Student and Industry Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it – students and industry professionals alike rave about VADA

See What People are Saying About Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts…

I took the full-time program at Vada. It was just amazing, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve grown as an actress. Teachers are just great and super knowledgeable. My favourite part of the 6 month DAP was the Hollywood field trip!

Ida Segerhagen

When originally looking for a city to shoot this film, Vancouver had the most attractive elements including an active and supportive film-friendly city staff, amazing locations, and well-experienced local crew.

John J. Kelly, Executive Producer of Deadpool

My experience with the PDAM course so far is phenomenal. Finishing up the 6 month program and now going directly into the post program has given me a great deal of confidence in my acting and auditioning ability.

Anthony Scardera

The tools and techniques that you are taught are invaluable to honing your acting skills and developing your career. Attention and time are given to each actor to ensure that they receive the most out of their experience and become more confident in their abilities. I am very glad that I made the decision to attend VADA and I am excited to go to class every week. Thanks VADA!

Aleisha Smith

I started taking scene study at VADA with very limited experience. Not even a year has gone by and I have starred in various independent films, been part of the bi-annual showcase where I won second prize in the monologue category and gained professional representation. Love the school, love the teachers, love the actors!

Artur Stofel

I took the Intro to Acting and it went beyond what I had expected, the classes were so intensive and informative that I didn’t want to stop there, I am now taking the On Camera Audition and it’s amazing. The instructors you’ll find here are great, they tell you honestly what’s good what’s not and they’ll do whatever it takes to take you to the next level. I’ve learned a lot especially how to build confidence and less self-judgement and I’m already enrolled for the two weeks programs. They also offer so many workshops with agents, casting directors and amazing teachers so if you’re looking to know about acting VADA is definitely your guide.

Lisiane Biset

The Audition Classes I took provided me with skills that have helped me tremendously in my auditions. I believe, I got a call back and a film job due to taking these courses. I also attended some workshops with local casting directors which provided me with feed back and learned other important skills that I know will make me a better actor. Thank you VADA for creating such a great atmosphere and terrific teachers who believe in their students to be the best they can be.

Naomi Rouleau

I’m so happy that I chose this school, in just two weeks my confidence has gotten so much better. The class atmosphere was really easy going and low stress. Everyone was really encouraging and I never felt that I was being judged (even when I sucked!) Simon was a great teacher always keeping things fun and light which helped boost everyone’s confidence as well. After taking the two week course I decided to take the part time scene study class which is also great. I plan on sticking around to say the least! Go VADA!

Taylore McEachryn

I did the Two Weeks Intensive and loved it. I learned so much more than I ever thought possible in just 2 weeks. Simon the owner/teacher and all his staff are truly amazing. They do all they can to help you with your goals. Doing the TWI really helped and confirmed that I am meant for acting. I had such a great time at VADA that I registered for the full-time program. I highly suggest this course and school to anyone who wants to be an actor/actress. Whether you have taken a course or not there is so much to learn at VADA.

Jessica Marie Simard

VADA alumni are often seen at my auditions, and the confidence they have acquired through their training never fails to set them apart from the crowd when it comes to booking the job. Talent may be something an actor is born with, but confidence and professionalism are learned. VADA is an excellent place to learn these skills.

Sean Milliken
Sean Milliken Casting (Vancouver)