Student and Industry Testimonials

Students on stage in a line-up and they look like they are holding their arms and hands out to say ta-da!
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…

The studio is an absolute positive experience. The instructors are top notch and work with each student strengthening their skills and honing new ones. The administration staff is extremely helpful and approachable.
Josh Lambert – Attended VADA’s Spring Break Camp March 2017
As a graduate of the full time DAP Program, and a current student in some part time classes, I would highly recommend Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts for all actors with all levels of experience! The teachers and coaches are great at helping you achieve your highest potential and always pushing you to go beyond what you think you are capable of. Coming directly out of high school I was lucky enough to have received a $500 scholarship. This kind of opportunity made it that much easier for me to pursue my career and attend the right school for me (I definitely suggest looking into this!).
Jewel Hand – VADA’s High School Scholarship Recipient

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 (Now Professional Actor Development program) 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 – Ongoing Scene Study Alumni

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