The founders of Working Actor Studio bring a complement of skills from the acting and business community. They brought a group of experienced acting teachers and dedicated acting students together and founded the the Working Actor Studio in the fall of 2013.

Betsy Daly

Instructor-BestyDaly Betsy Daly has been running successful dance/acting/musical theater/fencing studios in the NY/NJ area for the past 15 years, for age 2-1/2 through adults. Her grandmother had a dance and theater studio during the Great Depression with notable students including Donald O'Connor. Ms. Daly is happy to continue this family tradition. She currently is the director of Cresskill Performing Arts in Bergen County, NJ. Her students have been seen on Broadway, in National and International Tours, on the Disney channel, and in music videos.

Obaid Kadwani

Instructor-ObaidKadwani Obaid Kadwani is an actor and television personality seen by a million Americans every week as the host of TV shows about Bollywood. Obaid has acted in Bollywood films as well as various American media, appeared in print ads for every known American company, acted in corporate videos as well as several voiceovers. Obaid started his first business before graduating college and has owned several businesses over the years in various industries. Obaid is also the creator of the charity project, A Slice of Hope. As seen on various news channels, A Slice of Hope raises joy and optimism in America by throwing pizza parties with live music in homeless shelters throughout America. For just $1, a person can sponsor pizza and live music for a person in need, directly feeding the body and energizing the spirit. Obaid is excited that Working Actor Studio will be an acting community, where teachers teach, first and foremost, for the joy of sharing their knowledge and where students come to nurture their inner child’s imagination, whether to compete for professional parts or as a hobby.

Kendra Curtis

Instructor-KendraCurtis Kendra Curtis is an actress and brings 8+ years of experience as a Technology Manager at Google to the team. Kendra has had a passion for acting since moving to New York. Kendra is excited to bring her management and business experience to the team and build a community where actors can foster their craft.