Testimonials

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, Senior VP Casting, CBS Television Studios

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 Award and Golden Globe Award Winner

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

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

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

Diana has inspired me to take steps that have made me a better actor, a better artist and a better human being. Her depth of knowledge and passion for the art has inspired me to use my imagination in ways I never knew were possible.

J. August Richards, Actor

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

Lanny Joon, Actor/Baby Driver

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

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

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, CSA-VP of Talent and Casting, ABC Family

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, ICM

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 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, Agent, Don Buchwald & Associates

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

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'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

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

Wynonna Judd, Singer

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)

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.)