Juliette Binoche

"Before I met Susan, as an actress I felt very alone because nobody could challenge me. You get a lot out of reaching deep down deep, but it takes a lot. It's very important to have people you trust and people who know the work, because they become a point of reference. After all the class work, I'm ready for anything the director might want. I can adapt myself to the director's needs. It's wonderful coming onto a set already prepared and ready to give."


Oprah Winfrey

"I didn’t know what the hell acting was! I just now figured it out. I am so stunned because all this time I’ve been doing it wrong! I was literally in a coaching session with her and just crying my heart out. Thinking about, you know, a boyfriend from when I was in my 20s. That bastard!"


Nicole Kidman

"Susan helps me find the truth in myself and use its purity, intimacy, and honesty to make my work real. She's helped me to nurture and protect truth in myself and in the characters that I've played. What I've learned from Susan is how to keep the truth alive no matter what."


Sean Combs

"I'm the most inexperienced kid in the class, but I'm full of life experiences, and that's what Susan has helped me tap into and kind of, you know, level the playing field."


Laverne Cox

"Thank you so much for all your guidance, support and for a process that truly serves the art. Love you!"


Liza Jessie Peterson

"Working with Susan Batson over the years has deepened my understanding of process...digging deep into my reservoir of emotions, unearthing the layers of personal truth and lifting it into art into character. Acting is not pretending but it is living truthfully in imaginary circumstances. Living truthfully takes courage and Susan Batson technique pushes every actor to be courageous in the pursuit of emotional truth. I am without question a better artist and a more aware human being because of this sacred creative wisdom shared by the yoda of acting coaches...Susan Batson...her technique is all about The TRUTH"


Danielle Burgess

"I am forever grateful to Susan and to her work for the trust it has instilled in me for my instinct, my emotional body, my own voice – my truth. Her Studio is a special place. I have not felt so safe to plumb the depths, explore, fail, and soar in anywhere else."


Makenzie Weinman

"Susan taught me the work of being an actor: how to dig into text and break down a scene, but more crucially, how to find truth and specificity in emotion. She gives actors the tools they need to do a character and a story justice."


Michael Chenevert, An Adam Experiment

"The Susan Batson Studio is where I became aware of what it means to be a fully invested artist. Susan is the purest advocate for the artist. She honors and respects the power of the unique and universal truth, that we all have greatness within our own specific stories. I developed a one-man show at the Susan Batson Studio that not only made me a better actor, but I also discovered the writer, the dancer, the singer, the producer, the history buff! I am an artistic force with a play that is touring the country. This would not have happened without the support and vision of the Susan Batson Studio."


Omar Salmon

"Where do I even start in regards to this place? When I first came to the Susan Batson Studio I came in search of one thing... little did I know I was in for some life changing experiences. The Susan Batson Studio has and continues to help me grow not only as an artist, but also as a human being. I’m grateful for the process Susan has created to help push this art form forward. I’m EXTREMELY grateful and humbled for a place that Susan Batson and Carl Ford has orchestrated that lost artist souls (such as myself) can call HOME. I couldn’t even fathom the thought of being somewhere else and having this feeling!"


Tina Alexis Allen

"Susan taught me that there is no greater objective in acting than knowing one's personal truth and then generously handing it over to character."


Mary Setrakian

"When I arrived in New York more than three decades ago, I was a "good girl" with dreams of performing on Broadway. Even though I felt well-prepared, something was missing. When I found Susan Batson, my life changed: I booked those Broadway musicals I was longing for. I won the Best Actress awards in regional shows. Now, as an international voice teacher (and as the master voice teacher at the Susan Batson Studio, LLC), I am thrilled to share my work connecting voice technique with the tools that Susan gave me, the emotional life. My gratitude for our work together is as big as the Universe."



I went to Susan Batson Studios on my first trip to New York. I’d been acting for a decade and felt that the studio had more to teach me than any experience I’d had prior. The environment was very nurturing and welcoming to new students. I felt that I got more than I expected out of every class I attended. I also felt that I could contribute which was very important. I highly recommend the studio to anyone who is serious about their acting career. There is only so much that my words can explain and I believe they don’t do the studio justice. Please discover it for yourself and gain your own experience. You won’t regret it.



