Alex Datcher, Actress
'Passenger 57', 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', 'Goode Behavior', '18 Wheels of Justice'
"I've been very fortunate to have spent 20 years acting and I give much of the credit to 2 compassionate, insightful and talented acting teachers - Robert Carnegie & Milton Katselas (rip). In a city full of outstanding entertainers and movie experts, it's difficult to convince anyone you are worth their time but I've been blessed.
Now I have a third extraordinary teacher/coach to be grateful for. Todd Babcock is among the gifted.
He guides his students to find clarity in their characters, truth in their language and strength in their vulnerability. We ultimately understand beauty in the flawed which teaches us compassion and brings joy in the performance.
Thank you Todd for simply seeing what is true about the facade and making the impossible reality. I am grateful you share your talents of molding story and inspiring people like me. We are better for it. I am better for it."
Elliot James Moore, Actor
'Kirby Buckets', 'Please Stand By',
Named 'Artist Of The Summer' at Interlochen
Jesse Burch, Actor
'What To Expect When Your Expecting',
'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy'
"Todd Babcock is that rare combination of teacher: he has the insight and intelligence required to properly break down a scene, as well as the sensitivity and determination to wrest the ideal performance out of the player -- both of which bring the best out of the actor. In addition, he's just a great guy to have in your corner. I cannot recommend Todd more highly."
Nancy Gaines, CEO
CEO/Founder Gain Advantages, Inc.
20 years consulting Fortune 100 companies
As an international speaker, I worked with Todd to improve my delivery and connection with the audience. He has the best ideas! Being coached by him is really fun – not stuffy and formal. He knows exactly where to insert the ideal emotion – humor, seriousness, or joy.
You will love working with Todd in whatever capacity you need – acting, speaking, or just learning a new skill.
He truly has a gift."
Ann Ryerson, Actress
'Minority Report', 'Constantine', 'Caddyshack', Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Grey's Anatomy'
"Todd and I have participated as actors in a playwrights development group for several years now. The moment Todd joined the group I thought, "This guy is GOOD!". I became even more appreciative of his work, the more I saw him.
Full commitment, well prepared, brings intensity and energy to everything he does. That's my summary of Todd's work. As a teacher, he inspires those same high standards in his students."
Writer, Producer, and Host of the popular
podcast 'The Sculptor’s Funeral'
"I was lucky enough to know Todd Babcock in my earliest formative years as an artist. I learned much from him, but above everything else, it was from Todd that I first learned how much passion and conviction a person could have for an art form. It was from Todd's example that I learned to take art seriously, and without that, I wonder where my courage to make a life in art would have come from."
I want to thank you for your true patience and enthusiasm and sensitive craft knowledge working with me.
In the last 4 years I have grown to understand the subtext of what an actor needs to truly understand when breaking down a character.
Your belief in me to stretch has each step of the way given me more confidence.
The most important aspect I believe is your spirit and love of the performing arts.
You inspire me to look past the words on a paper. I have great trust with you as my teacher and coach. I know any young actor will be in good hands with you.
There are many teachers out there, and I am so lucky to have found you.
Thank you for helping me believe in my dream. Thank you for being real. Thank you for your talent.
All the best Todd, till we meet again.
Oh, and I am so glad you are on SKYPE!
Cailin Harrison, Playwright / Screenwriter / Producer
"As a writer/producer, who has worked with Todd on numerous projects over the years, I can honestly say I was excited to hear he was starting his own acting studio.
He has taught me so much about what focused, studied and informed acting brings to a script.
I am confident that he will enlighten his students with the skills of detailed script study that can electrify an audition, the screen and the stage."
Actress / Model
"I love being able to work out scenes in class while getting notes and critique on the spot, so I can adjust myself and be aware of myself in the moment.
Todd has been able to help stretch me and expand my abilities to new levels. He challenges me in the best ways and I feel more confident and assured of myself in my craft.
I recommend him to everyone who is looking for a great film/tv focused scene study class. You can also work with him one on one.
Great, safe, passionate class environment with great classmates!"
Gary Rubenstein, Actor
'Suburgatory', 'Better Off Ted', '2 Broke Girls', 'Anger Management'
"I have known and worked with Todd for sometime now and he is one of the most passionate actors I know. He cares deeply about not only his own work but helping others to be the best they can be.
Any actor would be lucky to be coached by him. You can't help but be a better actor after working with him."
