With Acting For Success, there are no boundaries, there are no limits,
there simply is The Art of the Infinite Possibility.
Millions of people want to change and see their lives differently. Acting
For Success is based on a very simple premise; You Are Enough!
Everything you need is inside of you - whether you are an attorney, a
business person, an actor or a parent - what really matters in your life is
the truth. By following the Gallardo Method you will become aware of all
the feelings and experiences that make you who you are. You will
discover your own brilliance and power.
Silvana Gallardo was told at an early age , "You can't
change the world". 'Perhaps not," She said. "But I
sure can try."
Silvana began her teaching career in NYC - working
with kids whom life had given up on. She saw the
impact that her work had on these teens - how they
had begun to believe in themselves - believe that
they too could have a real future. They were no
longer destined to believe in failure. They worked
hard and explored all of the possibilities that life
could offer. Today many of these teens are now
leading productive lives, giving back, becoming
teachers, poets, artists- role models for those less
Silvana grew up on Fox Street in the South Bronx - a
street where 90% of the residents there died of other
than natural causes(from New York Times article).
She attended Morris High School and is forever
grateful to the late Herbert Fein, then Chairman of the
Music Department. He took a chance on her, even
though she didn't feel that she could really sing or
dance. His belief in her made Silvana believe that
she could have a career in the arts. She received
Best Actress award at her Graduation and was
awarded a four year scholarship to a major University
in NY which was (even before she got started) taken
away. Their excuse was the roles she could play
would be limited. Today she would own the school...
and all was good. Silvana entered a drama school,
the H.B. Studio in the Village. There she studied with
the late great James Patterson, a Tony Award winning
Actor. Her life and work were forever changed. She
was also aware of Walter Lott, another student of the
Stanislavski's Method. Although she had never
studied with the late Walter Lott, she has been and
continues to be inspired by his teachings.
Silvana was also a track star - running and winning
NYC Championship for the relay. She was coached by
Sunny Pomales, a wonderful man who demanded the
best from her. As life would have it, everything came
together. In Silvana's first film, THE WINDWALKER,
She had to do a scene where she had to run full out.
After several takes she was told to SLOW DOWN. The
camera was having a hard time recording her speed.
:The original: Acting for Success
Silvana has performed in almost every medium: Off Broadway; Broadway; Soap Operas; Los Angeles
Stage; television series; Series regular; Film - all of which she has had starring roles. Currently, she is
teaching, directing and producing films. Silvana is in negotiations for THE Acting Class - the series, and
FADING TO ZERO, a docudrama on the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, Ken Siegelman.
Her degrees/Awards include:
Honorary Professorship - International Academy of Authorized
Education, Humanities Division, Moscow, Russia
(for her innovative teachings)
Golden Eagle Award Most Promising New Star/NOSOTROS
Commendation Mayor Bradley/for philanthropic activities - NY
Proclamation Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz
for her film Fading to Zero.
*Silvana has currently rewritten her manuscript "Acting for Success"- winner of the Academic World
Star Award for her innovative teaching method - AKA The GALLARDO METHOD. You can also check
her website on www.silvanagallardo OR find information on Marquis Who's Who of America, International
Who's Who, Madison's Who's Who, Who's Who of American Women, etc.
To View Teaser of Fading to Zero: click on Fading to Zero located at upper left
I love teaching...
I love life!