iPOP LA and the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) have announced the return of their partnership to provide over $200,000 in scholarships for the famed theatrical college. The partnership debuted at iPOP LA’s summer talent convention in July of 2021 and provided 20 iPOP participants with the opportunity to attend the renowned conservatory with award amounts towards NYCDA’s two-year degree and four-week summer intensive programs.
The decision to continue the partnership comes as a fitting joint effort to provide a bridge of success for iPOP LA participants and NYCDA students. Both organizations share a commitment to delivering performers the opportunity to pursue a career in the arts and share famous alumni. Jacob Batalon, of Spider-Man fame, attended iPOP LA, the twice-annual talent event, before completing his studies at NYCDA. Batalon serves as one of many alumni that have found success in their career after participation with both establishments.
Regarding the NYCDA scholarship opportunity for iPOP contestants, the prestigious conservatory shared the following:
“We are always grateful for our invitation to IPOP because we share their goals of providing educational opportunities for actors and helping launch their careers in the film and television and musical theater industries.”
iPOP LA has served as a launchpad for the careers of the entertainment industry’s most notable rising stars, from Olivia Holt to Shameik Moore, Garrett Hedlund, Madelaine Petsch, and more.
On the partnership with NYCDA, iPOPLA President Kirsten Poulin shared the following statement:
“iPOP! is proud to support NYCDA in their efforts to train and develop talented interested in the arts. We believe talent must not only have the desire and the connections, which iPOP provides, but also the foundation. NYCDA provides a strong base in which talent can grow, and many of our attendees have benefited greatly from their instruction at NYCDA.”
This year’s bi-annual iPOP LA event returns to Los Angeles at the Millenium Biltmore from January 17-21. Over 500 performers will attend the 5-day showcase convention, with scholarship winners announced during the final nights’ awards ceremony.
iPop promotes emerging talent to leading agents, managers, casting directors, and music industry professionals. Approaching its 17th year, iPOP! is held in Los Angeles every winter and summer. Performers attend from over 30 different countries. At the event, they work with industry experts and participate in competitions in front of the many agents and managers looking for tomorrow’s stars.
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About The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts enables students to define their unique brand as an actor by discovering who they are as a person. We practice a personalized approach to training that places acting and storytelling at the core--offering immersive, disciplined, and focused professional training programs designed to give students the tools and techniques they need for successful careers in today's industry. Our living curriculum develops every day, created and shaped by NYCDA's working actor instructors and student community to deliver a dynamic learning experience. The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts is an institutionally accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. NYCDA's Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree programs in Film and Television Performance and in Musical Theater Performance are registered by the New York State Board of Regents. Learn more about NYCDA at http://www.nycda.edu.