I've been working with Cathy and Rob for several years, and cannot say enough good things about them! I met my current manager through one of their workshops, and also met Jonathan Strauss at another. He cast me in a great guest star role on Law and Order: SVU soon afterward! Their workshops are amazing!
- Comfort Clinton
I have been studying script analysis with Cathy & Rob for several years. In class we are constantly expanding, improving and learning in a fun, insightful, honest environment. The Sides Bootcamp class has given me the confidence needed to shine during auditions. Through Sedgwick Russell, I have signed with a manager and appeared on many TV shows. Partial list includes Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil, The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas and several Mysteries at the Museum.
- Kevin Healy
Rob and Cathy both have an intense love for acting and that's what makes them amazing coaches. They are honest, insightful, and encouraging. Each has a unique way of tapping into an actor's strengths while giving practical tools to work on any challenges. I have never been more comfortable with auditioning than I am now and it's paying off! Two agents called me in for meetings after being seen at a Sedgwick-Russell audition showcase.
- Cathy Salvodon
*Cathy is frequently auditioning for major legit and commercial casting offices. Credits include Netflix's Jessica Jones, ID's The Perfect Murder, CPTV's The Cobblestone Corridor, feature films Yes and I Am Not Your Negro and multiple commercials including HP, Denny's and most recently Fluzone.
After attending the Sedgwick-Russell Audition Workshop I started getting auditions. I was called in for two recurring roles, one being the TV show Star on Fox and the other being the TV show Homeland on Showtime! It's all about the work at Sedgwick-Russell Acting studio and the workshop gives me the opportunity to showcase my work to the industry and open doors. Thanks Cathy and Rob!
- Joe Tribble
If I didn't meet Cathy and Rob when I first started acting, I don't think I'd be an actor now. The passion and love they put into teaching is contagious. As an actor, you should want the coaches/teachers around you to care about your growth and performance as much as you do. Cathy and Rob are exactly that. They carefully assign you monologues and scenes that are specific to your type, they don't just carelessly give you work. After working with Cathy and Rob, I have the confidence that I can walk onto anybody's stage, set or casting office and do great work. Recent bookings: General Hospital, RAM Trucks (National Commercial).
- Travon McCall
Cathy and Rob are incredible mentors! They don’t sugar coat it and give real critiques that have helped sharp my acting toolbox tremendously! The added bonus is being seen by casting directors, agent, and managers at the end of the 6 week courses. Best bang for your buck if you are serious about acting. Over the years of working with them I have booked several major commercials and network gigs! So grateful for Cathy and Rob!
- Bradley Bemboom
Rob and Cathy are absolutely the best . They fined tuned my acting and pushed me to limits that I thought I would never be able to reach. They both expect nothing but the best from you in your preparation and performance. I still use their approach when I am on set and or in the audition room. Their classes are great for all levels from beginners to professionals. I credit their approach every-time. Notable Credits: Colony (USA Network), 31 (Rob Zombie, Horror Feature Film), Triassic World ( Syfy Channel Original Feature Film), Verizon (National Commercial)
- Jermain Hollman
I’ve worked with Cathy and Rob for 3 years now and they have turned my whole acting career around. When I first came into their acting studio, I was struggling to find a new agent and book jobs. Not only have a I found new representation, I have booked a Krispy Kreme Ad, MTV Trojan Condom Commercial, Chase Bank Commercial, Philips Commercial, and booked my first supporting role in a movie to be released this Fall.
- Nattalyee Randall
"I had never taken an acting class before. I imagined signing up at the Sedgwick-Russell Acting Studio would be the start of any interesting hobby. I had no idea the amount of confidence that was about to be instilled in me. Rob and Cathy will help you realize your potential and support you while fine-tuning your craft. It is important for students to find teachers who love to teach and that's what you'll get at the Sedgwick-Russell Acting Studio." - Andy Allen
"Cathy and Rob are amazing. They each have a distinctive style of teaching that perfectly compliments the other, and their love of acting is clearly evident in the way they teach. The small classes, theater setting, and the safe, playful environment has helped me find my voice as an actor. My confidence has sky-rocketed since finding these terrific coaches." - Jessica Radetsky
"I am a working commercial actor who wanted to improve my acting skills. Sedgwick Russell Acting Studio allowed me to improve my abilities by practicing monologues and scenes at The Theater Center on Broadway. Rob Sedgwick and Cathy Russell actually taught the courses. The class size was small; I was able to perform on stage in every class; and even, showcase in front of industry professionals. My skills quickly improved and my career was taken to the next level. I loved my experience at Sedgwick-Russell and personally recommend the studio to both the novice as well as the professional."- Larry Wendorf