Alix West Lefler
CREDITS:
Siren, The Good Doctor

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

I got to book a TV series called “Siren” and I got to do some tank work with some professional free-divers. We trained for like six weeks to be a mermaid. I had to train with a monofin in a public pool and then when I was filming, I went to their pool, which was a big tank in Vancouver Film Studios. I had to keep my eyes open in the water. I really liked becoming a mermaid.

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

They have taught me how to do a self-tape, how to do camera work and blocking, and they have taught us we have to help our fellow actors.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I would be yellow because yellow shines bright like a star, just like me.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I would be Starfire from “Teen Titans Go!” because she has pretty pink hair and she can shoot lasers from her eyes.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

I choose a ferret because they are energetic and fun to play with, just like my dogs.

Gabriel Jacob-Cross
CREDITS:
Snowpiercer, Legion, The Man in the High Castle

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

The most exciting part is being on set. I love it because I get to meet so many people and make new friends. It’s so much fun! 

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

LeBlanc School of Acting has helped me get more connected to the characters I play. They make every class a lot of fun.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

Turquoise because it’s my favourite colour.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I would be Iron Man because I love Marvel, and Iron Man has an awesome suit, he is rich and super smart.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

A goldfish.

Grace Sunar
CREDITS:
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, Motherland: Fort Salem, A Godwink Christmas

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

The most exciting thing was working with an Oscar-award winning actress. I wish I could tell you who, but I can’t tell you because it hasn’t aired yet. She was super powerful and really kind. 

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

LeBlanc has helped me come out of my shell. Athena, Julian, and the rest of the coaches have made me feel more confident in any move I make.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I would be turquoise because it’s a pretty, unique colour, and it makes me feel happy and safe.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I’d like to be Vanellope from “Wreck-It Ralph” because she is free to do what she wants. I like how she is confident and fearless.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

I would pick a parrot because I always used to wish I could live in nature and fly like a huge parrot. The colours are beautiful too.

Hannah Bos
CREDITS:
Riverdale, Bring Back the Daisies, The Whistler

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

Booking Riverdale because it was on my 11th birthday. It’s fun being on set and meeting the rest of the cast. I like experiencing new things, like being new characters.

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

I’ve been at LeBlanc School of Acting for two years. I go every Saturday and I learn different things each time. I love the opportunities for workshops, meeting new people, and making new friends.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I would be light pink because it’s my favourite colour.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I would be Garfield because he reminds me of my cat. He’s funny, cute, and he eats a lot.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

I would choose a parrot because they are colourful, you can talk to it and you can train it too!

Jaden Oehr
CREDITS:
Home Before Dark, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

It’s always exciting to book new roles and then watch it on screen to see how it’s all turned out. The best roles are the ones where I get to work with some of the same cast or crew because it’s really fun. But I love meeting new people too.

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

LeBlanc School of Acting has taught me some things about acting that I never knew before I started going, like crying on demand, eyelines in a scene, and improv, which is my favourite. Julian has done one-on-one coachings for auditions with me, which has been really helpful. All the coaches are great and every week we learn something new. I’ve made so many friends because a lot of amazing people go to LeBlanc School of Acting. The best part is we get to do it together and help each other out if we are stuck.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I’d be orange because it’s my favourite colour and it’s a very vibrant, upbeat colour like I am. Also, it looks a bit like fire, which I think is cool.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I would be the Road Runner from Looney Tunes because he’s really fast, really funny, and really smart. He’s also a prankster, which I am sometimes, and is innovative with Acme products to stop Wile E. Coyote.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

I would choose a parrot, so I could teach my parrot jokes to tell people. If it’s a knock-knock joke, after we respond, he’ll respond.

Hunter Dillon
CREDITS:
Holly Hobbie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Exorcist

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

Probably seeing people I had grown up watching on set and then getting the chance to actually work alongside them.

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

LeBlanc School of Acting was the school that showed me how to dig deeper and it really helped me get out of my shell.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

Green, maybe?

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

Probably Roy Batty from Blade Runner. A super strong, beautiful android in search of his creator. Sounds like it’d be a very epic day.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

Breaking Bad, but I am still binging it!

Daphne Hoskins
CREDITS:
Brahms: The Boy II, Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story, Altered Carbon

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

The most exciting parts have been the first thing I booked — it was a Shaw commercial — and the first feature I booked, which was Brahms: The Boy II.

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

When I started acting, I would always look at the camera and sway around when I was doing my lines. It took me a semester or two [at LeBlanc School of Acting], but then I stopped. They taught me to have good eye lines, that I can look in the camera if I need to, and not to fidget that much.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I would be the colour purple because that’s my favourite colour and when I see it, it brings me joy, and I want to bring joy to other people.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I would be Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls because she likes doing research on stuff when it’s something that interests her and that’s what I like doing. So, when I wanted dog, I would do research and show my parents all the research about a dog, but then they would say: “We’re not getting a dog.”

