Ventura Rising Stars- the industry recommended Ventura County acting classes for kids

About Monica


A multitude of experience. A wealth of knowledge.

Founder and instructor, Monica Huntington, has not only worked as an actor on numerous productions, but her knowledge spans all facets of the industry. She has worked on big budget films, small indies, and commercials.  She also  writes, directs, and produces.  It is her personal experience in the industry that makes her better equipped to teach and guide others trying to maneuvre through the business.   With all her years of training with the best in the industry, and her work in the business, she brings the Hollywood experience right here to Ventura.


More than the typical acting class

Monica loves to produce projects that showcase her students. Many films screen at film festivals internationally, earning the students legit IMDb film credits. They may use this material for their professional demo reels or just a fun family movie night!

Film classes scheduled periodically


Directing, Writing, Producing

Monica has produced several professional projects including the award winning  film she wrote, directed and produced "20 Minutes" which received high acclaim and screened at numerous film festivals.  She is now in production for a TV/web series that stars her  (now grown) students.

See WHat some of the pro ventura rising stars are up to:



Madison has been taking VRS acting classes since the very first one nine years ago! She has also tried some of the "big name" Hollywood classes and found they didn't provide the individualized coaching that Monica's class does. So she continues to grow and learn from Monica at her advanced level while assisting Monica with the class exercises. 

While under Monica's coaching, she has gotten her SAG card, worked in numerous commercials and starred in a feature film. She is now assistant director and associate producer on Monica's  professional films that are in post-production now. She is starring in Monica's TV pilot, DDT now.



Aiden has had incredible success since starting acting classes with Monica less than two years ago. 

With Monica's coaching and guidance he was able to get his SAG card, Signed with an agent, built a demo reel, worked on several commercials, been the subject of several national print ads, starred in many short films and PSAs. 



SInce taking VRS acting classes. Kayla can be seen in the popular TV show "New Girl" for which Monica Coached her. She has also been in several short films and got her SAG card.


Alicia Kate

Alicia has lead roles in both VRS films in post production now. She can also be seen in a recent Target commercial, and stars in the popular web show "Cooking with Barbie"



While studying with Monica, Sofia starred in a new "Walking Dead", booked a starring role in a feature film, starred in several short films and commercials, including the promo for "The Incredibles".  With Monica's guidance and coaching, she got her SAG card, signed with an agent, and built an impressive demo reel.



Dylan is a very busy actor! He gets coached privately by Monica for auditions. He was in J. Edgar as the young Leonardo de Caprio's lead role, countless commercials- the latest being taco bell and Lowes. He is starring in Monica's TV pilot, DDT

VRS Fall 2017 commercial