Fall Cycle Class Registration

August – October 2024

For our Fall 2024 cycle we are opening registration to all interested actors. Please review each class description thoroughly before registering.

New to the Studio?

Start here with our Weekend Audition Intensive* and Foundation Class.

*Not for the beginning actor. Actors must be represented. 


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WED | Foundations Details

Actors will learn Mornell Method classics, and other foundational concepts: 

  • Freefall technique 
  • Know the Show 
  • Emotional Triggers 
  • Script Analysis | WWSD (What Would Sara Do?) 
  • And More! 
The Details:
Level: Beginner (but open to actors of all levels) 

Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3 Hours

Dates:  Dates: August 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28| September 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 | October 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

Class Fees: $210/Month

Taught by: Iona Leighton & Marissa Cuevas 

Class Size: LIMITED TO 14 Actors 

 Wednesdays @ 6pm EST

Curious about the Mornell Method? New to the Studio? Refine who you are and elevate what you bring to the role, by deepening who you are and adding the Mornell Method to your tool kit.

NOTICE: To Enroll In Advanced Classes

In order to enroll in the classes listed below you must have completed at least 3 months of classes at the studio (Foundations, On Camera, etc) or have  previously taken a class with Sara.

WORK | Mondays with Sara

A weekly work out for those who have worked extensively with Sara, i.e. several years of coaching or role prep with Sara or you have been in her Monday class previously. 

Please email if you are interested to discuss further.

By Invitation Only

Wednesday Workout (Wednesdays)

For actors who have taken either the Intensive and On Camera at Mornell Studios, or Foundations. Dig deeper  into the Mornell Method and explore taking risks in a funy weekly workout format with the woman who started it all. 

WED | Workout Details
Classes are focused on deepening what it means to bring you to the work and how to become fearless risk takers in your auditions.
The Details:
Level: Mixed 

Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3 Hours

 Dates: August 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28| September 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 | October 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

Class Fees: $210/month

Age: 18+

Taught by: Sara Mornell 

Class Size: LIMITED TO 14 Actors 

 Wednesdays @ 6pm

Requirements: Actors must have previously taken class with Sara OR have taken 3 months of On Camera at the Studio.


On Camera Coming Soon

Looking for youth training? One on one coaching with our youth coach and private lessons are available! Email them here: marissacuevas@mornellstudios.com

*Refund and cancellation policies can be found here*

To Register for Class:

  1. Select your preferred class from the course options above. Paying attention to prerequisites and class descriptions.
  2. Select your preferred day and time from the listed options and click on the corresponding payment button.
  3. Pay your Class Fees.
  4. Once you’ve paid we will email over confirmation and next steps. 
  5. Once a class section  is sold out it will be indicated on the website. 

Jesse Williams

“The simple truth is that my performance, understanding, ability to progress, and yes, my employment, have all dramatically improved with the guidance and support of Sara Mornell. I consistently look to her for coaching, and wisdom, and am always, ALWAYS, better for it.”

– Grey’s Anatomy, Little Fires Everywhere

Mekia Cox

“If you want one of those coaches/teachers who tears you down to try to lift you up, Sara is not that. Sara is someone who will continuously lift your spirits reminding you of all the positive attributes that make you uniquely you, all the while tearing down all of the negative habits that are holding you back. She sincerely cares about each and every actor/actress she works with. Working with her has been so helpful to my career. I cannot thank her enough for the positive impact she’s had on my life.”
– The Rookie, Chicago Med

Noah Centineo

“When I was younger I worked on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, I had a natural ability to perform and to act but I would never have been able to work on Network Television if it wasn’t for Sara. I owe so much to her not only as a teacher, coach and mentor but also as a friend. She is the derivative, she is the reason my career is where it is and why I’m so confident in where my career will go.”

-To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Black Adam, The Fosters

Atkins Estimond

“In Atlanta the options for good training are limited…I could see the bigger opportunities, but they were out of my reach. I didn’t feel like there was anyone who could take me to that next level and I didn’t want to sit in classes wasting my time and money. I had heard from some trusted sources that Sara was doing something very different and special at her studio. I took the first intensive that Sara did in Atlanta and I could tell right then that she could get me to where I wanted to be. I got into her class as soon as possible and in the short time that I’ve been working with her, I’ve had so many breakthroughs and experienced so much growth. Taking class with Sara has also been the first time that I’ve found myself inspired and motivated by the progress of my classmates. Sara doesn’t teach you how to act for the camera, she teaches you how to live on camera.”

– Hightown, Lodge 49

Christina Ochoa

“If you are considering taking the 2 day Intensive, don’t even hesitate. Sara redefined my entire outlook on the audition process.”

– A Million Little Things, Animal Kingdom, Promised Land

Paul Karmiryan

“I found Sara at a critical transitional period in my career and my life. As a dancer branching out into acting she gave me the tools and instilled in me the mindset needed to succeed in this industry in just a few months, not after years and years of training. Her coaching has helped me book 2 co-stars, 2 guest stars, and a supporting role in a movie from Netflix to ABC to Lifetime. Sara Mornell is the best thing this industry has seen and it all comes from the simple fact that she genuinely wants her actors to succeed and will move mountains to ensure that.”

-Veronica Mars, FBI

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