Antonio Ghio

Professor, director, author.

Antonio begun his acting academic training at the age of 13 in a little town in the north west of Italy. As an Alumni at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Antonio is classically trained in Stanislavsky system, Meisner technique, Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints, Tadashi Suzuki’s method. In LA Antonio deepened his craft by closely working under the direct guidance of most beloved and respected Eric Morris.

His focus naturally evolved from acting to directing and from directing, to its complementary part, teaching. Inspired by the work of Kazan, Bolevslavsky, Meyerhold and A.S. Neill, among other wonderful pedagogues, he started developing a personal and modern vision on teaching the evanescent/ephemeral craft of acting. Full of discoveries, experimentation and an endless rehearsal space to look for creativity in truth and inspiration in repetition.

Always curious and in need of experiencing first-hand, wiling to stretch the bounders and rules of tradition Antonio started developing his own personal discipline of acting, that allows thespians to reach freedom and a clear understanding of acting dynamics. He held workshops in Seoul, New York City and around Europe. He currently teaches in Paris at Cours Florent and at Univerité Sorbonne.

He’s currently collaborating with the American playwriter Matthew Gasda.

Enamored of the golden era of Japanese cinema, Among his favorite artists are Seijun Suzuki, Kim Stanley, San Shepard.