Video Testimonials


Marie Waite



The Massiah’s          Travis Seay                Shannon Summers

Julian Jenkins           Hannah Huinker        Frances Bagette


Written Testimonials


Thanks for all that you and Scott taught my kids, and what you taught me about the industry. This past year has been so much fun. Mylee has done 2 print jobs and booked her first commercial last month for Sketchers. Gavin has been super busy. He did 4 commercials this past year and just booked the lead in a small feature film. It is a Sag/Aftra modified low budget film. We leave in August to film in Austin Texas! Whenever someone asks me how they got started I always tell them that we started at JDS! And let them know what a wonderful experience we had there!

Lauralee Howe



“We were amazed by the talent of the actors we auditioned at JDS Actors Studio, we are very excited and thankful to have met a great group of dedicated, creative and talented industry professionals and can’t wait to get on set with these actors”

Six of the Studio’s actors will be appearing in Bad Gorilla Films’ independent feature Endemic.

Producer Jon M. McDonnell Big Gorilla Films



I would like to thank all the very talented actors that I worked with this weekend. Frances, Trevor, Elly, Hannah, Samantha, Jesse, Wolf, and of course Ava you impressed me with not only your talent but at least as importantly your level of commitment to the material. It was impressive and a delight to work with and the combination of the two will impress any director. “Break a leg” in all future endeavors folks.

“Likewise I need to say how impressed I was by JDS. There are so few venues for actors to really learn the craft of acting and JDS not only provides a place but they really provide an environment that welcomes and nurtures actors. Talent is a gift but the fact remains that a diamond is just a pretty rock unless someone knows how to cut it. Then it’s real beauty shines and it becomes a precious gem. Thank you guys for letting me introduce Shakespeare to some gems.”

Allan Robb – Shakespeare Director



JDS Actors Studio is a rock ‘em, sock ‘em place to work out as an actor and a great place for any producer or casting director to source talent. The workshops I attended as a guest and a teacher were excellent in talent, execution and downright home-grown manners. I look forward to many more visits and calling in some of their talent in our upcoming feature films.

G. Anthony Joseph
Producer and President of Tritan-Northstar Entertainment



There are many acting studios, but the difference I have experienced with Scott and Diane is that they take personal interest in me and my career, I’ve grown so much as an actress under their coaching and have gained two friends in the process.

Frances Bagette



Any parent should be proud to have their young actor studying with you. You have done an outstanding job in a short period of time. Thank you so much. I will be contacting several of your students.

Joanne Jerrell
Direct Talent



JDS Actors Studio has been wonderful for our kids. They have had fun learning to act. Zoey, age 5, and Brennan, age 7, are learning how to be comfortable performing in front of an audience. This experience is helping them develop their public speaking skills and has given them more self confidence in all aspects of their lives. It has also given them the opportunity to showcase their newly learned craft for talent agents. Thanks JDS!

Rebecca and Gary Ruderman



When I first became interested in acting I wanted to find a place where I could learn the craft, associate myself with others who had a similar interest in acting, and broaden my horizon by experimenting in a field that had always interested me. What I found in JDS was much more. The staff at JDS has a genuine love for the art, and for the people that cannot be faked or fabricated. The motivational and positive words of encouragement that I have received and continue to receive from JDS have been invaluable to how I have begun to develop as an actor and how I continue to develop as a person. I would highly recommend JDS to anyone that is either looking for a hobby, wanting to pursue acting full or part time, or just looking for a way to express themselves artistically. I definitely give it 2 thumbs way up!!!

Johnathan Farmer
JDS Actors Studio Adult Actor



I have had the privilege of enrolling my daughter Ava who is 9 years old at JDS Actors Studio since the studio opened. It has been an absolute wonderful experience seeing the creative progress Ava has learned. JDS Actors Studio has given Ava continuous tools to help her strengthen her craft and grow as an actress. From monthly Showcases to Camera Workshops, Ava has learned and loved every moment at the Studio. Ava’s confidence and skills development has grown from the dedication and hard work of Scott and Diane. They truly care about the success of every student. They have created an inviting studio environment for all actors at all levels to feel comfortable and also be challenged at the same time. In addition to ongoing acting classes, Diane and Scott have also given Ava and fellow actors a chance to further their careers by auditioning and showcasing their talents in front of Industry Professionals and because of that opportunity Ava will be meeting with an Agent!

Diane and Scott Strand bring a professional and safe environment to learn the craft of acting. The Strand’s are very encouraging and honest in their approach. They are always free to give us advice and a realistic idea of how to break into the business. I am happy that we have discovered this family oriented Studio. Diane is always a phone call away to help with any questions I need. JDS Actors Studio is an asset to the Temecula Valley Community. JDS Actors Studio inspires actors to be the best they can. The success of its students, in my opinion, will allow the Studio a wonderful reputation. I would highly recommend anyone interested in becoming part of an Amazing Actors Studio to come in and take a tour of the Studio. Thank You Diane and Scott for your continuous hard work and support. We appreciate your passion of the Arts!


Shawna and Ava Sarnowski



Scott and Diane have been the catalyst for my son, Jeremy Vance’s, acting career. Under their supervision, he has learned the skills necessary to land himself a top talent agent and management company in Los Angeles.

I would highly recommend JDS Actors Studio for anyone wanting to seriously pursue a career as an actor.

Justine Moore



I enjoyed attending the workshop, and I was impressed by the talent I saw there.

Jana Luker
Jana Luker Agency