Marjorie Ballentine was a protégé of the late great Stella Adler. As a sought-after coach and critically acclaimed theater director, Marjorie Ballentine trained extensively as an actor and apprenticed as a teacher directly under the tutelage of the legendary Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Conservatory (NYC), where she taught Technique, Scene Study, and Script Interpretation from 1988 to 1991. In 1992, she founded her own acting studio in NYC, and since moving to Los Angeles in the fall of 2003, Marjorie has coached and continues to work with such great talents as Krysten Ritter, Nelsan Ellis, Owain Yeoman, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Gary Oldman. As a founder of her own theater company in New York she directed off-Broadway productions of Clifford Odets’ Rocket to the Moon, Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class, and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Marjorie is proud to join Deborah Aquila and the talented faculty at The Aquila Studio for Actors.