"Coach Jonna Johnson brought out the complexities of my own self and life experiences. The process was a REVELATION in my acting. We went to places that were locked in a vault; that's precisely where we started. I realized through my own life experiences of tragedy, loss, grief, regret........that these were actually hidden gems to bring out some of my most fearless, authentic and best work as an actor. The classes were intense, yet in a very safe environment. Jonna is a brilliant and inspirational coach who has a passion for the art and craft of authentic acting. The Chubbuck technique has given me clarity and has transformed me as an actress." - Kelly Willyard
Working Actress Brittany Welsh Raves about Coach Jonna Johnson!
"I have been working with Jonna for about three years now. I started working with her when I decided to get back into the acting world after college. In the three years of working with her Jonna has helped me grow tremendously. From the start I was quiet, self conscious, and was nervous performing in front of people. In the years to follow my self confidence has grown,now I can stand up in front of a crowd confidently and I can be myself in front of the camera. I am finally becoming my true creative self letting my imagination run wild and caring less what others think. This is really starting to show in my auditions. After about a year of working with Jonna I was able to get my first agent and am now with East Coast Talent. I have had the opportunity to audition for roles and network with people I would not have otherwise without this growth and help from Jonna. I have even booked a reoccurring role! Jonna has a such a way with people whether your aim is to be a professional actor or looking to build self confidence and public speaking/ life skills. I use Jonna for all my tapped auditions and career coaching and know that I can trust her opinions, her experience and insight into the industry. I would recommend Jonna to anyone honestly, and I do to people in my agency all the time. Whether you or your child are looking to be an actor/actress or whether you are looking for self confidence and self improvement. Jonna’s spirit is patient and giving. She genuinely loves what she does and it shows in her work. In short I love Jonna and am so glad I have the opportunity to work her."
Camden Gibson/Yasmin Watts
"Since meeting Coach Jonna she has been nothing short of amazing and incredible when it came to working with Camden. The different techniques she utilized not only brought out his personality, but also helped him to be more comfortable and engaging in such a dynamic and engaging field in the world of Acting/Television. Camden has really learned to step outside the box and incorporate his acting techniques even in day to day experiences. We are truly grateful for the continuous lessons and look forward to everything else to come."
Yasmin Watts/Camden Gibson
Announed the Best by Author and Legendary creator of The Chubbuck Technique!
Coach Jonna Johnson was granted East territories (GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, FLORDIA, NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA) by Ivana Chubbuck personally who Jonna mentored under in Los Angeles, Achieving great Respect & Support from the Chubbuck Family! Coach Jonna is 1 of 2 in American who is Certified to Coach the technique, the other coach being Claire Chubbuck, the daughter of Ivana in Los Angeles.
The Chubbuck Technique Trained student: Princess Elmore
"My Experience with the Chubbuck Scene Study training with Coach Jonna Johnson has been nothing short of amazing!! She is a great Coach and she has a way of breaking down every Phase of the Chubbuck study so that we can understand and use every single technique.
Shortly after we began the Chubbuck technique, I was called in for a call back audition for a web series with well-known Casting Director Cheryl Loudin-Koubin and the audition went absolutely Awesome and of course I booked the role.
The technique Coach Jonna uses and how she trains, is very beneficial and you are aware of every step when you are standing in an audition room. I will continue to use each Phase of the Scene Study and will continue to benefit from the Chubbuck technique and putting to work the phases that were given to me to Develop that character.
Can't wait to continue the Chubbuck Study with Coach Jonna in a more intensive environment!!!!"
Parent of London Taylor Flint RAVES!!
"Acknowledging Coach Jonna Johnson for her outstanding commitment to providing career coaching services to young professions in the industry.
During the last year, my seven year old daughter, London, attended private career coaching sessions, workshops, and classes from coach Jonna. London leaves each lesson/experience very excited and eager to share what she has learned.
Being a new parent in the industry, I had no idea where to start with London’s career, or what to expect. However, by attending Coach Jonna’s workshop on “The Business of The Business” - I gained an abundance of knowledge that proved essential in assisting me to engage in conversations with London to fully understand what “she” wants to gain form the acting experience, and to set goals. We also scheduled an additional career coaching session with Coach Jonna for guidance to help in mapping steps to achieve the established goals.
I am proud to say that in less than two (2) weeks of the referenced session, London received a contract with one of the top talent agencies in the Southeast.
Coach Jonna is the best career coach in this industry. We are extremely grateful that she believes in London, and that she has taken a personal interest in assisting her to be placed with proper representation (in the industry).
London and I are eager to see what the future holds for her! Needless to say, our future plans definitely includes additional coaching from Coach Jonna!
