Isabella Gomez, Elena, One Day at a Time (NETFLIX)
"When you work with Ms. Kia you not only grow as an artist, you grow as a person. Going to class is truly like going home. Kia has become my second mom and one of the few people who I fully trust with my craft. She's incredibly knowledgeable, caring and talented and she gives 110% to every single one of her students, always." -Isabella Gomez
Brandon Rossel Cody, Fast Layne (DISNEY)
“Working with Miss Kia is an experience that you will never discover anywhere else. As soon as you walk into her class you already know your going to learn a lot of great things from her! She has taught me things that I will forever use for the rest of my acting career and I could not have done it without her!” Brandon Rossel Cody, Fast Layne (DISNEY)
Amiah Miller, War for Planet of the Apes, MacGyver
“If you are looking for someone passionate about her job, whom loves what she does and the kids she works with, you must have met Kia. Years ago when we lived in Florida, she was our go to person for self tapings and one on one coaching on particular roles. Now, from California she is still the one we reach out to when we need extra help or guidance to perfect a character. There’s been times she would stay up till midnight to skype because of our time difference - after she had worked all day. Who else would do that? We can’t think of enough positive things to say about her as a professional to now as a dear friend. Having Kia by your side through this crazy journey helps from preparation to positive encouragement and complete honesty. We are blessed to have her in our lives in every way.”
Tyler Alvarez Benny, Orange is the new Black (NETFLIX)
“Kia knows exactly how to get you to where the material needs you to be in a fun and loving way. The best acting therapist in the biz!”
Bailey Gavulic Annie, Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
“StarCatcher acting studio is the go to place if you’re looking to grow as an actor, and a person. Kia is an amazing coach and mentor who is able to guide students on their journey, exploring the truth and vulnerability of acting. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been in the game for a bit, there’s a place for you at StarCatcher Acting Studio. Kia is always there with her industry knowledge, wisdom of life and a fresh take on a scene. I wouldn’t be the actor, or the person I am today without her!
Selah Austria Sasha, Legacies (The CW)
“Kia has really helped me take my acting to the next level! Instead of thinking about what I would do in a situation, she’s taught me to consider what the character would do. She’s also helped me break down my scenes and showed me that every moment is important, not just those where I’m speaking. Her coaching and advice have really helped me, whether I’m on a set or simply in class. I can’t say enough good things about her! Highly recommend!!”
Clay Johnson, Dolph I am Frankie (Nickelodeon)
“I’ve been working with Kia for a few years now. I have a huge passion for acting. One thing that I love about Kia is that she never wants you to go into an audition trying to book the job. Instead she wants you to focus on the character and the story and if you’re right for the part it will all fall into place. This helps me focus on the character and my craft. And when I applied this method I started getting more callbacks and more jobs without the stress of overthinking. I thank Kia for everything she’s done and everything she continues to do along my journey.”
Laken Giles Cheryl, Legacies (The CW)
“Kia helped me find my love for acting again through her engaging and honest coaching style. She creates a safe learning environment for each of her students to grow in and gives you the tools you need to succeed in your craft. Thank you Kia for guiding your students with your enriching feedback and truthfulness, you’re a gift to every one of us!
Gail Soltys Debbie, Talia in the Kitchen (Nickelodeon)
“Kia truly cares about each one of her students and our growth. She has the knowledge and experience to direct and guide me in being the best actress I can be. She gives me the tools and freedom to explore and bring the truth to life in every character I read for.”
“Ms. Kia has had such a major impact on my acting technique and future in acting. I had only ever done theater before her class so she helped me mold my skills for film/tv acting by giving me material to work on that would best fit my personal needs and goals as an actor. She is so understanding, patient and great at getting through to her students. She works with her students individually so each and every student can improve and grow in the best way they possibly can. Acting class is my favorite day of the week and I'm so grateful to have such an experienced and talented teacher like Ms. Kia.”
“I love going to Ms. Kia’s class because she’s closely observing who you are, what kind of actor you are, and how to help you grow into the actor you COULD be Ms. Kia is a game changer!”
Savannah Grace Elmer
“Ms Kia is a very professional and experienced individual and teacher. She makes class educational, but always has something new to look forward to. She likes having our opinions and strives to make us look our best. She also helps us step out of our comfort zone.”
“I have been going to Starcatcher Acting Studio for years now, and will continue to as I have been learning from the best. Mrs. Kia has and continues to teach me so many things that have helped me to really get in touch with acting and understand its complexities, while also helping me grow in life itself. She creates a comfortable environment where students can feel free to make mistakes and have a few laughs, while also seriously growing in a craft that they aspire.
Her experience in the field translates well into class as she shares intellectual insight with us frequently that helps us to become better; as a teacher she assures that we truly understand what we are learning about, rather than just reading a script, she teaches us how to bring it to life.”