Over the years Denise and her team have coached hundreds of young actors to success and stardom. Here is a sampling of some of our students and parents and what they have to say about working with us. We are so proud of all of them.

Denise has been instrumental in Pierson’s development and growth as an actor and performer. She has helped him refine his techniques while performing and in the audition room. She has valuable insight into the business and Pierson always leaves a lesson with Denise more confident and ready to take on whatever challenge lies ahead.    – April, Mom of Pierson,Fun Home National Tour, Blindspot, Gotham

Denise has been instrumental in Pierson’s development and growth as an actor and performer. She has helped him refine his techniques while performing and in the audition room. She has valuable insight into the business and Pierson always leaves a lesson with Denise more confident and ready to take on whatever challenge lies ahead.

– April, Mom of Pierson,Fun Home National Tour, Blindspot, Gotham

I've been working with Denise since I was 8 years old in her group acting classes, privately and summer programs. I have learned so much from Denise. She is warm, supporting, fun and I love preparing for auditions and working on my acting skills with her! With her support, I've had many successful auditions, including booking the School of Rock National Tour!  Alyssa, School of Rock Nat’l tour

I've been working with Denise since I was 8 years old in her group acting classes, privately and summer programs. I have learned so much from Denise. She is warm, supporting, fun and I love preparing for auditions and working on my acting skills with her! With her support, I've had many successful auditions, including booking the School of Rock National Tour!

Alyssa, School of Rock Nat’l tour

After a consultation and steady lessons, Denise  helped me bring my acting up to a stronger level and prepared me for representation. As a result, I’ve been able to audition for strong roles on screen and stage and develop under the guidance of fabulous reps. Whether I need tweaking or guidance for theatrical performance or auditions or tv/film coaching or just need advice, Denise is there for me in every capacity.   Eowyn, Guest star Law & Order SVU

After a consultation and steady lessons, Denise helped me bring my acting up to a stronger level and prepared me for representation. As a result, I’ve been able to audition for strong roles on screen and stage and develop under the guidance of fabulous reps. Whether I need tweaking or guidance for theatrical performance or auditions or tv/film coaching or just need advice, Denise is there for me in every capacity.

Eowyn, Guest star Law & Order SVU

Denise has been a constant source of encouragement with her gentle style and hands-on approach. She has equipped Kristi with the acting skills necessary to successfully audition and land an amazing role on tv. Kristi is on Nickelodeon because of Denise.””  - Kim, Mother of Kristi, Nickelodeon, I am Frankie

Denise has been a constant source of encouragement with her gentle style and hands-on approach. She has equipped Kristi with the acting skills necessary to successfully audition and land an amazing role on tv. Kristi is on Nickelodeon because of Denise.””

- Kim, Mother of Kristi, Nickelodeon, I am Frankie

Denise’s classes are fun and collaborative that she barely realizes how much she is learning. She has grown so much as an actor and loves coming to class. I also appreciate your support of the parents. Just starting out, I don't really know other families who are involved in this world and I appreciate it immensely when I can ask you a question about this often baffling (to me!) journey we seem to have started on.  - Anik, mom of Carys, Young Susan in the upcoming film Lazy Susan, starring Sean Hayes

Denise’s classes are fun and collaborative that she barely realizes how much she is learning. She has grown so much as an actor and loves coming to class. I also appreciate your support of the parents. Just starting out, I don't really know other families who are involved in this world and I appreciate it immensely when I can ask you a question about this often baffling (to me!) journey we seem to have started on.

- Anik, mom of Carys, Young Susan in the upcoming film Lazy Susan, starring Sean Hayes

Denise Simon's summer film intensive was AMAZING! I learned so much and loved working with everyone."  -Carly, The Ferryman, Fun Home Nat’l Tour

Denise Simon's summer film intensive was AMAZING! I learned so much and loved working with everyone."

-Carly, The Ferryman, Fun Home Nat’l Tour

Addison always comes away feeling more confident in her skills and always prepared for the next big audition. Denise truly cares about her students’ success and believes in them, giving them the power to believe in themselves and be the best that they can be in front of the camera, onstage or in everyday life.  -Katharine, Mom of Addison,First National Tour of Anastasia

Addison always comes away feeling more confident in her skills and always prepared for the next big audition. Denise truly cares about her students’ success and believes in them, giving them the power to believe in themselves and be the best that they can be in front of the camera, onstage or in everyday life.

