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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…

Hear from past students about their experiences here at the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Casting Director Workshop with Catharine Falcon. She was awesome! Very informative. She answered all the questions in a real and practical way. Giving us great detail and information that will be very useful to us. Being able to see the inside scoop into the casting director process was very cool. Catharine got rid of any misconceptions and fillers that we may have wanted to bring into an audition room floor and really showed us what to focus on to have a smooth and successful audition, to walk into those doors being authentic and allow ourselves to deliver our best work. I felt I became a better actor from the experience as a whole being around other dedicated actors and seeing them handle their own pressure, then deliver. Sometimes creating the right platform and setting the stage is what really allows an actor to bring out his best and that’s why I was very thankful to have walked through those doors at VADA and studied to become an actor.    

Mike Fraser

I attended my first Casting Director Workshop with Catharine Falcon through VADA and I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience! Catherine Falcon was so supportive & encouraging to all the actors as well as, so open/honest with the do & don’t list for actors during auditions. This Workshop is such a valuable experience towards my craft & compliments the acting classes I’m currently taking at VADA. I would encourage any actors who are wondering whether they should attend Casting Director Workshops to go for it!

Aggie Cheung
Jenna – Dramatic Arts Program Diploma Graduate
Marina – Dramatic Arts Program Diploma Graduate
Aren – Dramatic Arts Program Diploma Graduate
Bharat – International Testimonial (Language: Hindi)
Alejandro – VADA Dramatic Arts Program Diploma Graduate (Language Spanish)
Amelia – Dramatic Arts Program Diploma Graduate
All of the staff at VADA are incredible and so kind...

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
I learned so many tools of the trade from these veterans...

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