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Terry Knickerbocker Studio is a top acting conservatory located in NYC in the heart of Industry City,

Training the passionate actor committed to excellence.

Our belief in a holistic approach to actor training is the source of our unwavering commitment to nurturing the total actor: body, mind, and soul.  We offer an affordable alternative to BFA/MFA programs, without sacrificing quality. By providing a conservatory setting, our world-class faculty rigorously trains the actor to succeed in a highly competitive industry. 

We seek students who are diverse, generous, curious, collaborative, open-hearted, spirited, uncompromising, and real. The work we do at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio exemplifies impeccable integrity, joyous practice, bold choices, and a lively sense of play.

recommend Terry Knickerbocker Studio 100% for any actor — from beginner to seasoned vet."

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Brooklyn 

9-Week Fall Intensive

2-Year Conservatory Program

This 9-week introductory course is perfect for those looking to brush up on their connection to truthful response or those wanting to sample the work prior to the 2-year conservatory. Students start to cultivate certain core acting skills. Learn how to listen deeply, respond truthfully, and express yourself fully under any imaginary circumstances.

Are you ready to do what it takes to reach your goals and achieve artistic excellence? 

Dedicate yourself to serious training at Terry Knickerbocker Studio and discover how good you can be. 

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"The growth and profound self-exploration experienced through taking this journey with TK Studios is unparalleled; I’ve never felt so connected to who I am, and who I am becoming. It has opened my eyes, mind, and heart to the deepest aspects of my persona, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have found TKS. 

Not only is the work challenging and highly rewarding, the space created is a safe haven, which allows an openness to experiences that are free of judgement. The keen awareness that Terry and the faculty have of each student’s essence allows you to flourish both as an artist and human. If you’re looking for a comprehensive training that explores all facets of who you are mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually, you’ve come to the right place. This studio is everything."

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Alumni

Sam Rockwell

Actor | Producer | Director

“I first took an acting class from Terry Knickerbocker more than 25 years ago. Since then I have worked with him on every film and stage role I’ve done. Nobody’s better at what he does. Terry is incredibly intuitive and full of ideas that are usually outside the box. His sense of what is truthful is like a laser. I depend on him. He’s invaluable to me, and I don’t know what I’d do without him.”


Terry Knickerbocker Studio is a home for you to become the best artist you can be. Every aspect of the Studio serves the artist’s mission of creating beauty in the world. 

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Terry has been an invaluable part of my process for many years. He helps me shape my characters, prepares me for auditions, and challenges me to push myself as an actress. When I send him a new script, he has ideas on everything, from subverting obvious character choices to what physicality or props might help me express something non-verbally in a scene. He also shakes me of any quirks or bad habits I might develop.

“One of my favorite things about working with Terry is his vast knowledge of theater and film. Often when developing a character together, Terry will suggest studying a play with a similar character or watching an old film with a character whose quirks we might be inspired to pepper into what we are creating. Terry continues to impress me with his commitment to characterand story. I wouldn’t be as fearless or as confident without his guidance.”

Sam Rockwell

"Terry has been an invaluable part of my process for many years. He helps me shape my characters, prepares me for auditions, and challenges me to push myself as an actress. When I send him a new script, he has ideas on everything, from subverting obvious character choices to what physicality or props might help me express something non-verbally in a scene. He also shakes me of any quirks or bad habits I might develop.

“One of my favorite things about working with Terry is his vast knowledge of theater and film. Often when developing a character together, Terry will suggest studying a play with a similar character or watching an old film with a character whose quirks we might be inspired to pepper into what we are creating. Terry continues to impress me with his commitment to character and story. I wouldn’t be as fearless or as confident without his guidance.”

Emmy Rossum

Actor | Director


Terry's training has defined how I approach my work. Through his insight and guidance we continue to engage in creative work that can stand on its own with full thought out and realized character. Being able to take care of yourself on set is one thing, and playing roles here and there is another; but to make a life out of acting is a passion that you’ll see breathing out of the work if Terry has been involved.”

Boyd Holbrook

Actor | Writer | Producer

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