-Katharine, Mom of Addison,First National Tour of Anastasia

Denise is a fabulous teacher! She taught both my sister and me. She is natural, real and never phony. She took my acting to the next level. I love Denise’s teaching!   Beatrice - Matilda and Billy Elliot Broadway

Denise is a fabulous teacher! She taught both my sister and me. She is natural, real and never phony. She took my acting to the next level. I love Denise’s teaching!

Beatrice - Matilda and Billy Elliot Broadway

Denise is much more than an acting coach; she is a mentor and a friend. Her support of John has been instrumental in his ability to sign with top talent representation. Denise is very dedicated to her students and their families. She works hard to help them achieve their goals and coaches our son for professional auditions in Television, Film and Theater. More than just coaching Denise teaches her students to be prepared beyond booking. Technique, professionalism and the ability to collaborate are a priority in her classes and workshops.  -Noreen and Steve , parents of John, Law & Order SVU, numerous commercials

Denise is much more than an acting coach; she is a mentor and a friend. Her support of John has been instrumental in his ability to sign with top talent representation. Denise is very dedicated to her students and their families. She works hard to help them achieve their goals and coaches our son for professional auditions in Television, Film and Theater. More than just coaching Denise teaches her students to be prepared beyond booking. Technique, professionalism and the ability to collaborate are a priority in her classes and workshops.

-Noreen and Steve , parents of John, Law & Order SVU, numerous commercials


Denise Simon is a truly wonderful acting coach and person. She always makes learning new things fun and exciting. She has really helped me grow as an actor, both on stage and on camera. Ms. Denise is very honest with us and encourages us to try our best, even when things are difficult. Working with her on my improvisational skills helped me land my first commercial! I am so happy that I get to learn from her every week.  – Emiko, Matilda ,Olney Theater Center,Bea Unicorn Sesame Studio

Denise Simon is a truly wonderful acting coach and person. She always makes learning new things fun and exciting. She has really helped me grow as an actor, both on stage and on camera. Ms. Denise is very honest with us and encourages us to try our best, even when things are difficult. Working with her on my improvisational skills helped me land my first commercial! I am so happy that I get to learn from her every week.

– Emiko, Matilda ,Olney Theater Center,Bea Unicorn Sesame Studio

“Denise is a wonderful and kind person who has taught me a lot by helping me learn and prepare for auditions. I love taking her musical theater and acting classes because they are fun and meaningful and I get a lot out of them. She is a positive person who gives me good feedback to improve and I am so happy to have worked with her.”—   -Alexandra,Matilda ,Broadway

“Denise is a wonderful and kind person who has taught me a lot by helping me learn and prepare for auditions. I love taking her musical theater and acting classes because they are fun and meaningful and I get a lot out of them. She is a positive person who gives me good feedback to improve and I am so happy to have worked with her.”—

-Alexandra,Matilda ,Broadway

My daughter Roni has blossomed under Denise's tutelage. She is more confident when she goes to castings and recently said, "Oh mom, I saw a few of my friends from Denise's class at the audition. We were much more professional than the other kids." She was even cast with one of her classmates in her last commercial. They already knew how to work together and bring out the best of each other. Denise has helped Roni develop her comedic side, which is her true passion. Denise has become a true mentor to Roni.  - Dyan, mom, numerous commercials

My daughter Roni has blossomed under Denise's tutelage. She is more confident when she goes to castings and recently said, "Oh mom, I saw a few of my friends from Denise's class at the audition. We were much more professional than the other kids." She was even cast with one of her classmates in her last commercial. They already knew how to work together and bring out the best of each other. Denise has helped Roni develop her comedic side, which is her true passion. Denise has become a true mentor to Roni.

