Who We Are

Sheryl Lee

Sheryl Lee has had a long and adventurous career as an actress in theater, film and television. Her credits include David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Backbeat, Winter’s Bone, One Tree Hill, Dirty Sexy Money, Love Letters and Salomé with Al Pacino. She has taught the “Directing The Actor” class at UCLA and works privately with actors, directors and writers offering creative guidance and support. 


Sheryl is grateful to have collaborated with many wonderful artists who helped mentor and inspire her along the way, and enjoys teaching all levels of students, passing along her wisdom of experience.


Gary Hershberger and Sheryl Lee teaching
Sheryl Lee and Gary Hershberger teaching
Gary Hershberger

A professional actor, writer and director for over thirty years, with dozens of film and television credits such as Six Feet Under, Big Love, Grey’s Anatomy, The West Wing, Sneakers, Twin Peaks, and the upcoming independent features Faith, Hope, and Love and Magic Max, Gary knows his way around a productive and effective set.

He has worked with such greats as Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Naomi Watts, Peter Falk, and many others.  Gary, a produced screenwriter, is now in active development for his inspirational sports drama Late in the Season, produced by Battery Park Entertainment.  Gary works with screenwriters and directors for the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University.


"Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing… Something we was born with.  Over time the world can rob us of that swing…it gets buried inside us under all the wouldas and couldas and shouldas… Some folk even forget what their swing was like…see… you lost your swing.  We got to go find it."


                                                                        -- From The Legend of Baggar Vance