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The Best Acting Class in NYC

Backstage 2014 Reader’s Choice named Ted Bardy Acting Studio:

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

In 2015, Backstage named us the Best Acting school NYC has to offer.

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

Backstage Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 Awarded more laurels:

  • Best Acting School
  • Best Acting Coach
  • Best Audition Class
  • Best On-Camera Class
  • Best Audition Coach
  • Best Class for Teens
  • Best Dialect Class
  • Best Summer Program

Featured in Time Out New York’s Best Acting Classes in New York rankings for 2017.

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

Looking For The Best Acting School in New York City?

You have been looking for the best acting school in NYC because you want to be the best. Well the good news is, you have found it. The laurels say we are the best but, most importantly, our students agree. Come find out why so many vote for Ted Bardy Acting Studio as the best NYC Acting School.

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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, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Antonio Fargus, Lauren Holly, and Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham. 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.

Three-Phase Acting Program
Meisner Classes in NYC

Phase 1

6 Mo – 1 Yr

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

6 Months

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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Phase 3

6 Months

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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