TKA Alums Graduate Top Drama Schools

The King’s Academy has a long-standing tradition of placing its graduating seniors in the top collegiate acting programs across the United States. The Hollywood Reporter recently released an article titled “The 25 Best Drama Schools in 2014.” It polled 60 top casting directors and agents to reveal a hierarchy of dramatic prestige, and TKA has alumni from several of these top institutions.

TKA alumna Tess Soltau, a 2005 graduate, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (ranked No. 3) in 2011. Soltau has been featured on Broadway playing the character Wednesday in Andrew Lippa’s hugely successful musical The Addams Family. Soltau also recently starred in Broadway’s Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, playing opposite Tony Award winner Donna Murphy.

“At the King’s Academy, we are so blessed to see alumni attending some of the top acting schools in the country,” Artistic Director David Snyder said. “The quality of students in the TKA fine arts program is second to none, and a list such as this just reinforces that TKA’s program prepares students to impact their world for Christ — without sacrificing quality at all.”

The King’s Academy presently has three students attending the Tisch School of the Arts (ranked No. 4): Nicholas Savarese, Class of 2010, Joe Coles, Class of 2012, and Sarah Fahey, Class of 2012. TKA alumna Kristin Browne graduated with a master’s degree in acting from Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University (ranked No. 15) in 2013.

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