August 2-13, 2021


High School Program

Now accepting applications

Accepting applications until July 15th


TK Studio Summer High School Program

Train as an actor. Find your voice. Make original work.



Master Classes

Introduction to the Meisner Technique

Creating Your Own Work 

Clown and Improvisational Creation 

Freeing the Natural Voice

Introduction to Movement

Duration: 47 hours for the entire program


Master Class with Jonathan McCrory

Demystifying the College Artistic Review with Chris Andersson

Master Class with Liliana Padilla 

Master Class with Stevie Walker-Webb

and more exciting master classes to be announced!

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Meet Some of Our 
Notable TK Actors


Oscar Winning Actor

"I first took an acting class from Terry Knickerbocker more than 25 years ago. Since then I have worked with him on every film and stage role I’ve done."


Actress | Director

"Terry has been an invaluable part of my process for many years. He helps me shape my characters, prepares me for auditions, and challenges me to push myself as an actress."

Natasha Lyonne

Brian Michael Smith

Emmy Award Nominated Actress


"Working with Terry was an excellent experience. I felt confident in my choices and spent less time second-guessing myself."

It’s hard to put into words the impact my time with Terry has had on me professionally and personally as a teacher, a guide, and a mentor.


August 2-13, 2021


High School Program

Now accepting applications

Accepting applications until July 15th


Tell me about the program

This Summer, you don’t have to be in NYC to experience NYC-caliber training. Study with one of the premiere NYC actor training institutions from anywhere in the world---in a brand new, revolutionary program for rising High School Juniors and Seniors.

Terry Knickerbocker Studio knows the Meisner Technique, and you’ll begin there, with this hugely popular acting method---you’ll find and cultivate your own unique voice and truth, and discover who you really are as a young actor and artist

From there, a diverse group of some of the most exciting teachers in professional actor training will bring you an array of supporting classes that will complement your Meisner work---

  • Voice and Singing
  • Movement
  • Clown
  • Creating Your Own Work.

Over the course of two weeks, you’ll also have Master Classes and Q + As with influential leaders from the worlds of theater, film, and TV, with everyone working toward a shared goal of training, seeing, and hearing you---honest, an individual---and an actor who is learning to create their own original work in community with a like-minded ensemble of different, daring artists of the future.

Your Faculty

Lisa Nathans

Lisa Nathans is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting within the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland. She is a certified Colaianni Speech Practitioner and a Designated Linklater Voice Instructor. Lisa received her MFA in Voice Studies through London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Chuk Obasi is an actor, writer, director and choreographer. He is currently the Co-Director at TÉA Creative, a Company Member with The Private Theatre, and a Company Member with the People’s Theatre Project. He is also an educator, having served as a Movement Project Director at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, a Musical Theatre Adjunct Professor at Drew University, and a frequent guest teacher for LAByrinth Theatre among other engagements.

Chuk Obasi

Kana Sato

Kana Sato hails from Sendai, Japan, and holds a BFA in Dance from California State University. As a contemporary dancer, she toured extensively for almost a decade with Shen Wei Dance Arts. Her physical and movement training extends beyond all dance forms with the exploration and practice of Yoga, Butoh, Gaga, the Alexander Technique, BMC, and the Feldenkrais Method. She is also a certified Pilates trainer as well as a practitioner of the ancient Japanese bodywork, Kenbiki.

Justin Cimino

Justin Cimino received his BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, training at the Meisner Studio. He has trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. As an actor, he has performed Off-Broadway and in many other productions in NYC. He has been a teaching artist for 15 years. He is currently the Artistic Director for Zara Aina, a nonprofit organization that brings theater to at-risk communities in Madagascar and the United States. 

Core Classes

"The caliber of the faculty that has come together for this program is mind-bogglingly good---I hope students won't pass up this chance to work with, be led by, and make lasting connections with these brilliant, unique thinkers and creators. Train and be better for your high school programs, or gain valuable skills to help you get in to college theater programs. Discover who you are as an artist, and start making your own work. And in Clown Class---remember it all comes back to play, and fun, in the end."

Justin Cimino

TK Teacher - Clown and Improvisational Creation

Celestine Rae is an actress, dancer, and emerging director. Her artistic journey began as a modern dancer in her hometown of Philadelphia where she studied dance at Philadanco!, Koresh, and Soliloquy in Motion Dance Studios. Her training in various forms of dance grew into a deep passion for acting. Celestine is a graduate of The William Esper Studio where she studied under Terry Knickerbocker.

Celestine Rae