- Dyan, mom, numerous commercials

Denise Simon is one of the best things to happen to our family. Our son, Ryan, was a shy quiet boy who would never venture outside of his comfort zone. That all changed when he took one of Denise’s classes. Denise has a gift for bringing out confidence and talent in a way that can only seem impossible. Along with Miss Jazelle and Miss Ashley, Denise has created a coaching staff of professional, caring, and enthusiastic individuals who are ready to prepare your child for stardom. Thank you Denise!!!!!!  - Gene, father of Ryan, Evil Lives Here, numerous commercials

Denise Simon is one of the best things to happen to our family. Our son, Ryan, was a shy quiet boy who would never venture outside of his comfort zone. That all changed when he took one of Denise’s classes. Denise has a gift for bringing out confidence and talent in a way that can only seem impossible. Along with Miss Jazelle and Miss Ashley, Denise has created a coaching staff of professional, caring, and enthusiastic individuals who are ready to prepare your child for stardom. Thank you Denise!!!!!!

- Gene, father of Ryan, Evil Lives Here, numerous commercials

Denise is an amazing coach and support! I always feel more confident as a performer after a lesson with Denise. She manages to treat me as a professional, while remembering that I am still a kid. She is much more than an acting teacher, she is a mentor and cheerleader!    – Abigail, The Affair Showtime

Denise is an amazing coach and support! I always feel more confident as a performer after a lesson with Denise. She manages to treat me as a professional, while remembering that I am still a kid. She is much more than an acting teacher, she is a mentor and cheerleader!

– Abigail, The Affair Showtime

Colby works with Denise weekly and gains so much guidance and confidence for her auditions. Denise really “gets” Colby and each kid gets a lot of individualized attention in class. Denise offers support both inside and outside the classroom and is always there for us when we need her. Denise’s immense knowledge of the entire business is used to the advantage of every kid she works with. We couldn’t love her more.  -Karen, mom of Colby, Nickelodeon, Bubble Guppies, Nella the Princess Knight

Colby works with Denise weekly and gains so much guidance and confidence for her auditions. Denise really “gets” Colby and each kid gets a lot of individualized attention in class. Denise offers support both inside and outside the classroom and is always there for us when we need her. Denise’s immense knowledge of the entire business is used to the advantage of every kid she works with. We couldn’t love her more.

-Karen, mom of Colby, Nickelodeon, Bubble Guppies, Nella the Princess Knight

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“Thanks for all your help in the beginning of my career.”

- Mira Sorvino

Our kids walk away feeling so good about themselves from your supportive comments to them. From improv skills to maturity in understanding how to translate the character on paper to the camera, everything you teach is invaluable.   -Alyson, mother of Darby, SNL, numerous commercials

Our kids walk away feeling so good about themselves from your supportive comments to them. From improv skills to maturity in understanding how to translate the character on paper to the camera, everything you teach is invaluable.

-Alyson, mother of Darby, SNL, numerous commercials

“I learned a lot from your improv group, and I find myself using those skills all the time when I teach. Thanks so much for everything - it’s meant a lot to me all these years later.”   - Jacob Barandes - Director of Graduate Studies Lecturer on Physics at Harvard

“I learned a lot from your improv group, and I find myself using those skills all the time when I teach. Thanks so much for everything - it’s meant a lot to me all these years later.”

- Jacob Barandes - Director of Graduate Studies Lecturer on Physics at Harvard

“Before I began preparing for college auditions, I wasn’t very comfortable with my acting abilities and didn’t know how to find the materials I would need for auditions. Denise helped me find monologues that I felt connected with and enjoyed performing each time I went into the audition room. Denise taught me how to let go of the stress of perfection and perform naturally. Thanks to Denise, I have gained confidence and feel prepared for the rigors and challenges of a college theatre program.”   - Anthony, Muhlenberg College: Dual Degree in Musical Theatre and Dance

“Before I began preparing for college auditions, I wasn’t very comfortable with my acting abilities and didn’t know how to find the materials I would need for auditions. Denise helped me find monologues that I felt connected with and enjoyed performing each time I went into the audition room. Denise taught me how to let go of the stress of perfection and perform naturally. Thanks to Denise, I have gained confidence and feel prepared for the rigors and challenges of a college theatre program.”

