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Acting and Performance Development for Dancers

Improve performance, audition technique, and strengthen your improvisational work as a dancer. In this class students will learn practical skills to take their performance to its highest level as truthful, unique, and powerful storytellers. Through exercises in physical acting and artistic interpretation, dancers will begin to unlock fearlessness and new levels of creativity. If you want to expand your acting skills as a dancer, this master class will help you develop artistic bravery and trust in your unique ability to convey a concept or story.

For dancers of all levels ages 13+.

An award-winning film and theater director and choreographer, Bronwen Carson's professional career started in classical ballet with San Jose Dance Theatre and Cleveland Ballet. She went on to perform roles in Me and My Girl, Kismet, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Will Rogers Follies.

Bronwen received an Equity Ginny Award for her depiction of Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man. After she was cast in a supporting role in the film Dance With Me, Bronwen moved to New York to pursue acting professionally. As an actor, she performed for many years in plays, films, and commercials in NYC and regionally.

A member of SDC, SAG-AFTRA, and AEA, Bronwen's Director/Choreographer Credits Include: April’s Fool (NYCFringe 2014 Excellence in Directing Award), Viva America- B'dway Workshop, The Cherry Orchard - Off-B’dway, In The Key of Cy - Off B'dwy (Assoc. Dir), Myopia - Neighborhood Playhouse (Dir), Dim Sum - The Neighborhood Playhouse (Dir), Sunday in the Park With Phil (Dir.)- Piney Fork Festival, NYC, Fugue (Dir)- The Neighborhood Playhouse, the world premiere of “Jack’s Back” (Co-Director / Choreographer - NYIT Excellence in Choreography Nomination) , 49th Street and Other Stories (Creator/Director-Choreographer), Playing With Fire - The Private Theatre, The Dragon Play -Articulate Theatre Company, NYC, Two Days til Dawn - Off B'dwy.

In 2014-15, Bronwen will be directing the play adaptation she wrote of Nawal El Sadaawi’s Woman at Point Zero, working with TE’A Project of NYC as the movement director for The America Project, directing What You See, an art installation/ film on the faces of women, and will be expanding upon her modern ballet Dust.