Ivana Chubbuck

Ivana Chubbuck is the founder and director of the Ivana Chubbuck Studio and creator of the cutting edge and widely adopted Chubbuck Technique. There are 16 ongoing classes at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio, ranging from introductory to master classes. The Studio maintains a focus on producing and nurturing working actors, writers, and directors in a rigorous professional environment. It is our mission to empower our students with the tools to become successful and to make dynamic, empowered choices in their work.Some of the actors Ivana has worked with during her 35-plus year career include Academy Award winners and nominees:

Charlize Theron James Franco Halle Berry
Brad Pitt Jake Gyllenhaal Jon Voigt
Sylvester Stallone Elisabeth Shue Djimon Honsou
Terrence Howard Catherine Keener Jared Leto

Ivana’s students are well represented at the Academy Awards, Emmys, Golden Globes, Tonys, and many other international movie, television, and theater awards. Her work with Judith Light on her Broadway shows garnered Ms. Light two consecutive Tony Award wins, the first time in the history of the Tony Awards that has ever happened. She has also worked with:

Jim Carrey Gerard Butler David Boreanaz
Chris Pine Gal Gadot Shia LeBeouf
Meg Ryan Judith Light Jessica Alba
Eva Mendes Craig Robinson Kate Walsh
Damon Wayans Kate Bosworth Marcia Cross
Isla Fisher Liv Tyler Mary J Blige
Adam Baldwin Sienna Miller Elizabeth Mitchell
Rex Lee America Ferrera Anna Friel
Katerina Graham Camilla Belle Ali Larter
Aubrey Plaza David Ayer Meagan Good
Ian Somerhalder Rob Schneider Eliza Dushku
Malin Akerman Pink Common
Poppy Montgomery Jon Stewart Maggie Grace
Eriq LaSalle Carrie-Anne Moss Emilia Clarke
Minka Kelly Radha Mitchell Fina Torres
David Spade Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Beals
Jon Huertas Garry Shandling Matthew Perry
Patricia Valesques Dougray Scott Neil Flynn
Amy Brenneman Jessica Biel Travis Fimmel
Beyoncé Knowles Tasha Smith Emily Deschanel

…and a host of many others. Ivana works one-on-one with more than 100 of Hollywood’s premiere stars, directors and writer/producers.

After Penguin Books published Ivana’s book, The Power of the Actor, it became an instant success, spending weeks on the Los Angeles Times Top-Ten Bestsellers List. The Power of the Actor has been adopted for use as a textbook in many colleges and universities worldwide, as well as having been translated into a number of languages, including: Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, Romanian, Italian, Danish, Turkish, Japanese, German, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese, and soon to be Slovenian and Mongolian.

There are Chubbuck Studio accredited teachers, schools and universities teaching the Chubbuck Technique internationally, including: Russia, Japan, England, Philippines, South America, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Romania, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, France and more. Ivana has taught at The Julliard School of Drama in New York, and has held seminars and workshops in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Russia, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Chile, Romania, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Greece, and the Ukraine.

Ivana Chubbuck was honored by The Russian International Film Festival (she is of Russian decent) with a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the film industry alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, William Friedkin, and Francis Ford Coppola.

Ivana Chubbuck has been featured in numerous articles in national publications such as The New York Times, People, USA Today, Paris Vogue, Stern, Portugal N’Style, GQ, Premiere, Italian Vanity Fair, Grazia Magazine, The London Times, The London Guardian, Israel’s Yedioth, Australian Herald Sun, Sydney Sunday Telegraph, Russian Hollywood Reporter, European L’Officiel, New York Post, Politiken, Parade, and German’s Zeit, as well as in periodicals in Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, France, Israel, Denmark, The Netherlands, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Romania, Japan, Poland, Philippines, Spain, Ukraine, and Greece.

She has also appeared on television shows worldwide including, Entertainment Tonight (North America), “Today Show Australia”, Israel’s Channel 2 News, Denmark’s Aloha, Holland’s “Jensen!”, CBC, NPR, Germany’s RTL, “Russia Today”, Bottom Line – Philippines, London Real, “Eleni -Greece”, Evening with Ivan Urgant – Russia, 24 Horas – Chile, as well as other shows in Romania, Norway, Ukraine, and Italy.