Award Winning Film Editor
“Todd throws a rare level of enthusiasm and energy into every class and his approach is grounded in decades of hard-won experience in the acting world, during which Todd’s keen power of observation and knowledge of down-to-earth technique has been honed. Todd takes the creation of a safe place very seriously. His actors visibly feel comfortable to have fun, bond and experiment and then are lightly but firmly pushed to go further and deeper into the material, no matter their skill level, producing the alchemy, inspiration and excitement of a great acting ensemble. Todd does not hesitate to take whatever time is necessary to allow an actor to take a risk...to connect...to grow. He also spends additional time with actors, offering advice on the industry and suggesting career steps to take. Each class is a vital opportunity given by someone who loves and obsesses over his art form and gleans obvious joy from offering his expertise and skill to others. I cannot recommend his classes enough.”
"Seeking a class that could help me develop my skills as an actor, and further my acting career, I found Todd and Babcock studios via a Google search. Todd interviews each prospective student which helps him learn each students motivation for being in the class, but also goes a long way in making sure that the class is a great learning environment for each student.
Classes with Todd have exceeded my expectations. I've grown so much as an actor. With Todd's help, I've learned how to do more in depth character study, and learned how to more readily access the depths of myself to bring a character to life.
Todd is a dedicated teacher who genuinely wants the best for best students, so much so that he personally created a demo reel for me, and met with me to walk me through the next steps to take to further my acting career. Todd's investment in his students is true, genuine and a godsend.
If you're looking for a studio and teacher where you'll be pushed to grow, be able to work a scene frequently in class, and get great tips on furthering your craft, then definitely check out Todd Babcock and Babcock Studios."
Actress / Comedian
"After months of research and an exhaustive search for the right acting class, I began studying with Todd in June of 2015. I was immediately pleased with my decision. Todd is a wonderful teacher/human, and he genuinely wants to see you succeed and grow. Every student, every class, gets stage time and instruction from Todd. It's very collaborative and I leave class feeling a little stronger and more empowered than I was before.
Bottom line: Todd puts you at ease, makes sure you feel safe and heard, and he knows when to push you to be your best. I've learned a lot about myself over the past five months. Acting is giving me permission to be brave and loud and bold and crazy and honest and emotional and out-of-control and real. If you're looking for a gifted and caring teacher with good hair, Todd's your man."
Photographer / Actor
I was searching for a studio and mentor that was focused on the romance and passion for the craft. My primary goal was to learn the skills necessary to be self-reflective and intentional on stage. It was clear Todd was the right mentor at our first meeting. Todd approaches his instruction and sessions with personal investment: he knows what it takes to succeed in the business and is invested in getting you to drive for success. But it starts with learning the craft, immersing yourself in it, and carving away our preconceived notions. If you are looking for a professional who is not satisfied with rubber stamping his students, a mentor who is passionate about excellence, and an experience that will take you out of your comfort zone, schedule time with Todd to meet. Highly recommended.
Actress / Filmmaker
Todd is a champion for each and every one of his students. He believes in you so fiercely that it becomes impossible not to see the same potential in yourself that he does. He doesn't go easy on you. He will find your weaknesses and put you to the task of strengthening them. But, like a great personal trainer, he manages to make this workout so fun and rewarding that you can't wait to come back for more. Trust is the key ingredient to any successful mentorship, in acting perhaps more than anywhere else. You need only observe Todd coaching one scene to know that you can trust him to give you precise, constructive feedback, without ever condescending to you or belittling your ability, intelligence, or talent. The more you open yourself to his suggestion, the more you will learn about yourself, both as an actor and a human being. The sense of respect and support that he fosters in class is palpable in the atmosphere, meaning that you will not only gain a great teacher, but also a rich community of beautiful and talented actors who will always be in your corner.
I really cannot recommend him highly enough. Also, he's f***ing funny. This studio is really something special.
Principal at Grand Orchards Advisors, LLC
Wow...! Just wow...! I loved every class at Babcock Studios. It had been a life long curiosity to learn the world of acting and it was extraordinarily good fortune to have Todd Babcock bring the world of Hollywood to Denver.