- Anthony, Muhlenberg College: Dual Degree in Musical Theatre and Dance

Denise has been apart of almost every successful event in my acting career. From helping meet my manager to helping me get callbacks for theatre and film including my Broadway debut in Bonnie and Clyde . Without Denise I would not be where I am today.  -Jack, Bonne & Clyde, Broadway

Denise has been apart of almost every successful event in my acting career. From helping meet my manager to helping me get callbacks for theatre and film including my Broadway debut in Bonnie and Clyde . Without Denise I would not be where I am today.

-Jack, Bonne & Clyde, Broadway

“Denise is an amazing person and acting teacher. She is very kind and wants the best for her students. She is always there for her students and she pushes them to their best potential. Besides that, she has amazing acting techniques and I learn so much each time I see her.”  - Hayley, Fiddler Broadway, Shrek Nat’l tour

“Denise is an amazing person and acting teacher. She is very kind and wants the best for her students. She is always there for her students and she pushes them to their best potential. Besides that, she has amazing acting techniques and I learn so much each time I see her.”

- Hayley, Fiddler Broadway, Shrek Nat’l tour

“Denise is an absolute gem! She challenges her students in fun and dynamic ways in both individual and group lessons. Caleb feels confident after working with her and he has learned natural performance techniques that do not appear forced or overdone.”  - Lara, mother of Caleb, Finding Neverland Nat’l tour

“Denise is an absolute gem! She challenges her students in fun and dynamic ways in both individual and group lessons. Caleb feels confident after working with her and he has learned natural performance techniques that do not appear forced or overdone.”

- Lara, mother of Caleb, Finding Neverland Nat’l tour

“Denise was my very first manager and coached me on tons of my auditions. She steered myself and my family through the in’s and out’s of the business, and I don’t think I ever would have gotten “Party of Five” without her. She’s not only a great coach but also a great person.”  Michael Shulman, Actor/Producer

“Denise was my very first manager and coached me on tons of my auditions. She steered myself and my family through the in’s and out’s of the business, and I don’t think I ever would have gotten “Party of Five” without her. She’s not only a great coach but also a great person.”

Michael Shulman, Actor/Producer

With Denise's guidance Bella was able to sign a NYC manager, giving her access to auditions and opportunities she never dreamed of! Bella's life has been full of adventure and travel because of the advice and instruction from Denise. She is an extremely talented professional who will be truthful and helpful always. You can't go wrong having her on your team!"  - Kendra, mom of Bella  Odd Squad, PBS, White Christmas Nat’lTour

With Denise's guidance Bella was able to sign a NYC manager, giving her access to auditions and opportunities she never dreamed of! Bella's life has been full of adventure and travel because of the advice and instruction from Denise. She is an extremely talented professional who will be truthful and helpful always. You can't go wrong having her on your team!"

- Kendra, mom of Bella

Odd Squad, PBS, White Christmas Nat’lTour

 

“I would have never made it to Broadway without Denise. She really knows this business, and is so easy to work with.”   - Marcus, Matilda, Broadway, Les Miserable 25th Nat’l Tour

“I would have never made it to Broadway without Denise. She really knows this business, and is so easy to work with.”

- Marcus, Matilda, Broadway, Les Miserable 25th Nat’l Tour

“Denise Simon is an amazing coach. Our weekly Skype lessons have been fantastic! Her clear direction as well as encouraging style have helped my daughter Amalia immensely. I would highly recommend lessons with Denise for any actor interested in taking it to the next level.”   Rachel , mother of Amalia

“Denise Simon is an amazing coach. Our weekly Skype lessons have been fantastic! Her clear direction as well as encouraging style have helped my daughter Amalia immensely. I would highly recommend lessons with Denise for any actor interested in taking it to the next level.”

Rachel , mother of Amalia

Denise is a really nice and fun acting coach! I learn so much from her and love working with her.”    -  Tori, Matilda, Grinch Broadway

Denise is a really nice and fun acting coach! I learn so much from her and love working with her.”

- Tori, Matilda, Grinch Broadway

“Denise knows how to make the learning experience unique to kids individual personalities which helps them discover their own abilities and bring out their best. Her patience, knowledge, and passion for teaching is reflected in the joy of her students. Henry is so happy working with her and has learned so much.”  -Jen, Mother of Henry, Nat’l tours, Charlie & Chocolate Factory, Fun Home

“Denise knows how to make the learning experience unique to kids individual personalities which helps them discover their own abilities and bring out their best. Her patience, knowledge, and passion for teaching is reflected in the joy of her students. Henry is so happy working with her and has learned so much.”

