(ROYSE CITY, TX – May 2, 2019) AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City and Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Vilma Ledferd and LaDarius White, seniors from Royse City High School in Royse City, have been accepted for the 2019/2020 school year.
Admission to AMDA is extremely competitive; 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 1,200 students. AMDA was founded in 1964 as a premier performing arts conservatory. With campuses in New York’s Upper West Side and in the historic Hollywood district of Los Angeles, AMDA sits in the epicenter of the entertainment community making it uniquely suited to offer intensive full-time training and BFA programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Dance. AMDA graduates are, or have recently been, 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 YUMA , 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).
Vilma Ledferd is the daughter of David and Ericka Ledferd from Royse City, Texas.
LaDarius White is the son of Pamela and Vernon White from Royse City, Texas.