Meet Mary Anna

I'm a nationally recognized college audition coach, and the author of the book I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theatre. You might recognize my name from my contributions to New York Times theatre section and Theatermania. I also conduct master classes throughout the country and serve as a guest instructor for the Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway Teachers Workshop and The Performing Arts Project.

“Expert, Mary Anna Dennard believes strongly in the advantages of a college education in theater.” New York Times

I received my training at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and in 1980, began working as a casting director in Los Angeles. My fifteen years of casting credits have garnered Clios, Emmys, a Peabody Award, and Academy Awards.

Dubbed “The Princeton Review For College Theatre Auditions”, since 2000, I have coached hundreds of high school students all over the country who have been accepted into the most prestigious college programs in the US and Europe. Many have gone on to have successful careers in the recording industry, on TV, in movies and on Broadway.

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Join me for this exciting journey where you can get the training to follow your passion, while getting a great college education. 

I look forward to getting to know you in our first consult. Click here to schedule.

Get Informed, Get Organized, Get In!

Mary Anna 


Educational Member Affliliations: NACAC, MyCCA, ACCEPTD







Mary Anna Denard College Audition Coach

“She understands the audition process and what colleges are looking for.” Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, Head of Drama and Music Theatre, Carnegie Mellon

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