|New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts|
Performing Arts College
New York City, New York
The New Rachel - present
The New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA) is a fictional performing arts college. It is the number one school in the nation for musical theatre and the current education for Kurt Hummel and Brody Weston. NYADA is very competitive, and accepts around 20 students per year.
|Alexandra Blasucci||Current Student|
|Beatrice McClaine||Former Student|
Former Dance 101 T.A
|Blaine Anderson||Accepted in New Directions|
Left prior to Loser Like Me
|Brody Weston||Graduated in Dreams Come True|
|Lydia (referred to as "Muffin Top" by Cassandra)||Current Student|
|Rachel Berry||Accepted in Goodbye|
Drops out in Bash
Reaccepted in The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester
Graduated in Dreams Come True
|Scott Rudin||Current Student|
|Carmen Tibideaux||Dean of Vocal Performance and Song Interpretation|
|Cassandra July||Dance 101 Teacher|
|Brody Weston||Dance 101 T.A.|
Annual Winter Showcase
Each year NYADA holds a winter showcase held in the Round Room. It is a competition among a few chosen students. Faculty members chose ten students who examplify the best of what the school tries to achieve. Carmen Tibideaux hand writes the invitations and hand delivers them. Past winners have gone on to win Emmys, Tonys, Golden Globes and Oscars. They have all agreed that getting a "Golden Ticket" from Carmen was the highlight of their career.
- Alexandra Blasucci - Two Time Contestant (Freshman Year and later 2012 showcase)
- Brody Weston - Sophomore Year, 2011
- Rachel Berry - Freshman Year, 2012
- Kurt Hummel - Audition, 2012
- Scott Rudin - 2012
Considered the "vocal fight club" of NYADA, it is a semi-annual fight to the death sing-off. Being held only twice a year, the winner gets complete bragging rights for his/her time at NYADA, while the loser is usually shamed and humiliated. The rules are as followed: 1 song at a time, 2 singers per song, and singing flat is an automatic loss. After the performance, the group stands behind whoever they thought win, with majority ruling the winner. It is assumed Brody is the leader, and that there are numerous performances for each Midnight Madness.
Known Performances (winners are bolded)
Each year, NYADA has a mid-winter critique held in the Round Room, probably worth a large portion of the performer's grade. Every student is required to perform. It is assumed the assignment is a solo.
- Rachel Berry and Blaine Anderson - Broadway Baby from Follies.
- Blaine Anderson - Not While I'm Around from Sweeney Todd.
- Kurt Hummel - I'm Still Here from Follies.
- Giants in the Sky from Into the Woods. Sung by Jesse.
- Not the Boy Next Door from The Boy From Oz. Sung by Kurt with Brittany, Mercedes, and Tina. (Choke)
- Don't Rain on My Parade from Funny Girl. Sung by Rachel. (Choke)
- It's All Coming Back to Me Now by Céline Dion Sung By Rachel with New Directions. (Nationals)
- Being Alive from Company. Sung by Kurt. (Swan Song)
- Unknown Song. Sung by Blaine. (Movin' Out)
| Locations in Glee|
BreadstiX • Bushwick Apartment • Callbacks • Carmel High School • Crawford Country Day • Dalton Academy • Haverbrook School for the Deaf • Hummel Tires & Lube • Jane Addams Academy • Lima Theater Guild • Lima, Ohio • Mattress Land • New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts • Rinky Dinks • Saint Agnes Hospital • Scandals • Sheets-N-Things • Spotlight Diner • The Finn Hudson Auditorium • The Choir Room • The Gymnasium • The Lima Bean • Thurston High School • University of Lima • William McKinley High School