M ario Campanaro, founder of MC² Actors Studio, is a master teacher and coach with a profound and intuitive understanding of the human condition. He is a warrior for truth and authenticity. Mario Re-minds the actor that “Your truth IS your perfection. In very thing that you consider your obstacle lives your opening.”
Originally from NYC, Mario began his work as an actor at the age of eight which put him on many prestigious stages throughout the country. He received his BFA in Drama at the acclaimed conservatory North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied with legendary acting teachers from around the world. Following his training, Mario began teaching at numerous studios in NYC while also working on television, in film, and noted productions on and off Broadway including the Tony Awarding winning Metamorphoses.
After two decades in NYC, Mario moved to Los Angeles and opened MC² Actors Studio where he continues to teach, coach, and guide actors from all over the globe. Intensely passionate and sincerely dedicated to teaching, or being the “actor’s mirror” as he puts it, Mario uses his intuitive abilities and innovative teaching style to help the actor learn the craft, free the instrument, and transform the actor’s work in exciting, reliable and unpredictable ways. He has worked with actors on many acclaimed projects including Crazy Rich Asians, Maniac, DEVS, A Million Little Things, The Flight Attendant, The Neighborhood, Lucy In The Sky, The Thundermans, Designated Caretaker Redux, Shameless, Legion, El Tonto, Useless Humans, Step Up: High Water, Dreamcatcher, Walking Dead, Faith, Manic, Sorry For Your Loss, Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man, Little Women LA and Kendra On Top just to name a few. His teaching has been noted in Glamour, Cast It Talent and VoyageLA. His private coaching work has recently been featured on Lifetime and WEtv.
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