Testimonials

See What Students Are Saying About Our Exceptional Faculty and Programs

“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.

Alumnus

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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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“My experience training with Terry has been a wake-up call of the heart….”

 

I highly recommend this teacher, this studio and this path if you aspire to be a true artist. My experience training with Terry has been a wake-up call of the heart. Terry encourages you to be who you are…unhinged and in raw form. He stands by the individual, cultivating a spirit and work ethic inside that is invaluable in artistry and every aspect of life itself. If you are reading this and are considering this path, you are already on it. This is where you come for the truth.

– Aaron H.

Alumnus

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“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 felt like I wasn’t an “artist” anymore, and had no right to think that I could be again. Terry treated me (as he treats all of his students) like a serious person and a serious actor, and has always been thoughtful and generous in his support and feedback. He helps the actor make sense of things that sometimes make no sense, and find meaning in moments that don’t always seem to stand out on first read. I look forward to continuing to work with Terry, and continuing to grow in my work as an actor.

– Kathy C.

Third Year Student

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“….this is the place to sharpen your blade….”

 

If you’re interested in not only being a better actor but an actor that also strives for the highest quality of work, this is the place to sharpen your blade. The standards are high, the work is demanding, and if you can find an opportunity to study with Terry or any of the faculty here, you will leave satisfied and itching for more.

– Kevin K.

Alumnus

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