Contributed by: Barbara Beneville

1) What makes your studio a stand out in Atlanta?

Just Breathe Acting and Performance is a professional boutique studio originated in Los Angeles founded by Barbara Beneville, 15 years ago. Barbara has been coaching and working in front and behind the camera in all facets of the industry for over 30+ years from NY to LA. Atlanta is now home base to JB and she continues to travel to LA for her clients working in television and film… Barbara is grateful for technology to work with her out of town, on set, and international clients as well.

Just Breathe is a professional training and coaching studio for the all-around performer seeking a high level of performance and career, in class or a one on one inspirational work space.

Just Breathe is a way of life, getting to know yourself and embrace all the beauty that defines you. In life or on the stage or screen, you are enough!


2) What services do you offer clients?

Barbara offers everything you will need to work as an actor.  Every year someone will come out with a new gimmick--you won’t find that here. Although the industry evolves in many ways, the need is still the same; discipline, great acting skills and professionalism.   

At Just Breathe you will find all levels of acting technique for any medium. You will be fully equipped with audition process, on-camera training, improv and how to use it. Movement, dance and body work are crucial along with vocal depth, VO as well. And how to communicate to the industry as well.

Self-Taping is the new audition process and we are solid and simple so the actor is highlighted. No disguises or extra bells and whistles… AND we book! Booking off tape is a common practice at Just Breathe, this week we had another recurring (off tape) booking on an Emmy Award Series. Barbara reads and tapes all clients. Your tape represents Just Breathe Professional Studio. We also produce and edit demo reels.

3) What will I learn from you?

The most important thing you will learn is who you are! We will identify your weaknesses and will turn them into your strengths. With over 35+ years in the industry both in front and behind the camera learning a combination of techniques are key having developed my own style that produces success. Whatever style you have been trained in, we can use. Most importantly you will focus on being a giving actor. Focusing on the art of contribution and how it affects a set and your role. In this day and age of social media we fail to communicate in ways we need in life and on film, “Fake it till we make it.” We see the real you! Here at Just Breathe, you will leave with tools for life and self-awareness whether you are an actor, public speaker, a chef with a talk show, or just need a little help in the corporate world. Special classes throughout the month are offered as well as Getting Started and the Business of Acting. A client can customize a one on one session as well.

4) How long have you been operating?

Just Breathe Acting and Performance originated in Los Angeles in 2003. Barbara moved to Atlanta and opened the studio in Marietta in 2011.  


5) How do I find you?

Just Breathe is located in Marietta, GA (30062). Just Breathe is a PRIVATE studio – call 323 969 4944 or email for information/consultation. Our new website is:

6) What’s near you? (a park, a bar/restaurant, a monument--fill us in)

We are close to residential areas and eateries along Sandy Plains and Roswell Rd. So blessed to have clients come from Decatur, Stone Mountain, Gwinnet, Alpharetta and metro Atlanta and even the Carolina’s.  

For more information about JUST BREATHE ACTING AND PERFORMANCE, visit them online at