Best Acting Studios In North Texas

October 18, 2010 7:38 PM

As one of the biggest media markets in the country, it’s no surprise that some well-known actors and actresses in Hollywood got their start here. This is due in no small part to the hard work of some of the best acting studios in North Texas.


Young Actors Studio

11496 Luna Road, Suite G
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
(972) 401-2090

Specializing in training young actors and actresses, the Young Actors Studio makes the list of best acting studios in Dallas due to its impressive list of child stars. The Young Actors Studio is a non-profit organization that allows instructors to focus on the development of the actors and actresses and ensure that they are prepared for the demands of the field. Children gain experience in front of green screens and with monologues, and there is even a program for teen producers for those who prefer to be behind the camera. One of the biggest names to come out of the Young Actors Studio recently is Noah Ringer, who starred as lead character Aang in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender.


KD Studio

2600 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 117
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 638-0484

Established in 1979, KD Studio offers everything from short, introductory acting classes to a full-blown college degree in several disciplines, including acting, film production and modeling. KD Studio also offers summer camps for kids and teens. This state-accredited school is a catchall for starlets with high Hollywood hopes. This Dallas studio has produced high-profile actors, including George Eads, most noted for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Burks McBride, who acted in the hit movie Office Space; and Julio Cedillo, who co-starred in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada with Tommy Lee Jones.


R.E.A.C.T. Film Acting Studio

4411 Belmont Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 834-8770

R.E.A.C.T. Film Acting Studio specializes in producing actors for the big screen. Notable alumni include Scarlett McAlister, who starred in The Astronaut Farmer with Billy Bob Thorton, and Todd Terry, who plays a lawyer in Anarchist Cookbook and has also gone on to do commercial work. Even the host of Cheaters, Joey Greco, lists R.E.A.C.T. on his resume. The studio runs a lean ship, offering classes scheduled between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each week. Coach Michele Condrey and Associate Coach Nancy Chartier teach different sessions on different days. Those interested can also audit classes taught by acting coach Michele Condrey before becoming a member of R.E.A.C.T.

– Meredith Barnhill