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The Kiana Ayala Scholarship

Kiana Ayala was an inspirational person, friend and artist. We dedicate this scholarship to her memory, legacy and the lessons she left behind. We are honoured to gift one lucky actor the opportunity of a lifetime in the hopes that young artist can full-fill their dreams. SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW - CLOSES JUN 30, 22.

Josh Lacy - Creative Director


Apply now to be in the running for a number of amazing and life changing prizes including,

1 x Free headshot session with renowned photographer Ricki Vale

1 x Free 3 scene showreel at Top Tier Actors Studio

1 x Whole year of training at Top Tier Actors Studio

1 x entry into our Time To Be A Movie Star course

1 x Stunt training course with ReeGill Stunts at Screen Queensland Studios

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Top Tier Actors Studio


                                                  Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast                                                       

The secret is out! the old and out of date method of developing actors is OVER! We are beyond happy to be leading the charge in the new world of of acting schools. So... what makes us different? and more importantly, why does this make us the best new wave acting school not only in Australia, but the world? Its simple, every rule that has stood for acting schools since the dawn of the arts, we are breaking it. Want to work as an actor and make some money while studying with us? sure why not. Want us to use our insider contacts to assist you in gaining HIGH END representation? absolutely. Want to obtain headshots and showreels for half the price of everywhere else, simple because we can? lets do it!

The truth is... the entertainment industry can be a little shallow at times. from the top to the bottom. We don't believe that spending four years in some acting college, learning about acting techniques and methods from the early 15 hundreds, then graduating without an agent, showreel, headshots or on set experience is the best way to become an actor in this day and age! We are putting an end to the money hungry BS that acting schools have thrown at our young and naive actors for the last 50 years and rebuilding the space as a platform for everyone to get a fair shot at the industry, without breaking the bank and with as much help as possible!

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At Top Tier Actors Studio, we are a family. A family of young, driven people with the same goals and aspirations. Top Tier Actors Studio was started in late 2019 by Australian actors Josh Lacy and Bridgette Armstrong on the Gold Coast, Queensland with one purpose in mind. To guide and mentor the next generation of Australias best and brightest aspiring actors and performers without the usual BS that acting schools throw around. It is our turn to give back, and we now have the platform to change the industry, for good!  We have created a space perfectly dedicated to the pursuit of passion and creativity, as well as a home base to a never ending amount of resources, knowledge and support within the entertainment industry itself.  Top Tier is the ideal Performing Arts School for students who wish to build a solid foundation and prepare for a career in this ever changing industry.

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A very special welcome to all of our new actors that have joined the Top Tier Roster at our Burleigh location in 2021! this is an extremely talented young group and we cannot wait to see what successes you create and achieve this year and beyond.

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Our mastery over emotion workshop was a huge success with a large number of extremely talented young actors looking to get their foot I the door, ready to take the industry on in 2021!

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~ Directly from the actors ~


After only a few weeks of being at Top Tier, thursday’s have quickly become my favourite day of the week. Josh and Bridgette have created such a comfortable yet professional environment to learn in and not only am i learning, i’m having a good time while doing so and i’m so happy I chose top tier to start this journey :))


The studio is a professional, welcoming, fast-paced environment with two experienced and dedicated mentors who genuinely thrive off of their student’s success. Both Josh and Bridgette work hard to ensure the success of each student in their classes, and use a variety of teaching techniques to engage and push their students to work harder, and grow as both an actor and a person.


Such an amazing acting school, with a very professional yet comfortable vibe. The coaches are incredible and kind teaching everything you need to know about the film industry, and preparing you for everything you need to know for film acting. 100% would recommend this company!



Amazing instructors and an amazing environment to learn the art of acting.


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From success stories about our students and faculty members to program updates and events, everything you need to be apart of the Top Tier family is here. We are very proud of the achievements of our staff and students, and love getting the word out! read all about the fabulous talent at Top Tier Actors Studio below.


Congratulations Anastasia & Jess

Congratulations to T.A.P.A elite actors students Anastasia Kouts & Jessica Bowles who have just signed on with a HUGELY reputable and high end management team in QLD over the weekend! Both Anastasia and Jess have been with us for about a year and are already making waves in the industry!


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TERM 1 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT! Term 1 will be starting on February the 3rd 2021. Term 4 is going to be HUGE! with an all new curriculum, specials guests, new methods, skills and more!! Don't miss out on the final term of the year and end 2020 with a bang!

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