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

A ferret! I want one, but my Mom won’t let me have one. They are cute and I saw a video of them. You can hold their spine and it looks like they are dancing!

Princess Davis
CREDITS:
Cats and Dogs 3, Peer Pressure, School

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

I would say it has been about expanding my craft, working with different directors and having an amazing team around me. All those things collectively aid each other and result to being the highlights of my journey thus far. Every opportunity to tell a story and live a story is a highlight.

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

I had the privilege of being taught by Julian LeBlanc and Athena Russell who’ve pushed and guided me towards meeting my true potential. They create a safe space for students to be their authentic self and that’s important, especially when you’re new to the industry. When you find teachers who see you for you and won’t accept anything but your best, you work harder and hopefully surprise yourself.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I would be a little bit of everything. I wouldn’t want to be stuck as one colour because, in a way, there’s limited growth and adaption is important to me. Maybe I’ll start off being a sparkly red crayon and then slowly morph into different colours and shades. It sounds cheesy, but as an artist, I don’t want to create in a box, I want to consistently grow.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I would be Frances from the movie Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Greta Gerwig. I picked this character because I find Frances so daring, as she is tremendously alive. Regardless of how messy her life gets at certain parts of the movie, she has desires, longings and she wants to live life to the fullest. As quirky as Frances is, she is unapologetically herself and there’s something so alluring about being free in your truth. It’s admirable.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

The last show I binged was Euphoria. I think that show is brilliant. In my perspective, the show is about different ways of dealing with trauma and finding yourself. It is extremely well done, the cast portrays so much freedom and rawness in their work. Watching it has increased my love for cinematography. I am looking forward to season 2!

Sebastian Billingsley-Rodriguez
CREDITS:
The Baby-Sitters Club, BH90210, The X-Files

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

I really liked working on The X-Files because I got to pretend I was playing on the playground and I got to act with a creepy doll named Mr. Chuckleteeth. I loved working on The Baby-Sitter’s Club too because there are lots of kids. Last but not least, I also went to the YEAs [Young Entertainer Awards] in California and won!

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

LeBlanc School is the best! They are great teachers. Julian is so awesome and caring. Athena is funny. I can’t forget Jeff, he’s fun too. I get to meet cool people. I get to act in games, try scripts, and there are all kinds of lessons to learn. I like the thief game where you try to get past the lasers.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

If I could be a crayon colour, I probably would be red. It’s a happy colour, it reminds me of campfires and it’s the colour of love.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I have two: Venom from Spider-Man and Scooby-Doo. I would choose Venom because I like aliens and slimy things, and Venom is a villain and he can shoot tentacles from his back. Scooby-Doo is my absolute favourite cartoon! He solves a lot of mysteries and he is so funny. He eats so much and he eats everything in one bite or two… or three!

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

If I could pick a pet, I would choose two. I would pick a ferret and a parrot. A ferret is cute and furry, and kind of looks like a long mice. I like parrots because they can talk and some are funny, and they have colourful feathers. My favourite parrot is Einstein [the YouTube sensation from the Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee] who is so cute and smart. He doesn’t copy anyone, he just says what the people want him to say.

Calix Fraser
CREDITS:
The Haunting of Bly Manor, Write Before Christmas, Sacred Lies

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

Filming and getting to see it on TV and then making some money. I just bought myself some Nerf guns and when I’m older I’ll buy my Mom a teal Lamborghini. 

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

They give you lots of clues that can help you out with acting. I also liked learning how to cry. They taught us how to stare and not to blink, so it’s easier to cry.

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

Blue because it’s my favourite colour. It’s like my lucky colour.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

Chase in Paw Patrol because I like the colour blue and he helps solve mysteries. I like solving mysteries and puzzles like Chase. 

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

Parrot because I like getting dirty and they live in the jungle and get dirty a lot.

Logan Zenith Oung
CREDITS:
The Twilight Zone, Upload, Here There Be Tygers

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

Definitely being able to meet all these amazing people in the industry and being able to have conversations with them about what they have been doing, and how long they have been doing it for. It’s crazy just to hear from some of them who have been working for 10 years or longer. 

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

Julian and his LeBlanc team have really helped me feel more confident about myself and they've helped me be myself, so that when I go to an audition room, I can just go in and nail it. 

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

Probably light blue because light blue is a very calming colour. When I look at the ocean, I feel calm and that’s what it reminds me of.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I’d probably be a superhero like the Flash. He’s been my favourite superhero since I was young. I’ve always thought it’d be cool to be really fast. 

