Jim Bonney's 1st Year Class Tuesday/Saturday 2000-2001Malin PetterssonAndrew BurnsDamion JonesKristina MooreKenny LaneStephanie AmellThomas WicusJim BonneyAndrea Semon Actor's Inspiration

Malin Pettersson

Dear Jim,
Few teachers and persons have such courage, generosity, and experience as you. Even fewer have the ability to touch, move, and affect their students-I would say no one-like you do. This spring has, thanks to this class, opened up new doors for me, helped me on every level to look at myself and life differently; I feel more alive and open. I have among so many other things learnt to enjoy and focus on the process rather than the results. I am so grateful to all you have given me, it's even more special coming from Sweden where the energy and the persistence is less. I am sure that we will see each other again. Will keep recommending the class to anyone I know who wants to do honest, deep, and very challenging work with themselves. Thank you again for helping me risk and going to new places!
See you! (come to Sweden and teach!)
All the best,
Malin Pettersson

Damion Jones

Jim,
I started living truthfully the day I interviewed with Jim. My life feels and looks so differently since we met. I know now anything is possible with work and persistence. I owe that change to my mentor, Jim Bonney.
Damion Jones

Kristina Moore

Jim,
You truly have shown me the power of the truth. Thank you for the huge change in my acting, as well as my life. I am excited and looking forward to next year.
Love,
Kristina Moore

Stephanie Amell

Dear Jim,
There is no way I could put into words what you, and this class, have done for me. I think what I am most grateful for is the encouragement and the permission to be myself. I never got that from anywhere in my life before, and I really, really needed it. You teach so much more than acting…and you do it with love. How very lucky we all are to have you.
God Bless You, Mister.
Stephanie Amell

Tom Wicus

Jim,
Thanks for teaching me to forgive myself for where my feet have taken me yesterday-accept where thy are right now-and trust that they're smart enough to take me into and through tomorrow. From the fullness of my re-discovered heart, Love,
Thomas Wicus

Andrew Burns

Jim,
Thank you for your teaching.
Andrew

Kenny Lane

Jim,
It's simply not enough to thank you for putting me on a very special journey to find out who I really am and finally whom I can "grow up to become". But this is one of the reasons why I strive to make it even more. To prove to myself that I can really do it, and to show the people like yourself that your "time" was not in vain. You've truly taught me that if I want to be interesting…I've got to be interested.
I love you,
Kenny Lane

Andrea Semon

Dear Jim,
How do you thank someone who's changed your life for the better? You've opened doors to feelings I forgot I had. You're a special person and I look forward to further adventures with you.
Love,
Andrea Semon