Meet our Students: Elisha Jachetti

I just graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and a minor in Cinematic Arts. Most recently, I starred in Tony Picciotti’s September 11th¬†tribute¬†The Guys, which won Best Docu-Drama and Best Director of a Docu-Drama at the Down Beach Film Festival.


I was initially attracted to the American program through GITIS, because I was craving a conservatory experience to make me a more competitive actor. This particular program is so unique for many reasons. One of which is its location right in Moscow, where modern acting theory and theater were born. It is also the only English-speaking post-grad program that exists in all of Russia. Through this program, I expect to hone my craft in a way so that I can use the tools I learn to consistently work. I have been pursuing acting since I was eight years old and believe that it is the most important way I can lend my voice to world. I strongly believe in the healing and uplifting powers of storytelling and I want to be able to relay stories in the most honest way possible. That is why I need to further my training at GITIS.