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Coaching and consulting services for the performing arts with an emphasis on guiding high school bound middle schoolers, college bound high schoolers, and prospective graduate students towards becoming front runners for the acting schools of their dreams. 


Monologues and Song Selections

Monologues and Song Prep

Interview Prep

Artist Statement

Audition and Application Strategy


As an artist who has gone through multiple rounds of auditions and interviews for some of the top undergrad and graduate programs, been invited to their callbacks, been invited to their final callback weekends, accepted into major programs, offered scholarships, and trained at some of the most elite programs in the world --leading to a flourishing career, I know what it takes and I can help you get there. I commend you on this step in taking charge of your talents and your future career in the arts.

Meet me in the work and begin the journey of reaching the success that your talent deserves. 


Contact for hourly rates and details.



Four Pack

Developed to primarily target the monologues and song selections.

Four hours worth of sessions.

Includes savings off of hourly rates.

Contact for rates and details. 

Eight Pack

Developed to primarily target the monologues, song selections, and interview prep. 

Eight hours worth of sessions.

Includes savings off of hourly rates.

Contact for rates and details. 

Twelve Pack

Developed to primarily target the monologues, song selections, interview prep, artist statement,

and audition and application strategy.

Twelve hours worth of sessions.

Includes savings off of hourly rates.

Contact for rates and details. 

*Sessions are available in-person in NYC (with proof of vaccination), or virtually. 


"James Holloway is my first ever acting coach and has sparked a passion for this art within me. He is thorough with his expectations yet still allows room for personal development as an artist to take place in the class. He makes it apparent that our success is in his best interest and I feel grateful to have been able to participate in one of his classes." 

-JD Robinson 

Former Student

"James Holloway has created a comforting environment for new student actors, allowing us to embrace the craft with confidence. He consistently encourages us to dive deeper into our characters through a series of professional exercises. James has a comfortable rapport with his students. He is personable and approachable. It has been a pleasure learning from such an enthusiastic, passionate, and motivating teacher. He truly believes in the development and success of his students, and the progress we’ve felt is such a reward."

-Melanie Fallon

Former Student

"James Holloway is a fantastic instructor who excels in helping those with little to no acting experience flourish in the arts. He is patient, understanding, and personable in class, while also pushing each and every one of us to explore and dig into our acting. As someone with years of acting experience, I personally feel that James is incredibly knowledgeable about his craft and provides valuable insight into the world of theatre for students of all skill levels."

-Olivia Thomas

Former Student

The Top 25 Drama Schools In The World - The Hollywood Reporter

MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)


BFA Theatre Arts & Film, Conservatory of Acting at State University of New York - Purchase College



The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA), MA Classical Acting, 2017


B.F.A. State University of New York - Purchase College, Conservatory of Acting, 2004


Valley Forge Military Academy 1993 - 1998


The Road Theatre Company, LA, Company Member 2014 - 2016


Wynn Handman Studio, NYC, 2006 - 2013 


Warner Bros. Director’s Program, LA, (Actor), 2015


The Groundlings, Basic Improv, LA, 2014


Member of Actor’s Equity Association, 2004 - present


Member of Screen Actor’s Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 2006 - present


Member of BMI, 2014 - present 




Nominated for an Audelco Award, Best Featured Actor in a Play, 2019 (Separate and Equal)


Best Featured Actor in a Play, BroadwayWorld Awards LA, 2016 (Broken Fences) 


Best Student Film Award, Actor, LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, 2012 (Mr. Bear)


Craft Award - Best Actor, NYU’s First Run Film Festival, 2010 (Jackson Parish)


Best Short Film, Actor, HBO Short Film Competition, American Black Film Festival, 2009 (The Roe Effect)


Best Narrative Short Film, Actor, UrbanWorld Film Festival, 2009 (The Roe Effect) 


Featured, Actor, Festival De Cannes Court Métrage, Short Film Corner, 2009 (The Roe Effect)


WRITING (Selected  Credits) Film and Theatre


Writer, REAL MEN, Full-length screenplay,  Pre-Production, 2022


Writer, HERO, Short film, YouTube, 2010


Rap Lyrics, A WALK THROUGH TIME, Full length play written by Lynn Nottage, Freedom Theatre, 2000



ACTING (Selected Credits) Theatre 


Jeremiah, TINY HOUSES, Cleveland Play House, Directed by Laura Kepley, 2019

                  TINY HOUSES, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Directed by Laura Kepley, 2019


Emmett, SEPARATE AND EQUAL, 59E59 Theaters, Directed by Seth Panitch, 2018


Oscar, FLY, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Directed by Ricardo Khan, 2018


