Conservatory graduate takes on a ‘Whole New World’

KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts congratulates alum Clinton Greenspan on landing a role in the North American tour of Aladdin, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Greenspan will be in the ensemble as well as act as the Aladdin understudy. Performances begin April 11 at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, prior to the tour’s official opening April 19. “We are so proud of Clinton,” said KD Conservatory Co-Founder Kathy Tyner. “This is a huge step in his career, and we continue to applaud his growth. He has a bright future, this opportunity will inspire others to work just as… read more

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: KD Conservatory Alumni “Bacon Numbers”

In 1994, the concept that everyone in the world is separated by no more than six degrees took a famous pop-culture turn. In January of that year, Kevin Bacon commented in an interview that he’d worked with everyone in Hollywood – or someone who had worked with them. In April, a newsgroup thread titled “Kevin Bacon is the Center of the Universe” sprung up online. Around the same time, three college students sought entertainment during a heavy snowstorm by settling in to watch the movie Footloose, and turned the concept into the game known today as “Six Degrees of Kevin… read more

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

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