NEW YORK CITY and LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York City)/AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts (Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that Jessica Zimmerman has been accepted for the 2015/2016 academic year. Admission to AMDA is extremely competitive; our students come from all over the globe and are selected from auditions held in more than 35 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Argentina, Brazil, Israel and South Korea. The full-time enrollment at the two AMDA locations is approximately 1,300 students. AMDA was founded in 1964 as a premier performing arts conservatory. With campuses on New York's Upper West Side and in the historic Hollywood district of Los Angeles, AMDA sits in the epicenter of two entertainment communities, making it uniquely suited to offer intensive full-time training and BFA programs in Acting, Music Theatre, Performing Arts and Dance Theatre. AMDA graduates have performed on Broadway in: VENUS IN FUR, WAR HORSE, BORN YESTERDAY, MARY POPPINS, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, SPIDERMAN, TURN OFF THE DARK, GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT, 9 TO 5, AVENUE Q, CHICAGO, A CHORUS LINE, GREASE, GYPSY, HAIR, HAIRSPRAY, IN THE HEIGHTS, JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, MAMMA MIA, RENT, SHREK THE MUSICAL, SOUTH PACIFIC, SPAMALOT, WEST SIDE STORY and WICKED. Recent film credits for AMDA graduates include: THE HUNGER GAMES, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, WIN WIN, 3:10 TO YUCA, THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND, AMERICAN BEAUTY, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, DUPLICITY, ENCHANTED, EVERY LITTLE STEP, HAIRSPRAY: THE MOVIE, THE NOTORIOUS BETTY PAGE, THE PRODUCERS, SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE and THE SHAPE OF THINGS. Television credits for AMDA graduates include: "NCIS" (CBS), "CASTLE" (ABC), "GLEE" (FOX), "30 ROCK" (NBC), "WHITE COLLAR" (USA), "HOUSE" (FOX), "ROYAL PAINS" (USA), "THE GOOD WIFE" (CBS), "CRIMINAL MINDS" (CBS), "THE FOLLOWING" (FOX), "BUNHEADS" (ABC Family), "AWKWARD" (MTV), "BOARDWALK EMPIRE" (HBO), "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC), "RED WIDOW" (ABC), "JUSTIFIED" (FX), "NURSE JACKIE" (SHOWTIME), "PAN AM" (ABC), "A GIFTED MAN" (CBS), "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES" (ABC), "GENERATION KILL" (HBO), "GREY'S ANATOMY" (ABC), "GOSSIP GIRL" (CW), "GUIDING LIGHT" (CBS), "IN PLAIN SIGHT" (USA), "LAW AND ORDER" (NBC), "THE OFFICE" (NBC), "SNL" (NBC), "DEXTER" (Showtime) and "WEEDS" (SHOWTIME).
A current high school senior at Odyssey Charter School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jessica Zimmerman has long had a passion for theatre and the performing arts. In 2012, she participated in the Camp Broadway program at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, working with Broadway professionals in an intense program focusing on singing, acting and dancing. Years before, Jessica also developed vocal skills through private lessons while also involved with community youth theatre programs. Jessica Zimmerman is the daughter of Edward and Doreen Zimmerman of Las Vegas, Nevada. When asked to comment on her acceptance to AMDA, Jessica enthusiastically responded, "I could not be more elated to be accepted into a prestigious college as AMDA, and look forward to continuing to work hard to reach my dreams of one day performing on a Broadway stage or Hollywood film."
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