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September 26, 2022

Terry Knickerbocker Studio sits down with individuals from the TKS Community… actors, faculty, students and more to ask them about their journey, how they got where they are today, and what motivates them in general in pursuing a career in the Acting World.

Onye Eme-Akwari

Actor
(Outer Banks, Captain America: Civil War, NCIS: New Orleans)

“There’s great similarity between a musical score and a script, as well as the training required to master an instrument or an acting technique.”

Julia Mayorga

Actor
(American Rust, Rare Objects)

“That’s what’s so crucial about training at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio. It enables you to have a point of view about the material you’re working with and to have the tools to express it.”

David Brimmer

Stage Combat Instructor
(Hangmen, Spring Awakening)

A Fight Choreographer that focuses on keeping actors safe, telling the truth about violence, and helping his students be more attuned to their acting partners and, therefore, better actors. 

Darius Homayoun

Actor
(Succession, Tehran, Sex/Life Season 2)

“I first studied with Terry when he was teaching at NYU, and I was a college student there. After college, I secured an agent and began auditioning. After a series of unsuccessful auditions, my agent said that I needed more training, which I did not want to hear. “

Brian Michael Smith

Actor
(9-1-1: Lone Star)

His first prominent role was a transgender police officer, in Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Ana Isabella

Actor
(West Side Story)

Ana is a recent 2 Year Conservatory Graduate Student at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio. She is featured prominently in Steven Spielberg’s recently released film version of West Side Story.

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