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Metro: "Training the next generation of Hollywood performers"

01/28/2015 News Release Image

Metro: "Training the next generation of Hollywood performers"

Traditionally, university theater programs have been just that — a way to train performers for a career on the stage. But one university decided that the old model was no longer working. “We have an obligation to train performers for the entire industry,” says Jorge Cacheiro, the executive director of Pace School of Performing Arts at Pace University. “Previously, students were being trained to go into the theater industry exclusively.” So earlier this month, Pace decided to go Hollywood — literally. The school launched a new Los Angeles-based acting and dance-intensive program for seniors getting ready to graduate this spring. For the last three weeks, in addition to taking classes geared toward performing on film, the selected students have been meeting with casting directors and producers. “We want to be the forerunner in bicoastal training,” says Cacheiro.

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