KD Studio named one of the “8 Great” Acting Conservatories in the U.S.

KD Studio is excited to be named one of the “8 Great” acting conservatories in the August issue of Backstage. You will find our feature on page 10.  View article here.       

#KDKid’s Big Break

If you don’t know who Saffron Herndon is you are in for a real treat. Saffron is an 11-year-old girl from Mesquite,Texas with a personality as big as the state; and she is getting ready to take over your television screen. Saffron has been working towards becoming a stand up comedian, and it looks as though she has received her big break. According to D Magazine, comedian trailblazer, Ellen Degeneres is producing a show for A&E revolved around Saffron. The show will follow ‘Saffy’ as she tours the country. She will receive coaching from top comedians and entertainers, people like… read more

KD’s First Instagram Giveaway!

For the first time ever KD is offering an Instagram giveaway! Want a free private acting or voice over lesson? Enter, enter, enter!   We knew you’d love this! OK, so here’s what you are going to do: 1. Head over to the KD Instagram  page and click the Follow button 2. Repost this picture 3. Use the hashtags #KDConservatory and #KD4MeGiveaway 4. Tag KD Conservatory 5. Follow KD_Conservatory   That’s it! Easy right? Now go enter!

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

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

Zombie Prom the Musical – Opens tomorrow – July 24th!

Buy your tickets today for Teen Summer Musical …Zombie Prom. BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM Show runs:  Thursday July 24th – Sunday July 27th What:            Zombie Prom                         Directed by Terri Ferguson                         Choreographed by Stephanie Butler                         Musical Direction by Lynn Ambrose   Where:        KD Studio Theatre                       Trinity River Arts Center                       2600 Stemmons Frwy.                       Suite 180                       Dallas, TX 75207   When:          July 24-27 , 2014                       Thursday through Saturday 7 pm                       Saturday and Sunday 2 pm   Tickets:      $8 Students-$15 General Admission DALLAS, TEXAS KD Studio’s Imagination Players’ teen  production is Zombie Prom with Music by Dana P. Rowe,… read more