From Students and Industry Experts

Diana Castle has a unique approach to the craft of acting and the result of her teaching is always reliable. She is a trusted name in the acting community.

Meg Liberman, Executive Vice President, Casting, CBS Television Studios

I would never attend one of Diana's classes without a notebook. Her many lessons are an inspiration. She is a gifted teacher and coach.

Tony Hale, Actor, multiple Emmy Award Winner

Working with Diana is a divine lesson on acting and on life. She not only inspires the fun in the art, but in the process you also become a better person.

Common, Actor/Musician, Academy, Golden Globe, Grammy Award Winner

The greatest gift I've given to myself as a person and as an actor is Diana Castle's class. I've never known a teacher who communicates the DNA of the craft so eloquently. She is the pipeline to the heart of this vocation, and she has brought my creative life into technicolor.

Sherri Saum, Actress

Mission in art is imperative for sustainability and general well being, Diana does not gift us with our mission, but rather empowers us to remember where we put it.

Breeda Wool, Actress

Diana Castle is not just a teacher, she is a guide; leading you down the path toward discovering, and accepting, your own humanity. Diana, and what she teaches, has reminded me not only of the joy to be found in this profession, but also, the great importance of what we do. To be an actor is to be a storyteller ... and storytelling is not merely a human act but more profoundly, it is an act of humanity.

David Meunier, Actor

Working with Diana has been one of the greatest gifts to myself as an actor, not only did her teachings dispel the many myths I had about my craft, her process helped me to develop confidence in my work knowing that my expression is truly living in the truth.

Karimah Westbrook, Grace James on All American

For those looking to make their work richer, deeper and more full, The Imagined Life is for you! Diana Castle is a master at introducing you to depths of your imagination and helping you to truly CREATE.

J. August Richards, Actor

Diana’s emphasis on empathy as a critical human practice —therefore, essential to the art of storytelling— has transformed me as an artist and a man, coaxing me ever further out of my head and ever deeper into my heart. Diana’s brilliance is her peerless ability to comprehend the inner workings of the human spirit, and human relationships. She illuminates the intricacies of story with unmatched wisdom and clarity. Countless are the lessons Diana has taught me.

Matt Lauria, Actor

Working with Diana has undeniably changed my career. I have been working consistently since meeting her.

Lanny Joon, Actor/Baby Driver

The growth I've witnessed first hand in my own clients from Diana's teaching is incredible. Her passion and guidance as a teacher, an artist and a human being is an inspiration to me in and of itself. She's a rare and brilliant individual. Anyone afforded the opportunity to study with her should consider themselves lucky indeed.

Michael Kaleda, Talent Manager, BOLD Management

Diana allows the actor to create and have ownership of the work that they present, therefore it enables them to live less in fear and more in the moment.

Christian Kaplan, CSA Senior VP of Feature Casting, 20th Century Fox

While many acting classes attempt to teach students how to act, Diana guides us to true humanity. Reminding our empathetic nature to intuitively express and play. She brings us back to our childhood where our imagination runs wild.

Javicia Leslie, Actress

I cannot say enough about Diana Castle's talent and generosity of spirit. She conveys vulnerability and wisdom helping others to do the tough work to grow as artists and human beings. Whenever I hire one of Diana Castle's students, I am impressed by their ability to tap into the truth and humor of the character they are playing. She is truly one of the best acting teachers/coaches working today.

Elizabeth Boykewich, Senior Vice President, Casting and Talent at Freeform

Diana's wisdom and teaching goes beyond the craft of acting. Diana gets your mind right and she helps you realize your purpose as an actor. We are storytellers. And the world needs us.

Antonique Smith, Actress

Diana Castle is a phenomenal teacher. I recommend her to all my clients, and when studying with her, the quality of their work directly reflects on her incredible skills.

Julie Colbert, Talent Agent, William Morris Endeavor Agency

Diana Castle is an integral part of the success of my business. Working with her has been a rewarding and successful experience. She gives my clients the tools to go in the room and get the job.

Dana Sims, Agent, CAA

Diana has a unique ability to understand the artistic essence in an actor and to help that actor harvest it for his/her work.

Hannah Roth, Talent Manager

There are not many times in your life that you get to see true greatness at work. I have had the opportunity to watch Diana not just teach but transform actors into artists. She inspires, motivates and creates atmospheric safety so the actor is free to take great risks with both passion, commitment and the ability to attack any piece of material with total ease. Diana is the only one I send my clients to.

Barbara Stark, Talent Manager

It is always a thrill to work with actors from Diana Castle's class. Their versatility and disciplined approach to the work is consistently impressive and a direct result of her teaching.

