The Juilliard School, informally referred to as Juilliard and located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is a performing arts conservatory established in 1905. The school trains about 850 undergraduate and graduate students in dance, drama, and music. It is widely regarded as one of the world's leading music schools, with some of the most prestigious arts programs. In 2016, QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranked it as the world's best institution for Performing Arts in their inaugural global ranking of the discipline.
Notable acting alumni include Morena Baccarin, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, John de Lancie, William Hurt, Val Kilmer, Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, Christopher Reeve, Ving Rhames, Kevin Spacey, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan Tudyk, Bradley Whitford, and Robin Williams.