The success of the studio is truly evidenced by the regular opening of class with calls for celebrations for students completing successful auditions during the week. We were all confident and prepared by the thoughtful approach to acting and, in my opinion, the application was far better than any traditional theater study. At Babcock Studios, students and teacher discuss concepts as they happen with energy and passion. What better way to learn than in the moment...completing a scene, hearing a critique on the depth of the character, and doing it all again until it feels like the true essence of the scene is supported in your work.
Todd brings his spirited energy and technical know-how to every class. We were always challenged in such empowering ways to dig deeper- to understand the scene and appreciate the characters, the writers, the directors, the set, and all the thoughtful details of recreating another life on stage. The analysis of every scene and for every student gave me a much greater appreciation for the art...and for the heartfelt thoughtfulness of creating an emotional connection in ones work and with others. It was tough to relocate and leave the class in Denver.
Todd, Denver and your students are lucky to have you.
"Todd Babcock’s classes have really boosted my acting skills and given me the confidence to trust my instincts and fly. He is diligent and attends to every detail and nuance of the actor’s performance. He has helped me find honestly and truth in my work. His expectations are high, which is exactly what I would want from any acting teacher, and he brings out the best work in his students. Todd’s high energy and sense of humor make each class an intense workout and a joy. Attending his class is the highlight of my week!"
"Todd Babcock is an incredible man who understands better than anyone the thoughts of an actor on stage. He won't make you practice mundane techniques that feel stilted but will thrust you into a scene that he knows you can handle. He has pushed and inspired me as an actor to recognize that I have potential and that it would be worthwhile to fight for it. I could not think of a better experience for actors of any kind, and it has changed my life. Class went beyond what I had hoped!"
Carol Elaine Cyr,
"After a 20+ year hiatus, I started acting onstage again. I was getting small parts, but after so long away, I felt like my auditions - and my characters - were lacking depth. Todd Babcock has helped me to find the truth and depth to my characters again, which has been invaluable. Even better, his class is a safe space for us to experiment, to play with different ideas, and to just plain have fun. It's a family. And I love my Babcock Studios family!"
"As an animation student, acting has always been an important way through which I could gather reference for my craft, express myself and have some fun in the process. It can, however, be hard to find good classes that teach dramatic acting in an approachable setting. Babcock Studios is truly that rare kind of program, offering a friendly, upbeat learning environment through which exploration is encouraged and there's no such thing as a wrong approach. Through script readings, analysis, blocking, and discussion, I learned important techniques such as how to get into the head of a character, the best ways to push scenes, and how to work off of your scene partner. And, of course, it's truly just a great time, open to all actors and actresses of any background. Babcock Studios is a place I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for a little more drama in their life-in the best way."
Playwright / Screenwriter
"Todd Babcock at Babcock Studios is one of the few teachers that has been there, done that and knows what he's doing. There is nowhere he won't take you in a role and no role he can't do."
"I recently attended classes at Babcock Studios in Pasadena to learn more about acting. I had been doing some background acting work part time and thought I would like to do more with it. Although I had taken drama and film-making classes many years ago it was nothing like what Todd is teaching at the Studio. I was able to be on stage with one-on-one direction from the first day. I have learned some very important acting techniques I would never have been able to get in a basic acting class. It was a wonderful opportunity to be part of his class with all of the attention and direction he provides from his passion for acting and his experience..."
Actor / Filmmaker
Babcock Studios has been, and always will be my set away from set! (see what I did there) My first experiences as an actor were built on the fundamentals taught at this studio, and they have been amazing. Todd is a true master of his craft and his enthusiasm for the art and industry is truly contagious. With the guidance of both Todd and Kassie I find myself on a path that I would not have imagined possible a year ago. I would highly recommend that anyone who has an interest, a curiosity, a love, or a passion for the art of acting to attend these classes. As for me, I find myself ready to take on the world of acting head-on, but I will never forget the memories I have build, and I will always consider Todd and Kassie as my guiding light as I make my way down this exciting path!
Thank you both for your dedication to the studio and the members that attend, you are inspirations to say the least!
If you’re ready to challenge yourself and change your routine then you’ve already made the decision to enroll at Babcock Studios.
Todd’s ability to see people, not just what you currently are but the potential you’re trying to reach, make him one of the best teachers to-date I’ve every had.
He’ll challenge you, collaborate with you, push boundaries while respecting your limits. He’ll tap in to all the aspects of what will make you an incredible actor, and then train you on how to utilize those techniques. Todd has an amazing balance teaching everything from large picture business skills, on-set knowledge, all the way down to the minute detail of a scene.
