The CTM Actors Academy’s purpose is to provide concentrated training in a small-group environment for exceptional young actors, over an extended period of time, developing essential performance skills, fostering talent, promoting professionalism, and building ensemble. We strive to provide the tools and training so Academy actors will become cast members who demonstrate talent, skills, and behavior exemplary of young professional actors in the audition, casting, rehearsal, and performance process.

The CTM Actors Academy is an extensive program for passionate, talented, and dedicated actors in grades 8-12. The program provides:

1) Professional actor/theater training in all disciplines (workshops, master classes, etc.)
2) Experience of attending live theater, reading plays, and becoming CTM ambassadors

How to Get Involved: A virtual Advanced Classes Informational Session will be held JULY 6, 2022 from 6-7pm. CLICK HERE to register for this Zoom Info Session & learn all about Actors Studio & Actors Academy!

Information on registering for auditions will be posted here.  


- American University, Musical Theater
- Eastman School of Music
- Ithaca College
- The Julliard School
- University of Minnesota
- Muhlenberg College, Theater and Dance
- New York University Tisch School of the Arts
- Northwestern University
- University of Notre Dame, Vocal Performance
- Oklahoma City University
- Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts
- University of Wisconsin Madison

LAETITIA HOLLARD (Academy Classes 2016-2019)

BW head shot6How has Actors Academy prepared you for what you are currently learning or doing?

I've decided to become an actor, so training before my college auditions was very helpful. Not only was I introduced to what monologues are and how to perform one with a mix of self and technique, through the talkbacks with working actors I was able to see what capacity I wanted to pursue this craft.

What was your favorite part about being in Actors Academy?
My favorite part of being in Actors Academy was the community. You'll find a group of young actors that understand you, want to grow with you, and watch you succeed. I've found a strong group of friends that helped me survive high school and are still there for me as I try to survive college. 

KATELYN CURTAIN (Academy Classes 2013-2015)
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How has Actors Academy prepared you for what you are currently learning or doing?

I was in Actors Academy because I knew I wanted to act in the future. I didn’t realize at the time that I would end up going to school for acting and the monologues and scenes that were chosen for me would follow me through college. (Academy) prepared me in ways I couldn’t imagine. It gave me materials to work on and it showed me a how to teach an acting class as well.

What was your favorite memory from Actors Academy?
My favorite memory was doing my monologue from The Seagull and the teacher had me run around the room and move blocks just to feel the sense of tired that Nina may have felt in that moment. After that, I delivered my monologue to the class, and it is a moment I will always remember in my acting training.

What was your favorite part about being in Actors Academy?
The community of actors was also super supportive. No matter what we were going through we had that group to lean on.





 Top Row (L to R): Emma Collins, Eleanor Treinen, Wyatt Anderson, Dalaney Lange, Sofia LoConte
 Bottom Row (L to R): Molly Geraci, Joy Kirk, Teagan Kluetzman, Amelie LaBarre, Kamaria McGinn




Academy 2021


 Top Row: Amelie LaBarre, Yunna Gopan, Allison Smith, Phoebe Wrycha
 Second Row: Jeana Bormett, Ellie Dillenberg, Ruby Hlathein, Ayanna Vandewalle
 Third Row: Delaney Lange, Mona Iskandar, Gracie Halverson, Miranda Garcia-Dove
 Bottom Row (L to R): Zach Grasse, Seb Arora, Kai DeRubis, Eleanor Treinen



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 Top Row: Miette LaBarre, Kalyn Schmit, Mari Garey, David Petty
 Middle Row: Jeana Bormett, Zach Grasse, Gracie Halverson
 Bottom Row: Phoebe Wrycha, Alexcia Johnson, Bethany Evans, Allison Horvatin
 Not Pictured: Ava Bauer, Madelyn Lom, Alec Anderson-Conlon, Brendan Moore, Ethan Reed





 2018-2019 ACTORS ACADEMY 

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Bottom Row (L to R):
Mari Garey, Miette LaBarre, Maya Williamson-Schaffer, Alanna Beilke, Trygve Gundersen,
Lauren Stoneman
Middle Row (L to R):
Bethany Evans, Alexcia Johnson, Alexandra Asmuth, Leanna Niesen, Allison Horvatin,
Laetitia Hollard
Top Row (L to R):

Zeke Smith, Alec Anderson-Conlon, Brendan Moore


AA 2018


Bottom Row (L to R):
Lauren Stoneman, Maya Williamson-Schaffer, Alanna Beilke
Middle Row (L to R):
Alice Wenzlow, Ava DeCroix, Leanna Niesen, Trygve Gundersen, Laetitia Hollard
Top Row (L to R):
Parnassus Funk, Chase Harless, Alexandra Asmuth, Nick Chiavarini, Alec Anderson-Conlon, Derek Argall
Not Pictured:
Libby Pleva


photo 1 Bottom Row:
Flynn Marcus
Middle Row (L to R):
Gabriella Unitan, Matthew Berthoud, Saskia den Boon, Olivia Larson
Top Row (L to R):
Cedar Meyer-Rainford, Maya Williamson-Shafer, Nolen Meland, Grant Borcherding, Alea Sweeney, Laetitia Hollard, Alice Wenzlow
Not Pictured:
Emme Hannibal, Parnassus Funk



theater academyBottom Row (L to R): 
Alea Sweeney, Emma DeWeese, Emme Hannibal, Lydia Anderson

Middle Row (L to R): 
Cedar Meyer-Rainford, Nolen Meland, Saskia den Boon, Olivia Larson

Top Row (L to R): 
Rizvan Moe, Grant Borcherding, Alice Wenzlow

Not Pictured: Katelyn Curtin