Best Acting Classes in NYC:

Featured in Time Out New York’s “Best Acting Classes in NYC”.

“…immerses newcomers in the [Meisner] technique…Definitely not for dabblers!” – Time Out New York

MULTIYEAR WINNER! Backstage named The Ted Bardy Acting Studio “BEST IN NEW YORK CITY”:

  • BEST Acting School
  • BEST Acting Classes in NYC
  • BEST Acting Coach
  • BEST Audition Class
  • BEST On-Camera Class
  • BEST Audition Coach
  • BEST Class for Teens
  • BEST Dialect Class
  • BEST Summer Program

MULTIYEAR WINNER! Backstage named us the Best Acting Classes in NYC:

  • BEST Acting School
  • BEST Acting Classes in NYC
  • BEST Acting Coach
  • BEST Audition Class
  • BEST Acting Class for Teens
  • BEST Dialect Class in New York City

MULTIYEAR WINNER! Backstage Reader’s Choice Awards named Ted Bardy Acting Studio:

  • BEST Acting School
  • BEST Acting Classes in NYC
  • BEST Acting Coach
  • BEST Audition Teacher
  • BEST On-Camera Class in New York City

Who is Ted Bardy?

Ted Bardy has studied all the major acting techniques with some of the greatest teachers of our time. He has sculpted a practical, clear and specific way of working for today’s actor that is based upon his own experiences. He has worked with such stars as Mira Sorvino, Kal Penn, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Antonio Fargus, Lauren Holly, and Emmy and Academy Award-Winners Ted Levy, and F. Murray Abraham. His actors are, or have been, cast members in many Award-Winning hit television shows including, but not limited to: Law and Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, The Americans, 24, Major Crimes, etc.. Actors who have completed the Ted Bardy Studio’s Accelerated 3-Phase Meisner Program have gone on to work with such luminaries as: Leonardo DiCaprio, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese, Margot Robbie, Matthew Mcconaughey, Adam Sandler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Jonas, Rosamund Pike, Nick Nolte, and many more.

Mr. Bardy has also worked behind the camera as Director, Producer and Casting Director. Ted Bardy (when not instructing) personally supervises, observes, and evaluates all student work in all classes and workshops.

Looking For The Best Acting School in New York City?

Located in Manhattan’s thriving theater district, The Ted Bardy Acting Studio is recognized internationally as the BEST PIRVATE, INDEPENDENT ACTING SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY. Dedicated artists may enroll in the Studio’s unique all-encompassing 3-Phase Meisner-Based Acting Program. The Ted Bardy Acting Studio offers a creative home to not only study the Meisner acting technique for Stage, Film, and TV work, but also teaches a specific, pragmatic approach to auditioning. Our actors also gain experience acting for stage in the Studio’s One Sky Performance Space, and acquire footage acting in the Studio’s short films.

With options ranging from beginner courses to advanced classes for the working professional, along with private dialect coaching, the Ted Bardy Studio offers support along every step of an actor’s journey.

Through an emphasis on extremely small class sizes, the Studio’s staff provides personalized instruction designed to help each individual student master the Meisner technique and develop a distinctive artistic approach.

“…Longtime favorite acting school of Backstage Magazine and its readers…”


Three-Phase Acting Program
Meisner Classes in NYC

Beginner Acting Class
Phase 1

The “Reality of Doing” is the foundation of the Sanford Meisner approach to acting. Our Beginner Acting Classes start off with the fundamental Meisner Technique exercise called, “The Repetition Exercise” This is crucial for your career.

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Phase 2

This work is individualized and designed in a very systematic, step-by-step fashion in order for the actor to develop a habitual way of working. Emotional preparation is the tool the actor uses to generate a truthful, emotional life.

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Advanced Acting Class
Phase 3

Working professionals and actors who have completed their training at other facilities are also considered for admission to the Professional Acting Class (Phase 3) which focuses on application of the Meisner Technique in film, on stage, and when auditioning.

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