Actors Conservatory

Actors Conservatory

Lily Lodge

New York, NY


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33 years in business

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We develop the actor with sense memory technique. Our work is based on sense memory techniques devised by Constantin Stanislavski in the Russia of the early 1900′s. Lee Strasberg further developed these techniques for theatre and film actors in 20th Century America. Elaine Aiken, a student of Lee Strasberg, founded Actors Conservatory in 1987. She and fellow actress teacher Lily Lodge set up the school to provide a safe haven for actors to fine-tune their craft. Actors Conservatory continues to train actors in the Method tradition, encouraging use of the five senses – taste, touch, smell, sound, sight – and many variations.

With sensory awareness and behavior modification, the actor becomes a human being on stage or screen, willing to pour himself in to the special eccentricities of a character. These preliminary techniques take a while to master, leading as they do to new behavior patterns. Our actors develop the use of emotion memory techniques, making choices that are innovative and surprising.


Acting, Film Acting, Film And Tv Acting, Theater Acting


New York, NY 10018

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Interested students are asked to please call our office to schedule an interview.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Lily Lodge is a member of the Actors Studio. She studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and The University of London.  She has also taught at HB Studio and The Strasberg Institute.

Actors Conservatory was founded in 1984 by Elaine Aiken (1927-1998), also a member of the Actors Studio and a student of Lee Strasberg.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

A four-week cycle of a weekly class is $300.

There is no auditing.

What types of students have you worked with?

Actors Conservatory alumni include Alec Baldwin, Michael Imperioli, Lily Taylor, Sean Young & Rebecca Miller.