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Book The Room
Audition Coaching & Self-Tapes with Michelle C. Bonilla

There are so many factors that play into whether or not you get a job – all of which are out of your control. There is only one thing you DO have control over and that is your ability to Book the Room.

How I Work

You will learn the tools to bring the most authentic, emotionally truthful, YOU to the scene. When you do that, Casting Directors, Producers and Directors will remember you and call you back. THAT is how you BOOK THE ROOM.

Remember, this is your career. LONGEVITY is the goal!

Coaching with me before an audition will help you get the words out and off the page, learn to use any nervousness to your advantage, work with you to make strong choices, build your confidence, and make you feel great about the work!.

I am one of you – An Actor. I know EXACTLY what you are going through when you get an audition or an appointment that requires you to be put on tape.


I’m here for you, too. I have helped many of my clients BOOK right from their tapes, or get the callback, that led to their bookings. I have all the professional lighting, camera, and sound equipment to give you the self-tape that will make you look great! And, being a person of color, I know how important it is that our skin tone is captured, perfectly, to represent how gorgeous we truly are. I specialize in self-tapes that capture all skin-tones.

On Set

Should you need coaching on location, please reach out directly. Available upon request. 

About Michelle

As a working actor for over 27 years, with more than 150 television and film credits and COUNTLESS hours of auditions, my goal is to share my experience, skills, and knowledge that will help you manifest the career you desire.

I have studied with all the great teachers in Los Angeles with backgrounds in Improv (The Groundlings), Adler, Stanislavsky, and have spent over the last 25 years continuously studying Meisner. Being truthful, comfortable, and confident bringing YOU to the scene is what brings me the greatest joy.


Michelle worked through a seemingly simple script with me, allowing me to find nuance, supporting my choices and at the same time guiding me to stronger choices that ultimately gave me the confidence I needed for my audition. I got the callback and eventually booked the role and got the opportunity to work on a film with some amazing people. Thank you so much, Michelle! Couldnʼt have done it without you!!


-Juan Monsalvez

“I am so sincere when I say, “Michelle C. Bonilla” is one of THE best actor-friendly and actor-supporting coaches I’ve EVER worked with! Amazing results! I actually had casting directors reach out to my reps and say how great my auditions were. It blew my mind because that never happens! I highly recommend Michelle, without hesitation!”

– Maria Howell

(Criminal Minds, Hidden Figures, Saints & Sinners, Hunger Games: Catching Fire)