I'm Isabel Lehoux
Founder of ISA & Principal Acting Coach
With over 20 years of experience as an actor, director, and acting coach, I've worked with storytellers from all over the world, and I got the skills, the experience and the drive to help you become the extraordinary actor you dream of being.
I've dedicated my life to storytelling, working as an actor, director, story consultant, and acting coach. Having worked with actors from all over the world, I've learned that what they all have in common is their love for storytelling; acting is more than a job; it's a calling. Actors are the most courageous artists in this world; their work is about what it is to be human at an extraordinary level. And they use their own body and mind, getting themselves out of their comfort zone, to take us on a journey that will change our lives.
I know the ins and outs of acting methodologies and techniques. But I've also learned that there isn't one technique or method that fits all. Every actor is unique, and my role is to guide them in finding their way into mastery. Even though I've been coaching actors for a while, I'm still in awe when watching actors braving their path with vulnerability and courage for the love of storytelling. And I feel honoured to be a part of it. The road is not always easy, but I know we can get you there.
Isabel Lehoux is a highly acclaimed acting coach, drawing upon her remarkable talent and diverse professional background to inspire and guide aspiring actors. With 20 years of experience as an actor, director, and acting coach, Isabel has established herself as a sought-after mentor in the industry. She possesses a unique blend of creativity, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to helping actors reach their full potential.
Founder of ISA and Co-Founder of Straeon Acting Studios, Isabel has created platforms where actors can receive comprehensive training and unleash their creative abilities. Her visionary leadership has shaped the careers of numerous successful actors who have gone on to make a mark in the entertainment industry.
Isabel's journey into the world of performing arts began with her graduation from Funesc, the renowned conservatory of performing arts in Brazil. Fueled by her passion for continuous growth and exploration, she pursued specializations in physical theatre, Butoh, and Movement, broadening her knowledge and deepening her understanding of the art form. She is a member of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) & CAEA (Canadian Actors' Equity Association) and is currently pursuing independent studies in psychology and neuroscience at Concordia University.
What sets Isabel apart as an acting coach is her innate ability to connect with her clients at a profound level. Her intuitive nature enables her to understand their unique strengths, challenges, and aspirations, allowing her to tailor her coaching approach to their specific needs. With this deep connection and personalized guidance, Isabel empowers actors to discover their authentic selves and cultivate a powerful presence on stage and screen.
Isabel's coaching style is marked by a perfect balance of expertise, precision and empathy. She challenges actors to step out of their comfort zones, encouraging them to explore new horizons and push their artistic boundaries. Yet, throughout this transformative process, Isabel remains a steadfast pillar of support, providing unwavering encouragement and guidance.
As an experienced actor herself, Isabel brings firsthand knowledge of the demands and intricacies of the industry. Her vast experience enables her to provide valuable insights and practical advice, helping actors navigate the challenges and opportunities that come their way.
Whether leading intensive workshops, one-on-one sessions, or immersive acting programs, Isabel's dedication to her craft shines through. Actors who have had the privilege of working with her describe their time under her guidance as unforgettable and transformative. Her students leave with a newfound confidence, a deepened understanding of their craft, and a renewed passion for storytelling.
Our Mission Is to Empower
Stories have the power to transform, transcend, bring hope, and to empower. And actors are the vehicle.
It takes a great amount of courage to be an actor; you have to be vulnerable and open-hearted, you have to connect to another human being at a level that we're not used to in our daily lives.
I want you to think of yourself: your body, your voice, your mind, as an instrument. That's where your craft is born. And stories are told through that instrument. You tell stories not just through the words coming out of your mouth but also through the intensity of your voice, through your facial expressions, your gestures, your body language, your feelings and thoughts, your energy, but most importantly, you tell stories through your connection to your scene partner.
More than ever, the world needs stories that inspire us. And it takes extraordinary storytelling to accomplish that. We believe you have what it takes!
Our Core Values
We practice what we preach
The actor's job is so much more than just delivering lines. Stories have the power to transform, transcend, bring hope, and empower. And actors are the vehicle! We're here to serve this art.
Your path is unique, and your progress is important to us. We're here to support you on this journey. We'll push you out of your comfort zone in a safe and creative way.
Our techniques and methodologies are alway evolving according to the work environment, technological advancements, and cultural and artistic changes.
We're committed to providing your with all the tools necessary so that you can become the extraordinary actor that you were born to be.
We have the drive and the dedication to get you where you need to go. The path won't always be easy, we'll challenge you, but we know we can take you there.