The perfect team. Here's a little bit about our hand-picked staff.
Cuban-American casting director and acting coach Natalie Ballesteros grew up in Miami with aspirations to be a singer/actress. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami, she moved to New York where she worked as a professional actor for off-Broadway repertory companies, including Repertorio Español and the former Jean Cocteau Repertory in critically acclaimed productions of Blood Wedding, Yerma, Threepenny Opera, Bourgeois Gentleman and The Maids. Her passion for her craft eventually evolved into a love for directing theater and coaching fellow actors.
In 2005, an opportunity to work on a major motion picture for Jerry Bruckheimer Films prompted Natalie to move to Los Angeles. This lead to other job offers in production as well as a position assisting Paul Hook, head of Physical production at ICM. Though her time at ICM was incredibly exciting, Natalie missed working with talent. Her love for working with actors lead her to begin her journey in casting, working alongside casting directors Nancy Nayor, Masalas/Digman, and Carla Hool on various independent and studio projects. In 2009, Natalie began working at People Farm Casting, where she headed their Spanish language department, casting several commercials and docu-series. She cast Simon Fuller’s multi-lingual show Q’Viva the Chose for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony where she discovered talent throughout Latin America and ran teams in 20 different countries. Natalie also cast other Spanish network shows such a Minuto Para Ganar, 100 Latinos Dijeron, and La Voz Kids. She’s cast commercials for such clients as McDonald's, Toyota, Honda, Clarisonic, Diesel, and Michelle Watches in both English and Spanish.
She recently teamed up again with Carla Hool to cast the Hulu series, East Los High, the Netflix Series, Narcos: Mexico, and various upcoming independent features. Working with actors in the audition room reignited her love of coaching. One of Natalie’s strengths is giving actors clear and concise adjustments using terminology that is familiar to actors. As an acting coach, she offers an industry perspective, while also having a deep understanding of the actor’s process.
Natalie is one of the few acting coaches in Los Angeles who also specializes in working with native Spanish speaking actors, helping them with technique in their own language, evolving into English language performance, and acclimating them to the U.S. casting process. She teaches at Camera Left/Stage Right in North Hollywood at Southpaw Casting Studios.
Natalie is excited to work with the team at Camera Left/Stage Right and thanks her adorable son Eli, and her feisty pooch Jasper for their love and support.
Keli Daniels has been making her living as a professional actress in Los Angeles for over 20 years. She has worked in film and television and has booked over 200 commercials, including many radio spots and television voiceovers.
In television, Keli has appeared on many shows such as: Rake, Parks and Rec, Disneyʼs Dog with a Blog, Switched at Birth, Mixology, Scandal, Hung, Entourage, Scrubs, Chuck, The O.C., NBC’s The Weekend, and many others.
Keli has appeared in TV spots for corporate brands such as Hoover, Ford, Verizon, Cheerios, Orbit Gum, Cheer Detergent, Swiffer, Band Aid, Pillsbury, Glade, Hallmark, Juicy Juice, Toys R Us, Progresso Soup, Sargento Cheese and many others.
Keli wrote and starred in a one woman show about her life as a mom and actress called Are We There Yet? She currently writes and performs around LA on a regular basis. She has been teaching and coaching both privately and in group settings for the past 13 years.
Currently Keli can be seen in television commercials for Jif, Miralax, Sutter Health and Alka Seltzer.
Kevin McCorkle began his professional acting career in 1982. For over 30 years he has crafted a career working in commercials, television, film, theater, voiceover and most recently web series.
Feature film favorite roles include The Amazing Spiderman, The Island, The Book of Daniel, The Truth About Emanuel, Bobby and of course the first film he worked in Six Pack. Wildflower his most recent film will be released in April of 2016.
Television highlights include Major Crimes, 24 (2 episodes), Cold Case (6 episodes), Criminal Minds, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The Shield (2 episodes), The X Files (2 episodes) and 23 episodes on The Young and The Restless.
Web-series work includes multiple episodes in the award winning The Reveal and The Division where he won the LA Web Fest Outstanding Ensemble Cast Award he also appeared in The Unknown directed by Martha Coolidge.
