The Elite Theatre Company Conservatory

The Elite Theatre Company is proud to announce its 1st full year of The Elite Theatre Company Acting Conservatory, offered free of charge to residents of Ventura County ages 15 and up. The Conservatory will be led by Artistic Director Angela DeCicco. 


Angela brings over 47 years of Theatre Experience to the position, including working as Conservatory Director at The West Coast Ensemble, under the Artistic Direction of Les Hansen. We are thrilled to have Angela leading this program at The Elite.

This extensive training program consists of classes in: 

  • Business of the Business
  • Theatre Tech
  • Voice and Speech
  • Improv
  • Acting 101
  • Script Analysis
  • Character Development through Improvisation
  • Advanced Scene Study

Program Director Angela DeCicco

Students will meet weekly at the theatre for classes, in addition to working with the Elite Theatre’s production staff throughout the year. The Conservatory will culminate in a Student Performance, after which participants will be given the opportunity to select the final One Act production for The Elite Main Stage 2023 Season.

Participants will use everything they’ve learned through the course of the Conservatory to select a One Act, present and pitch it to the Artistic Director and ETCetera Stage Coordinator. The Conservatory Graduates will then be charged with the production of the  final One Act. From Producing, Stage Managing, Directing, Casting, and performing in the show. 

Those interested in participating in the Conservatory should prepare a monolog of their choosing to perform at an Audition TBD. For questions or additional information please contact the Artistic Director via email at