Cori Dioquino

Actress. Artist. Educator.


mckinnon acting studio


McKinnon Acting Studio, LLC was created by Maryland-born actor Mark McKinnon to offer affordable acting classes, private coaching, audition tape services and consultation for beginning and experienced actors in the Washington, D.C. area.  Since 2012, Mark has coached and consulted hundreds of actors, helping them get in the best possible position for auditions and to book work.  Some of his students have booked co-star, guest star and recurring roles on primetime network television and cable shows, as well as local and national commercials and industrials.  Classes at MAS focus on film and television acting and audition technique.  Mark specializes in helping actors understand branding and how to create a detailed marketing plan and strategy that enables them to book work and continuously progress throughout their careers.

Some of the services that the Studio offers include Adult Audition Technique classes, Small Group Classes and Youth Division Classes.  MAS also holds quarterly intensives, including the Ready for New York Workshop, during which various agents and managers travel to D.C. to meet and watch local talent audition.  Several actors, including Cori Dioquino, have signed with NYC reps as a result of these workshops.  For more information on the next Ready for New York Workshop and other classes and events, visit the McKinnon Acting Studio website.  

Cori Dioquino is a member of the MAS Core Team and helps to lead the Youth Division grow and expand as its Head Instructor.  The MAS Core Team includes Marketing Manager Brittney Carter McKInnon (Marketing Manager and Founder and CEO of B. Carter Solutions), Princess Ezeofor (Branding Consultant and Actor), Kelvin Page (Technical Director and Actor), Benita Spinner (Parent Advisor/Business of Acting Coach and CEO of BMS Talent and Entertainment), Nichole Chimere (Assistant Studio Manager and Actor), Ro Underwood (Studio Manager, Actor and Professional Acting Coach) and Terrence Shingler (Technical Support and Actor).