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

The last was Outer Banks. It has a lot more meaning for me than most people because it’s about kids on an island who go treasure hunting and I am an island kid who likes hanging out with my buddies.

Naomi Tan
CREDITS:
The Baby-Sitters Club, The Healing Powers of Dude, Siren

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

It would be my first voiceover role because it was a great experience and I felt like a professional in a big room. I love cartoons, so it would be an awesome thing to be in a cartoon again. 

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

It’s helped me learn about emotions, become more confident and help me make new friends. 

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I’d be purple because it’s my favourite colour. 

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I'd be Mulan because she is brave. When I perform in front of people, I feel like I can be brave like Mulan.

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

I would pick a ferret because they are cute and fuzzy.

Bentley Storteboom
CREDITS:
Supernatural, Small Boy

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

My most favourite parts would have been being on set, going to acting school, and meeting new people.

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

It’s actually been really good. It’s been helping me alot. When I’m in class, I feel good because I can meet a lot of new people and learn something new. 

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

Yellow and red because those are my favourite colours.

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I think maybe Eugene from Rapunzel

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

I’d pick a goldfish because that’s one of the animals I’ve had before and I have experience taking care of fish.

Aiyanna Miorin
CREDITS:
The Good Doctor, Charmed, Lost in Space

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

Traveling to Costa Rica for a coffee commercial. 

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

When we’re doing self-tapes from home, they taught me to position your camera, so you are in the centre. 

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

Turquoise because I like the colour. 

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

Heihei, the rooster in Moana. He’s so funny!

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

A parrot because I just want a bird. I’d teach it to yell at the cats!

Will Brisbin
CREDITS:
Paw Patrol: The Movie, Caution: May Contain Nuts, Tiny Plastic Men

What have been the most exciting parts of your acting journey?

Definitely the last couple months with Paw Patrol, but I have been in some great theatre productions like Matilda, Oklahoma and my favourite of all time, A Christmas Carol. I was in it for four years. My first two years I was Tiny Tim, the third year I was in ensemble, and my fourth and final year - which was the final year of the production - I was Young Scrooge. I’ve done a few TV specials and a few films, but definitely my theatre experience has been the best. 

How has LeBlanc School of Acting helped you in your acting career?

I joined LeBlanc last year. My first class was in March, starting with private sessions with Julian, but the group classes have given me confidence as an actor. Plus we’re working over Zoom, which I was really keen on. It gave me the confidence I needed for Zoom auditions, which I’ve done a lot of this year. 

If you could be any colour in a box of crayons, which one would you be?

I would probably be red because a lot of people use red the most. Like the toys in Toy Story say, you want to be the one that is used the most. 

If you could be a cartoon character for one day, which one would you be?

I would be Jordan Belfort from the Wolf of Wall Street. His life seems so awesome and he sells stocks, and that has always been interesting to me. 

If you could pick one as a pet, which one would you pick: Goldfish, ferret or parrot?

I just finished this one 10 days ago, I was watching Community. It’s a sitcom set in a community college and it’s funny. It’s just really modernistic and stylistic compared to other sitcoms. There are a lot of important topics they cover with comedy. 

Success Stories

We may be an established leader in youth acting education but we never tire of seeing our students shine on the film and TV screen! Sharing our students’ dreams and achievements is something we love to do. Check out some of our student success stories below.

Shining students

Bentley Storteboom
CREDITS:
Supernatural, Small Boy
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Aiyanna Miorin
CREDITS:
The Good Doctor, Charmed, Lost in Space
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Will Brisbin
CREDITS:
Paw Patrol: The Movie, Caution: May Contain Nuts, Tiny Plastic Men
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Calix Fraser
CREDITS:
The Haunting of Bly Manor, Write Before Christmas, Sacred Lies
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Naomi Tan
CREDITS:
The Baby-Sitters Club, The Healing Powers of Dude, Siren
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Logan Zenith Oung
CREDITS:
The Twilight Zone, Upload, Here There Be Tygers
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Hannah Bos
CREDITS:
Riverdale, Bring Back the Daisies, The Whistler
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Jaden Oehr
CREDITS:
Home Before Dark, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
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Hunter Dillon
CREDITS:
Holly Hobbie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Exorcist
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Daphne Hoskins
CREDITS:
Brahms: The Boy II, Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story, Altered Carbon
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Princess Davis
CREDITS:
Cats and Dogs 3, Peer Pressure, School
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Sebastian Billingsley-Rodriguez
CREDITS:
The Baby-Sitters Club, BH90210, The X-Files
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Alix West Lefler
CREDITS:
Siren, The Good Doctor
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Gabriel Jacob-Cross
CREDITS:
Snowpiercer, Legion, The Man in the High Castle
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Grace Sunar
CREDITS:
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, Motherland: Fort Salem, A Godwink Christmas
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