Christopher Nguyen- Skype Chubbuck Kid Actor
Represented By TASM Management
“Coach Jonna has taught me to breakdown and analyze my script, using the 12 steps of Chubbuck Technique, prior to acting out my scene. I’ve learned to dig deep into my emotions and use my real life experiences to connect with my character in the scene. Furthermore, she is full of energy, and every session with her is Super Duper fun. ”
"As a parent, I am blown away by how well Coach Jonna has transformed my son’s character and raised his acting skills to a whole new level. She not only trained him to perform with confidence but to really connect with his character and deliver an authentic performance. Coach Jonna is very devoted, determined, and inspiring. I'm really grateful that my son has her as a coach."
" Jonna is not only an incredible actress but also a phenomenal acting coach. I've had the pleasure of working with her in both aspects. I sometimes have a hard time understanding the way certain coaches teach but the way Jonna breaks down a script using the beats and pauses to help a student really get it is like no other. She def has a gift and I highly recommend her to any actor wanting to perfect their craft!
Actress/Runway Coach Sade Shearer give Coach Jonna Johnson TOP Review!
"Coach Jonna is by far the best acting coach I've ever had. She truly cares about her seeing her students make it to the next level. The creative breakthrough session was insightful and it helped me with a new outlook on how to improve myself mentally and spiritually. Since working with Coach Jonna I've not only grown in my craft but I also successfully landed an agent in the southeast."
The Chubbuck Technique Intro - Atlanta
Students from all levels enjoy the spectacular instruction from Coach Jonna Johnson on the Tools of the Technique in this 4 hour Workshop! Students often network and build lasting relationships outside of the classes creating the fulfillment of Coach Jonna Johnson's efforts, to Empower Through the Arts! Friendships and a genuine support system is formed in every session say actors!
Private Student Madelyn Lazar On Set with Gerard Butler!
Coach Jonna Johnson has help many like student Madelyn Lazar (seen here is Actor Gerard Butler) in Big Motion pictures across the board!
YJB Talent Agency! LA & SouthEast Market
Owner of Agency: Dorecia Carr has this to say about Coach Jonna Johnson
"Jonna Johnson is an Amazing Coach! She truly invests her time in her students, and she is willing to lend a helping hand to others. She has referred numerous young well trained actors to my agency, and they all speak highly of Coach Jonna. She sends me professionally taped auditions that have resulted in bookings! I Highly Recommend Coach Jonna!!"
Owner of The Actors Scene School of Acting
"Not only is Jonna capable and knowledgeable, but also possesses one of the kindest and gentlest spirits I have ever known. These attributes combine to create a powerful environment in class where she reaches and connects with her students so they are eager to learn!"
Author Joe Shumock
4 time Author & Lifestyle Student of Coach Jonna Johnson!
Joe Shumock Say "Jonna Thank You So Much for helping me prepare my 1st Motivational Speech! I had a great time & looking forward to working with you for the next!"
Micaela Hollett: Working! Adult Skype Student
I always wanted a career where people could not tell if I was working or playing. I realized this year that acting was that career for me. When I am acting, I feel full of passion and more myself, even though I am portraying and taking on characteristics of other people. It was back in August that I gave my notice to my 9-5 sales job, and set up a schedule so that I would work part-time until the end of the quarter, October 28th. A friend of mine suggested Jonna as an acting coach because her daughter had spent her whole acting career training with Jonna, and had booked notable parts because of her coaching. I met with Jonna in August and knew she would be an integral asset to my growth as an actress. She was booked for in person coaching sessions until the spring, but since I was ready to start training now, we worked out weekly Skype sessions that have been incredible! I can hardly tell that we’re not meeting in person because of how present and fun our meetings are! During my notice, I used the two months to train with Jonna and get ready to hit the ground running come November. Now, two months into my acting career and I have booked a lead in a music video for a VH1 star, impressed a producer and director so much as background that they created a recurring character for me with lines on their web series, booked a featured role in a movie, have had several call backs that are still possibilities, been on several sets making great connections and attended many networking events. I am BEYOND grateful to Jonna for her incredible coaching, and quick responses to my questions, because she is a HUGE reason as to why I am already living a life I love, only two months in as an actress. Not only is she a great coach, but she is also an incredible person, which makes training with her that much more amazing! She is always giving me her honest feedback, which is huge since she is not only an experienced coach and an actress but a casting director as well. Luckily for me, she has trained me, and continues to, on what to expect when auditioning and how to be professional on set. I am so glad that my friend recommended Jonna to me, and I now I am the one highly recommending her!"
Booked PSA after being Coached & Taped by Coach Jonna Johnson!
