"I recently did a advanced character development class with Erik Montague. Erik is an amazing teacher. (I taught for over 35 years and currently work with student teachers at PSU and even though he is young, I know a master teacher when I see one!) He made everyone feel comfortable and gave solid advice that made everyone better in a very short while. If you're new to acting or have a lot of experience, you will be a better actor after working with Erik. I will definitely be going to his classes again and give him my highest recommendation."
- Dave Matthys
Erik Montague - Lead Acting Instructor
Erik has been studying acting for over ten years. He graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in English - Creative Writing and Theater with an emphasis in acting. After graduating, Erik toured the United States with Missoula Children's Theatre for over two years, traveling to 25 different states and 84 separate communities, and he taught over 5,000 kids (including adults), an hour long musical in a week. After that, he moved to Portland, OR where he works as an actor, teacher, teaching artist for Northwest Children's Theatre. Erik is also a marketer and photo editor for multiple Portland-based companies. He is thrilled to be a part of Vision8Studio and to be doing the work he loves and is passionate about!
"After a long hiatus, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a class with Erik. It was AMAZING! While I was extraordinarily rusty, Erik gave me some absolutely excellent feedback and I can't wait to take more classes! Thank you so much!"
- Nowal Massari
"Taking the "Advanced Character Development" with class with Vision8 was such a breath of fresh air! Erik Montague was engaging and hands on with each of his students. Plus, I immediately nailed a big audition days later with tools I took from JUST ONE session! I highly recommend this course and Vision8Studio for anyone looking to take their talent and skills to the next level! Do it!"
- Myles Lawrence