-Jen, Mother of Henry, Nat’l tours, Charlie & Chocolate Factory, Fun Home

“Denise is one of the most positive and helpful people I know. I started taking classes with her when I was eight years old and I feel like I have grown so much as a person and an actor since then, thanks to Denise. Without her help I wouldn’t be the confident and ambitious person I am today.”  Chloe, Nashville based singer songwriter

“Denise is one of the most positive and helpful people I know. I started taking classes with her when I was eight years old and I feel like I have grown so much as a person and an actor since then, thanks to Denise. Without her help I wouldn’t be the confident and ambitious person I am today.”

Chloe, Nashville based singer songwriter

“Denise Simon is great! She has extensive experience coaching acting, broadcasting and public speaking. Her enthusiasm, positive attitude and constructive feedback has helped me immensely with my on-camera presence. I highly recommend her to any aspiring professional – from the veteran broadcaster to someone like me, the up-and-coming talent!”   -Jackie , future broadcast journalist

“Denise Simon is great! She has extensive experience coaching acting, broadcasting and public speaking. Her enthusiasm, positive attitude and constructive feedback has helped me immensely with my on-camera presence. I highly recommend her to any aspiring professional – from the veteran broadcaster to someone like me, the up-and-coming talent!”

-Jackie , future broadcast journalist

“I believe a good part of my success as a young actor, was due to having acquired Denise Simon as my manager. Her strong guidance, and wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the industry, was immensely beneficial. She possesses enormous tenacity, drive, follow through, and determination. Denise had my family’s total trust, confidence, and our love too. All of which continues today.”   Noah Fleiss (Brick, Joe the King, Law and Order

“I believe a good part of my success as a young actor, was due to having acquired Denise Simon as my manager. Her strong guidance, and wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the industry, was immensely beneficial. She possesses enormous tenacity, drive, follow through, and determination. Denise had my family’s total trust, confidence, and our love too. All of which continues today.”

Noah Fleiss (Brick, Joe the King, Law and Order

“Denise puts her heart and soul into her coaching and has been my kids champion equally as much inside the acting studio, as she has for any audition or for any booking. Her teaching method of acting truthfully and in the moment translates into whatever material is sent their way by their manager or agent. Her life-long industry wisdom and experiences with us has added a value that can not be determined, but is cherished beyond words.”   -Kim ,mother of Haley and Ashley

“Denise puts her heart and soul into her coaching and has been my kids champion equally as much inside the acting studio, as she has for any audition or for any booking. Her teaching method of acting truthfully and in the moment translates into whatever material is sent their way by their manager or agent. Her life-long industry wisdom and experiences with us has added a value that can not be determined, but is cherished beyond words.”

-Kim ,mother of Haley and Ashley

“Working with Denise has been incredible. We live in Florida and were hesitant at first about using Skype for our daughter Emily’s coaching sessions. Our concerns were unwarranted as our Skype sessions with Denise have been very successful. Skype has proven to be an excellent medium and Emily is growing as an actress by leaps and bounds working with Denise.”   -Tom & Amy, parents of Emily, AnnieTour

“Working with Denise has been incredible. We live in Florida and were hesitant at first about using Skype for our daughter Emily’s coaching sessions. Our concerns were unwarranted as our Skype sessions with Denise have been very successful. Skype has proven to be an excellent medium and Emily is growing as an actress by leaps and bounds working with Denise.”

-Tom & Amy, parents of Emily, AnnieTour

Denise has vast connections in the industry and she personally cares about my daughter’s career and the choices she has to make relative to balancing family, school and an acting career.I am always amazed by the transformation in my daughter’s scene work after a session with Denise and have always appreciated Denise’s willingness to rearrange her schedule in order to prepare Katherine for an audition that is needed with only a day’s notice.”   -Lauren , mother of Katherine ,Broadway Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music

Denise has vast connections in the industry and she personally cares about my daughter’s career and the choices she has to make relative to balancing family, school and an acting career.I am always amazed by the transformation in my daughter’s scene work after a session with Denise and have always appreciated Denise’s willingness to rearrange her schedule in order to prepare Katherine for an audition that is needed with only a day’s notice.”

