Anna and Actors Studio

The Actors Studio has historical ties to the Stanislavsky-based work of the Group Theatre during the 1930s

Elia Kazan, Robert Lewis, and Clifford Odets (Waiting for Lefty-1935) were among the talented artists to emerge from the enterprise.

Anna  taught movement for actors at the Group Theatre, Elia Kazan had his dance studies with Anna there.

In 1947, Elia Kazan told Anna about plans for an exciting acting laboratory and asked if she would be interested in participating...
Elia Kazan's class (junior) Robert Lewis' class (Experienced)
Julie Harris Marlon Brando
Cloris Leachman Montgomery Clift
Betsy Drake Mildred Dunnock
James Whitmore Patricia Neal
Steven Hill Maureen Stapleton

Anne Jackson

Eli Wallach

Jerome Robbins


Anna kept teaching in Actors Studio until the mid fifties.


Lincoln Center Repertory Theater

 American Theater Lab

 The Juilliard School