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Meet Kristin Pitts of Limelight Acting Studio in Santa Clarita Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristin Pitts.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kristin. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I supposed I was always in the business of acting, so to speak. I was a competitive figure skater from the age of four. I always liked and respected the competition, but what I loved was winning. Soon after college, I started acting and modeling. Loved that too, appearing in a host of films, T.V. shows and commercials. I quickly moved on as an onset acting coach. I was asked by the parent of an extra to coach her two daughters off set. I did from my dining room table, cultivating their skills and talents. I submitted them to tops agents. They were both signed on their very first interview. Well, if that didn’t jump start my teaching career, nothing would. I rented a small studio that I found on Craigslist. It had all the makings of an old-time theatre. The stage, lights, seats. I got some business cards, passed out flyers in the mall and Limelight Acting Studio was born. Soon my Saturday classes were feeling and feeling out the whole day. Still unsure, I kept my coaching and acting jobs onset as a security blanket. I was soon signing students left and right. Senior Citizens, kids, housewives, firefighters… WOW, I needed a larger office.

Has it been a smooth road?
Absolutely not. First, I had to find the best location. I had to sell my business to potential clients of all age groups. There were marketing strategies to consider while working within a very tight budget and a staff of one…me. I found there was an art to dealing with different personalities and of course the occasional stage parent.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Limelight Acting Studio – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I teach acting and modeling in both group settings and one on one. I tell my students the truth about the business, not the fairytale. I coordinate photo shoots, prepare cover letters and resumes. I speak of other careers behind the camera as well. I go further than just handing out scripts. I guide their presence, lead them through the agent/audition process. They learn exactly what to expect and is expected of them when on set. I’m always proud when an agent compliments my student’s submissions or when I hear back how professional they were on set.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I like best the arts and of course the motion picture industry. Can’t beat the weather here and the diverse cultures. The food isn’t bad either.

Least – prices of just about everything, earthquakes, traffic.

As you can see the good outweighs the bad.

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Image Credit:
Exact digital photos – Andy Rooney
Kem West Photography

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