Sydney Masterclass 2019

Acting Masterclass to re-engage your instrument for a strong 2019 with LA based on-set Acting Coach and director Jeneffa Soldatic.


"Jeneffa is the best coach there is" Alison Owen, Producer; Elizabeth, Suffragette, Jane Eyre, Proof, Saving Mr Banks, Will.


This intensive acting Masterclass is for actors who are looking for breakthroughs in their ability to be truthful and powerful in the moment. You’ll use your imagination and personal truth to inform and inspire your instrument to give the performance you knew you were capable of, but just never able to do. Perfect for working on auditions, pilot season, solo shows or on a character you have always wanted to explore deeper, as you re-engage your instrument for a strong 2019.


"Jeneffa truly understands acting. She knows how to unlock the actor and reveal my potential" Jonny Coyne, Hangover III, Tomb Raider, Gangster Squad, The Blacklist.


Masterclass Details

Dates: Saturday 9th February 2019.

Cost: $235

Time: 12pm – 7:00pm

Contact: or 0402.668.612

Venue:  Riley Street Studios Level 1, 259 Riley St, Surry Hills.


“Jeneffa is incredible. Thoughtful, inspiring, and hardworking. Her coaching skills were critical in our daily operations and the show received an Emmy nomination due in part to her guidance.” - Tony Cavalero, School of Rock, Heart of Dixie, Modern Family, New Girl, Life in Pieces.


Jeneffa Soldatic is an Australian/Croatian director who’s father illegally immigrated from the former Yugoslavia. Growing up in the outer suburbs of Australia as one of the only kids in her town from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, she became a storyteller to be included and to provide inclusivity. Since 1997 she has travelled and worked extensively around the world. Along the way she honed and refined her skills and has accumulated an award winning body of work as a director, producer, and an acting coach. She directed films; Azzurro with Giacomo Gianniotti from Grey’s Anatomy, won Best Short Santa Monica Film Festival, nominated for Italian Contemporary Film Festival, in Toronto, Super 80 winning selection of the 2018 Straight 8 Film Festival in London BFI, Cinequest Film Festival, Give Me A Minute won the Best Australian Short Film at the World Film Fair in NYC, Joy House Film Festival Runner Up Best Short, Giphy Film Festival and Stellar Film Festival. Soon to be released, she directed the dramatic short film, Ordinary in Los Angeles. For theatre in 2018 she directed, Things I Know To Be True for the Los Angeles Australian Theatre Company and The Hammer for the San Diego Fringe Festival. In 2017 for theatre she directed, The Incredible Here and Now commissioned by The National Theater of Parramatta, and The Normal Heart at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney for the Marriage Equality vote. She directed, produced and worked as an acting coach on, Then That Happened a web series nominated for the LA WebFest, Be Careful What You Wish for Edinburgh Fringe, Winner-Pick of the Fringe Dolores, and the multi-award winning play Speaking in Tongues for the LA Australian Theatre Company, including a Stage Scene Award for Best Director. She also produced, developed and story edited documentaries that have gone on to major film festivals including, Yes Madam, Sir with Helen Mirren which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). Further highlights include performing The Guardian Angel at the Living Theatre by personal invitation from Judith Malina, starring in the all female Waiting for Godot at the original Circle in the Square NYC, and touring with The Polyphonic Spree, supporting David Bowie. Jeneffa has served as an on-set and private Acting Coach to many accomplished award winning international actors on Emmy and Bafta nominated TV shows, for Nickelodeon, and at major international drama schools. She continues to hold acting workshops in Sydney, Caracas Venezuela, Perth, Paris, NYC, Bangkok and London as per invitation and is regularly invited to give master-classes, talk on panels and judge work internationally at Pace University in NYC, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok University, National Institute of Dramatic Art, University of New South Wales, Commune of Avigliano Umbro in Italy, Actors Centre Australia and is a current board member of FundacioĢn Gimnasio de Actores in Venezuela as Head of the Advisory Council. After receiving her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in NYC she became a proud life member of the Actors Studio. She was recently invited to the new Directors Unit of the Actors Studio in NYC under multi-award winner Estelle Parsons and was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Pace University Performing Arts School in NYC. Jeneffa has resided in the USA since 2012.