March 25, 2021

Why settle in life, when you can DREAM BIG! On our POP Secrets Podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Cheyenne Washington, a full time student while chasing her dreams of becoming a professional actress and dancer. She shares her experiences which have led her to the success in pursuing her dream career.

Let's talk about goals:

It’s one thing to set goals, but another to pursue them. You must be active in your journey of reaching your goals. Good things come to those who work for it, not wait!

Tips to pursue acting:

Just like any other job, acting comes with hard work, experience, and knowledge.

Tip to Becoming an Actor/Actress

  1. Jump into the theater to gain experience. The path to acting careers can actually begin in high school plays and musicals.
  2. Get experience outside of school. 
  3. Get educated.
  4. Practice makes perfect. 
  5. Build up an acting resume. 
  6. Hire an agent or join an agency - Get discovered!


An example of experience outside of school:

Cheyenne took the opportunity to go to a 5 week acting conservatory at Yale to gain experience and knowledge in the acting field.

What is an acting conservatory?

An acting conservatory is a program that trains actors in all the aspects needed for their success in the field, from acting methods to audition techniques to the business of acting, personally guiding students during their growth into fully-developed actors. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with acting and make connections in the industry.

When should I begin?

TODAY! It’s never too late to pursue a dream. Then, once you have gained the knowledge and experience it is time to search for new opportunities.

Some Advice from experts in the industry:

  1. Get to know the film industry.
  2. Findacting auditions and casting calls.
  3. Hold off on moving to Los Angeles and New York City… Make your plans first!
  4. Startingmarketingyourself!
  5. Get used to hearingno and dealing with rejection - When one door closes, another one opens!

For more information about howYOUcan reach your goals, check out our Pop Secret Podcast to hear more about Cheyenne Washington's pursuit to her acting career and what inspired her to chase her dream.