The First and Only Career School for Actors in the State of Colorado!

Colorado School of Acting

Founded: 2008

Owners: Troy & Elizabeth Karsell Horne


Areas of expertise: 
On-Camera Acting Classes

Voice Acting

Parenting a Young Performer

Performer Marketing and Development

Acting Auditions

Here is a fun video from 2010 about CSA!

Who We Are

Elizabeth Karsell Horne, Owner & Artistic Director
Elizabeth has taught performing arts at Macy Gray Music Academy and Silverlake Conservatory in Los Angeles, as well as at her own studio just outside New York City. Elizabeth’s performing background includes leads in over 25 plays and musicals, with title roles in Cinderella and Gypsy, and over a dozen films including Waking Up in Reno with Billy Bob Thornton, and a turn as Judy Garland in Warner Brothers' James Dean. She holds a degree in Communications and Music from DePauw University. Elizabeth loves to help young actors gain the skills, confidence, and professionalism they need to get where they want to go.

Troy Horne, Owner & Executive Director

Now a music and film producer, Troy's career began as a performer. He has starred on Broadway in the musical RENT, appeared on Starsearch, and toured the world with his band. His original musical compositions and soulful baritone voice can be heard on soundtracks for numerous TV shows and films, as well as advertisements for everything from Gillette to Pilsbury. Having reached many of his personal performance goals, Troy now enjoys spending time helping up-and-coming performers reach theirs.

Emily Scrofani Bice, Head Teacher
Emily is a wonderful acting coach who has worked as an actor in television, theatre, and film. Before moving to Colorado with her husband, Emily worked for years in Los Angeles as an actor, and taught acting at the Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts. An avid reader, Emily likes the story-telling aspect of acting. When she's not teaching acting, she's entertaining her baby daughters!

What We’re Doing! - Colorado School of Acting 


Company Profile

Colorado School of Acting is a stringent, yet nurturing environment wherein acting students can build skills along with confidence, self-awareness, and the ability to focus and perform in a variety of circumstances.

Offerings range from weekly on-camera acting classes, to an acting summer camp where kids actually make a film. We also have workshops for voice over actors and private coaching, Colorado School of Acting hosts casting director workshops , agent showcases,  trips to Los Angeles, and more.

With caring instructors who are seasoned experts, students thrive in our small-group environment where individual strengths are celebrated and developed. Want to get involved?  Try a Workshop!!