Testimonials

Ato Essandoh
Ato Essandoh
Actor & Writer
“John helped me to understand and harness the fire that drives me as an actor. His ability to unlock your artistic motivation is a true gift. He's the...
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Sydney Viengluang
Actress
"With just one session, John helped me discover my inner subconscious thoughts and energy that drives me as a human being and artist. By identifying a...
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Hunter Emery
Hunter Emery
Actor
“John Dapolito's acting niche work has completely changed my career. It is by far the most empowering tool I have ever received in terms of understand...
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Mandi Moss
Actress
"John's workshop really solidified a lot of swirling questions for me. I'm not just a weird type but I'm incredibly diverse in my skills and interests...
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Dominik Tiefenthaler
Actor
"His seminars are filled with such contagious passion that one goes home and just cannot stop. In my private session Johnny effortlessly brought to li...
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Parisa Fitz-Henley
Actress
"I want to thank you for your encouragement with Killer Joe...I really appreciate your confidence in me. I also want to thank you for providing an env...
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Ritchie Coster
Ritchie Coster
Actor
“In an industry of charlatans, John is a shaman. His approach is as practical as the choice of wardrobe we make for an audition, yet as profound as a ...
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Sandra Trujillo
Actress
John has given me the gift of knowing how to approach work with confidence and a clarity. I've learned to cherish my unique voice and individuality an...
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Philipp C. Wolter
Actor & Writer
"John's experience as a director and writer is invaluable as he really digs into the core of the story, the characters and what the play is really abo...
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Shannon Conley
Shannon Conley
Actress & Singer
"Your script analysis/acting techniques have given me the fool-proof tools that simultaneously breaks down the script as well as builds the character ...
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Victor Anthony
Actor
"If you're an artist, this work is essential. John has turned the act of self-examination into a profound experience that helps the actor to break thr...
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Lee Garlington
Actress
"My experience with John Dapolito was an unlocking, an opening up of parts of me that had been asleep. It's not just his insights that moved me, it's ...
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Adam Mucci
Actor
“This work has helped me open up my eyes and maximize my true potential... John, you're a genius!”...
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Jenna Laurenzo
Jenna Laurenzo
Actress
"After John's seminar, I knew it would be ridiculous not to contact him. It'd be as if someone offered a key to a life enriching treasure and you had ...
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Ralph Guzzo
Actor
"Having just finished working with the awe inspiring Al Pacino in Salome . I would say that John Dapolito is up there with theater artists who through...
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John Brodsky
Actor
"When people think of the great acting teachers, these few tend to come up, Strasberg, Meisner, Adler, and Stanislavski; the ones that were game chang...
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Rachel Cora Wood
Actress
"Before I knew my niche, so many people in the industry said, "Awww you're so cute, you're like the all American girl next door." Little did they know...
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Eidan Hanzei
Actor
"Thank you John...I remember something you told us in class. "Do you wanna spend your career doing co-star and occasional guest-star roles only, or do...
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Jennifer Missoni
Actress
“With John’s seminar I discovered how to approach people in the industry ... I highly recommend it because it works.”...
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Charlie Newmark
Actor
"Dapolito is a magician, a shrink, a cinefile, a friend and a genius all rolled into one.  His technique is mesmerizing, unique and life altering.  If...
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Maitely Weismann
Maitely Weismann
Actress
In his Acting-Niche work, John very simply gets to the heart of who an artist is under all the BS layers that have been heaped upon us over the years....
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Bert Rotundo
Actor
"John! You are a force of nature my friend and your "11" energy is contagious...so much that today I was on set shooting a film (after a total of 10 h...
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Jodie Bentley
Actress
"Working with John on my niche gave me a deeper understanding of what draws me to certain roles and essentially drives me as an artist. I have a renew...
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Eric Cotti
Actor
John is full of wisdom, motivation, empowerment and generosity. His work provides you with practical tools to use in the high stakes moments when an a...
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Audra Van Hees
Actress
I left John's "Lawlessness of Sides" class feeling so confident. When given sides for an audition, I didn't always know where to start. John teaches y...
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Ray Tezanos
Actor
"Working with John is like riding a jet plane through turbulence while blindfolded. You are flying at super sonic speeds, bouncing around, with no ide...
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Tiffany Cole
Actress
"I heard you were a force," were my first words to John; he laughed, but I stand by them. He is relentless in his pursuit and belief in us, and becaus...
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Solomon Shiv
Actor
"The Niche: Finding The Niche is about more than simply learning the parts you best play. It's about distilling yourself down to an Artist of specific...
