Our Instructors

Clarence Tokley

Is a Paris-based coach, filmmaker, theatre creator and producer with more than 12 years experinece. He attended Rutgers University, obtaining a degree in History and Film Studies.

His work incorporates a wide range of styles and techniques that mirror his varied course of study in acting. His approach incorporates the techniques of Strasberg, Meisner, Hagen, Stanislavski, Viewpoints and others. Clarence works professionally in film and theatre production in and around Paris. 

He’s co-founder and co-director of the theatre company The Big Funk Company and head of the theatre department at a top high school in Paris. Clarence believes that an actor must find the right tools to place in their tool kit to achieve the truthfulness and presence needed to connect to their work, partners and audience.  


He tailor fits his approach to each individual and their strengths and needs. His work reflects his collaborative spirit and focus on body, voice, face, camera and movement. 

Helping the actor achieve the balance to keep their instrument prepare and open to being present and oneself.Clarence uses all of his experience and resources to train and teach actors, working professionals and students how to get set and obtain goals in a positive and creative environment.

The Acting Ensemble - Acting in English Teachers

Alexa Rosewood

Alexa started her training at NYU,Tisch School of The Arts as a drama and enlish major. She studied acting at Lee Strasberg under Geoffrey Horne and at 19, she was offered a leading role in The Handmaids Tale at The Playwrights Horizon theatre off Broadway, directed by Bob Moss. 


Her then professor, Michael Early encouraged her to audition for the prestigious Drama Centre London. Alexa was accepted and returned to London to complete a 3 year acting course under Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren and Reuven Adviv.


She graduated as part of group 29 and worked steadily as an actress in film, television and theatre. She has collaborated with directors including,John Glenn, Peter Greenaway, Leona Heimfeld, Tessa Schneiderman and James Cellan-Jones. 


After moving to Paris and raising a family Alexa began teaching at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting in Paris and BAW film school. She brings together her varied and high quality training and her professional experience to teach acting technique and scene study in both English and French to students and working professionals.