Rosalyn Says "Let me start by saying Thank You so much for the audition you taped several weeks ago! I Booked the Job! I have another one this week, when can I Book with you again!"
Cast right from an Improv Workshop that Coach Jonna Johnson was instructing at The Actors Scene! Signed with an agent & since been a busy Working Actor!
Jennifer Martin Say:
"Coach Jonna is one in a million. She truly cares for her students and will go above and beyond. She is very in tune with all around her which makes for an easy transition for her students. I love working with Coach Jonna, she is easy going and has a deep understanding of others!"
Unique Events Atlanta Improv Theater Co.
Coach Jonna Johnson is not only an Actress in the FOX Theater hit, she is also the Lead Casting Director for the Company in entirety!
Owner/Director of Unique Interactive Events Atlanta has this to say "I have been working with Jonna for several years. Jonna has always been professional and dependable. She is a person you can count on!"
Aja Wooldridge & Parents Denise & Thomas Wooldridge!
Parents of Child Star Aja has this to say to Coach Jonna Johnson!
"There is no perfect word(s) to describe how excellent your coaching skills are. We are truly grateful how you inspire, empower, and set the foundation for Aja's acting career. You always went above and beyond the call of duty as our daughter's acting coach, trainer, and teacher. Thank you for being that educator because we did not understand the entertainment industry. Thank you for being genuine to teach us as a family the long term goals to be successful. And a huge thanks for being so talented in your craft to see the acting skills in Aja. It brings tears to my eyes remembering how you took our daughter under your wings and taught her how to fly beyond her own expectations and for teaching us as parents how to let go and trust you. We appreciated the journey from day one of meeting you. Keep up the great work of making winners out of ordinary students!"
Thomas Johnson Jr.
Son of Coach Jonna Johnson, Thomas Jr. can be spotted on National Commercials such as Chevrolet, Newspaper Cafe & TV show 'Rectify'! Thomas Jr. is also a Theater Actor participating in a # of Plays!
Thomas Jr Say:
"I'm glad my mom is an Acting Coach! I have a great excuse for being the Class Clown in school! My teacher can never deny my professionalism in Comedy, Lol"
Congrats!! Isaiah who just recieved his 1st New Media contract for his booking in "Righting Fate" as the role of 'Norman'. Coached by Jonna Johnson that day prior to his audition!
Isaiah Says "Coach Jonna Johnson is the Best Acting Coach Ever! I love Acting because she showed me how Fun it really, really is!"
Actress Nancy Gizelbach
"Jonna, I can't Thank you enough for taking time - a lot of your time- to meet with me. I'm going to set my goals and move on it. You're an amazing woman and I feel honored to know you! I know you'll enjoy and be successful. I hope one day we will be on set together- that would be awesome!?
Coach Jonna Johnson Prepared, Taped & submitted Kyler Parker to a Great Agency, She is now Signed!
Kyle Says " Coach Jonna Johnson is the Best! Really enjoy our Private sessions! So much fun!"
Congrats to Genesis for booking Theatrical Play & Principle in Upcoming Film 'Michelle Darnell" as the role of Darnel Darling!
Genesis Says " Coach Jonna Johnson is so Awesome! I Love Her! She believed in me & now I can't believe what is happening! I Love Acting so much!"
Cast by Coach Jonna Johnson who is also the Lead Casting Director for Unique Events Atlanta.. For a role in 'My Bloody Valentine' Improv Theater Play
Marquita Says "Thanks so much to Coach Jonna Johnson"
Coach Jonna Johnson prepared Jordan before auditioning for a Role in the Oscar Award winning Film 'SELMA'! Jordan & her mother actively refer Coach Jonna Johnson to all there Industry friend!
Jordan Rice says "The Award for Best Acting Coach Ever goes to Coach Jonna Johnson! She is awesome!"
Signed with a Great Agent & since worked on National Commercial for Kazoozles as a Lead! Coach Jonna Johnson Coached & Taped the audition submission for Both!
Giulia says " Coach Jonna Johnson helped me fall in love with Acting! She has a great gift & I'm honored to be a student of hers!"
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Student & Cast by Coach Jonna Johnson in a Theater stage Play!
Adam Lambarde Says "Jonna taught me improve and acting at the Actors Scene and she's a very good teacher and is so easy to work with as well. She also cast/booked me on a job that was very beneficial and has led to another job as well. She's a great acting coach/teacher and a good person as well!"
Booked the Role of Martin Luther King Jr's Niece in the film "SELMA"
Stormy Says " Coach Jonna Johnson Rocks!"
Steve Hubbard say about INVOLVED: Parent Edition Workshop!
