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Master Acting Teacher & Coach

Los Angeles • New York City

About Mario

Mario is a master teacher with a profound understanding of the human condition. He is a warrior for truth and authenticity. He re-minds the actor that “Your truth is your perfection. In the very thing you consider your obstacle lives your opening.”

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Over the past two decades, Mario has had the privilege of working with hundreds of immensely talented actors from both stage and screen. Check out what these incredible actors have to say about their experience working with him in class and privately.

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Mario is renown internationally for utilizing groundbreaking craft, the full potency of the moment, and his intuitive gifts in supporting actors and artists of all genres dissolve the barriers that keep them from realizing their greatest potential.

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Whether in LA or NYC, Mario has dedicated his life to passionately teaching actors endow a craft that stimulates and resonates with their instrument while also freeing the actor to live in the unpredictability of the moment.  He challenges the actor in a safe and supportive environment.

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“My experience with Mario is unlike that with any other acting coach. He is one of the most special human beings I have ever encountered. Mario has not only transformed my work and my audition feedback but also my life and the way I view it. My life is brighter with him in it and my work is greater with him teaching me and I can honestly say that he brings out the best possible me.”

Ryan Newman

“Mario’s teaching is unbelievably transformative. You literally will not believe the degree of truth that he will guide you towards extrapolating from within yourself. For myself, it has been an incredible powerful and positive transformation.”

Cameron Mouléne

“Mario creates an extremely safe environment to create and explore in. He has amazing an energy and intuition. More so than giving me excellent insight to characters, he inspires me to constantly question what I’m doing and produce my best (and most honest) work. He is a brilliant and genuine human being. It is a blessing to have him on your team!”

Sadie Calvano

“What is shocking and unique about Mario as a teacher and a man is the depth of real human understanding that he brings to relationship. He is allergic to BS and that relentless pursuit of authenticity informs the work he does as an acting teacher, but somehow he manages to do it in the boundaries of a safe and confidence building environment.”

Chad Allen

“Mario is my go to for coaching with auditions in LA!! Really appreciate his support and his insanely spot on coaching!!Love working with him…he is incredible! Thank you Mario!”

Esther Anderson

“Mario possesses an innate and unique ability to truly communicate with actors. Studying with Mario is a personal experience whose fruits can be immediately offered to the public realm of show business.”

Guy Wilson

“Mario is an incredible human being and an extraordinary acting coach. I have never come across someone who cares more deeply for the actors and their experience. He is not a paint by numbers coach. He is truly invested in you as an individual and bringing out what makes you unique and special.”

Skyler Day

“Words cannot accurately describe the feelings one will experience working with Mario. His inherit intuition will help guide you to discover what blocks you may be experiencing with what you are working on, which leads into the blocks you might have in your life.”

Ryan Vigilant


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