The Actors Pulse

The Actors Pulse is the leading Meisner Technique acting school in the southern hemisphere. We offer a range of acting classes for stage and screen to help build outstanding actors with the right skills to succeed in the industry.

Dedicated to realism, our classes are based on the teachings of Sanford Meisner, the father of the Meisner Technique. Drawing on lessons learned directly from Meisner himself, The Actors Pulse Founder Billy Milionis combines Meisner principals with layers of character development and genuine story-telling.

Find in yourself those human things which are universal.

- Sanford Meisner

We work with our students to create real, moving and authentic performances across stage, film and television.


Full-Time Acting Course

Learn to act truthfully under imaginary circumstances with the Meisner Technique. Our full time program prepares you for a career in the industry. In addition to our world class Meisner Technique and Screen Acting classes, you will learn performance skills, career preparation, voice and dialect, movement and the business of acting.



One of the few Australians to have studied under Sanford Meisner, Billy has appeared on Australian screens and stages, as well as numerous international feature films. He has also written, directed and produced several short and full-length films, which have been seen by millions of people worldwide. Billy has been working as a professional drama coach since 1994.

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Billy Milionis


Bren Foster is an accomplished actor with over 15 year experience working both nationally and internationally. Bren studied for years under Billy Milionis at The Actors Pulse and has now returned to Australia to continue his acting and to teach alongside Billy with his vast industry knowledge.

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Bren Foster

Screen Acting Tutor

An Actors Pulse graduate, Mel stars in the hit ABC series Reef Break. Other notable appearances include Janet King, Pulse, Home & Away, and Harrow. She also has extensive experience performing and directing theatre performances nationally. Mel graduated at the highest level from The Actors Pulse under Billy Milionis. She has been a senior instructor of Screen Acting & Meisner Technique for over 10 years.

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Mel Bonne

Meisner & Screen Acting Tutor

Terry is one of Australia’s most accomplished performers, with credits including Running on Empty, He Died With a Felafel in his Hand and Dirty Deeds, as well as The Story of Johnny O’Keefe (as Johnny), Police Rescue and Blue Heelers. His numerous theatre accomplishments cross comedy, drama and musical genres. Terry has taught at The Actors Pulse since 2011.

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Terry Serio

Screen Acting Tutor

An Actors Pulse Alumni, Lukas is an accomplished screen actor who has recently returned from a 3 year stint in New Zealand as a series regular on NZ’s long running drama Shortland Street, playing Finn Connelly, the estranged son of main character Chris Warner. Lukas will also be starring in the upcoming ABC/Sky TV comedy co-production Frayed starring Sarah Kendall and Robert Webb, short film Kill Your Sons, Beyond Production’s series’ Dark Temptations and Deadly Women. Lukas is a screen acting instructor for beginner students.

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Lukas Whiting

Screen Acting Tutor

Felix Schwartz has over 20 years of experience in mime and gesture for the performing arts. He has studied both nationally and internationally, performing in stage plays such as “Two Mime Show” (with NIDA), “Odessa Day of Humour” and “No Bullying” as well as numerous festivals and venues around Sydney for the last 15 years.

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Felix Schwartz

Movement Tutor

A NIDA & VCA graduate Laura brings her unique holistic approach to teaching Voice & Dialect to The Actors Pulse, combining her traditional training with her qualification in Yoga, Qi Gong and Mindfulness.

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Laura Farrell

Voice & Dialect Tutor

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