"I attended the Parent Involved workshop in August 2015. The workshop was very informative and I walked away learning so much. The workshop lasted 4 hours but the time went by so fast that I wish it was longer. Coach Jonna Johnson made the workshop fun and at the same time was able to provide key information that is very hard to get in this industry. The do’s and don’t directly from some of the top agents was a very important topic for me. This class is a must attend!! Thank you Coach Jonna Johnson!"
Chase Porter Signed with High Profile Agent!
After only a few dedicated lessons with Coach Jonna Johnson, she geared him with all the necessary tools needed to win over the representation of High Profile Southeast agency EVOLUTION Talent! Agent Beth Sanders shares with the Porter family that she is frequently enthused when her clients mentioned they work with Coach Jonna! She has also given Coach Jonna personal insight as to what attracts talent to her! So with this expertise Coach Jonna was equipped to have Chase ready! He is Now Represented!
Tai Anderson signed with High Profile Agent: Avery Sisters Ent.
As a student of Coach Jonna Johnson, Tai Anderson begin with Coach with a goal to attract reputable Agent reputation! Coach Jonna helped her prepare & referred Tai to a Preferred High Profile agent acquaint of Coach Jonna's, Avery Sisters Entertainment! This is what Tai has to say about her Coach:
"Working with Coach Jonna has been absolutely wonderful. She has helped me to dig deeper and push harder than I ever thought I could. Jonna doesn't just care about making you a better actor, but a better person, and to me, that is the definition of a great coach!"
Parent Workshop Review 2016
By Jan Epling
"Attending Coach Jonna's seminar was the best thing I have done for my child's acting career. When I went into the seminar I knew basically nothing and when I left.....I knew how to submit my child, who to submit to, how to further educate my child and where to have headshots done. This is just some of the valuable things I learned. My confidence in Jonna as a coach for my child and an adviser for myself couldn't be any higher. She can and will change your life!" -Jan Epling
Skype Coaching Review!
By Jan Epling
"Skype Coaching with Jonna is so valuable. It is not only convenient but I think it helps to make the student be more comfortable and able to pay attention much better. I see no reason for in person coaching....we have always gotten everything we wanted and more from our Skype lessons. This is an incredible value for your money as well." -Jan Epling
Mallory Brooke Johnson (Daughter of Coach Jonna Johnson)
Booked many projects, most recently being Lead Actress on TVOne Film "Deadbeat Dad Rehab" Cast by Highly recognized Casting Director George Pierre! Malloy plays the role of "Riley"
Coach Jonna's Son, Thomas Jr. Books Big!
Coach Jonna trains all her student like they are her own & her own children stay booked on huge projects! Thomas Jr. seen here on set of a Hallmark Channel Movie "Love at the Shore" where Thomas Jr. played the Supporting role of Grayson! Coincidentally Coach Jonna's additional student Luke Loveless also booked the role in this film as the BFF of her son Thomas, as the role of Nick! The 2 classmates had a blast on set, sharing with everyone that they have their Acting Coach with them on set, they are very special!
Booked Award Winning Series with the help of Coach Jonna Johnson
After I had read "The Power of the Actor", I so wanted to know more about the Chubbuck technique. I searched for classes in Los Angeles, in planning to go audit one of her classes. I found an accredited Chubbuck Technique coach Jonna Johnson who is amazing at what she does!! Her workshops are very thorough😀 and reasonably priced. I had an audition called Coach Jonna, we went through the techniques. BOOKED IT!! Award-winning web-series and more to come.
Thanks Coach😍 Jerricho Horne
Actress Crystal Davenport
"The Chubbuck technique is not only an excellent tool for any actors' arsenal, but it is a source of life therapy that helps one dig deeper
within to connect with real, raw emotions and bring life to a role or character. Which is beyond just portraying one. Jonna Johnson
is a wonderful coach who is genuine, and gets down to the nitty gritty. She is open, expressive, observant, an excellent listener,
which is crucial in guiding or instructing any actor successfully. Her track record is proven, great, filled with accomplishments,
and the success stories of a wide variety of artists. I am truly grateful for my time gleaning from her insightful knowledge of acting, and the industry.
Jonna Johnson is a delightful, kind, warm hearted coach with a wealthy harvest of information that can propel one's confidence, ability, and growth
as an actor into the realm of connection and believability." Mega Blessings! In Christ's Love, Crystal Davenport.
Alexis Baldwin Raves about Coach Jonna Johnson
The Chubbuck Technique Class with the beautiful Jonna Johnson was the most raw, honest, and informative acting workshop I have experienced! I learned so much about not only acting, but about myself. I would recommend the class to everyone in the acting field! So fun and beneficial I look forward to working with Jonna throughout my career.
