See What Students Are Saying About Our Exceptional Faculty and Programs

“….there’s still not a day that goes by where I don’t think about this studio…”


Years later, there’s still not a day that goes by where I don’t think about this studio. Absolutely life-changing. I not only became a better actor, but I became a better person.

– Julian J.


“I’ve never felt so connected to who I am, and who I am becoming….”


The growth and profound self-exploration experienced through taking this journey with Terry is unparalleled; I’ve never felt so connected to who I am, and who I am becoming. It has opened my eyes, mind, and heart to the deepest aspects of my persona, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have found TKS. Not only is the work challenging and highly rewarding, the space created is a safe haven, which allows an openness to experiences that are free of judgement. The keen awareness that Terry and the faculty have of each student’s essence allows you to flourish both as an artist and human. If you’re looking for a comprehensive training that explores all facets of who you are mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually, you’ve come to the right place. This studio is everything.

– Lucia S.



“This is life-changing training….”


This is life-changing training — both as an artist and human being. Unlike some graduate programs, Terry is interested in an individual’s quirks and nurtures your uniqueness. You come out of the program with both his standard of acting excellence and your individuality better understood by yourself and your colleagues. That kind of confidence to be “you” in the real world while knowing how to arrange yourself to serve character and a story is invaluable.

– Jenna C.



“I cannot stress enough how this studio has made me a better actor/thinker….”


If you are a holistically-minded actor and committed to being an artist, then this studio is the best place to train. The faculty is wise and commits themselves outright to the blossoming of each student and the ensemble as a whole. This is not a studio to simply plow through the different level courses. Each student is invited to explore the difficult and delightful aspects of their work, and the teachers demonstrate great respect, patience, and joy in the work.

I cannot stress enough how this studio has made me a better actor/thinker. The work permeates life, serving both the student and the studio as a whole.

– Henry W.


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“TKS molds individuals, not cookie cutters….”


Terry Knickerbocker Studio is my artistic home. Terry and his faculty are incredible — working with them has changed me as an actor and as a person in all of the best ways. TKS molds individuals, not cookie cutters — I trust Terry and his faculty one hundred percent. While the Studio itself is a wonderful, open space, the online community that’s been cultivated during this difficult time is not to be dismissed. I have made immense progress doing this work online, as I would in the Studio. If you’re ready to be the best actor you can be, there’s no need to wait for the literal doors to open — there is work to be done at TKS now on Zoom, and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s a life-changer!

– Kim F.

3rd Year Student

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