Testimonials

Hear From Our Students

The faculty and staff of Terry Knickerbocker Studio take great care and pride in delivering on the promises we make to our students, and in the ongoing development of their acting careers. In the course of this pursuit, we take every opportunity to check in with our students, and are thus honored to have received the following feedback from both current students and alumni.

"It’s an amazing experience to discover how vast you are in so many ways...." Sinead, because she has a reference in Meisner work and therapy, is able to give a perspective that I really needed. Even to this day, I am shocked about the things that come up in the work...

"That’s how you grow: with someone like Sinead being your guide...." I love Sinead. She’s so calming, she’s so warm, but not in a performative way. She just is warmth and is this calm and centered energy that is so necessary because the things that come up in the...

"I feel grateful to have Sinead in the TK community...." Sinead creates a very safe environment for us to share our feelings and relate to what others are saying and have usually-hard-to-have conversations. She’s such an expert in navigating and guiding people through...

"Pandora was supportive every step of the way...." In Solo Show, working with Pandora is like working with a partner. Pandora was supportive every step of the way. She eased us into the work with fun writing prompts and discussions before we started actually working...

"I can't stress enough how patient she is with her students - unrelentingly so...." Pandora methodically walked us through everything we needed to know using a very relatable approach. She worked with us directly on the text and stuck with us until we got it. Pandora...

"Working with Bethany is a dream come true for any actor, honestly...." Working with Bethany is a dream come true for any actor, honestly. The way she invites you to play - the tools that she will introduce you to are tools that you will use for the rest of your life,...

"Terry's laser focus and intuitive ability to find the truth in everyone's work is incredibly rare...." Terry extends his commitment to excellence to every corner of the studio from the design of the studio itself to the incredible faculty he surrounds himself with. -...

TK Studio is an extraordinary place to train and grow as an actor. Terry’s personal and thorough approach to acting (based in Meisner) and the conservatory process is - in my opinion - the best you will find anywhere. And the Studio staff are wonderful as well. TK...

"She has helped me find a new appreciation and a better utilization of my body...." I am forever grateful to have met and to be taught by the butterfly of a human, Julia Crockett. Julia has helped me to find release throughout my body in ways that were so kind and...

The depth of knowledge and wisdom that David Brimmer has is endless. His experience in the field of stage combat is in his bones and it is clear when he is teaching that not only does he love it himself, but he loves spreading the knowledge he has accrued over such a...

"....what was so valuable about working with him was being able to witness a leader and an artist at work...." I undoubtedly learned how to be a better mover with Nate, but what was so valuable about working with him was being able to witness a leader and an artist at...

Because Terry is taking actors to new heights each and every class, I find myself learning more and more than I ever thought I could from my classmates. Watching my mates rise up creates an inspiration. When a scene goes up and they kill it, suddenly everyone is...

Matthew is just so brilliant. He's a brilliant teacher and a brilliant soul. It was awesome to work with him. - Michael S. Alumnus

"Being in Clown class was a transformative experience...." Being in Clown class was a transformative experience. Justin created a space in which we felt free to express ourselves with love for ourselves and each other, without judgement or fear of failure or messing...

"I’m a better person and actor for having studied with Julia...." Julia is an incredible artist and teacher. Her depth of knowledge is inspiring. Her openness and generosity with this knowledge is profound — She cultivates a safe, judgment-free space where students...

Kana is pure joy and delight! She has indelibly helped me to find my inner strength and voice as an artist and performer. Kana genuinely cares about her students and goes above and beyond to help them achieve their goals and grow. I wouldn’t be who I am today without...

"She brings insight, wisdom, and compassion into the circle...." Her specific experience with Terry as his student, and subsequently as a teacher at his school, is an incredibly valuable asset within the safe space of the Movement studio. She brings insight, wisdom,...

Mac is so supportive and encouraging! I would not have gained the confidence I now feel as a mover/dancer if it weren’t for his keen eye and empathetic nature. - Victoria M. Alumnus

Nate is hilarious and incredibly generous. He creates such a safe place to explore your edges and try new things. Nate instills in each performer a true love for creativity and play, and I miss being in class with him daily. - Victoria M. Alumnus

"I developed a lot of confidence and trust in my body and my work in his movement classes...." Nate demands excellence, which is a very good thing, but it can be very scary because we are being asked to step out of our comfort zones and explore that discomfort within...

Matthew is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life - in any curriculum. He’s just a wonderful guy. He’s a walking, living genius. - Dylan M. Conservatory Student

"I left his class with a broader view of the world, a stronger understanding of our work and a better sense of myself as an artist...." Upon walking in and seeing TK Studio for the first time, I realized how serious Terry Knickerbocker is about building an environment...

"When I say that Belinda is one of the best listeners I've ever had the pleasure of working with, I'm not hyperbolizing...." When I say that Belinda is one of the best listeners I've ever had the pleasure of working with, I'm not hyperbolizing. She is so...

"....he’s a true expert in Movement...." Nate has a magical way of assessing each individual’s areas of tension and what each person can work on. He has a playfulness about him that brings a lot of joy into the room, so it’s always fun working with Nate! He also knows...

"Terry treated me (as he treats all of his students) like a serious person and a serious actor...." I have been working with Terry for over a year now, after taking a break from acting for quite some time to have kids. It was terrifying getting back on the horse - I...

"I recommend Justin’s clowning class for anyone who wants to re-awaken the child in them and to expand deeper into the depths of their most care-free, impulsive artistry...." I signed up for Justin’s Clowning class last minute and to me and my work as an artist, it...

"I can’t imagine studying with anyone else...." I’ve been studying with Terry for nine years, which is how long I’ve lived in New York. I can’t imagine studying with anyone else. His attention and patience doesn’t just resonate with me as an actor, but continues...

"Everyone from staff to students is there for the shared love and passion for acting...." TK Studios is a bit off the grid in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which for me allows more focus on the work and the craft than being in a studio in the busy city full of other acting...

"He is sure-handed and secure enough in his own way to be flexible to the needs of the actor in front of him...." Terry Knickerbocker is excellent, and stands for excellence. He is a deeply knowledgable communicator of his own tradition, and has a palpable curiosity...

"....she really challenges us to move outside of our comfort zones...." Kana is a great teacher because she really challenges us to move outside of our comfort zones. She also takes the time to really listen to each individual and always has feedback tailored to each...