Alumni Success Stories: Kevin McHale of “Glee”

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably either seen or heard about the TV show Glee. What you may not have known about Glee, however, is that multiple main cast members attended acting classes at KD Studio. Today we’ll tell you more about one of our most notable alumni, Kevin McHale – although you may know him better as Artie Abrams. Kevin McHale’s Road to Stardom Kevin was born and raised in Plano, just minutes from KD Conservatory’s campus in Dallas, Texas. After attending acting classes as a teen, he landed his first minor television appearance on an episode… read more

The Benefits of Acting, Filmmaking, and Musical Theatre Camps

Now that spring has sprung, summer is just around the corner. For children and teens, that means a two or three month break from school to relax or go to the pool every day. For parents, it means the despairing cries of, “I’m sooooo bored” are also just around the corner. Fortunately, there are options to keep kids and teens occupied and following their passions, even during the summer months – with acting and musical theatre camps at KD Conservatory. Who should attend summer camp at KD Conservatory? Our camps cater to each student’s level – from the beginner to… read more

KD Conservatory Open House

If you are interested in seriously pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, you’re invited to come take an in-depth look at what KD Conservatory can offer you. RSVP today for upcoming open house nights, and learn about one of our three Associates of Applied Arts degree programs in: – Acting Performance – Musical Theatre – Motion Picture Production Our next open house will be Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to high school seniors and those with a high school diploma or GED. To learn more, contact us today or give us a call at 214-638-0484. Our open house nights are located on the KD… read more

Improving Your Public Speaking Skills With Acting Classes

According to a recent Boston Globe article, public speaking is the number one fear held by American adults – beating out snakes, spiders, and heights. Fears of snakes and heights make sense because both of these can be dangerous, and most people agree that spiders are creepy. But why public speaking? For many, this fear is related to inexperience and lack of confidence – both of which can be improved by taking acting classes at KD Conservatory. Self Confidence Acting classes are a great way to help build confidence when appearing in front of an audience. These classes are a… read more

Act of Murder

We are proud to announce 3 of the 4 characters in this production are from KD Conservatory! Art of Murder A murder mystery by Joe DiPietro Playing at Theatre Three′s Norma Young Arena Stage April 12 – May 12, 2012 In a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks, one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the imminent arrival of his art dealer, Vincent Cummings. But the visit is not a standard one, for Jack feels wronged, and he is intending to kill his friend. As Jack lays out his intentions for the… read more

Am I Too Old to Start Acting?

If you’ve passed your teen years, sometimes it may seem like you may be “too old” to start acting – even if you’re relatively young! Whether you’ve always loved acting and never pursued it or are looking to start up a second career, you may be wondering if it’s a good idea or even possible at all to become an actor at your age. The short answer? It’s never too late to pursue your dreams! The entertainment industry is always looking for actors to fill roles, from babies to seniors and every age in between. Although it may be more… read more

KD Studio Presents: Two Weekends of “Into the Woods”

In cooperation with Trinity River Arts Center, we proudly announce two upcoming weekends of performances of Into the Woods, portrayed by two completely different casts. This is the first time that our Imagination Players have presented one musical with two separate (but equally talented) casts. Into the Woods is a Stephen Sondheim musical, loosely based on some of our favorite fairytales – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel to name a few – as the characters and stories intertwine. The Imagination Players present two different versions of this musical: one with an all-teen cast, and one with a preteen cast…. read more

Alumni Success Stories: Travis Tedford of “The Little Rascals”

We recently had a visit from notable KD Studio alumni Travis Tedford. Although you may not recognize him now that he’s all grown up, some of his early work may ring a bell – namely, his 1994 portrayal of Spanky in the film version of The Little Rascals. Travis was born and raised in the Dallas area. He was taking the Kreative Kids 1 course at KD Studo when he was cast as Spanky in The Little Rascals. Around the same time, he also appeared in a national TV ad campaign as the Welch’s Grape Juice Spokeskid. In case you’ve… read more

Alumni Success Stories: George Eads of “CSI”

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been a powerhouse of American television for the past 12 years. The show has created two separate spinoffs (CSI: Miami and CSI: NY) and has had some high profile guest appearances over the years – like John Mayer, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift (to name a few). There are plenty of reasons to like CSI, but it’s particularly close to our hearts at KD Conservatory for one specific reason: Nick Stokes, a Level 3 CSI who just happens to be portrayed by a successful KD Conservatory alum – George Eads. George Eads’ Road to Stardom… read more