About Us

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Acting, improvisation,
scene study, Shakespeare,
audition preparation,
musical theatre, and more!

Triple Promise Academy for the Performing Arts offers classes in acting, improvisation, scene study, Shakespeare, audition preparation, musical theatre, and more! We are committed to providing the most outstanding education available for young actors, singers, and dancers. Group classes are available to students in grades 2-12, and individual coaching sessions are available for students of all ages!

Classes take place in our beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities at The Brooklyn Dance Centers, located at 8717 3rd Avenue: just one block from the R train in the heart of Bay Ridge!

We welcome children and teens of all backgrounds and experience levels. Whether your child is just beginning to explore their interest in acting, or whether they’ve long been bitten by “the bug” and are looking to expand their experience and skill set, we offer programming that will enrich, challenge, engage, and thrill.

Did you know? Theatre education does more than just teach kids to perform!

Acting classes also:

  • Boost confidence
  • Improve public speaking skills
  • Foster empathy
  • Bolster creativity
  • Strengthen problem-solving skills
  • Invigorate the imagination
  • Encourage creative risk-taking
  • Form trust
  • Build memory
  • Develop aesthetic appreciation
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Promote flexibility
  • Engender the negotiation of compromise
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Impassion hearts
  • Expand minds
  • Instill a life-long passion for the arts!!!
  • Provide ENDLESS JOY!!!!

Jill Hudson

Founding Artistic Director Owner/Operator

Jill is a highly skilled theatre director, actor, acting teacher, acting coach, and drama teacher with 22 years of experience in the field of theatre education. Her most recent directing credits include 13, Shrek, Jr., Willy Wonka, Jr., The Lion King, The Addams Family, and Lend Me A Tenor. Her most recent acting credits include Deb in Elf, April Greene in The Hot L Baltimore, and Mother in After Magritte.

Prior to founding Triple Promise, Jill had directed hundreds of shows for dozens of theatre companies, schools, summer camps, and arts enrichment programs all over the United States, from New York to Los Angeles and from Boston to Honoulu, and taught acting and drama for some of the world’s most elite prep schools and performing arts programs. She has taught literally tens of thousands of students from across the country and all around the world. Jill’s current and former students have gone on to careers on Broadway (The Lion King, School of Rock, South Pacific at Lincoln Center, and more), television, and in major motion pictures, and have gained admittance to some of the nation’s top universities and conservatory programs. Jill’s work has been featured in Backstage magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Time Out, Playbill, and Appleseed magazine, and has been featured on  NY1 News, The Parenting Report, Hawai’i Sunrise, Hawai’i News Now, The Conversation, and Hawai’i Public Radio. She holds an MA in Theatre from C.W. Post and a BA in Theatre and English Literature from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Jill’s commitment to excellence on stage and in the classroom is surpassed only by her genuine belief in theatre education as essential education. Her students leave her tutelage as smarter, brighter, more passionate and empathic individuals with transferable life skills in problem-solving, public speaking, creativity, boldness, collaboration, and creative risk-taking. Performing or working backstage on one of Jill’s shows allows children to be a part of a collaboration that is magical and magnificent: something extraordinary and beautiful forged by the collective that no one person could ever achieve individually. For more than two decades, Jill has transformed young lives by sharpening the minds and opening the hearts of every student who enters her classroom or rehearsal space. Triple Promise was Jill’s life-long dream, and she was overjoyed to open the doors officially on April 9, 2022. Since that time, she has been delighted and humbled by the tremendous amount of talented and incredible children and youth who have joined her on this thrilling new endeavor. Through Triple Promise, Jill’s life-long dream has become a reality, and Jill’s daily reality has become a dream! Whether you are joining us as a student, a performer, a staff member, an audience member, or any combination thereof, Jill wholeheartedly welcomes you to the Triple Promise family!

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I can’t say enough about how amazing Triple Promise Academy has been for my kids. From my youngest to my oldest, both my kids love the way Jill coaches and supports them to be their best on and off stage. Beyond the group performances for my kids, Jill was also extremely instrumental in my daughter’s middle school audition process. Thanks to her coaching, guidance and recommendations on strong song choice and monologue, my daughter was accepted to her top choice program - a highly competitive NYC-wide middle school.