Owner of Young Actors Playhouse Atlanta Raves!
“Thank you Jonna,
I guess you hear this all the time, but that was by far the best acting workshop I've ever had in my 43 years. I take as many classes and workshops as my schedule will permit, and I've been frequently underwhelmed more times than I'd like to count. I left your class feeling so inspired to get out and create. My mind was reeling, and I couldn't go to sleep.
I really appreciate you taking the time to share your wisdom. I've spoken to my staff, and would love for them to experience your workshop as well.”
Brand New Students Rave just as much: Olivia Ver Steegh
Coach Jonna Johnson was a Godsend to us. We found her early in my career so I believe I have avoided some of the difficulties others might have in the beginning. She has guided me and encouraged me in so many ways. The Chubbuck technique camp was a lot of hard work but so worth it. We studied the tools and learned how to use them in our scripts and characters. I really liked how she taught me to pay attention to even the smallest detail. She taught me how to be ‘me’ in each character using my senses so I am natural and not just acting.
We studied different audition types and learned the do’s and dont’s of auditions.
Her dedication and love she shows to all her students is awesome and I’m so proud to call her my coach!
-Olivia Ver Steegh
Olivia Ver S. and Parent is Wow'd by Coach Jonna's Impact!
I’ve been thinking about you this weekend and reflecting on your coaching. I hope you realize what a gift you have to help and guide people the way you do. You have always been available to both of us and no matter how silly this ‘momager’s’ question might be you are quick to help. Even through the impossible final days of your pregnancy with sweet little Jonas, you were still available to us. Im grateful you took us under your wing! So here is my ‘review’ ...
I was recently given feedback by a producer who phoned after my daughter’s audition. I realize how rare this is and know that Jonna really has made all the difference in Olivia. The producer told me that Olivia was a natural and was impressed by her ability and confidence. Funny because when we left the audition she was shaking and dizzy! Jonna has given this ‘confidence’ to Olivia. She has prepared her for all situations and her coaching has changed my daughter from pretty good to AWESOME! I will always know that this journey began because of one coach...Jonna! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do as we ride this adventure under your guidance. You are more than just coach, you have given my daughter an incredible gift of confidence that she will appreciate the rest of her life. THANK YOU! By the way, Olivia got the supporting actress role from that producer! :)
~Michelle Ver Steegh
Kelsey Thomas - Youth Theatre Actor
Coach Jonna works really well with my daughter. She attended her “Nailed It” audition workshop and she loved it. Kelsey learned a lot and will be able to apply her new techniques to theatre and on camera acting. Coach Jonna was able to push her to great heights. I will definitely sign my daughter up for another great workshop!
Renee Deabreu : GOLDEN COACH!!
“My private studio time with Coach Jonna was beyond “A-MAZ-ING”. Surface coaching is NOT what you’ll get with her. Our private afforded me the opportunity to go deeper, stretch further, and reach higher in a safe space. My expectations were to walk away with some nuggets to help enhance my scene, nevertheless, I walked away with some “GOLDEN nuggets”. Thanks for the “GOLD” Coach!”
Celebrity Comedian Zoe speaks Highly about Coach!
“My name is ZoAnne Mckinstry aka Ms.Zo Comedian and Jonna Johnson is my acting coach she is the best. I had a private study with her yesterday and it was amazing I felt so excited and uplifted when I left. She brings out the best in you with the Chubbuck Technique them true raw emotions. She also makes you think about things and situations in your life that you can use that you never thought of. Thats what makes her and the Chubbuck Technique so amazing. Love her”
“Jonna Johnson is an amazing coach! She is teaching my daughter new skills that will help her to become the best actress she can be. Jonna always makes sure everyone is included and that everyone is learning. You never get lost in the crowd with Jonna! We look forward to many more classes with this amazing coach.”
-Dena and Kristen
Ngozi Ada- Synergy of Coach Jonna
“Upon my first time entering Jonna Johnson's studio, my vibe changed immediately. All my nerves waned simply because of the warmth and good energy in her space. My fellow actors were friendly and there was a palpable sense of camaraderie.
Once class started, it became clear very quickly that Coach Jonna is truly a coaching expert, and she easily breaks down the Chubbuck technique into concepts that are easy to understand (and apply). As she was coaching us, I felt confident in my ability to immediately start using the technique in my work.
I now find myself watching my fave shows and identifying different characters' scene objectives as a result of my FIRST class with Jonna...yes, my FIRST class. I'm so excited to continue studying with her and fellowshipping with the Chubbuck Community here in Atlanta.”