His dedication to the studio and you as a student, coupled with his assistant Kassie’s amazing attitude and communication, are what make his classes the highlight of your week.
Todd and his studio are a true gem. I had such a fantastic time working with and learning acting from Todd, practicing with the other students, and just being in the cool vibe of his studio. Todd is an outgoing, effective, emotional, and high level teacher and I felt I learned in such a short time what it would have taken me a year somewhere else. I definitely want to return to his classes and highly suggest it to anyone in the Colorado area looking for top notch and valuable acting lessons.
I started out at Babcock Studios not knowing what to expect in terms of acting because I was so new to it. Over the course of a few months Todd helped me see a potential I hadn’t seen in myself and my acting quickly progressed. This class taught me not only how to act, but the business of acting and it helped me gain an extreme confidence in a craft that I hadn’t explored until I took the class. Todd is an amazing coach and really spends time getting to know each and every one of the students, and he really builds a community (or a little oasis) for us all to grow, learn and create together. The balance of professionalism and friendship in the class is unprecedented, and you will leave a better and more confident actor with a variety of skills under your belt, and a group of people to call family. Amazing class!!
My experience with Todd Babcock has been an absolutely fantastic one! I can't recommend him enough. Taking his class has helped me branch out of myself and really connect with the characters I'm portraying. He will challenge you, encourage you, and help you become the best actor you can be!
Wow! Todd Babcock is the real deal. His Acting Fundamentals was outstanding and way more than I expected. I took his class to improve my acts as a professional magician and he delivered in spades! This is top notch stuff and I received far more techniques and tools to convince an audience than I could imagine. Highly recommended.
Family, Adult & Child
For Autistic Individuals
Todd Babcock - F.A.C.T. Acting Specialist
-J.Z. - F.A.C.T. Adult Program Manager
"Todd Babcock has been an invaluable asset to our F.A.C.T. Family program here in Westwood, CA. From teaching improv to acting techniques, our F.A.C.T. students, who are on the autistic spectrum, learn an immense amount from Todd, who teaches with great fervor, patience and understanding. Todd's talents truly seem boundless and his understanding and thoughtfulness is second to none. I couldn't be more pleased with his professionalism, educational prowess and approachability."
- J.Z. - F.A.C.T. Adult Program Manager
Family, Adult & Child
For Autistic Individuals
Todd Babcock - F.A.C.T. Acting Specialist
"I've enjoyed the real experiences Todd offers me in acting and performing."
- O.C. - F.A.C.T. Student
"I've known Todd as a teacher for a long time and his pleasantness makes learning very enjoyable. We are lucky to have him. "
- C.A. - F.A.C.T. Student
Family, Adult & Child
For Autistic Individuals
Todd Babcock - F.A.C.T. Acting Specialist
"I enjoy the evolution of all the processes Todd has taught me. He's the reason I do this and I consider him a part of our family."
- D.K. - F.A.C.T. Student
"Todd has helped me to express my ideas and has a great ability to work around my difficulties due to his experience. His motivation helps things get off the ground."
- D.B. - F.A.C.T. Student
Todd is such an amazing teacher. I didn’t really know how to process my emotions or be vulnerable until I studied with him. It was through this class I realized what a passion I had for acting; I’ve never studied with anyone like him. Stay focused and you will grow immensely, I will miss studying with him very much but know I’m much more capable thanks to him :)
I cannot say enough about this place. Todd tailors the program to each individuals needs. I am typically shy and overly smiley. I felt I might never play strong characters, even though I so want to.
With in a few months of working with him I have been cast as a no nonsense psychiatrist in an upcoming film. Do yourself a favor and join.
This review is long overdue but deserves every bit of attention. I cannot say enough about Babcock Studios and how well operated this studio functions. Each session was carefully crafted and creatively different than the previous class which aided in personal growth, believing in one's self and pushing the limits. The environment at this studio is so welcoming and truly energetic. I am thankful that I came across Babcock Studios and have had time with Todd as an acting coach, he is truly amazing and will always give individual attention and help each person reach their full potential. While taking classes at this studio, I developed a stronger sense of self, confidence, personal fulfillment and friendships. You will not regret taking classes at Babcock studios, it is a positive space with zero judgment and you get to laugh a lot, which is never a bad thing. Thank you, Babcock Studios!