The next school year is 2022 -2023 for the Professional Training Program from October 2022 to June 2023.   Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration and early decision for those received by March 15th, 2022.  Please see our Admissions page for more information. 

The foundation of Dell’Arte training is the work of the creative actor. Through command of space, gesture, dynamics, and an articulate body/voice, the actor gives expression to passions, characters, relationships and worlds.

The training is founded on observation and identification with nature, the physical investigation of the body and its poetry, and an imaginative inquiry into the forms of culture and theatre.

Dell’Arte is surrounded by the majestic wilderness of California’s North Coast. For nearly 50 years we have welcomed students from around the world to train, research and discover what is possible in the theatre.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Dell’Arte International does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender identity, national origin, physical disability, sexual preference or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs and other school administered programs.

While our program expands the actor’s physical range and develops the physical imagination, students are also encouraged to articulate their own vision of the theatre and their relation to contemporary theatre practice, the audience, and the community.

Dell’Arte training involves consistent creation of original work by students, through a method of instruction that demands investigation and self-discovery on the part of the student. The basis of the work is in daily training emphasizing the development of awareness through movement. We seek to develop an embodied actor who regards the space of the stage as a dynamic, poetic realm.

Dell’Arte and all of our school programs are accredited by NAST and approved by BPPE

For more information on our unique, world class training programs, click on the program buttons below:

“I came to this school with the intention of becoming a ‘better actor’. Instead, I learned to cultivate the ability to enter a state of open awareness, receptivity, and spontaneity, from which the truth can emerge through the body and voice.”
-2017 MFA graduate