Teen Programs

The Teen Conservatory Program is based on the conviction that young actors, ages 14 to 17, can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults.  Actors exercise all the aspects of craft required to achieve the highest professional standards: voice and speech, movement, improvisation, scene study, and acting technique.

The Conservatory @ AOA

5 Weeks, June 18 – July 20, 2018


12 Spots, by audition only.

Classes include On-Camera, Scene Study, Monologue Prep, Improv, and Weekly Master Classes.

Study with the best collegiate and professional faculty in Southern California.

This program is designed for the student actor to explore the craft of acting through movement, acting technique, scene study and improvisation, taught in a fun and creative environment.

Ages 14-17


Our teen alumni have been accepted into notable theater programs of such colleges and universities as:

NYU Tisch, North Carolina School of the Arts, Northwestern University, Sarah Lawrence College, De Paul, Syracuse University, Bard College, Cornell University, Williams College, USC, and  UCLA.

Our teen alumni have also gone on to work in various stage and film projects such as:

Private Practice, Medium, Chase, The Job, Guardian, Rescue Me, Without A Trace, Leverage, The Good Wife, 3rd Watch, All Law and Order shows, Sex and the City, Hope and Faith, CSI, Smallville, Ed, and various Soap Operas

The Hours, The Bone Collector, In Good Company, 10,000 BC, The Covenant, Adventureland, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

On Broadway and Off Broadway:
Rent, Next to Normal, Bye Bye Birdie, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Mary Rose