Danny Cannon, Director/Executive Producer

Diana helps connect the practical needs of performance, with the joy and artistry of acting.

Steven Nash, Producer/Talent Manager

I have been working with Diana with clients at all levels for several years. Every client has felt that she has changed their life.

Sara Ramaker, Manager

Diana's class is a transformational journey of the soul where actors create, play and blossom in a productive and nurturing environment.

Jaime Ferrar, Agent, Jaime Ferrar Agency

I taught a workshop with Diana Castle and was amazed at her clarity as a teacher. She made the process so understandable. I highly recommend her.

Jackie Burch, Casting Director

If I could say something directly to Diana I would say thank you for being my artistic mother. Thank you for introducing me to story and what it really means and what it can really do. She will introduce you to things that you didn't know existed. I would say to those people who are considering attending The Imagined Life® to give yourself over to the process. I would say to trust the process. I would say to trust Diana. Trust her gift. Trust her passion. Trust her experience.Trust her intuition and her insight. She is nothing short of a genius.

Sonequa Martin-Green, Actress

Diana goes straight for the heart. She's razor focused and devoted to good work which inspired me to be completely raw in front of her and honest in my responses.

Moon Bloodgood, Actress

The Magic of Diana Castle's brilliant teachings has opened a floodgate of creativity in my life I never imagined possible.

Kim Wayans, Actress (NAACP Image Award Nominee for PARIAH)

Diana is real, she is passionate and she is brilliant. Today I consider her a real friend.

Wynonna Judd, Singer

Diana's no-nonsense and inspirational approach to the art of acting is stimulating and practical - she manages to do in a few short months what few teachers are able to accomplish in years.

Lora Zane, Senior Lecturer, U of W School of Theatre

This way of working affects your creative life and your personal life too. It’s like seeing for the first time what’s right in front of you!

Lela Lee , Actress/Producer, Angry Little Asian Girl

Diana Castle is magic! She helped me go to a more honest and authentic place within, with ease and an expanded imagination.

Iona Morris, Actress/Director/Writer

Diana’s warmth, encouragement and insights have really re-inspired me and reminded me why I love doing what I do.

Jamie Elman, Actor

Diana Castle teaches what ‘cannot be taught.’ She teaches poetry of the soul.

Faline England, Actress

Diana Castle is that rarest of things in the business of show. An instructor and person of enormous intelligence,heart and most importantly to me, spirit. I adore her!

Ken Page, Actor/Director

Diana is the most unique and revolutionary teacher out there today. The message is simple, the results are transforming. She equips every actor with the tools to live in limitless imagination and freedom.

Wynn Everett, Actress

Diana has been the single most important influence in my work and in my life.

Gerald McCullouch, Actor/Producer

Diana Castle leads her students on an extraordinary journey. She dismantles old notions of "performance" and unveils the human being within each artist. This class is a must for all actors serious in authentic expression and a more subtle, specific and honest work aesthetic.

Brent Blair, Senior Lecturer/ USC School of Theatre

Diana’s unique way of teaching strengthens focus, creativity & self-reliance and she keeps acting fun!

Crystal Carson, Actress/Coach

Diana’s approach to acting has transformed my work as an actor and as a teacher/coach. The accessibility, specificity and FREEDOM to create that this work has to offer is profound

Tracy Winters, Actor/Coach

How to put into words the impact Diana Castle’s teachings have had on my work as a teacher and as an actress? It’s all I know now. All else that I have learned from anyone else no longer applies. She inspires everyone she teaches.

Annie Grindlay, Teacher

Diana Castle is a true maverick among acting teachers. Diana has an amazing ability to inspire and to teach.

Judith Hoag, Actress

As an artist, as a human being, really, one hopes for a guide in life. Someone to come in and demand a constant awakening of our deepest truths and understandings. I found this at seventeen years old when I met Diana. It is seven years later, and Diana's demand of an elevated consciousness only deepens every day.

Ariana Delawari, Actress/Activist

Diana Castle has a magic wand. She picks out your core strength and enables you to zero in on that which makes you unique and special. Hers is an inspirational approach.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Actress/Producer (Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In), First Partner with California Governor Gavin Newsom

I recommend Diana Castle to anyone who is serious about acting. Her approach is deeply reliable. She teaches something you can trust for the rest of your life.

Irene Cagen, CSA (now deceased, Irene was a source of profound inspiration to all who knew her. I miss you Irene.)

When I came to Diana I was pretty closed up. But I felt like she saw me. She could see right through me. She'll listen to you and that's what's really different about Diana. She is always very present and has this child-like thing about her. Trust Diana. She's been doing it for twenty five years.

Max Carver, Actor