About Greta

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Greta Papageorgiu began studying Meisner technique with Jacqueline McClintock in 1998.  After completing her B.A. from McGill University she moved to New York City  to continue studying Meisner Technique under Ron Stetson, Richard Pinter and Gary Kingston at the Neighbourhood Playhouse.

As an acting instructor, Greta has taught in Toronto (Private Studio- Meisner with Greta, Classical Theatre Project, JRP, Harbourfront Centre), Montreal (Meisner with Greta, Segal Centre), Quebec City (ELSB) and Munich, Germany (Munich Film Academy).



“After every Meisner session with Greta, I come out refreshed and positive that I have not only grown as an artist but as a an individual. Greta helps us tap into a raw emotion that as artist is in all of usJaob Headshot.  She pushes us to be natural and believable. I can truly say a good portion of my current on screen success is credited to Meisner with Greta. I’d recommend any one, beginner or advance, to partake in her class! Thank you Greta.”
Jacob Reardon – Actor


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“Greta is an exceptional educator and workshop facilitator. She helps each participant develop and refine their skills in a safe and supportive environment — all the while, providing opportunities for her students to learn more about themselves and truly realize their potential.”

Eugene Chong -Coordinator, Community Learning Community & Educational Programmes Harbourfront Centre

Mat ValoisGreta is absolute pleasure to study with. Her genuine enthusiasm for the art ofacting makes her classes exciting. She has this incredible ability of demanding the truth in every moment while making her actors feel safe and welcome. Walking outof class every day you feel great about the exercise you have put in as an actor. Mat Valois- actor





“Greta has one of the best bulls**t detectors I have yet seen. She is able to inspire such an impressive level of honesty and connection in her actors that I have kept coming back for more. I highly recommend her classes to anybody wishing to become more vulnerable and at the same time more at home in their own skin.”  Anders Yates – Actor and Improvisor at Bad Dog Theatre

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“Greta Papageorgiu knows how to guide you towards the immediate truth of any given moment. Wise, truthful and spontaneous, she propels her students towards total presence – as an actor, you couldn’t ask for anything more.”

Sarah Jurgens – Actor-www.sarahjurgens.com


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“Training with Greta was beneficial & fun!  She has a deep knowledge of the technique & is adamant about being completely honest & ‘in the moment’, leaving you quite vulnerable & ultimately, spontaneous. A great training ground if you’re looking to study the Meisner technique. ‘Who’s the most important person in the world? Your partner!'”

Steven Love- Actor, CFC Actor’s Conservatory 2014




“Thank you Greta for your inspiring and intense work with the students at MFA. We all loved you being here.”

Lou Binder – Head of the Munich Film Academy

nicole stamp“Greta notices everything, yet says only what needs to be said.  Her classes are lively, emotional, and engaging, and her contributions are warmly encouraging, yet truthfully tough.  While taking her weekly classes in Meisner and Scene Study, I felt a definite growth in my skill as an actor, and found myself also becoming more fully present in my day-to-day life.  The class was an inspiring and useful experience, and I’d study with her again without hesitation.

Nicole Stamp – Canadian actor, director and television host