40th Anniversary Tribute to A Chorus Line including KD’s Michael Serrecchia

A special 40th anniversary tribute to A CHORUS LINE will took place on Thursday, April 16 in honor of the first performance of this legendary musical that premiered in The Public’s Newman Theater 40 years ago and went on to make musical theater history. Michael Serrecchia, KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Chair, was a part of this celebration as one of the original cast member of A CHORUS LINE. To commemorate this landmark event, the cast of the critically-acclaimed musical HAMILTON, currently playing on the same Newman stage, presented original cast members of A CHORUS LINE with a plaque that will… read more

Real World Film, Real World Experience

Recently, current and former students signed on to work on location with David Pinkston, instructor of cinematography in the Film Program at KD Conservatory. The project was a simple scene to be shot and edited and used as part of David’s Master in Film thesis proposal at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Working on location is real world “flight time” as he calls it. “There is nothing like it. Students obtain real, hands-on experience learning the creative craft of motion picture production on location.” The production day started on a Sunday and was slated for four hours. Tim Martin,… read more

Casting Director – Lisa London was a hit in Dallas, TX

Lisa London, CSA came to KD Studio/KD Conservatory, Dallas, TX  on December 6 & 7, 2014 for a workshop for Teens and Children on auditioning for film and television. The weekend started with an agents panel for parents to answer any questions about the entertainment industry and how to submit to an agent.  Several agents came from:  Kim Dawson, Campbell, Core, Clutts, Agency Dallas and Linda McAllister Agencies.    KD Instructor, Phyllis Cicero sat in and commented that she learned so much in just that one hour on how the industry works for children and came away with very important information for… read more

Women in Film honor Film Chair, Dennis Bishop and former instuctor Allison Tolman at the Topaz Awards

Women in Film Dallas delighted to announce DENNIS BISHOP as 2014 Topaz Gratitude Award Honoree.  The Gratitude Award is presented to an outstanding individual who has served as a gracious benefactor and contributed time and effort to television and film presence in the Metroplex and the great state of Texas. Dennis has made giving back to the film community – especially the Texas film community – a priority and this November 22 at WIFD’s Topaz Awards Gala he joins the ranks of previous honorees Larry Hagman, Chuck Norris, and Don Stokes.  A native Texan, Dennis’ film career began with corporate videos in the 1970’s to… read more

KD Conservatory 4th Semester Project – Addiction – is playing at the Lake Charles Film Festival, Saturday, October 11, 2014

KD Conservatory Graduate, Zachary Kelly’s film Addiction, will be screening at the Lake Charles Film Festival this Saturday, October 11 at the end of the 9pm shorts block. Addiction was the 4th semester final project from the Spring 2013 graduating class.  It started out as a webisode but several months ago Zack re-edited the Addiction Webisode series (3 episodes) into a single short film and began submitting the film to film festivals. It worked! Congratulations to Zack Kelly and the Film class of Spring 2013! If you want to see the rest of the schedule click on the link. http://www.lakecharlesfilmfestival.com/schedule.html  

Congratulations to the Summer 2014 Graduates!

KD Conservatory is proud to present the graduating classes of  Summer 2014 .   We are so proud of all their accomplishments both in our school and outside.  We wish them all the best as they continue their journey in the world of Entertainment!   Summer 2014 ACTING Graduating Class: Bottom row: Colton Brown, LaTonya Coleman, Kalita Gales, Edwin Williams Middle Row: Jermaine Emerson, Sierra J.J., Taylor Robinson, Dominique Edwards Top Row: Brian Loomis, Alfonso Davis, Blake McNamara, Dylan Haymond   Summer 2014 FILM Graduating Class: From Left to Right:  David Ryan, Jeff Keas, Tanner White, Michael Goldermann, Michael Nadler, Adriana Aguilera

DTC’s – Rocky Horror Picture Show…featuring KD Alum, Current Students and Instructor!

  KD Conservatory is excited to see so many of our “own” featured in the cult classic…Rocky Horror Show, currently at the Dallas Theater Center! KD Graduate, Justin Labosco will be playing the role of Rocky while Cloud Allen, KD Grad and Jamison Green, Current KD student are featured as Transylvanians.   KD’s Shakespeare Instructor, Alex Organ, will be playing the role of the most famous A**hole, Brad! For more information and to buy tickets, Visit Dallas Theater Center’s Website: http://www.dallastheatercenter.org Let’s do the Time Warp again! Four decades after its Broadway premiere, The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon!… read more

My acting instructor is nominated for an Emmy!

As a working actor, it is always exciting on the semi-rare occasion when you or someone you know, books a really great gig!  So to be browsing the internet and discover that a recent acting teacher of yours, has just been nominated for an Emmy… well that is nothing short of inspiring! Allison Tolman, the now Emmy nominated actress from the now multi-nominated (18 to be exact!) new, hit television series “Fargo,” was at one time, not too long ago, my Voice teacher at KD Conservatory, a subsidiary of KD Studio Inc. Allison can be seen frequenting the Entertainment section… read more

KD Conservatory Alumni – Sweatbox Refugee Dance Concert

August 8th and 9th at KD Conservatory Black Box Theatre Dallas, TX  KD Conservatory is proud to announce the second annual KD Conservatory Musical Theatre Alumni show, Sweat Box Refugees, to be held at the KD Conservatory Black Box Theatre 2600 N Stemmons Frwy Suite 117 Dallas, TX 75207 on Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 at the door on Friday, August 8th with a chance to win an original painting by KD Conservatory’s own Mark Mullino.  Tickets on Saturday, August 9th are $10 at the door.   The alumni show includes choreographers:… read more

Watch “The Bridge” on FX tonight, July 23rd with KD Conservatory Alum, Julio Cedillo

Julio Cedillo, KD Conservatory Alum, recently finished his work on two episodes of FX hit television series the bridge.  Watch one of the episodes tonight! The Bridge: Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.Creators: Elwood Reid, Björn Stein, Meredith Stiehm   Cedillo also has new new film, FRONTERA, starring Ed Harris, Eva Longhoria and Michael Peña,  opening July 31st . Watch the trailer  FRONTERA – Official Trailer KD Conservatory wishes Julio continued success in his steady career as a film and television actor.