Real world training and advice from the professionals behind the scenes!
Don't miss this opportunity to study with some of the premier theater teachers and choreographers in the industry—Eight hours of closed classes with elite faculty, professional seminar with a talent agent and casting director, mock audition with Emmy award-winning choreographer and a casting director, and wrap up with guest panelists!
Students will learn choreography from leading dance professionals and participate in seminars hosted by industry experts. All classes are dedicated to refining each dancer's craft. From finding an agent, to audition and resume writing tips, to a taste of current musical theater choreography, this workshop is the perfect supplement for any serious dancer's training. The weekend will culminate in a mock audition with a panel of industry experts, including agents, performers and choreographers.
This intensive is for advanced dancers ages 18-27.
TWO-DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP
- Warm-up with Michael Mindlin
- Theater class with Richard J. Hinds
- TAP class with Randy Skinner
- Theater class with Joshua Bergasse
- Professional Seminar with Maegan Mishico from Bloc Talent Agency
& Jason Styres from Binder Casting
- Voice class with Bettina Shepard
- Theater class with Al Blackstone
- Warm-up with Michael Mindlin
- Mock Audition with Joshua Bergasse with
Instant feedback from Cesar A. Rocha from Telsey + Company, industry experts including intensive teachers, agents, Broadway performers and casting director.
- Wrap-up lunch with guest panel
$195 for the 2-day workshop. Includes all closed master classes, guided warm up, seminar, panel discussion, and mock audition with casting director.
Joshua Bergasse is a NYC-based teacher and choreographer, and has been a member of the Broadway Dance Center Faculty since 1998. Josh is the Emmy award-winning choreographer of the NBC series SMASH produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Angelica Huston, Debra Messing and Katherine McPhee, to name a few. This summer Josh choreographed a group routine for the top ten dancers on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance ... [read more]
Randy Skinner is an award-winning director, choreographer and performer whose work has encompassed Broadway, National and International tours, and regional theaters. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Astaire nominations for his choreography for 42nd Street. He also choreographed the opening number for the 2001 Tony Awards television broadcast ... [read more]
Al Blackstone is an NYC-based choreographer, performer, and educator and the recipient of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence. While working mostly in musical theater, his passion for contemporary and jazz dance enriches his unique approach to storytelling. In July of 2012 he directed, and choreographed the original dance narrative Happy We'll Be at the legendary Roseland Ballroom ... [read more]
Richard J. Hinds is a NYC based Director/Choreographer and is currently the Associate Director for Disney's Newsies on Broadway. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and recently choreographed for DanceBreak 2011. As a performer, Richard has appeared in the National and International touring companies of Fosse, Cats, Grease, High School Musical, and was a member of the Original American Company of We Will Rock You ... [read more]
Michael Mindlin has taught numerous musical theater and dance master classes throughout the country, including New York, Chicago, D.C., New Jersey, Northern Stage and Princeton Ballet School. His direction and choreography credits include: Awesomer and Awesomer!!! (Triad Theatre, NYC), Xanadu, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, BC Beat 2012, and A Christmas Eve with Christmas Eve (the annual BC/EFA benefit concert) ... [read more]
Bettina Sheppard is a classically trained singer and pianist and holds Master’s degrees in music and composition. She has directed and performed with numerous vocal groups from madrigal to rock, and created the harmony group Satin Dolls, a swing jazz trio who played in Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, the Rainbow Room, and Trump Castle as well as recording for film, television, and a syndicated radio show. ... [read more]
Cameron Adams Broadway credits include: The Music Man (Zaneeta), Oklahoma!, Hairspray (u/s Amber), Cry-Baby (u/s Allison), Shrek, Promises, Promises (Miss Della Hoya), How To Succeed… (u/s Rosemary). She toured with the National Tour of Hairspray (u/s Penny). Television credits include: ABC/Disney’s The Music Man (Zaneeta).
