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    Spotlight on LA Acting Schools and Coaches

    Finding the right acting school can be critical when building an acting career. Backstage talks to actors about the process of narrowing the field and what advice they would give to others.

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    Gerry Cousins fashioned her studio as a direct segue into the professional world of film and TV—emphasizing craft, focus, relaxation and commitment.

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    Welcome to New York

    All the inside information you need to live, work, and succeed in the rough and tumble world of New York City.

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    Back Stage Puts a Spotlight On the Best of the Web

    Back Stage highlights how web series can boost your career and features five actors from prominent online shows.

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    Where To

    The following is a list of New York area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized alphabetically. Those asterisked (*) were contacted, but did not respond by press time; they were accurate as of January, 2003.

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    Seven years on the faculty of NYU'S Tisch School

    Seven years on the faculty of NYU'S Tisch School of The Arts, Director of 5 Broadway Plays & 15 TV Pilots including SEINFELD.

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    An Insider's Guide to the Casting Standouts of 2009

    In anticipation of the 2010 SAG Awards, Back Stage spoke with the casting directors, actors, and directors of several of the year's most prominent movies to find out what went into creating their films.

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    2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Dance Departments, 2003-04

    The following is a list of selected dance departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance) are listed as such. Schools are listed alphabetically within each state.

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    Classical and Young Performers

    This listing includes coaches and institutions that almost exclusively teach approaches to classical work, especially but not exclusively Shakespeare. Many conservatories listed above under "Acting Schools," as well as in other categories, also offer specialized classes in classical work. Check other categories for details.Click Here

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    Singing & Music

    Back Stage's guide to pursing music and singing professionally.