Welcome to the Robert Mello Studio

The Robert Mello Studio is the only acting studio in Atlanta offering complete Meisner-based training by an instructor with over 17 years of teaching experience.

It’s not what shows or movies the instructors have appeared in that matters. All that matters is whether the actors who have trained at the studio work. 

The actors who have trained  at The Robert Mello Studio have worked on nearly every major TV and Film project shot in Atlanta. They are series regulars, recurring, guest stars and co-stars.

The have also appeared on Broadway and off-Broadway. Robert has coached winners and nominees of THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD® and THE TONY AWARD®.

Robert was the on-set coach for the MTV series, FINDING CARTER. He is the former VP of Development for Hazy Mills Productions (having helped developed their hit show, HOT IN CLEVELAND and GRIMM) and has produced and developed pilots and scripts for FOX, FX, The CW, Showtime and CBS. His experience both in front of, and behind the camera in both producing and casting brings a unique perspective to his classes that few other teachers can offer. Read more about Robert >>

Students From The Robert Mello Studio have had co-starring, guest-starring and recurring roles in the following TV shows and Films and more: 

Stranger Things, Atlanta, Turn, House of Cards, Superstore, Superstition, Scream, Dynasty, Rectify, Ressurection, Satisfaction, The Walking Dead, Drop Dead Diva, Nashville, Teen Wolf, Being Mary Jane, Sleepy Hallow, The Haves and Have Nots, Second Generation Wayans, Vampire Diaries, Army Wives, American Horror,Necessary Roughness, Read Between The Lines, The Office, Modern Family, Hot In Cleveland, The Mentalist, Soul Man, CSI, Harry’s Law, Mad Men,  Gray’s Anatomy, Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, Lost, Brothers and Sisters, Carpoolers, My Name is Earl, The Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Chuck, The Ghost Whisperer, Will & Grace, Friends, The Witches of Waverly Place and more! Motion Pictures Include: The Internship, Sully, Furious 7, Hunger Games, Ant-Man,  Anchorman 2, The Watch, Endless Love, Trouble With The Curve, Coffee,Kill Boss, The Green Hornet, Somewhere Slow, Medea’s Family Reunion and more. 

Training at the studio is rigorous and demanding and is designed for actors who are as serious about the art and craft of acting as they are booking.

Before students learn audition tricks and the technical demands of acting for film, there must be a solid, well- practiced technique upon which the actor can rely.

At The Robert Mello Studio, this is exactly what we specialize in.

The Robert Mello Studio is dedicated to Meisner-based actor training. The Meisner Tecnnique is considered by most to be the best technique for film and stage, as it results in very natural performances.


Sanford Meisner created a brilliant technique – for his time. Our approach to his philosphy is updated—higher octane, and springs from and builds on who actors are today, not what we saw in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Classes at the Studio offer students a technique for crafting film, television and stage performances that are:

-Grounded, organic and natural

Through dedication, hard work, and a willingness to take risks, actors leave with a solid, time tested technique that instills a profound level of confidence that serves both performance and auditions.

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