I cannot do justice to the Susan Batson Studio with only words, it has to be experienced. That being said, it is a special, and one of a kind place. It is not for the faint of heart. It is for people who are serious and committed to developing their artist and succeeding in the business. I consider the Susan Batson Studio to be my inception as an actor.
 Susan Batson has an otherworldly presence and understanding of the craft of acting, and a shocking perceptiveness. Carl Ford is such a gift and a great guy, and his love and support is unconditional. All I can say is that one must take a class with him, it's an unforgettable experience. He has coached and guided me one on one in a very helpful way and I will never forget it. I cannot mention the Susan Batson Studio without also mentioning Fiona Graham, Chloe, Tom Brangle, and the other coaches and teachers there. They have all been hand picked and are very committed and great at what they do. The Susan Batson Studio opened me up and helped me begin to drop my defenses in a way that is absolutely necessary to go down the actor's path. Rock on, SBS.



Choosing the Susan Batson Studio to be my artistic home was one of the most enlightened decisions I have ever made ❤ forever thankful!ing the Susan Batson Studio to be my artistic home was one of the most enlightened decisions I have ever made ❤ forever thankful!



Susan Batson Studio will always remain as the Magic Black Box. Black because of its physical color, but black also on its spirituality. Because black owns all the rest of the other colors. As an Artist, as a human being, you will need them all to paint the most beautiful pictures. This is a place where I’ve been pushed to be the best version of myself. To be resilient, generous, curious and kind. To be fearless to be myself. This is the key to happiness and Artistry. The key to enlightenment and wisdom. This place has made me almost indestructible, but I am aware of my fragility too. How magic is that? It might have been New York, it might have been the journey, it might have been my age. But that would be a different story.

Always in the heART.



I embarked on a journey of finding my voice as an actor in Susan Batson Studio. Susan nurtured me. She taught me to give truth to the characters and inspired me to love the art. Her dedication to aspiring actors in the studio is indefatigable and extraordinary. Through Ex-er actor, the teachers helped me to find vulnerability and strength in my identity, my womanhood, my humanism. It is Carl who taught me techniques of the craft, who pushed me to takes more risks and to strive harder. Working in the studio’s supportive atmosphere, I feel my work had transformed. Along this incredible journey, I also gained something invaluable — an actor’s confidence. I am ever so grateful for all the teachers I have the fortune to learn from in Susan Batson Studio. 



Since I was introduced to Susan Batson's studio my vessel as an actor has been truly discovered. The experience of being at Susans studio has been a wonderful exploration of myself as an actor and as a person. Susan's technique has allowed my instrument to become limitless. Susan's method has gifted me to become fearless with my actor. I am now able to explore my emotions and hone my craft as a storyteller in ways I've never imagined. Susan Batson's studio is my first acting studio, and always will be. How lucky am i to have started with the best. Susan has guided me through a personal exploration of my own emotions and memories that has journeyed me to a place without fear, doubt, or hesitation with my vessel. Susan ignites you, she connects you to the root of any script by discovering the root emotion within yourself that enables you to embody the character of the script you want to bring to life. Susan nurtures a confident building approach that comforts you to feel safe to explore your instrument. You are able expose your true self, your true emotions to reach the true characters spirit. The Susan Batson Technique is something that you will take with you to hit the mark of your auditions and casted roles at any moment if you solidly hold to its method. I cannot find the words to express how much of a difference she has gifted to my skill as an actor and my life. You must experience it for yourself. Not only will you discover the truth of your actor, you will discover the truth within yourself. There is no one like Susan Batson, because she will help you to discover theres no one like you.   



Being at Susan Batson studio has taught me to be prepared both mentally and physically for the opportunity. I been able to learn deeply the structure to break the role down and how to attack it and also Having the confidence to own and become the character she’s not only a master in the art but a Genius, to be in her presence and learned her method is a life changed for any actor and I am so proud to be part of her studio.