Skip to content

Student and Industry Testimonials

A group of young adult theatre actors, arm in arm, smiling
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. 

The material taught was 5 star!

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 have learned quite a few new things.

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 instructors are top notch...
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
...always pushing you to go beyond what you think you are capable of.
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
It was just amazing...

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
...film-friendly city...

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
...given me a great deal of confidence in my acting and auditioning ability.

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
...I am excited to go to class every week.

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
Love the school, love the teachers, love the actors!

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
...beyond what I had expected...

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