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Kelly DeSarla
Actress
"I had gotten to a point in my career when I was stuck.  I was worried about all the wrong things, like my age, my weight, if I was good enough, thin ...
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Alfredo Diaz
Actor & Writer
"I've worked with several great teachers in the past but it wasn't until I started working with John Dapolito that my work rose to a level that I thou...
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Ava Himmel
Actress
John! You are the absolute best!!! Thank you so much for coming to LA to teach your intensive. When you spoke about not booking a job in 3 years becau...
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Samuel Gomez
Samuel Gomez
Actor
"If you want to break from the mold and find your voice, working with John is one big leap in that direction. John saw things in me only I knew to be ...
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Carrie Keranen
Carrie Keranen
Actress, Comedienne, and Writer
"John’s seminar is the most powerful and practical seminar on acting I have ever attended. So many seminars try to make you ‘feel good’ about being an...
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Don DiPaolo
Actor
"John is one of the most knowledgeable people on acting and actors I know. He has a laser sharp focus that helps you to get to your strengths and weak...
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Lara Silva
Lara Maria Silva
Actress
"It's a challenge to articulate the profound impact that this work has had on me, it has moved me on so many levels...John's class, approach and philo...
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Eddie Tavares
Actor
I walked into John's class with all the fears of a new teacher, a new technique, and dusting the rust off.  I ran out of the class with a mentor, fres...
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Brette Goldstein
Casting Director & Coach
"I met John Dapolito at one of his seminars on a chilly night earlier this year. I was coaching an actor for an upcoming audition and he wanted me to ...
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Eric Keitel
Eric Keitel
Actor
"John is a treasure. His wisdom and insight are invaluable! After taking his Lawlessness of Sides class, I feel like I have a secret weapon every time...
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Stacey Raymond
Stacey Raymond
Actress
"Working with John Dapolito has helped me tremendously in honing my craft, taking risks, trusting my instincts, etc. I credit his teachings with helpi...
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Scott Miller
NYU Associate Arts Professor
"I've experienced John Dapolito's groundbreaking as a student, colleague and friend. His acting-niche approach has two attributes of genius: obvious a...
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Namakula
Writer & Actress
"I have had the great fortune and pleasure of studying with John Dapolito for the past few years, and the experience continues to be a challenging and...
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Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson
Actor
"John Dapolito is a real true artistic thinker…deep, creative, incisive. He has the ability to articulate complex ideas and concepts, in a very simple...
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George Deihl, Jr.
Voiceover Artist & Actor
"Johnny gave me the insight to be able to work within the business of acting without losing myself as an artist. He helped me focus my strengths as a ...
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Beth Lane
Beth Lane
Actress/Coach/Singer/Voice-Over
Johnny has the keen ability to zero in on your essence. Once you’ve tapped into that very specific quality in yourself...your fearless, authentic and ...
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Jimmy Brooks
Actor
"THANK YOU SO MUCH!! That's pretty much the least I can say to express how grateful I am for studying with you. I just booked a supporting role in a s...
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Alex Alcheh
Actor
"I spent the first 4 years out of my college program scared to audition. Occasionally "bringing it", but mostly being a "solid" auditioner, a pleasing...
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Susannah Julien
Producer
"I've known and worked with Johnny over 15 years and he has this strange effect on people. It's a butterfly effect where he holds a light onto you, yo...
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Marc Scrivo
Actor
"Johnny brings integrity, design, and skill to an industry that bewails the obsolete practice of traditional casting methods. if an actor can receive ...
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Pamela Fila
Actress
"Before meeting John, I was a lost soul. I have been pursuing acting my entire life and had just graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts,...
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Robert Nicotra
Robert Nicotra
Actor & Writer
“No matter what level you are at as an actor, if you love the craft of acting, the art of storytelling and exploring the human psyche, run to John's s...
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Elise Gainer
Actress & Singer
"I graduated from an outstanding conservatory, yet the most crucial piece of information for my acting career came from Actors! Where Are You Going? A...
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Caitlin Norton
Actress
"Working with John has been a real eye opener. The way he reaches an actor is unique and personally tailored. He really pours himself into his student...
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Rand Guerrero
Actor
"John has taught me discipline, and how to develop the skills of "doing" as an actor! I am truly grateful to have him. Passionate by nature, John is t...
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Karen Summerton
Karen Summerton
Actress
"John's one on one session has changed my life, the information is powerful. The second I found out my niche, everything about my career became clear....
