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Welcome to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts!

We know that deciding how and where to pursue your professional acting career is one of life’s biggest decisions. The New York Conservatory offers small class size and a collaborative learning experience to transform you from a student into an actor who works. We believe the sooner you can start your career, the better.

In the conservatory environment, you will work all day, every day strictly on your craft. Our highly disciplined training programs give you the tools for a successful career as an actor in film, television and musical theatre.

Students graduate with the tools in hand to get work—including a resume and network of industry contacts. Film & TV graduates will have a professional reel, and Musical Theatre graduates will have personalized repertoire book.


Stanley Nasberg

Jay Goldenberg

Becky S. Corbett


Lisa Berman Knott, President/CEO

Jennifer Sundheimer, Treasurer/CFO


Sara Buffamanti – Artistic Director

Naima Warden – Director of Education

Lisa Hildebrand – Administrative Director of Programs