Here's what students and industry professionals have said about Directors Beth Baur & Robert Sapoff and the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts...
"I thoroughly enjoyed the TV Commercial class and so glad I took it. Thank you to Beth, Bob and Mick Gyure for doing what you do for actors in NJ."
— Gregory Allen
"I wouldn't be where I am today as a performer, improviser or a person, without your amazing organization."
— Steven Gebhardt
"This is where I fell in love with the craft! Supportive instructors that push you to be a better artist .... can't wait till my next class"
— Deandra Reid
"Very welcoming and friendly school. The classes are thought by teachers with passion and every single one of them is an unforgettable experience."
— Patrycja Waclawska
"Excellent performing arts school. Great teachers, plenty of classes and opportunities to practice ones craft."
— Patricia Walton
"If you are trying to study the craft of acting this school is by far one of the best. The instructors are very encouraging. The best part is that they constantly challenge you to make sure your game is elevated to the next level. Thank you so much to the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts for all your wisdom and passion towards the craft of acting"
— JC Merino
"The instruction has been very professional and encouraging, and would be an optimal choice for anyone starting out in acting or looking to grow in their self-confidence."
— Nina Sumter
"The instruction style, work ethic and enthusiasm with which you teach have all profoundly increased my abilities and self-confidence, both on and off the stage. Thank you so much."
— Amit Chaudhari
"A big THANK YOU to everyone from Nutty by Nature (the improv comedy troupe) who did the show for our Berkeley College meeting. For the rest of that afternoon people were telling us how great the show was. So many people have requested your website information that we had to send out your weblink in an email to the entire company. You were all fantastic!"
— Corporate Office - Berkeley College
"I was so pleased with the talent that came out of your school...I have a ton of LOVE for your actors and the quality of their performances."
-Nathan Zen-Sapien, Director & Writer of The PACT, an independent film
"I just wanted to thank you for helping me get this incredible role (Rema in the 12 Miles West production of Beacon Hill Book Club). Because of your training, I was confident enough to walk into that audition and give it my all. I could never thank you enough for your incredible knack for getting the most out of me, and helping me believe that I could actually do this. You are the best teachers." (Note: Andrea received a rave review from Naomi Siegal of the NY Times!)
— Andrea Prendamano
"I was extremely impressed with the poise and preparation of your students' auditions. It is great evidence of your instruction...I look forward to our continued partnership."
— Robert Carr, Manager of Programs and Services, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance
"Many of your students have mailed me headshots and I've been able to use quite a few in our commercials. I look to them first when we are casting."
— Comcast Spotlight
"I graduated from the NJ School of Dramatic Arts several years ago and since then, I've taken numerous acting classes in the city. I can honestly say that the best acting classes in NYC teach the same core principles that NJSDA taught me oh so long ago. Bob and Beth know their stuff!"
— Tera Feigen
"Just wanted tothank you and Sparks of Insanity (the teen improv comedy troupe) once again for a terrific show! You have some tremendous talent working with you!
— Alex Bernstein, Orange Avenue School - Cranford, NJ
"I have just completed my second course at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts. The teaching has been fantastic, the tuition reasonable, and my fellow students have been the best! It's been one of the happiest learning experiences of my life."
— Ann Partridge
"The program is amazing. The teachers are just as amazing as the school is. My daughter loves it. You made her strong enough to believe in herself."
— Lisa Mocera
"Our son has come so far in the last few years because of your hard work, dedication...and always pushing him to do better. We cannot thank you enough!"
— James & Lauren Abramson
The ENCORE! Musical Theater Project was such an amazing experience for not only our daughter, but all of our family. Thank you for giving her the opportunity to be a part of it all.
— The Smith Family
"Thanks for your improv class. Aside from enhancing creativity and encouraging fun, it was one of the most useful courses I have ever taken."
— Joanne Decandia
"I just finished taking the speech class: Each class grew on the previous and I truly felt as though we were reaching something I couldn't have done on my own. The teacher really made it interesting, enjoyable and enriching and I wanted to let you know that."
— Frank Scerbo
"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to take improv classes at the school. It has helped me grow so much as an artist, actress and person."
— Jacqueline Pereda
"Thank you for everything you've done for me. Your classes have been wonderful! I'd like to pursue acting to wherever it might take me. In my 20 years it's the first thing I've ever been passionate about."
— Bill Damm
"I just wanted to let you know: I was talking with the mother of one of your students the other day. She was impressed with the monologue he had developed, but what really touched her was that he felt he had found a place where he really belonged-a sort of home for the soul. For a teenager in this day & age, that's a wonderful thing. Keep doing the good that you do."
— Richard Stillman - Actor
"I commend you on your creativity-(my daughter) Jackie gets more out of the classes that you teach than she ever has anywhere else. You really are the premier acting school in NJ."
— Lisa Thomas
"I am so grateful to have you as teachers. The school is truly a gift."
— Jennifer Igbokwe
"Your support, encouragement, knowledge, experience and passion for this art and your honesty towards your students has helped me grow and evolve..."
— Marco De Castro
"I learned more about acting techniques and the industry then I ever imagined ... The classes even helped me come out of my shell, build my confidence, and go after goals & career objectives in real life.... I'm grateful for the experience and thank Bob and Beth for teaching with such expertise, passion, energy, and sharing their life experiences in the industry."
— Jake Abdallah
"I have been working constantly in theatre, film and television. I attribute a great deal of my success to the outstanding instruction I received in Bob's classes. I consider myself very fortunate to have had his guidance early on in my career."
— Barry Hazen
"Your honesty, gentle spirit, and constant encouragement have made me want to push myself as an actor...as a student, I thank you for giving us your heart and soul. Thank you, Beth, for making me an actor..."
— Katie Holden
"Thank you for creating this amazing program."
— Lisa Charles (Equity actress)
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