About the Founder & CEO

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Prior to founding KD Studio, Inc., Kathy Tyner served as General Manager of the Kim Dawson Agency, the largest talent and modeling agency in the Southwest. During her fifteen years with the Agency, Ms. Tyner also served as a producer and booking agent and was responsible for the formation of the Broadcast Talent Division of the agency. When it became apparent that many actors were in need of a workshop space to further enhance their skills, Ms. Tyner joined with Ms. Dawson to create KD Studio, Inc. Their desire was to create a training facility that would provide quality acting instruction for beginning and advanced actors.

Ms. Tyner has served on the Commission for Accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is a past member of the Curriculum Committee for the Texas Educational Theatre Association, and a past member of the board of the Career Colleges & Schools of Texas. She is also a past board member of the advisory board of Women in Film/Dallas, the Irving Film Commission, and Executive Women International.

Her commitment to the arts is demonstrated by her ongoing efforts to create opportunities for actors and artists to work professionally. It is Ms. Tyner’s dedication to the performing arts and her sensitivity to the needs of the individual artist that has placed KD Conservatory at the forefront of performing arts education.

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