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American Academy of Dramatic Arts

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Type  Private conservatory
Endowment  approx $5million
Phone  +1 212-686-9244
Academic staff  25
Established  1884
Campus  Urban
Founded  1884
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Students  Approximately 220 New York Campus, Approximately 180 Los Angeles Campus
Location  New York City Los Angeles, United States
Address  120 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Notable alumni  Kirk Douglas, Robert Redford, Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Danny DeVito
Similar  American Musical and Dram, New York Conservatory for Drama, Juilliard School, Tisch School of the Arts, College of Mount Saint Vin
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The american academy of dramatic arts


The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a two-year performing arts conservatory with bi-coastal facilities at 120 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, and at 1336 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles.

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History

The oldest acting school in the English speaking world, the Academy in New York City was founded in 1884 to train actors for the stage. Its first home was the original Lyceum Theatre on what is now Park Avenue South. In 1963, the school moved to its current home, a landmark building designed by noted architect Stanford White as the original Colony Club.

In 1974, the Academy opened another campus in Pasadena, California, which made it the only professional actor training school in both major centers of American entertainment. The Los Angeles campus moved from Pasadena to Hollywood in 2001 in a new building next to the site of the former studios of Charlie Chaplin.

Program

The Academy remains dedicated to training professional actors. It offers a two-year program in which students have to be invited back for the second year. Auditions are held at the end of the second year for the third year company. As well as training for the theatre, it now offers courses in film and television, providing a structured, professionally oriented program that stresses self-discovery, self-discipline and individuality. Students who graduate in New York receive an Associate of Occupational Studies degree; students who graduate in Hollywood receive a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Arts degree in Acting. Students from New York and Los Angeles can get a Bachelor of Arts degree from selected universities.

Numerous students of the Academy have gone on to distinguished careers throughout the entertainment industry, receiving nominations for Tonys, Oscars and Emmys.

Notable alumni

From their Web site:

Notable faculty

The Academy has many teachers and faculty who have many professional connections and credits.

Notable faculty includes: David Dean Bottrell, Karen Hensel, Sandy Martin, Ian Ogilvy, and Scott Reiniger.

References

American Academy of Dramatic Arts Wikipedia


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