Loretta Walsh is an award-nominated actor and has been a professional performer for over 20 years. On television, she’s most well known for her 9 seasons on the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart. Some of her other favourite film and television credits include Batwoman, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bates Motel, The Sinners, Down River, Cold Pursuit, and The Cleanse.
Loretta is also the founder of theatre company Kindred Entertainment and has starred in over 30 plays including Dinner with Friends, Lobby Hero, Sex with Strangers, THIS, Either We Talk or We Don’t Talk, White Hot, Othello, and Hamlet.
Loretta has studied with Ben Immanuel for over a decade and has been an acting teacher at Haven Studio for 7 years. After a brief hiatus, she is happy to be returning to the studio to teach Scene Study.
Working with Loretta has been a wonderful experience. She is constantly pushing you to strive for honesty and challenging you to push limits in your craft. Her passion for acting has inspired me to pour 110% into my work. Loretta creates a safe and open environment to explore aspects of yourself as well as characters. She creates a feeling that you are among friends while guiding you to step outside of your comfort zone. I felt like I really learned what it means to jump into things without hesitation and to let go of my fear of judgment with her. Her support and encouragement have given me so much confidence!”
– Melissa Roxburgh
Manifest, Star Trek Beyond, Travelers
“Loretta is such an exceptional teacher and no wonder, she was taught by the best, Ben Immanuel. I am grateful to have the pleasure of studying with Loretta in her Actors’ Cross-Training and Scene Study classes. She is such a talented and lovely human being that is so nurturing and caring to the point of guiding you until you get what is needed to fulfill your objective as an actor. She is so supportive and encouraging in a way that guarantees to bring out your best in any circumstances in a very safe environment. Loretta’s classes are invaluable to any actor. Much Respect. Highly recommended!”
– Jerry Trimble
Supernatural, The Flash, iZombie, Heat, Green Hornet, Charlie’s Angels, The Package
“Loretta is uncompromisingly passionate about taking herself and the actors she works with to new heights. I am totally confident that anyone who studies with her will be well-prepared to take on the challenges of my scene study class and the realities of what’s required to compete as a professional actor.”
– Ben Immanuel