As a commercial actor Kevin has appeared in over 300 commercials. Including a ten year run as Tiger Wood’s television caddy for Buick, American Express, Nike and Accenture. He was contracted as a spokesperson for Bob Evans Restaurants for five years appearing in a series of spots for the chain. Other favorite campaigns include Twix, Nicoderm CQ, Tylenol, Coca Cola, Agilent Technologies, Cooper tires, Cisco Systems, and Castrol. Spots airing now are Eliquis and Northrup-Grumman.
Kevin is a member of The Road Theatre Company and The Open Fist Theatre Company appearing in shows at both venues. He has also been seen on stage at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Ventura Court Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre and The Lee Strasberg Theatre in West Hollywood.
As a teacher Kevin taught at Weist-Barron Studios in New York commercial technique for kids. He has taught over a decade and currently teaches in The School of Dramatic Arts at U.S.C. career development and commercial technique and a weekly class for six years at The American Film Institute through The SAG/AFTRA Conservatory focusing on commercial technique and building a career as an actor. He coaches Actors privately, conducts seminars and has guest speaking engagements around the country.
Cyd Strittmatter has been making her living as a professional actress for over 25 years. Her body of work has appeared on television sets, movie screens, video games, as well as radio.
In television, Cyd has guest-starred on such acclaimed shows as The Mentalist, American Horror Story, NCIS, Bones, Weeds, CSI, Monk, Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles, Nip Tuck, The shield, ER, The X-Files, True Blood, and most recently NCIS: New Orleans, as well as numerous other. Feature films credits include The Lost World: Jurassic Park, City of Angels, Lost Souls, Steel, Fear, and Gone Girl. Cyd has appeared in hundreds of commercials as well as award-winning spots for an H&R Block campaign, Got Milk, Sprint, and Sprite (directed by Spike Jonze).
She currently can be seen in ads for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Google, Food Lion, DirecTV, & Crestor, and will also appear in the upcoming films The Curse of Sleeping Beauty as well as The Breakup Girl.
Rob Ullett has been an active part of the Improv scene for over 20 years. His journey began in Calgary Alberta at the famous Loose Moose Theatre, the birthplace of TheatreSports.
Eventually becoming a member of the Curiously Canadian Improv Guild, Rob had the honor to perform alongside Colin Mochrie of “Whose Line” fame at the Calgary International Improv Festival in 2012. Now in LA, Rob has studied with the Groundlings and is currently a founding member of the recently resurrected LATheatresports Troupe at Impro Theatre. He is also an original member of the Impro Performance Lab and just finished a run of Jane Austen Unscripted at the Pasadena Playhouse with Impro’s main company.
Rob has also found a home working in Commercials and Voice Over, his most notable brands include Boost Mobile, Dunkin’ Donuts and Honda, where he appeared as one of those adorably abused helpful Honda guys. He currently has a TheraBreath spot running as well as a promo for the show Idiotest for the Game Show Network (GSN). Rob also has a speaking role in a new music video for a group called Big Data. Notable Film and TV credits include a Little House on the Prairie Mini Series for ABC, Airline Disaster for the Asylum and a short film, Ner Tamid, which appeared in the Cannes Film Festival.
As a teacher, Rob specializes in working with kids and teens and has spent the better part of his career working in schools as an artist in residency, teaching everything from Improv and Shakespeare to Magic and Juggling.
Scott Wissner has over 25 years of experience in casting and production and is an integral part of the creative casting team at asg casting, inc. Having directed thousands of commercial casting sessions, Scott is known throughout the industry as an "actor's director,” helping actors find their best performances.
In addition to casting commercials, Scott spent several years as a casting director for ABC’s alternative programming division (a.k.a. reality television). There he cast reality shows such as Supernanny, Ultimate Love Test, and The Benefactor. Since that time he has cast reality shows for other networks, including Master Blaster for the Syfy Network, Top Gear for Discovery Channel, as well as The Start Up for NBC and One Week To Save Your Marriage for TLC. He was also instrumental in casting The Mole, Seasons 1, 2 and 3 and Spike TV's Joe Schmo, as well as numerous reality pilots.
Scott is consistently sought out throughout the country for his knowledge and ability training commercial actors and helping them achieve their career goals.