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The #CBYAS Team


Cynthia Bain

Founder, Artistic Director, Master Class Teacher & Coach


  • An uncanny understanding of the Young Actor

  • A professional young actor at age 14

  • Studied with the legendary Roy London

  • BA, Theater Arts, UCLA

  • Advisory Committee, Looking Ahead

  • Young Actor Performance Consultant to major television networks and film studios

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Jillian Rose Reed 

Advanced Teacher & Coach

  • Started studying at #CBYAS as a teenager and working successful actor ever since!

  • Series Regular for 5 Seasons on "Awkward" playing iconic character Tamara for which she was coaching by Cynthia

  • Current Recurring Voice-over Role on Disney's Emmy Award-Winning "Elena of Avalor"

  • Successful and popular #CBYAS Scene Study Class Teacher 

  • Booking Machine Audition Coach

  • In-demand Private Lesson Teacher

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Hayley Holmes

Head Teacher & Coach

  • Started studying at #CBYAS as a teenager

  • Current Recurring Role on "Better Caul Saul"

  • Began her career as a young actor and has steadily booked great roles in film and t.v.  from the start!

  • Gifted & Intuitive Teacher with over 7 Years of Coaching & Teaching Experience

  • Teaches sold-out #CBYAS Scene Study Classes

  • Coaches students to successfully & consistently book

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Audrey Whitby

Associate Teacher & Coach

  • Starting studying with Cynthia as a young actor 

  • At age 14 landed Series Regular Role on "So Random"

  • Appeared in 50 episodes of "The Thundermans" as Cherry

  • Has been cast in multiple films, MOW's, pilots, and television episodes

  • A dedicated and beloved teacher and coach at CBYAS

  • Her coaching clients achieve remarkable success


Emily Schlachter

Lead Teaching Assistant

  • Started studying at #CBYAS and Consulting with Cynthia in 2018​

  • Lead teaching Assistant at #CBYAS since  2002​

  • National Commercial Booking Machine​

  • Booked over 30 indie films

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