Miracle Vitangcol


Miracle V - AGS Studio director

Seeing the transformation of actors from the first day they come to the Studio to after their first Intensive is inspirational and frankly, quite amazing. I love being part of the career journey of our students.

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines where her passion for film, photography, and design first started, Miracle joined Annie Grindlay Studio in the Spring of 2023 after graduating as a Communications major.

Miracle brings a thoughtful, tailored approach to integrating new actors to our community, as well as overseeing the growth, success, and expansion of the studio. She loves supporting our acting studio instructors and helping our actors take steps to succeed their craft and careers. Her commitment to actors and working closely with staff to make meaningful connections is what makes the Annie Grindlay Studio a great place to grow in your acting career.

Carla Rosati​


Create from your unique & truthful heart…not from your head with every audition you have! That’s what I love to teach actors to embrace. Put your “stank” on it! Because when you come from that very individualized place for the audition, no one can do what you exclusively do in a great memorable way that furthers your career with each & every audition you have!

Carla has had the great fortune of doing what she absolutely loves, which is teaching actors for over 20 years. Ten of those wonderful years have been at the Annie Grindlay Studio where she feels so honored & privileged to be. It’s been such a dream come true for her to learn from & work for the legendary Annie Grindlay.

Carla has coached many amazing actors whose work can be seen on such successful shows as The Time Traveler’s Wife, Hacks, West World, YOU, American Horror Stories, The L Word: Generation Q, Billions, The Mandalorian, NCIS, Chicago Fire, The Resident and many notable others as well. You can also see some of Carla’s coaching clients & students in current national commercial spots running for McDonald’s, Lexus, Capital One, Applebee’s, All State, Budweiser, Amazon, Target & American Airlines.

Jo-Ann Pantoja​


Confidence is an actor’s greatest asset. I teach actors how to embrace the uncertainty of the audition process, transforming fear into an empowered resolve that assures the best results in “the room”.

Jo-­Ann is a working actor in both film and television who has appeared in over 20 national commercials to date. Her relationship with Annie Grindlay began in 2005 and when Annie founded the Studio, Jo-­Ann joined her to become an instructor and Studio Director. Jo­-Ann has taught and coached hundreds of actors since.

Her students and private coaching clients have appeared on every major television network including “Mad Men” (AMC), “New Girl” (FOX), “Modern Family” (ABC), “Ray Donovan” (Showtime), “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “30 Rock” (NBC), “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS), “Brooklyn Nine Nine” (FOX), “Breaking Bad” (AMC) and “Better Call Saul” (AMC) and many more.

With almost two decades of industry experience, Jo­-Ann has worked alongside the likes of James Franco, Mark Pellegrino and Jamie Anne Allman and studied with some of the most respected Los Angeles based acting instructors including Robert Carnegie, Lesly Kahn, Diane Castle, Harry Mastrogeorge and Larry Moss, with improv training at both UCB and The Groundlings.

Jo­-Ann’s recent credits include the feature film “Confessions of a Womanizer”, a recurring spot on “After Chelsea Lately” and appearing on the ABC daytime soap “General Hospital”.

Transforming an actor’s fear from a liability to a superpower is what Jo-­Ann specializes in and her students continue to book role after role after working with her.