"Really nice work - He came a long way! We really appreciate your help!"
executive producer of The Fosters
"Your students come ready to work."
Teri Johnson, JTA Agency
"Giovannie is a great teacher. No surprise, as she is an acclaimed actress in her own right. Teachers who also practise their craft are rare birds indeed, and bring to their students a first-hand knowledge of both the TECHNIQUE and BUSINESS of Acting. She's delightful and her students BOOK WORK!"
Kate McGregor Stewart, Marissa Tomei's Acting Coach
"Giovannie has that magical ability to relate and connect with children. She knows how to encourage them to reflect upon their experiences and to draw upon thier imaginations and emotions. She knows how to ignite their enthusiasm and energy. And she knows how to nudge them to do a little more than they think they are capable of."
-David & Lisa Sheftman, parents of Rayna Sheftman, signed with JE Talent
"Giovannie demonstrates a profound knowledge of drama/acting and the industry. She is patient, nurturing, and demanding. Her interactions bring out the students best efforts and helps them bring out professional attitudes, which promote self motivation and self confidence."
Mary Ellen Davis, grandmother of Morgan and Damien Davis, signed with Models, Inc.
" My daughter loves and looks going forward to acting class with Giovannie. As a working actor, Giovannie is willing to share her knowledge and insight into this crazy lovely industry. Her private instruction has been incredibly helpful before an audition. May daughters manager loves what she is doing with Celeste. "
Julie A. , mom of Celste J. signed with Stars Agency (SF), Page Management (LA), William Morris Endeavor (LA).
"We enrolled Brandon in Giovannie's class to improve his communication skills taht can assist him in the future no matter what career he chooses. in a few months, with her extraordinary determination, great techniques and patience, she was able to transform a timid Brandon to a Brandon who speaks with passion to others and expresses his emotions freely."
Elmasa and Ernesto Mesa, parents of Brandon Mesa
"Before taking Gio's class, I would (on average) receive one callback for every 5 auditions or so. Since taking Gio's class, and especially implementing her auditioning techniques, I am receiving more callbacks, more often than I ever did before. In fact, the last 3 auditions I had, I received a callback for each audition! One of those callbacks was for a SAG national commercial!"
Alice Kwong-Van Dusen, signed with JE Talent
“Giovannie is about as close to a perfect acting coach as you'll get. With patience, encouragement, and expertise she's helped me achieve more in terms of acting experience than I had ever thought possible coming into the TV and film world. From commercials, to drama, to comedy, Giovannie has the know-how, and is eager to put you on the road to success. Every week is an exciting opportunity to better yourself through her guidance, I constantly find myself amazed at what I've learned and am able to perform. She's helped me land multiple agents and a manager in Los Angeles, Giovannie is THE BEST!!!”
Graham Taylor, signed with Schuller Talent & Daniel Hoff Agency LA
"There are not nearly as many words that can explain how thankful I am for Gio and the SF Actors Workshop! She's very supportive and helpful to all of her students. Even during tough times in my career, Gio has been able to pick up my spirit and give me the guidance that I most definitely needed in order to kept going and continue on acting and film making. She's an amazing acting coach and knows a great deal to make sure her students are prepared to go out and "create" their "dreams", which is also a motivational quote that hangs above her door! Within my time learning from her, I have booked a feature film, won film awards, and signed with a talent agency! However, above all of this, Gio is a wonderful spirit, full of energy, and very approachable! She truly cares about each of us and I am proud to work with her! Thank you for everything Gio!"
Maureen Correa, signed with MDT Agency
"Giovannie's coaching and guidance helped me sign with LOOK Talent agency and book a role on NBC's Trauma as well as a national Chase commercial. If it weren't for Gio's instruction, I wouldn't have been mentally prepared for a lot of auditions. As much as I would love to hear, 'Good Job!' each time, there is value in having a coach who challenges you to be better than good - you need to have an edge."
Dennis Ruel, signed with Look Talent.