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Our team of professionals are here to assist and work with your needs.

Dean Armstrong

Studio Founder and Director, Dean is an actor and coach for performers in film + television. Some of his clients include Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Perry Mattfeld (Shameless, In The Dark), Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Devon Bostick (The 100), Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters), Marshall Williams (Glee), Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Daytime Emmy winner, Brittany Allen (All My Children).

Dean maintains an active commitment to the support and development of aspiring and established talent across North America with services in Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York.

Dean also serves as a screen test advisor, pre-production and on-set acting coach for various networks and feature film production companies including HBO, SHOWTIME, HULU, NBC, DISNEY, BET, SHAFTESBURY, DISCOVERY, PARAMOUNT, and ALLIANCE ATLANTIS.  Dean’s collaboration, in this capacity, has not only influenced the critical acclaim of many stars, but his direction has also served as the basis for casting and the subsequent development of national and international talent.

Salvatore Antonio

AAS Artistic Director and Lead Advanced-level Instructor, Salvatore Antonio graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada (where he also taught Acting for Camera). He's been acting professionally for over 25 years, and has been nominated for a 2020 ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance in Film, and a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. In addition to his acting career, Mr. Antonio is also a published and internationally-produced writer, who was named a Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Literary Drama. Most recently, he was a Story Editor/Writer for the Emmy-nominated 'Schitt's Creek'.

James Loh

Studio Manager -AAS Toronto

In his present role of Studio Manager of AAS Toronto, James takes pride in maintaining a positive environment for all clients and enjoys having a role that supports artists. 

James can be contacted if you have inquiries about AAS Toronto class registration, coaching services, and/or studio space rentals.
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Hailey Davis

Hailey is the Director of Studios Director of AAS. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Management majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and from The University of Edinburgh Business School with a Master in International Business and Emerging Markets. Hailey is a working actor who enjoys meeting, collaborating, and supporting fellow artists in the industry.

Hailey handles the business partnerships, marketing, and communications at AAS.

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Kaleb Shorey

Kaleb graduated from Vanguard University of Souther California with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Public Relations. Kaleb is a working actor with experience working in PR alongside celebrity ambassadors, coordinating campaigns, and drafting press releases.

Kaleb can be reached for any inquiries regarding class registration and coaching services at our LA studio.