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Michael Wolfe
Writer, Director & Actor
"John Dapolito lit a fire under my ass. His seminar and the subsequent "one on one" pinpointed the person I am and gave me a gameplan of how to lend t...
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Sarah Doudna
Sarah Doudna
Actress
“Working with John has been, and continues to be, an inspiring and transforming experience. At first, I really hated my “theme”. In time, however, I r...
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Keithen Hergott
Keithen Hergott
Actor
“From the second I sat down in John’s 'Intro Seminar', my acting career changed. I now have a very clear and concise view of not only what roles I wil...
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Eileen Rivera
Actress
"John….Jesus Christ! So this appointment that I fought for, for the show at NYTW that I mentioned, it was such a success to just get the appointment, ...
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Mayank Saxena
Actor
"The Script Secrets class really taught me how much I didn't know. You see a lot of script analysis classes are real heady, intellectual, academic, an...
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Krissy Shields
Actress
"I met these filmmakers in March (total kindred spirits) and felt like I knew exactly who I am, what I play, etc, all with no question or sensor. We h...
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Brian Kubach
Actor
"His innovative approach brings the actor directly to his A-Game ... you shine out, without doubt."...
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Michelle O'Connor
Michelle O’Connor
Teacher
"John Dapolito has helped me define what it is that I do as an artist.  This is the biggest gift any mentor/teacher has ever given me. I am in the dri...
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Bill Morton
Writer
"We all dream of moving beyond our limitations, to touch what we believe we can do as actors, John Dapolito operates on that level at all times. To he...
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Emily Whyte
Actress & Alexander Technique Instructor
"John doesn't talk the talk he walks that walk. His classes are process based and action oriented. He has the instincts of a chetah, the clarity of a ...
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Kevin Loreque
Kevin Loreque
Actor
“John helped me get clear on whom I am and what I have to offer as an actor, and as a human being. His work is so unique and powerful. His intuitivene...
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Andrea Maulella
Actress
"Working with John taught me the difference between auditioning for a job and auditioning for my career. He taught me that who I am is more than enoug...
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James Wirt
James Wirt
Actor & Writer
“John's ability to help me see the gold in the script inspires confidence in my process, make the choices, and book the role…the difference between me...
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Nicole Michele Sobchack
Writer
"Recognizing, then embracing my "Bliss" changed my life not only professionally, but personally, too. Thank you Johnny!"...
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Brian Gianci
Actor & Playwright
"Working with John has been both an inspirational, as well as a transformational experience for me as an actor. His groundbreaking technique takes the...
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Andie Karvelis
Andie Karvelis
Actress
"You amazing, wonderful, insightful genius! I could just kiss you! I had my session with you in NYC back in late January and your words to me when I w...
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Mo Diaby
Mo Diaby
Actor
“John has the kind of infectious personality that draws you in, but what really keeps you connected to his work, is his clear ability to communicate t...
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Krista DeMille
Actress
"I remember the side-shift that happened for me during John’s seminar, my reality widened. My private session with John felt like an emotional and con...
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Joel Lane Hudgins
Actor
I have spent my life preparing to do the work that I love; and, then, in a matter of hours with John, giving it shape and its purpose. John has the se...
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Ilona Musaelyan
Actor
"Johnny is the most amazing man alive, a rare jewel...unique, conscious, all for the growth of the individual. He taught me not to be a victim of my p...
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David Goryl
Actor
"Wanted to share a few things with you...your weekend was very powerful, and caused some shifts in my work...and my confidence. After your workshop I ...
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Laura Allen
Laura Allen
Entrepreneur
“John Dapolito is one of the most engaging people you are ever going to meet. That’s why I’ve taken his AWG workshop a half dozen times—and I’m not ev...
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Felix D'Arienzo
Poet
"John shows us how accomplished artists use their own special gifts to excel in their creative activity, and offers a practical guide on how each of u...
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Shanti Castri
Shani Delamor
Sensual Cooking Diva
“After my private session with Johnny, I felt as if the weight of the world had been lifted from my shoulders. In our session, Johnny opened my eyes t...
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John Gadaska
Real Estate Agent
"As a real estate professional, I attended John's seminar a bit skeptical about how the "artistic content" would apply to me. I couldn't have been pro...
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B.K. Dawson
Actor
"The list of John's alumni keeos growing with impressive accolades. I'm proud to be one of them. Lawlessness and discovering my niche have made my yea...
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Jonny Orsini
Actor
"John's niche work helped me zero in on a very personal, practical way to approach my work and characters to help bring my full self to the material, ...
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