled as actors. Our mission is to inspire dreamers to achieve long term success through a commitment to passion, love and mastery. We are working actors who have been helping others to achieve their goals for over 10 years and this course has been designed to reach those who don’t know where to get started. It takes courage to get started and to keep going no matter what. We are grateful to have the chance to share our knowledge and cannot wait to hear about all your future success.

Act With Passion,

Matthew & Leeann

A few Credits: Matthew, Leeann or their students have been seen in the following


This is Us, Walking Dead, Scandal, The Good Place, Blackish, Shameless, Criminal Minds, Shooter, Mad men, Andi Mack, Sons Of Anarchy, The Punisher, Dexter, Two and a Half men, NCIS, CSI:NY, Cold Case, General Hospital, The Cleaner, Made, Baseball Wives, Steven Seagal Lawman


Go Daddy, Peter Piper Pizza, Pearson, Doritos, Target, Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, Tilted Kilt, Massage Envy, Arizona Lottery, Petsmart, Circle K, Goodwill, Southwest Airlines, California Pools, Taco Time, Discount Patio, Cox Communications, Centurylink, Casino Arizona, Talking Stick resort, Wild Horse Pass Casino, Honor health, Arizona Milk Producers, AME Landscape, Schmitt Jewelers, Arizona Central Credit Union


Everything Must Go, Take Me Home Tonight, Transformers the Last Knight, Piranha 3D, Hangover 3, Jakes Corner, Maneater

Networks / Production Companies

Marvel, ESPN, AMC, CBS, ABC, USA, A&E, FX, VH1, MTV, Showtime, Lifetime, Netflix, Hulu, Cinemax

Featured Students

Frank Caliendo Josh McDermitt Jeremey A. Thomas Archer Sofia Wylie Asher Angel Aaron Refvem Madison Curtis

"There is so much more to being an actor than just memorizing lines. As a producer, this is why I always go to Dearing Acting Studio for talent. Their students are the most well-rounded actors I've found. They know their craft AND the business of acting. If you're looking for a place to prepare you for the real world of acting, you've found it."

- Robert Reid

"I have been a student for nearly 3 years. In that time I have gone from zero to being represented by a major talent agency and have a successful, growing career in film, television, commercial and print. This would not have happened without the intensive coaching and training I have received from Matt Dearing and the rest of the team at Dearing. The Dearing Studio had changed my life. It can change yours too. There are none better."

- Richard Lippert

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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