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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…

“I recently just completed the Intro To Acting program at VADA, and I can say with confidence that for someone with theatre experience like myself, or someone just starting out in the world of Acting – this program is definitely worth it. Not only is the teacher, Simon, personable and full of fun; he is also incredibly good at encouraging you to be your best self and to have confidence while doing so. All of the staff at VADA are incredible and so kind, and I have gained friends from this program, but more importantly, I have gained a family. If you have any doubts about joining this program and entering this family – audit a class and you will see for yourself that the decision to join will be the best one you will make all year.”

Cindy B. – Intro To Acting: PACE 1

Out of all the acting programs out here in Canada that I had applied for, VADA is the only academy that was genuinely concerned for my well being as a person, as well as the most direct in helping me on the journey towards my acting goals. One of the most interesting and helpful experiences that separate this program from the rest of the acting programs in Vancouver is the Field Trip to Hollywood, Los Angeles in which we attended intensive workshops with directors, producers, writers, actors, and casting directors. I learned so many tools of the trade from these veterans, including the reality of the industry and being able to get a good taste of the experience of being in LA.”

Emmanuel Ghattas – Dramatic Arts Diploma

“I started classes at VADA with their Intro to Acting: PACE 1 as I had minimal acting experience on camera and I would not only recommend it to anyone looking to cement a good strong understanding of film, but also for character work, on-camera presence, and overall acting improvement. The program packs a lot of the basics of on-camera work and a few more intricate ideas and methods to excel your knowledge of acting while bringing a creative and supportive atmosphere to each class and with the flexible class hours and days anyone can give it a try!”

Andrew Ucrainet

Vada has made the scary transition into acting so much easier. Every class helps remind me why I’m doing this. Their PACE 1 class solidified my love for acting while laying the foundations for what is to come. I can’t wait to continue growing with them.”

Jayce Osborne – Intro To Acting: PACE 1

“PACE 1 has been a fantastic and invaluable experience. I couldn’t ask for a better foundation. Our mentor, Al Miro, is such a passionate and constructive individual with a wealth of knowledge to offer. I highly recommend PACE 1 to ANYBODY searching for more.”

Tibor Czegledi – Intro To Acting: PACE 1

“I found VADA by reading reviews online and decided to give them a chance by taking the 2-week intensive acting course back in July. I had such a good experience that I signed up for the Dramatic Arts Diploma and am half finished the program so far. I booked my first paid acting gig just 2 months into the program with no previous acting experience. I would never have been able to do that without the knowledge or confidence this school and program has given me. All of the teachers are amazing and I feel confident with their instructions knowing they are all professional actors themselves. The program covers all aspects of acting, everything from auditioning to learning the technical aspects of being in front of the camera and finding tricks that are personalized for every person. I also owe a big thank you to Graeme and Simon for helping me with my self-tape for the paid commercial, they really want all their students to succeed!! I highly recommend this school if you are looking for a professional yet comfortable environment with great teachers and students!”

Tiara Sehn – Intro To Acting PACE 1 & Dramatic Arts Diploma

“The Dramatic Arts Program is incredible! The best thing is that the teachers are all working actors and so they’re up to date on their information about the film industry in Vancouver. I found this program highly informative. VADA is the best option for anyone looking to get into acting.”

Alex McDonald – Dramatic Arts Diploma

After being at VADA for 3 months, I have become so much better than I ever would have anywhere else. I feel so much more confident, proud, and happy with how I’ve performed so far. Everyone at VADA knows everything there inside and out. And I just want to point out Simon. He is amazing at what he does and he WILL make you show the best you have. He will bring out the best actor in you. Go to VADA! You won’t regret it! Thank you so far VADA.”

Brandon G.

“I found out about VADA through Instagram and thought I’d give it a try. I loved every class of it so I decided to go into the full-time program. Needless to say, I do not regret taking it. There are so many things I’ve learned as an actor and have yet to learn about myself. I recommend taking their full-time program if acting is what you truly desire!”  

Jessamine Salas – Intro To Acting: PACE 1

“After completing PACE 1 of Intro To Acting, I was blown away by the level of knowledge that was passion on through each and every class. My teacher Al was an absolute pleasure to work with and he really made all of us feel safe and confident. I can’t wait for PACE 2.”

Addison Davie – Intro To Acting: PACE 1