Circuit Acting | Advanced | Young Adult

Circuit Acting, the signature course created by Catapult founder Erik Lingvall, makes every attempt to remove “performing” from the acting room.  Through innovative exercises and lectures, this course challenges actors to use the circuitry in their brain to develop valuable habits while simultaneously breaking down mental and emotional barriers that prevent them from their most honest on-camera work. While this is an advanced class, it is advanced from the perspective of how much students will be pushed week-in and week-out. It’s not about one’s credits, experience, or previous training. It’s about one’s passion, work ethic and willingness to grow as an actor and as a person.

INSTRUCTOR: Erik Lingvall + Jillian Batherson

AGES: 16 – 25

prereq: Advanced students must be approved by the instructor. Please call 404-500-7897 to inquire about placement for Advanced Circuit Class.

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fall SESSION | 16-wk semester (both classes are full)

1-4PM wednesDAys August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 13

5-8PM wednesDAys August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 13



Catapult Acting, LLC has a 24 hour grace period in which clients can cancel their registration and receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a 10% cancellation fee will apply to all registrations. If the client chooses to cancel 15-21 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. If the registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% of the payment will be forfeited. This policy holds for all registrations paid in full and active payment plans. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds or credits for students missing, dropping or cancelling classes/workshops including any personal schedule changes that come up after registration, above policy applies.

Nearly all Catapult instructors and coaches are working actors. Class and workshop instructors could change at any time, and/or substitutes could fill in for lead coach as needed, without change to the Catapult curriculum or progression of the class. No credits or refunds will be given for this reason as Catapult only allows changes with qualified and internally trained coaches. In the event that quarantine or other like situation should take place, workshops + classes will continue virtually via Zoom. The cancellation policy above will still apply.


Erik Lingvall


Winner of Backtage’s Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach, Erik Lingvall brings with him over two decades of experience guiding and training talent. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors throughout the country. Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife and two daughters. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end. Erik’s motto: “If you create the better person, you create the better actor.” Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: Stranger Things, Samaritan, The Babysitter’s Club, Ozark, The Walking Dead, Disney’s Bunk’d, Raven’s Home, CSI, The Hate U Give, Maze Runner, Noah, NICK’s All That, Short Term 12, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman, and  many more.


Jillian Batherson


Jillian Batherson grew up in New Orleans, LA where she caught the acting bug at a young age. At 12 years old, Jillian was discovered in Karate class by a producer who invited her to audition for his film. That first on-set experience left an indelible impression.  In high school, Jillian followed in the footsteps of renowned actors Anthony Mackie and Wendell Pierce by studying at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). She graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of  Dramatic Arts and attended the British American Drama Academy (BADA).  Jillian is best known for her role as Caroline on Secrets of Sulphur Springs (DISNEY).  Other credits include: American Horror Story (FX),The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN), Leverage: Redemption (IMDb TV) and The Lucky One. In addition to acting, Jillian enjoys working on the other side of the camera as a casting associate for tv, film and commercials. After nearly a decade of traveling and coaching all over the country, Jillian is thrilled to make Catapult her home.