“Ali has been teaching at Mixing Networks for 2 years and it has been a privilege to have him associated with the company.
He is very nurturing towards actors and knows exactly how to motivate them based on their individual needs. His classes are hugely popular which is a testament to him not only as a teacher, but also as a person.”
Michael Gamarano Singleton – Mixing Networks
“What’s great about Ali’s classes is you get a balance between acting/audition technique and mindset, to help prepare you for the industry. The 1-2-1 aspect means you can really work on your scenes in detail. You learn how to approach the script for an audition situation so you feel 10x more confident for the real thing.
Ali is supportive, personable and pushes you out of your comfort zone to help you achieve your goals.”
Sarah Day – Actor, London
“I came to Ali looking to improve my acting techniques and I have rarely worked with such a committed and passionate teacher. What makes Ali stand out is not just the breadth of knowledge he brings to the table but his genuine enthusiasm and interest for you as a person.
Working with Ali has helped me find depth and specificity in my performance that has helped secure me work. He has also provided invaluable guidance with my letters to agents for representation, material to present to said agents, and helping me pinpoint weaknesses in my showreel.
I would recommend working with Ali to anyone.”
Edward Tidy – Actor, London
“Ali has a wonderfully supportive, relaxed coaching style. Constructive analysis balanced with positivity and humour, thus enabling me to receive the coaching with enthusiasm and maintain confidence. Hugely important for an actor.
Ali’s lessons are based on his wealth of acting experience, plus compassion for the actor to persist, no matter what the set-backs. And to trust in your talent. Priceless!”
Constance Lamb – Actor, London
“Ali guided a group through the initial stages of Meisner’s techniques, and he did so with passion for his subject and patience for his students. Confidence grew across the two days because the atmosphere was focused, yet totally supportive, even though everyone was on working in this new way for the first time.
Ali gave constructive criticism, challenged bad habits and generally facilitated opportunities for the group to explore their own relationship with the technique and their own ‘actor’ self.
As a tutor of performing arts myself, it was wonderful to see several of my students engaged in the activities and discussions throughout the weekend, taking confidence from their exploration of the techniques and from the professional feedback they received for their efforts.”
Drew Baxter – Kitchen Table Theatre Group, Mansfield