Acting Instructor

Erica J. Truesdale is an actor, singer, and spoken word artist born and raised in the small town of Edgemoor, South Carolina. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Winthrop University, Erica has gone on to study and perform in venues across the globe ranging from New York, Los Angeles, London (Identity School of Acting), and now Charlotte, NC.

Film Credits include the role of Nia in the feature film Ivories, and Emerson in the short film Promised Land. Stage credits included Camae in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Denitra in Nikkole Salter’s Lines in the Dust, and Aunt Sarah in Christina Sam’s Nina Simone: Four Women. She has also studied and worked behind the scenes on many notable television and film sets including David E. Talbert’s Almost Christmas and El Camino Christmas, Ashley Brim’s An Act of Terror, and most recently Academy Award winner Kevin Willmott’s The 24th.

Her mantra “art is my activism” stems from her desire to create honest depictions of the human experience in hopes of encouraging others to celebrate, embrace, and acknowledge themselves and both the lives and experiences of others. She is excited to be joining the Acting Out Studio family and looks forward to educating and nurturing rising stars of the next generation!