Patrick Quagliano is among the premier acting technique teachers in the world today. With thirty years of expertise, Patrick is able to work with each student at his or her level — whether film star or TV series regular, Broadway actor or new student. His enthusiasm inspires actors and demands from them the utmost work ethic.
Patrick began his training as an actor at The Stella Adler Studio in New York in the late 1980′s. After performing extensively in theatrical productions in New York and London, he returned to Stella Adler Studio in 1996, where he apprenticed under and taught alongside Master Teacher Ron Burrus, the greatest exponent of the Adler Technique. Actors familiar with Adler’s work, as well as professionals in the industry, acknowledge that Patrick understands and teaches the Adler method more clearly and precisely than any teacher practicing in the world.
Patrick also has a longstanding relationship with The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He is currently the Academy’s US representative and is a founding member of The London Theatre Exchange.
Film coaching credits include Officer Down with Steven Dorff and James Woods (Jeff Most Productions), and Leading Ladies directed by Daniel Beahm, where Patrick coached choreographer Melanie LaPatin (So You Think You Can Dance) in her film debut. He directed the short film Rambler, whose featured actors are all former students and won the International Independent Festival Best Director Award for this film.
He enjoys collaborating on acting projects with former students, such as Ryan Vigilant and Kristina Olson, with whom he costarred In Alexander Villafane’s award-winning short All The Days.
Most recently Patrick has worked on set with former student Gabriel Peralta in his last three films all shot in Argentina.
Additional non-publicized coaching and directing credits are available upon request to maintain discretion and confidentiality.