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Maddie N.

“I was really nervous going into my first session with Allesondra, as I have little experience working with a coach for an audition. The amount of work that we did in one hour was incredible - not only do I now feel more prepared going into that specific audition, I feel prepared to take what I learned in that one session into other future auditions as well. Allesondra is focused, and will push you as an actor without ever feeling condescending or judgmental. She knows what she’s doing and wants to share it with you. Will definitely be coming back in the future.” 

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Authentic YOU: Coaching for Actors

Coaching with Authentic You is designed to find your authenticity and learn to listen to your most genuine self; all while focusing on growing your acting career.

The founder and lead coach of Authentic You, Allesondra Helwig, is a working actress, producer, and acting coach based in Los Angeles. She began coaching 6 years ago and in 2020 began her own coaching program specifically geared to new actors. Now, she works with everything from brand new actors to actors who regularly audition for series regulars and broadway.

Authentic You coaching is a compilation of many different acting styles. The focus is to give the actor a variety of tools to learn and grow their craft, with a heavy focus on acting for film and televsion. Some examples of styles you will touch upon include: Uta Hagan, Stanford Meisner, & Konstantin Stanislavski.

With honest feedback and encouragement, you will walk away feeling more confident in your work and in yourself.


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Alex O.

"This was my first time getting professional headshots done and it was a truly phenomenal experience! Allesondra is incredibly kind, creative, passionate and professional. Along with getting my headshots done, Allesondra shared her knowledge of very helpful resources for actors. I would recommend Authentic YOU to all of my fellow acting friends. 

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Zach P.

This was my first class with Allesondra and I have to say she is the real deal! She is very giving and warm as a coach and knows actors very well. She gives you space to risk forward and gives direct feedback. Do you want real-world advice about the industry from a working actor? Then Authentic YOU is the place to be.

Classes at Authentic YOU
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Noa N.

"Allesondra is experienced, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Her attention to detail is impeccable. She provides critique with clear, straightforward honesty, as well as kindness and encouragement. I am so glad to have had her consultation for my digitals. I will surely continue to seek our her valuable expertise in the future"


Cody C.

"This class was an absolute blessing. Allesondra is such a gifted instructor and so much of what I have learned in class I have put into application and I look forward to returning later on. 


This was a truly great experience!"

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Ginny S.

" Not only does Allesondra put her client's needs and schedule first, she is always available and communicative for any question or need you may have. After coaching with her, I felt more comfortable on camera and with self taping. She helped me bring myself and my personality to the character and the scene, which made me feel so natural. I also had so much fun!"


Audition Technique

Authentic You offers Audition Technique for both Film, & Television and Commercials

The classes is for actors in every market in the US from New York to Los Angeles and the markets in between.

In Person classes are in LA and ZOOM classes are available for actors in other markets.

We will work on audition technique for drama & comedy for both Television and Film.

We will discuss the business side of the industry.

And we will talk about how to build a sustainable and successful career.

Email with questions.

Script Analysis

Script Analysis is essential to being a strong and successful actor.

Authentic You offers a 1 on 1 Script Analysis Workshop.

This is a weekly session dedicated entirely to breaking down a script and learning how to develop a character for 4 consecutive weeks that is scheduled based on availability.

Sessions will work with scripts from Television, Film, and Theatre.

Based on experience, you may also work on camera to learn how to apply the choices we make to our acting.

Email with questions.

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Natalie R.

"Normally I get nervous about group classes, but now that I’m in Allesondra’s in-person class, I’m no longer nervous! She makes me feel so welcomed and I love learning from her! Thanks to her, I recently just booked a short film! She’s such a great coach!"

Career Consultation

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Are you ready to take an active role in your progress, but you're not sure where to begin?

Career Consultations with Authentic You are designed to give you the skills, knowledge, and mindset to thrive as an artist and get your career on track. Allesondra will provide honest and clear feedback on next steps in your career; whether you are brand new to acting, thinking about changing markets, wondering how you can build momentum in your current market, or simply need another pair of experienced eyes to look at your materials.


A consultation at Authentic You will give you new perspective and confidence on the next steps of your acting career.


Email: with questions. 


  • 1 hr Consultation with Allesondra to discuss all areas of your career


  • Branding + Marketing

  • Headshots (including Photographer recommendations as needed)

  • Resumes

  • Casting Profiles, Website/Online Presence + IMDb

  • Reels + Acting Clips

  • Representation and the Road to Finding the RIGHT Rep for YOU

  • Building Relationships in the Industry

  • Relocating to Different Markets

  • Self Tape and ZOOM Auditions (What to Do/Expect. How to Prepare)

  • Tools & Tips to help with dealing with the ups and downs of the industry

Audition Coaching

Congratulations on your audition!

Together, we will take the scene from the page to life. Finding a fully realized version of YOU, Allesondra will help you to bring out your unique view of the character.

Clients who have coached with Authentic You have had higher callback and booking ratios, and built a higher confidence when submitting auditions. 


Projects our clients audition for include tv shows on CBS, Hulu, NETFLIX, & ABC as well as both big budget and low budget feature films, short films, and commercials.

Coaching with Authentic You focuses on booking the room and ultimately, we will ensure you submit your best take.


  • 30 min or 1 hour session with Allesondra

  • Script Analysis + Character Breakdown
  • Audition/Camera Technique and Direction

  • New tools + tips to strengthen your auditions

  • A fun and free space to work and try new things


Bring More of You to Your Work

*Payment Plans available upon request *

If you are looking for an appointment that does not show as available on the booking website, feel free to inquire via email

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