To teach acting as a primary art form
To introduce the the tools of Batson Technique – Need, Public Persona and Tragic Flaw – to assist in the development and construction of character
To provide a home for actors, writers and directors to workout and develop their creative instruments
To provide structure and support for the actor to create and develop their own professional process utilizing the Oscar Award Winning Batson Technique.
SBS is home to the Oscar-winning Batson technique which has guided such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Juliette Binoche, Jaimie Foxx, Laverne Cox, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Common, Naomi Campbell, Jaime King and Rihanna. Formerly known as Black Nexxus, SBS has produced such theatrical productions as Raisin in the Sun and Short Eyes and has produced and supported such independent films as I Was There and The Coolest White Boy Ever. Founded in 1996 by Carl Ford, Susan Batson Studio continues to provide top notch education to the acting community across the world through workshops, classes and events. For those interested, Susan Batson Studio offers a one-year M-1 Student Visa Program for International students. Please click tab above to find out more information Susan Batson Studio is open seven days a week and has no pre-requisites to attend. Please find our address, email and phone number below.
"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."
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."
"She gives actors the tools they need to do a character and a story justice."