Testimonials & Press

Maia Guest and John Plummer

ACANY Parents
When our son, Charlie Plummer, was ten, he asked if he could pursue acting professionally.  We looked at several workshop options, and signed him up for a one-day class with A Class Act NY.  He loved it so much, he asked to return; that next time, he met manager Kim Pedell of Zoom Talent Management, who signed him shortly thereafter, and continues to represent him to this day.  Charlie also did the wonderfully rigorous showcase course, which resulted in him signing with his first theatrical and commercial agents.  We would strongly recommend A Class Act NY to any aspiring young artists and their parents; it’s no hyperbole to say that it changed our lives.

Serena Cole

ACANY Parent
Their dedicated  group of instructors are magicians with managing kids and provide a low pressure but serious environment to learn, with a focus on work AND fun! Their total commitment is obvious from seeing the impressive amount of progress our daughter has made under their guidance. She has been enthusiastic about every rehearsal and simply thrilled that we got her involved here. It is of the most productive gifts you can give to a child with an interest in the performing arts, and a first rate opportunity to take advantage of! 

John and Gena Delbridge

ACANY Parents
John and I just wanted to thank you and your amazing staff for the wonderful experience our family has had with your studio this Fall. We love the performing arts, and appreciate that both our daughters will always have wonderful memories of their first fullstage production (together!). Every aspect of the Little Mermaid experience from audition to performance was so positive for our girls, and we’re thankful for your level of care and attention to every detail. Our whole extended family was so excited – we had more than a dozen family/friends in the audience come for the first performance, and after everyone heard how wonderful the production was, over 30 friends/family/teachers attended Sunday. What a special treat for our daughters and our friends! We are all still reveling in it, and can’t wait for the next one.

Christina Zalipsky

ACANY Parent

A Class Act NY offers privates, workshops, and classes for children of all ages and skill tiers at a professional level like no other I have personally seen in the 8 years I have been immersing my kids into training for a career in entertainment.  Moreover, their management, staff and class atmosphere honestly and consistently practice an all-around supportive, all-inclusive and positive-focused learning environment. My eldest daughters, Sophia (13) and Melania (12) have been coming to A Class Act NY consistently for several years now. My youngest, Victoria (10), began to attend the more intensive classes this past winter.  Victoria began the 9 Week Advanced Sr. Industry Showcase class on Sunday, January 27.  All week, all I heard out of Victoria’s mouth was, I can’t wait for Sunday, mom!”  Victoria just couldn’t wait to come back to class! When I hear my children say things like, “Mom, I learned sooooo much! That was a great class! The teacher was awesome!”…. it makes it all worth it. Indeed, it makes the trip up to NY from Philadelphia worth every ounce of energy, effort, time and dollar spent!

Jonathan Kleinman

ACANY Parent

Our 6 yr old daughter attended the Cabaret camp and absolutely loved it from start to finish. She didn’t want camp to end. Everyone involved with this organization is top-notch. Our daughter learned so much in just one week thanks to the professional, yet fun atmosphere the directors and assistants provided. Thank you ACANY!

Kirtana Ramani

ACANY Parent

A Class Act NY is a professional, well executed and extremely beneficial place for budding artists. Due to the distance, we have not had our child attend as many workshops as we would have liked, but the few that we attended have been outstanding and truly worth our time and money.

Jill Heeger McKenna

ACANY Parent

My son attended the Agent Industry Showcase last month. He received 6 calls the following day! So far we have signed with Lil Angels Unlimited Management. The showcase was extremely organized and I loved how they warmed the kids up and did some fun things to calm their nerves before their performance.

Logan Rowland

Cast member The Addams Family on Broadway

A Class Act NY is a great way to learn Broadway technique from real Broadway stars. I just did my first workshop, and in six months I was working in one of the biggest Broadway shows that year! Great things can happen, and A Class Act can help make these great things happen for you too!

Rachel Gilchrist

ACANY Student

I absolutely loved training at A Class Act NY; well worth the trip from Scotland! I learned so much in a short time. Thank you so much for having me and can’t wait to come back!

Jennifer Friedland

ACANY Parent

This year, A Class Act NY has been an absolute lifesaver for my 13-year-old, theater-loving daughter.  While she had done one-day classes pre-pandemic, the disappearance of her normal routine allowed her to take advantage of ACANY’s wide variety of programs.  From the high-energy performance classes to the informative sessions with industry pros, each class was fun, engaging, and helped to build her confidence.  The highlight was her recent zoom birthday party where she and twelve friends learned to sing and dance with a real Broadway star. It was a dream come true and didn’t lose one ounce of thrill despite it being virtual. We can’t thank ACANY enough for bringing art, education, kindness, and connection to our child this year.

In The News

“Of the 154 students enrolled in A Class Act NY’s musical theater camps this summer, artistic director Jessica R. Grosman said, two are flying in with their parents from Japan, two are coming from South Korea and one is arriving from China, for a week of vocal training, stage combat lessons and the chance to make their debuts on an Off Broadway stage at the end of the session. A Class Act NY encourages parents from abroad to sign their children up for its musical theater weeks and to avoid Thespian Theater camp, which focuses on script analysis and character development, and requires more sophisticated English skills.”

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Brynne Norquist isn’t taking any chances with her audition for a new Broadway revival of “Annie.” The eight-year-old with a moon face and blond pigtails got rid of her friendship bracelet so she won’t fiddle with it during her tryout. She worked on her performance style with a private coach (Jessica R. Grosman of A Class Act NY.) She attended a workshop to perfect her song, “Born to Entertain,” under the steady gaze of other wannabe orphans.

“She wants to be a Broadway icon,” said her mother, Lauren Norquist of Irvington, N.Y.

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CBS News Named A Class Act NY as a top Broadway Camp for Kids and Teens!


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2014 Backstage Readers’ Choice Awards




“They’re here! After two months of taking nominations from you, the Backstage readers, the nominees for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards are finally in! Starting Aug. 1, you’ll have until Aug. 14 to cast your votes for your favorites. Check back here in August for more details on the voting process. In the meantime, here are some nominees who made the cut! Best NYC Acting Class For Kids
: A Class Act NY
: The Award Winning Acting Studio For Kids And Teens. Congratulations!”