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History of ATC

History of ATC
Joel Robertson & Kathleen Kellaigh
rehearse a scene from "Macbeth"

Action Theatre Conservatory, now popularly known as ATC Studios, is recognized in the Tri-State area for its high-quality, professional performing arts training. New York agents, managers and casting directors praise ATC's programs, attend the Conservatory's showcases and scene nights, and frequently contact ATC for casting calls.

Moving from NYC in 1990, husband and wife team Joel Robertson and Kathleen Kellaigh brought their experience, training and contacts to Northern NJ and committed to bring high quality professional training in the performing arts to the area.

Since opening in June of that year, ATC's enrollment has grown dramatically; class offerings have gone from two levels of acting, to include four separate performing arts divisions with multiple classes offered in each; performance arms including the award-winning Conservatory Players, and the web and cable dramatic series The Conservatory, have been launched to bring quality entertainment to the region; and students and alumni are getting their dream jobs on stage and screen.

Because of our record of success, ATC Studios' programs have been used as the model for other acting school programs throughout the Garden State. While imitation is the highest form of flattery, don't be fooled. ATC's staff is composed of highly qualified professionals who have proven a gift and love for TEACHING as well, creating the optimum environment for nurturing talent from infancy through the challenges and rewards of the professional world.

Study with the best: ATC Studios-- where quality and integrity come together.