Founder / Co-Executive Director / Instructor / Coach
Born and raised in New York City, Lisina attended The Stella Adler Conservatory, The School of Performing Arts and then Boston University. After living and working in production in Seattle and then Los Angeles, Lisina moved to Atlanta where she continued coaching students privately until opening The Company Acting Studio in 1996.
Lisina served on the Board of Directors for The Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts, Co-Founded Actors Expo, a trade show for actors in the Southeast, created the successful LA Ready Program for Kids and Teens in the early 2000's and has since housed the most successful acting school in the area.
Lisina has been working consistently as an on-set acting coach for 15 years. Her resume includes her work on The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies, Amazing Stories, P Valley, The Walking Dead, Dynasty, The Following, Drop Dead Diva, Red Band Society among others. See her full resume here.
KIDS AND TEENS Instructor
Jennifer Koon has been performing for over 15 years. She attended the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts where she studied Vocal Performance and Dance. She performed in many of their productions - her favorites including FAME and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. After getting her degree the University of Georgia, she began pursuing her passion for acting. She studied with Lisina Stoneburner at The Company Acting Studio in Atlanta and is currently auditioning and working in the growing Atlanta film industry. Her on screen credits include the CW’s Legacies and the film adaptation of the popular novel Gabriel’s Rapture.