Terry Knickerbocker Studio Faculty
Our highly trained faculty and staff are the true bedrock of our Studio—their expertise allows us to empower our students with the skills, understanding, and agency to create authentic art. This expertise is grounded in shared foundational training from noted mentors, including Sanford Meisner, William Esper, movement expert Loyd Williamson, clown teacher Christopher Bayes, speech innovator Louis Colaianni, and voice legend Kristin Linklater. Each of our teachers brings a broad array of perspectives and experiences to their teachings, and we prioritize hiring instructors with diverse backgrounds.

Beyond their deep understanding of the techniques, if you’ve never felt like you had a meaningful relationship with your teacher, here at TKStudio, you will be in deep conversation with your teacher who will be actively engaged with you, your strengths and your growing edge. Together, we will honor the energy and essence of who you are, recognizing all facets of your inner self so that your work as an artist is something worth celebrating.

What Alumni Say About Our Faculty

"It’s an amazing experience to discover how vast you are in so many ways...." Sinead, because she...

"That’s how you grow: with someone like Sinead being your guide...." I love Sinead. She’s so...

"I feel grateful to have Sinead in the TK community...." Sinead creates a very safe environment...

"Pandora was supportive every step of the way...." In Solo Show, working with Pandora is like...

"I can't stress enough how patient she is with her students - unrelentingly so...." Pandora...

"Working with Bethany is a dream come true for any actor, honestly...." Working with Bethany is a...

"She has helped me find a new appreciation and a better utilization of my body...." I am forever...

"....what was so valuable about working with him was being able to witness a leader and an artist...

Matthew is just so brilliant. He's a brilliant teacher and a brilliant soul. It was awesome to...

"Being in Clown class was a transformative experience...." Being in Clown class was a...

"I’m a better person and actor for having studied with Julia...." Julia is an incredible artist...

Kana is pure joy and delight! She has indelibly helped me to find my inner strength and voice as...

"She brings insight, wisdom, and compassion into the circle...." Her specific experience with...

Mac is so supportive and encouraging! I would not have gained the confidence I now feel as a...

Nate is hilarious and incredibly generous. He creates such a safe place to explore your edges and...

"I developed a lot of confidence and trust in my body and my work in his movement classes...."...

Matthew is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life - in any curriculum. He’s just a...

"When I say that Belinda is one of the best listeners I've ever had the pleasure of working with,...

"....he’s a true expert in Movement...." Nate has a magical way of assessing each individual’s...

"Terry treated me (as he treats all of his students) like a serious person and a serious...

"I recommend Justin’s clowning class for anyone who wants to re-awaken the child in them and to...

"I can’t imagine studying with anyone else...." I’ve been studying with Terry for nine years,...

"....she really challenges us to move outside of our comfort zones...." Kana is a great teacher...

I participated in the Summer Intensive & it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I am...

"Do not miss out on an opportunity to study here. It will change your life...." When you study at...

"Being in Andy's class makes me feel like I'm a kid again...." Being in Andy's class makes me feel...

"....That, to me, is the mark of a truly great teacher. One who actually wants you to not need...

Kana is an inspiring and brave artist. She is thoughtful and willing to push into unfamiliar...

"....working with him and getting to know him has been one of the greatest joys of my life...."...

"Matthew is focused and gets work done...." Matthew is focused and gets work done. He has a joyful...

"He makes the work feel accessible and helps us take ourselves a little less seriously when we get...

"....he has given me an artistic vocabulary from which to craft wherever I go...." Working with...

"My experience training with Terry has been a wake-up call of the heart...." I highly recommend...

"....he immediately honed in on me and innately understood something about me as a person...." One...

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