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Debra, Mother of Carys & Cadell Age 10 & Age 6

Happy that my son is participating in acting classes, now he is more self-confident and less shy, his memory, concentration and even speech have improved. I see that he enjoys singing and that he follows the instructions given to him in each rehearsal. It amazes me how far he has come thanks to the professionalism of the staff.

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Nesy, Mother of Miguel Age 9

My daughter loves coming to her acting class. She enjoys spending time with her acting coach and her friends. Ms.Jill is an amazing acting coach, she goes above and beyond for the children. She is so organized and very well prepared. She really inspires my daughter to be the best she can be. We are so overly joyed with my daughter’s experience here at Triple Promise!

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Victoria, Mother of Alany Age 12

My 9yo daughter joined Triple Promise for their first show and my 7yo son joined this year. I cannot speak highly enough about this program. Jill is professional and loving- the perfect combination for a teacher! My kids have learned so much and thanks to Jill and her team, they LOVE performing and have made amazing friends. I am so glad that we discovered Triple Promise - at this point, I honestly don’t know what my kids would do without it.

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Alison, Mother of Elyse & Theo Age 9 & Age 7

I'm so happy that Triple Promise Academy for the Performing Arts decided to have classes for neuro divergent individuals. My daughter always wanted to be in drama classes but due to her difficulty wirh working memory and memorizing lines, she was discouraged. Jill and Chris have given her confidence in herself and her ability to perform. I only wish this program was started years ago!

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Catherine, Mother of Nicole Age 19

We love Triple Promise! It’s sophisticated theater programming for children of all ages and stages. They even cater to the neurodivergent population! Miss. Jill has a 20+ year track history in theater production and it translates with how she runs her company down to the costumes. She really knows how to bring a story to life and extract pure talent from a child.

She really cares about her students and treats them with respect but also pushes them to be great and instills discipline in their impressionable minds. Triple Promise is a great addition to your rising star’s life!

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Tabia, Mother of Jahsir & Ma'ati Age 7 & Age 5

Class is SO MUCH FUN!!! I am learning SO MUCH and I already can’t wait for more classes! Jill inspires me to be the best version of myself, and to be the best actress I can be!

Izzy Age 12

Jill’s ability to work with us is exciting and inviting! The activities included in the lessons are so important for practice, preparation, and delivery. Jill provides all of the resources that other teenagers and I have been yearning for when struggling to prepare monologues and audition material.

Sebastian Age 16

Triple Promise is fantastic! I think it has helped me develop my talent of singing and acting. I love it so much!! Jill is also very kind and helps everyone.

Jacob Age 7

What I love most about Triple Promise is musical theatre rehearsals and improv class: especially games like ‘Dr. Soup,’ where we take our prompts, themes, and scenarios from the audience. Performing live like that and not knowing what’s going to happen next is so exciting and so much fun!

Jarrell Age 8

I love theatre and Jill is such a great teacher!”

Elyse Age 8

My daughter LOVES IT!! She is SO HAPPY! She comes out of class with the biggest smile on her face after each class: happy, confident, and eager to learn more!

Tina, Mom of Izzy Age 12

Jill is amazing with the kids. My four-year-old loves attending her classes, and it’s heart-warming to see the older classmates looking out for her through the mentorship and leadership opportunities that Jill builds into the program naturally.

Mom of Eloise Age 4

As a Triple Promise parent, I would highly recommend this program for any up and coming young actors/actresses. My son is always excited to attend improv class and rehearsal. Ms. Jill ensures a safe and fun space for the children to express themselves freely, along with amazing acting techniques and activities. I can see Jarrell is more confident in his singing and dancing as well as his ability to learn his lines faster. What I love most about Triple Promise Academy is that the program also allows opportunities for kids to display leadership skills amongst their peers.

Jannell, Mom of Jarrell Age 8