Andrew is a passionate artist with the eagle eye of a master teacher. He is expert, charsimatic, and principled. He understands the challenges actors confront in bringing text to life." - Daniel Murray, SCGSAH Drama Chair


As a Teacher.

Andrew has been teaching for 13 years. Beginning with an Acting Technique position at his alma mater, The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, he's gone on to chair that program each summer.

He has also taught at the New York Film Academy, both in the Musical Theatre program as a Fundamentals of Acting teacher, and the Acting for Film program, where he taught Acting for first year students., as well as chairing the "Tweens" summer program

Andrew also privately coaches students in NYC, ranging from children, to professionals, in monologues, scene study, audition preparation, and audition taping.


"Andrew is a gifted teacher. He inspires with a workable, practical, accessible method. He’s got a great eye and a big heart."

-John Kolvenbach, Olivier award nominated playwright


“There is nothing more satisfying than articulating what I do as a professional, to students with passion. Whether it’s a child, just beginning to study, or a seasoned actor continuing to hone their craft, I find a way in.

I believe that all education is benefited by the personal attention to the individual. I believe that instruction of acting is best addressed first, by who the student is. The student’s physical traits, character traits, and idiosyncrasies should be not be shied away from, but illuminated.


I accept all persons, no matter the experience, ability, or aptitude, physical or otherwise. The only prerequisite is passion.

I begin and end with truth. This is our goal together. There are many ways to engender genuine truthful behavior from the actor. Nothing is more important than this."

-Andrew Pastides


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