Al Valletta, President
Mr. Valletta is a distinguished actor and teacher. He has appeared on numerous television shows such as The Incredible Hulk, General Hospital, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, and toured with Call Me Back. He taught acting for film, television and theatre at Emerson College in Los Angeles. Al was also the Artistic Director of the PATH Organization, through which classes were conducted at Paramount Studios, Lorimar Studios, and NBC. He also owned and operated the BACKSTAGE THEATRE in Orange County, CA where he directed many of it’s major productions. Al has a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a Masters Degree in Speech.
Diana Lee Solorzano,
Vice President & Co-Founder
Diana has an extensive background in business management and banking. Previously she served on the board of the PATH Organization. Diana was instrumental in co-founding and managing the Valletta Actor’s Studio Programs. Diana has worked as both producer and actor for a number of theatre productions. She is also a published poet and recipient of the EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD.
Throughout the year, film and theatre industry professionals will attend various Valletta Actor’s Studio programs and observe performances. This will provide an opportunity to demonstrate your talent, using all the skills learned in class.
Graduate Actor’s Quotes
“Al knows how to bring out the best in each of his students. I’ve had TV roles on Scrubs, Boston Legal, Desperate House Wives, Seinfeld and many others, plus movies such as Lost In America. I credit Al with all my success.” - Art Frankel
“I am fifteen years old and have been with the Valletta Workshop for five years. With the skills Al taught me I was able to get an agent in Hollywood. I’ve done national commercials, feature films, the television show ‘iCarly’, and I wrote, directed, and starred in the play ‘Miki’s Bus’.”
- Michaela Carrozzo
“The Valletta Workshop gave me confidence, determination and inspiration. Since attending the workshop, I’ve moved to LA and worked on numerous TV shows, a feature film and a national commercial. Thanks Al! :)” - Rachel Currence
With two kids in the industry, an extensive background in marketing and a MBA, Cindi Marinez brings the creative marketing pop, glitz and fun to the Valletta Actor’s Studio.