Cleon, PERICLES, LAMDA, Directed by Rupert Hands, 2017


Lord Froth, DOUBLE DEALER, LAMDA, Directed by Hannah Eidinow, 2017


Hippolytus, PHAEDRA, LAMDA, Directed by Jenny Lipman, 2017 


Vasquez, ’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, LAMDA, Directed by Matt Peover, 2017


Floriano, MADNESS IN VALENCIA, LAMDA, Directed by Penny Cherns, 2017


Clarence, RICHARD III, LAMDA, Directed by Phil Edgerley, 2016


Brutus, JULIUS CAESAR, LAMDA, Directed by Hannah Eidinow, 2016


Marz, BROKEN FENCES, The Road Theatre Company, Directed by Andre Barron, 2016


Tony, WEEKEND COMEDY, The New Theatre, Directed by Richard Carrothers, 2013


Angel, THE MEN, Primary Stages, Directed by Jack Hofsiss, 2013


Franco Wicks, SUPERIOR DONUTS, GEVA Theatre Center, Directed by Mark Cuddy, 2012


Romeo, ROMEO & JULIET, Tivoli Memorial Park, Directed by Aleta Chappelle, 2011


Lance Corporal Dawson, A FEW GOOD MEN, Flat Rock Playhouse, Directed by Vincent Marini, 2011


Pretty Boy, THEY THINK OUR FAVORITE COLOR IS GREEN, Kraine Theater, Directed by Pat Golden, 2011

(Written by 2015 Emerging Writer, Patricia Ione Lloyd) 


Malcolm, MACBETH, Theatre Row (The Lion), Directed by Phil Atlakson, 2008


Chris, HOPE’S ARBOR, The Gallery Players, Directed by Heather Curran, 2008


Cory, FENCES, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Directed by Keith Glover, 2005


Kayo, HISTORY OF THE WORD, Crossroads Theatre, Directed by Rajendra Maharaj, 2004



ACTING (Selected Credits) Film & TV


GREY’S ANATOMY, Co-Star, ABC, Directed by Debbie Allen, 2016, 2015


THE NEWSROOM, Co-Star, HBO, Directed by Paul Lieberstein, 2014


MASTERS OF SEX, Co-Star, SHOWTIME, Directed by Keith Gordon, 2014


SAM & CAT, Co-Star, NICKELODEON, Directed by Steve Hoefer, 2014


BLUE BLOODS, Co-Star, CBS, Directed by John Polson, 2012


THE CYCLE, Lead, HBO, Directed by Roy Clovis, 2011


THE ROE EFFECT, Lead, HBO, Directed by Kiel Adrian Scott, 2010


JACKSON PARISH, Lead, BET, Directed by Edward McDonald, 2010


LAW & ORDER: SVU, Co-Star, NBC, Directed by David Platt, 2008 


ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Recurring, ABC, Various Directors, 2007


FREEDOMLAND, Principal, Directed by Joe Roth, 2005


MUSIC CITY, Lead, PBS, Directed by Jared Martin, 2001



ACTING (Selected Credits) Audio Books


BUILDING PROJECTS FOR BEGINNERS, Narrator, John Marshall Media, 2017


3D PEN PROJECTS, Narrator, John Marshall Media, 2017





BIRDER, Assistant Director to Dan Bonnell, The Road Theatre Company, 2016


HERO, YouTube, 2010


JUXTAPOSE, Theatre Row (The Studio), 2008





Young Storytellers, Professional Actor, 2016

  • Act in plays written by elementary students, to inspire them and for them to see their stories come to life. 


Harlem Children’s Theatre, Professional Actor, 2008-2009

  • Assist in the direction of a public performance of a children’s show. 


NY Book Pals (SAG Foundation) Professional Actor, 2006

  • Travel to public schools in NYC and read children’s books to assigned classes. 



PRESS (Selected)


“James Holloway gives a realistic performance as Jeremiah.”




“James Holloway as Jeremiah…goes from hired consultant to friend to companion in easy transitions.”

Talkin’ Broadway



“James Holloway, as Emmett, a towering vessel of fury.”

Lighting and Sound America



“GQ-Ready Holloway makes an electrifying L.A. stage debut…”




“James Holloway as Marz is adept with creating laughter.”

The Tolucan Times



“James Holloway as Tony uses his appealing stage presence to advantage.”

The Kansas City Star



“New York City-based actor Holloway is equally flawless as young Franco. While it’s easy to get caught up in his enthusiastic optimism and hysterical wit, it’s when he shares his personal dreams that we get caught up in his magic.”

Democrat and Chronicle



“The rest of the cast is also first-rate, especially James Holloway…”

Democrat and Chronicle 



“The scenes between Smith and Holloway are the show’s best.”

Philadelphia Inquirer



“Kayo, a wise and defiant student at odds with his teacher’s philosophy, is acted with a keenly drawn hostile edge by James Holloway.”



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