While I'd taken acting classes at many different places, I did not get the comprehensive instruction about acting that you find at the Conservatory. They prepare you for the stage and for the business. Not just acting tools, but success in getting auditions, and selling and marketing your skills. I've stayed involved because I believe in the people there and their work. NCDA truly is a home with an ever-growing family.
I did not really know what to expect when I enrolled in the NCDA. As a "true senior" (over 65) I did not know how I would fit in; how I would mesh with the much younger students; how I was going to learn lines; and how I was going to use this training to launch into my third career. Attending NCDA was one of the best things I have ever done. The training was superb and the interaction with my younger classmates was a most rewarding experience. The faculty, all of whom are working actors pushed hard in their instruction and provided encouragement all the way. Upon completion of the program, I knew that I was eager and ready to compete in the world of theatre. I always make myself available to talk to potential students. I do this because I am always confident that they too will find that completing NCDA is one of the best things they can do.
My Three year program at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts far exceeded my expectations. I received a solid education and worked with some if the best actors and directors in the Washington area. Since finishing my program two years ago, I have worked consistently in theater. I recommend this program to anyone who is seriously considering a career in acting.
It was my dream to become an actress and after attending the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts my dream became a reality. Attending this school was the best decision I’ve ever made. It offers an intense acting training program with well qualified professionals. A month after finishing the program I was active and booking many acting opportunities. NCDA was a magical and life changing experience for me. I would recommend it to anyone that would like to become a serious actor.