Erin Elizabeth Burns

Actress, Singer, Coach

Need Meisner Training? Audition Coaching? I got you!Grab my newsletter & get a Free Self-Tape Training!

"Erin is the best! Besides being a chameleon on screen, nobody prepares harder or cares more about their character than she does. As a director, I was fortunate to show up everyday and know that Erin had my back and would certainly deliver a stellar performance."- Eddie Mensore, Director Mine 9

Coaching & Classes

Audition Coaching
30 min
45 min
1 hour
1.5 hours
Self-Tape Review

The Audition Posse - Recorded if you cannot attend live
Starts: 1st Thursday each month (exception for Holidays)
Time: 5:30 pm/EST, 2:30 pm/PST
Duration: 2 Hours
Cost: $26.50/month-to-month
Class Skinny >>
1. Send in a Self-Tape for feedback or
2. Bring in sides you just got for an audition or
3. Sign-up 3 days ahead & I'll send you sides to tape
No commitment! Come when you can.*This is a no-judgement zone! I want to encourage + empower you to become an Audition Master in a safe environment.. dare I say we have fun in our classes!Erin is a 4th generation Meisner Technique Instructor & learned all she knows from Maggie Flanigan, a great Meisner teacher out of NYC. Check out Erin's work, here.See What Actors are Saying

The Re-Tape Audition Class
Day: Wednesdays, starts Sept 4th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm/EST
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $225
Class Skinny >>
Actors will Tape, then "Re-Tape" as a callback. You'll master out-of-the-box ideas that will help you to stand out from other Actors.
We'll utilize + uplevel your Home Studio so you don't have to pay to audition any longer.See what actors are saying about it!

Beginning Meisner August 2024
Day: Saturdays, starts August 10th
Time: 10-12 pm/EST
Duration: 4 months
Cost: $165/month
Email for info
*Prerequisite: Interview with ErinClass Skinny >>
This program is based off of a 2-year Traditional Meisner program.
Learn a timeless, fool-proof technique to access your emotional life quickly & effortlessly. Students will also rehearse with a scene partner outside of class each week. This training is for the serious, professional actor.Erin is a 4th generation Meisner Technique instructor & learned all she knows from Maggie Flanigan, a great Meisner teacher out of NYC.See what actors are saying about it!

Meisner Unhinged On-going
Day: Mondays
Time: 5:30 pm/EST, 2:30 pm/PST
Cost: $165/month
Email for info
*Prerequisite: completion of a Meisner training programClass Skinny >>
3 Months of trusting your Impulses with no prep outside of class. We will focus on Scenes, Monologues, & Self-Tapes. No prep outside of class (until the last 2 weeks), no rehearsals. All materials will be provided. Auditions come last minute, often with little prep time. Let's learn to make choices on the spot, with no preparation, using the skills we learned in the beginning Meisner courses.

Meisner Your Auditions
1st Tuesday of every month
Time: 12 pm/EST, 9 am/PST
Cost: $35
Email for Info
*Prerequisite: completion of a Meisner training programClass Skinny >>
Cold Read meets Meisner: Erin pulls audition sides & sends them the night before class.
We incorporate the Meisner exercises that you already know into the Audition work i.e. Emotional Preparation, Paraphrase, Repetition, 4 Temperaments, Impediments, etc.Structure: Sign in & # yourself in the order you want to go. 1st come, 1st served style. Come & go if you have a tight schedule or stay & learn from your fellow actors!

join my newsletter for a free self-tape training!

© Erin Elizabeth Burns All rights reserved.


Welcome friend! I'm a Singer/Actress/Acting coach from working actors to celebrities.I did my undergrad in classical Voice & later studied at the Maggie Flanigan Meisner Studio in NYC, the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv, & the Michael Chekov Studio.I teach Meisner Technique & coach Auditions exclusively online.If you wanna catch me on screen, you'll find me opposite John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson in Stephen King’s Cell, Funny or Die’s Officer Wanker: Worst Responder, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, IFC’s Stan Against Evil, along with Netflix's Ozark, AMC's Lodge 49, NBC's Found & the coal mine disaster film, Mine 9.

"Erin is one of the finest actresses I have worked with. She is one of the few that brings great creativity to any project while still honoring the writing and the directors vision. She is a pleasure to direct, but even more a pleasure to watch her work!"~Brian Beegle, Casting Director