-Lauren , mother of Katherine ,Broadway Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music

“Denise is a consummate professional. Auditions are often last minute and Denise will do everything she can to meet with your child on the requisite script and/or song. Her coaching sessions are extremely efficient and productive. She insures that your child gains the skills and confidence needed for both the audition process and the performing arts arena. On a broader scale, Denise is knowledgeable about what is out there and what your child is a good fit for. She is generous with her information and her positive reinforcement and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a short boost or a long term coach.”   -Paula , mother of Alexa, Broadway, Matilda, A Christmas Story

“Denise is a consummate professional. Auditions are often last minute and Denise will do everything she can to meet with your child on the requisite script and/or song. Her coaching sessions are extremely efficient and productive. She insures that your child gains the skills and confidence needed for both the audition process and the performing arts arena. On a broader scale, Denise is knowledgeable about what is out there and what your child is a good fit for. She is generous with her information and her positive reinforcement and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a short boost or a long term coach.”

-Paula , mother of Alexa, Broadway, Matilda, A Christmas Story

“I knew I could count on Denise to push me beyond my limits so I could become the character, not just act the part. Denise has always been able to pick out monologues for me to work on that are challenging but aren’t impossible to accomplish.I owe basically everything that has to do with acting to Denise Simon, and I thank her very much for helping me get to where I am today.”   -Abby Nat’l tour, Annie

“I knew I could count on Denise to push me beyond my limits so I could become the character, not just act the part. Denise has always been able to pick out monologues for me to work on that are challenging but aren’t impossible to accomplish.I owe basically everything that has to do with acting to Denise Simon, and I thank her very much for helping me get to where I am today.”

-Abby Nat’l tour, Annie

“Denise Simon is one of the best acting coaches out there. I first began working with her while preparing for college auditions. She helped me find material I loved and connected with and taught me to be a confident actor. The improvements I have seen in my acting abilities are all because of Denise. I can’t thank her enough for her guidance and endless support.”   -Sarah , Rider University

“Denise Simon is one of the best acting coaches out there. I first began working with her while preparing for college auditions. She helped me find material I loved and connected with and taught me to be a confident actor. The improvements I have seen in my acting abilities are all because of Denise. I can’t thank her enough for her guidance and endless support.”

-Sarah , Rider University

“Denise is the reason our son Jacob is acting. Simply put, there is no one better. Denise “discovered” Jacob and promptly included him in a New York City showcase where we received no less than 10 phone calls from agents/managers inquiring about representing our son. Through private lessons and workshops, Denise has and continues to help shape Jacob as an actor and person. Without Denise none of this would have been possible and we are forever grateful.”   -Jodi and Drew , parents of Jacob

“Denise is the reason our son Jacob is acting. Simply put, there is no one better. Denise “discovered” Jacob and promptly included him in a New York City showcase where we received no less than 10 phone calls from agents/managers inquiring about representing our son. Through private lessons and workshops, Denise has and continues to help shape Jacob as an actor and person. Without Denise none of this would have been possible and we are forever grateful.”

-Jodi and Drew , parents of Jacob

“Denise gave me expert advice on college programs that would suit me and also helped me pick a monologue that resonated with me. I was able to tackle each of my college auditions with great confidence and now feel very prepared to take on the rigors of a top college theatre program.”    - Lauren Dobles, Emerson College

“Denise gave me expert advice on college programs that would suit me and also helped me pick a monologue that resonated with me. I was able to tackle each of my college auditions with great confidence and now feel very prepared to take on the rigors of a top college theatre program.”

- Lauren Dobles, Emerson College

“Denise has positively influenced my daughters life. All of Denise’s teaching methods and individual attention lead her to be accepted into Miami’s New World School of the Arts High School.   - Marielena, mother of Danielle

“Denise has positively influenced my daughters life. All of Denise’s teaching methods and individual attention lead her to be accepted into Miami’s New World School of the Arts High School.

- Marielena, mother of Danielle