Student and Industry Testimonials

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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 acting camp at VADA was very informative and has changed the way I think about acting. The camp has a small number of students who all want to be there, making it a great experience to be a part of. Because of the small class size, you also get a lot of feedback on your own acting, which can help a lot.

Gabriel Salloum – Summer Break Teen Acting Camp

My experience at VADA has been fantastic! I loved everything. The instructors were great, especially Andy Thompson! The school is a great place to go if you are just starting or already have experience.

Gerric White – Summer Break Teen Acting Camp

This was my first course on acting for film and without the course I would have 100% embarrassed myself in front of a Director or Casting Director. Highly useful information for a career in film or theatre. The material taught was 5 star!

Karina Russell – Summer Break Teen Acting Camp

I’ve had a wonderful week here at VADA! I have learned quite a few new things. particularly about auditioning/audition techniques. My week at VADA has helped to inform me about where to go afterwards in pursuit of an acting career. Thanks VADA!

Ariadne Meriwether – Summer Break Teen Acting Camp
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