Mary Lou Barber has had a successful performing career, participating in national tours of Cats, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line and Sophisticated Ladies. Her regional and stock credits include Me and My Girl, My One and Only, and Singin’ in the Rain at Gateway Playhouse, Paper Moon at Ford’s Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Of Thee I Sing at Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.), Rhapsody in Gershwin at Stamford TheatreWorks (Connecticut) and Showtune and The Music of Jerry Herman at Riverside Theatre (Florida). She has performed in Side by Side by Sondheim, A Grand Night for Singing and Cole, directed by Karin Baker at Blowing Rock Stage Company, NC. Mary Lou frequently collaborates with director Bill Fabris, choreographing for West-minster Choir College, Omaha Symphony and the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.
Jonathan Stuart Cerullo is a 2012 alumnus of both the Commercial Theatre Institute and the NY Foundation for the Arts Entrepreneurial program and is a proud to serve on the SDC Callaway Award Committee. Mr. Cerullo has choreographed, Orpheus in the Underworld for Great Performances, Evening At Pops and Dear Mr. Gershwin at Canada’s Royal Theatre, the Big Apple Circus' Carnivale and Picturesque at Lincoln Center. Additional Broadway credits include, Assistant Director/Choreographer for Band In Berlin, and Assistant to two-time Tony award-winning Director and Choreographer Joe Layton on The Three Musketeers. For more info please visit his web site at www.jsctheatricals.com.
Cody Scott Lancaster is currently in the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages, after playing Franz in the original Toronto company of ROA, for which he won the Audience Choice Award. Cody’s previous credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Boys in the Photograph, Richard in A New Brain, Joseph in Joseph…Dreamcoat and Billy in Cedar Fair’s Twistin’ to the ‘60s.
Lucille DiCampli's career has spanned the spectrum of dance as a professional dancer, choreographer, producer, and agent in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Several, Lucille opened the New York division of McDonald Selznick Associates and is currently directing the agency. MSA represents some of the finest choreography and dance talent in the world ... [read more]
Cesar A. Rocha, originally from Miami, Florida, attended the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music (CCM) in the Theatre Design and Production program concentrating in stage management. Cesar has been a part of Telsey + Company since 2009. Telsey + Company casting includes: Broadway/Tours: Leap of Faith, Streetcar, Evita, The Best Man, Newsies, Magic/Bird, Godspell, SPIDER-MAN, Sister Act, Priscilla, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Bring It On, The Addams Family. Off-Broadway: Carrie (MCC), Rent, Million Dollar Quartet, Atlantic, Signature. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “Smash,” “A Gifted Man,” “The Big C.” Cesar also appeared in the Lifetime reality series DANCE MOMS.
Maegan Mishico is a New York City native. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2009, she spent a year at Telsey + Company Casting as the musical apprentice. Her previous industry experience includes National Artists Management Company, Atlantic Theater Company and Stuart Thompson Productions. She joined Bloc NYC in 2011 and works as an agent in the legit and choreography departments.
Jason Styres is an associate at Binder Casting, which has cast over 70 Broadway shows. He casts for such Broadway projects as Nice Work If You Can Get It (directed/choreographed by Kathleen Marshall) and The Lion King (Broadway and Tour), as well as the National Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (choreographed by Randy Skinner), and the prestigious NY City Center Encores! series, including this season’s Fiorello!, Superman, and On Your Toes, and most recently the New York Philharmonic’s Carousel, which featured both NYC Ballet’s Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild. Film: Dreamgirls, Hairspray, and Nine. Regional: Hartford Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Theater of the Stars, Theatre Under the Stars, and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Larry Fuller was nominated for a Tony and won a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for choreographing the 1979 Broadway production of Evita. His first directing effort was the initial summer tour of Funny Girl and worked extensively in Europe, including directing and choreographing the London hits Marilyn: The Musical and Time. Fuller also choreographed the 1977 film version of A Little Night Music starring Elizabeth Taylor.
Marge Champion is an American dancer, choreographer, and actress. Early in her career, Mrs. Champion was hired as a dance model for Disney's film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and more recently was inducted into the Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance.
Students who have registered and paid for the workshop, but withdraw prior to March 29, 2013 are entitled to a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00. No refunds will be given after March 29.