Testimonials

See What Students Are Saying About Our Exceptional Faculty and Programs

“….I implore anyone seeking personal betterment to visit the Terry Knickerbocker Studio….”

 

One can only benefit from time spent at Terry Knickerbocker Studio; the faculty’s belief in craft, attention to detail, and passion in the pursuit of maximizing their student’s potential are on par with any institution I’ve ever encountered.

Terry is of a very rare breed, a master in his field, with the singular goal of making you a better actor. I trust him with my life and, actor or not, implore anyone seeking personal betterment to visit the Terry Knickerbocker Studio.

– Conor D.

Alumnus

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“Everyone from staff to students is there for the shared love and passion for acting….”

 

Terry Knickerbocker Studio is an excellent studio. I have pages of great things to say but most people don’t read that long so here are the bullet points. At TK Studio, you work closely and personally with Terry. He takes the time to get to know you and your work. He offers HONEST critiques of your work with advice to improve, and that, to me, is priceless. Terry invests his time with each of his students.

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 studios that feel like desperation and competition. At TK Studios, you can relax. You work with your peers and you’re invested in their success because it is made clear everyone’s journey is their own. There isn’t any competition rather we learn from each other and are inspired by each other. The quality of students at TK Studios is also top notch. You will not run into lazy actors or someone not as enthused about the work as you are. Everyone from staff to students is there for the shared love and passion for acting. I would recommend TK Studios if you are passionate about acting, if you want to build your craft, try something new, or just keep your work fresh and honest.

– Victoria M.

Alumnus

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“It was the most alive I’d ever felt in my life….”

 

I came to the Terry Knickerbocker Studio at the ripe age of 19. I had no idea what I was in for, but I am glad I came. I could never find any other words to describe my experience there other than riveting. It was the most alive I’d ever felt in my life. I’ll use a few words that wont even do it justice, but I’d say: satisfying, brilliant, healing, extraordinary and self-discovery. Not only did the Studio help me TREMENDOUSLY as an actor, but it helped me be my best self in my daily life. All of the mentors/teachers/staff at the Studio go above and beyond to make sure you are safe and doing your best work. I would take the Two-Year Program all over again if I could. I really found myself here and my artistic home and friends that I know will last a life time and training that will better my work as an actor. I could go on and on about the Studio but I suggest getting up and going there yourself to see what its really about. Or even picking up the phone. You will not regret it I promise. I am forever grateful for TK Studio.

– Daniela G.

Alumnus

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“Be prepared to work hard, and transform!”

 

Besides a thorough, specific, all-encompassing, caring, & passionate training in the craft of acting, my time at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio has given me self-empowerment, a way of working and breaking through my own blocks, and a commitment to pursuing my work always with love and joy. Terry and his INCREDIBLE staff and faculty have “taught me how to fish,” so to speak, so that I can always keep improving and moving forward for myself. At the Studio, I learned how to seek inside of myself and inside of a script to create an authentic, personal, dynamic performance. But I have also learned how to recognize and move through the road blocks I put in my way, and that has changed my life, not just in my acting. It was not a cake walk, and I would not have wanted it to be. Be prepared to work hard, and transform! I can’t imagine a better place to have gone on this journey – the environment, the people, the literal beautiful rooms, and the passion that permeates the Studio are unmatched, in my opinion. Forever a TK ambassador!!

– Emma W.

Alumnus

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“I finally feel like I’m being equipped with what I need to pursue acting on a bigger level….”

 

I met Terry through a friend of mine and it has been the best decision I’ve ever made to attend his Two-Year Conservatory. Not only is this class opening up doors for me that I didn’t know were closed, but I’ve never experienced an acting class that provides the building blocks necessary to begin an extraordinary acting career. I finally feel like I’m being equipped with what I need to pursue acting on a bigger level, AND I’m only 4 months in. I feel freer, more honest, able to answer truthfully to my partner. This class also has helped me improve in my personal life as well. If you are the type of person that hides from the truth, this class is not for you. But if you are hungry for excellence and constant progress, then the Terry Knickerbocker Studio is definitely for you.

– Kezia B.

Alumnus