Summer Intensive Now Enrolling

We welcome adults (18 years of age and over) to our Summer Intensive curated by the “best acting coach in NYC” -Entertainment Weekly. The pursuit of excellence never stops. Choose your acting journey this summer!

Backstage Article on Summer Training

Terry shares how summer is the perfect time for both new and professional actors to flourish. He recommends what to look for when finding the right summer acting program, and chats about how actors like Sam Rockwell cultivated their acting chops during Summer Intensives.

"The Mountaintop" Reading May 28th

Join us for this reading featuring our TKS faculty, 100% of ticket profits go towards our NextGen scholarship. Get your tickets below!

TKS Conversation: River Gallo

River Gallo talks about creating a feature film – “Ponyboi” – that received rave reviews at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, discusses what it’s like to emerge as one of the most forward-facing people in the intersex community, and describes how training and coaching with Terry Knickerbocker was so empowering.

TKS Conversation: Justin Cimino

Justin Cimino talks about clown work and devising, how they relate to the Meisner technique, and their capacity to give voice to underserved communities in the United States and abroad.

Terry Knickerbocker
Terry Knickerbocker, Studio Director

Welcome to Terry Knickerbocker Studio

We are a diverse community of passionate artists and world-class teachers empowered by acting’s most effective training method.

Our focus is on you, the student, on a journey towards mastering your craft—a journey that is powerfully transformative. Our faculty are devoted mentors who will accompany you every step of the way.

We will help you achieve total confidence in your ability to act. A confidence you’ll bring with you to every audition and any role—for the rest of your life.

Ready to take the first step? Let’s talk.

Join the TKS Community and Become a Confident Actor for the Rest of Your Life.

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Tailored training solutions for passionate actors committed to excellence.


Limited Space | Apply Now
Our flagship four-semester certificate program begins in January 2024

Summer Intensive

Starts June 2024 | Apply Now
Our Crash Courses In Meisner Technique, Acting, Movement, Voice, Speech

Specialty Classes

No Prerequisites | Learn More
Scene study, Voice over, Mask, more

Our Faculty

Highly trained, talented, empathetic, collaborative, and diverse—we’re honored to introduce our incredible faculty, who embody these characteristics and so much more.

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Our Values

Our values are the guiding force behind everything we do here. They are the DNA of the TK Studio culture.


Learning & Growth
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging