Valerie Adami

Teaches Commercials Outside the Box and Complete Audition Technique Class (Film/TV & Stage) with Bob Kale, CSA

Although the school closed in 2014, WB lives on under the direction of VALERIE ADAMI who was trained by Bob and Dwight. Valerie’s Musical Theatre background changed into Voice-Over and Soap Opera work after she studied at Weist-Barron, Valerie eventually joined the WB staff and developed “Getting the Biz’ness,” one of the first patented seminars dealing with the logistics of pursuing a career in Acting. In addition she teaches “Cold Reading for Film & TV” and directs theater productions throughout the NY area. Valerie Studied acting with Michael Shurtleff, Peter Miner, Jim Baffico and Jeffrey Dunn. She is honored to continue the tradition Bob and Dwight created, and to serve the acting community, giving new talent the opportunity to realize their dreams.


"I am currently on the set for the independent film "Bunker Hill" starring James McDaniel (NYPD Blue), Saeed Jaffrey (Ghandi, My Beautiful Launderette), Laura Kirk (Lisa Picard is Famous), Kevin Geer (The Contender, Sideman) and myself, having a blast—playing another bad guy. Anyway . . . thanks so much to you and everyone at Weist Barron for all the support and guidance you've shown me over the years. thank you for the boundless love of actors that exists in the hallways at Weist Barron, that love has nurtured at least 2, possibly going on 3, generations of actors. Here's to the future."
"I just finished shooting a national commercial spot today that will be airing on several different cable channels in the near future for an all-natural supplement. It is the first professional work I have done since taking your class. I wanted to let you know personally what a difference your teachings made today. I have shot three national commercials in the past but none of this ran as smoothly or with the same results or feedback as the shoot today. I could tell immediately what the director wanted, how to "play" and "cheat" to camera and how to make the shots look the most natural - even though they felt weird haha. Anyways, it went awesome and I wanted to say thanks. I look forward to being able to use all of the new skills I've picked up in the next shoot and it made me feel that much more like a professional and knowledgeable actor. YOU ROCK!"
"Good Morning Valerie—what a great class last night!!!! Diakeim Lyles is an energtic, enthusiast, and very knowledgable teacher! It is a pleasure to take a class with him. I look forward to taking more in the future. I learned sooooo very much!"
"Hi, Valerie. I just wanted to drop a note and let you know how much I enjoyed Valerie's Cold Reading Class. I always feel like I get so much out of your classes and seminars, and this time was no exception. Everyone I've studied with so far has been incredibly helpful and encouraging, and I appreciate it. My schedule tends to be a little crazy, so I'm never quite sure when I'll get to squeeze in another class. But I know when I do I'll come away with some new skills and insights that I wouldn't have picked up otherwise. Thanks again!"