Musical Theatre & Dance Education/Instruction & Administration

Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA. Institute Manager, 2017 to Present - Manage Village Theatre’s Institute program through the education department. Hire teaching artists, train educators, plan curriculum, and oversee student population.

 

Instructor, 2003 to Present - Education in theatre, voice and dance for grades K-12. Classes: Elementary Acting, Broadway Bound (Jr. High Musical Theatre), Musical Theatre Foundations, Dance for Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap.

 

National Association of Teachers of Singing , Kirkland, WA. Speaker/Panelist, 2019 - Speaker on Musical Theatre for the Fall Audition Panel.

Northwest Voice Conference, Seattle, WA. Speaker/Panelist, 2018 -  Speaker/Panelist on “Rising Stars: Guiding the Young Performer”  -  with Joan Lader.

 

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VII. Instructor, 2017 - Education in Musical Theatre Dance with a focus on Jazz movement through a master class format.

 

Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. Lecturer and Resident Choreographer, 2016 to 2017 - Choreograph all productions, and teach all dance classes offered through the Theatre Arts department. Classes: Musical Theatre Jazz, Tap, and Choreography.

 

The Studios, Seattle, WA. Instructor, 2014 to 2016 - Classes: Int. And Adv. Jazz, Open Level Jazz, Open Level Tap, Theatre Dance.

 

Cornish College of the Arts Summer Dance Program, Seattle, WA. Instructor, 2012 to 2014 - Education in Musical Theatre Dance with a focus on jazz movement, grades 4-12.

 

University of Washington Musical Theatre Ensemble, Seattle, WA. Instructor, 2016 - Education in Musical Theatre Tap through a workshop format.

 

Kentridge High School, Kent, WA. Resident Choreographer/Dance Educator/Vocal Coach, 2004-2015 - Education in theatre/dance for grades 9-12. Choreography of all musicals, dance workshops and extended classes.

 

ART Dance, Kent, WA. Instructor 2009 to 2011 - Education in dance for all age groups. Classes: Adult Aerobic/Cardio, Int. Jazz, Beg. Ballet, Beg./Int. Tap.

 

Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA. Instructor/Choreographer, 2004 - Education in show choir movement and basic dance for grades 7-12.

 

Studio East, Kirkland, WA. Instructor and Choreographer, 2004 to 2010 - Education in Musical Theatre Jazz and Audition Preparation through a workshop format.

 

Direction, Choreography, & Vocal Direction

 

The Sound of Music (Direction/Choreography) -  Leavenworth Summer Theatre, WA *Summer, 2020

 

Bye Bye Birdie (Direction/Choreography) -  Leavenworth Summer Theatre, WA

 

Red Curtain Broadway Revue (Direction/Choreography) -  Central Theatre Ensemble, WA

 

Bye Bye Birdie (Direction/Choreography) -  Village Theatre Summer Stock, WA

 

The Jungle Book (Direction/Choreography) -  Village Theatre Ensemble, WA

 

Bye Bye Birdie (Direction/Choreography) -  Village Theatre Summer Rep, WA

 

Disco Inferno (Direction/Choreography) -  Experience Music project, WA

 

One Night Only (Direction/Choreography) -  At The Ridge Theatre, WA

 

Annie (Direction) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

The Little Mermaid (Assistant Direction/Choreography) -  At The Ridge Theatre, WA

 

The Velveteen Rabbit (Assistant Direction/Choreography) -  Village Theatre Ensemble, WA

Seussical The Musical (Choreography) - Bigfork Summer Playhouse, MT

The Little Mermaid (Choreography) - Village Theatre Summer Stock, WA

 

The Little Mermaid (Choreography) -  Bigfork Summer Playhouse, MT

 

Chicago (Choreography) -  Central Washington University Theatre Ensemble, WA

 

She Kills Monsters (Choreography) -  Central Washington University Theatre Ensemble, WA

 

Tarzan (Choreography) -  Village Theatre Summer Stock, WA

 

Seussical the Musical (Choreography) Village Theatre Ensemble

 

Godspell (Choreography) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

13 the Musical (Choreography) -  Village Theatre KIDSTAGE

 

Crazy for You (Tap Choreography) -  Village Theatre KIDSTAGE

 

Sleeping Beauty (Choreography) -  Story Book Theatre, WA

 

Honk! (Choreography) -  Studio East, WA

 

Bye Bye Birdie (Choreography) -  Ballard HS, WA

 

Your a Good Man Charlie Brown (Choreography) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

Bye Bye Birdie (Choreography) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

Pippin (Choreography)* -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Footloose (Choreography)* -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Peter Pan (Choreography) -  Studio East, WA

 

The Music Man (Choreography) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

Brigadoon (Choreography) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

Little Women (Choreography) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Crazy for You (Choreography) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Annie (Choreography) -  Kentwood HS, WA

 

Bring it On (Choreography) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Little Shop of Horrors (Choreography) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

The Music Man (Choreography) -  Cadle Players, WA

 

Annie (Choreography) -  Cadle Players, WA

 

Into the Woods (Choreography) -  Village Theatre Summer Rep, WA

 

The Fantasticks (Choreography) -  Village Theatre Summer Rep, WA

 

Beauty and the Beast (Choreography/Vocal Direction) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

Legally Blond (Choreography/Vocal Direction) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

A Chorus Line (Choreography/Vocal Direction) -  At the Ridge Theatre, WA

 

Happy Days (Choreography/Vocal Direction)* -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Side Show (Choreography/Vocal Direction) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Choreography/Vocal Direction) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Your a Good Man Charlie Brown (Choreography/Vocal Direction) -  Kentridge HS, WA

 

Halloween Spooktacular (Assistant Choreography) -  Magic Beyond Belief, TN

 

Seussical, The Musical (Assistant Choreography) -  Skyline HS, WA

 

* 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards, Division Winner

 

 

Regional Theatre Performance Credits

 

Matilda (Swing ), Village Theatre - Kathryn Van Meter

 

The Producers (Ensemble),  Village Theatre - Steve Tomkins

 

West Side Story (Baby John), The 5th Avenue Theatre -  Bill Berry

 

Hello Dolly (Barnaby Tucker), Village Theatre -  Steve Tomkins

 

9 to 5 (Ensemble  - Dance Captain), Seattle Musical Theatre - Jessica Low

 

Annie Get Your Gun (Trio  - 2nd Tenor), Village Theatre - Steve Tomkins

 

Iron Curtain (Ensemble), Village Theatre, Steve Tomkins

 

Meet Me In St. Louis (Ensemble  - U/S Lon), Village Theatre -  Steve Tomkins

 

Zanna Don’t (Zanna), Contemporary Classics - Brandon Ivie

 

Cats (Carbuckety  - U/S Mungojerrie and Mistoffeleese), Village Theatre - Steve Tomkins

 

Bye Bye Birdie (Harvey Johnson), Village Theatre - Steve Tomkins

 

Klondike! (Toby), The 5th Avenue Theatre -  Bill Berry

 

Swing! (Everett), Seattle Civic Light Opera - G. Morales

 

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Johnson), Village Theatre - Steve Tomkins

 

Kiss Me Kate (Paul), Seattle Civic Light Opera -  John Lowery

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Village Theatre - Steve Tomkins

 

Me and My Girl (Ensemble), Eastside Musical Theatre -  Thomas Arthur Grant

 

Oklahoma (Ensemble), Eastside Musical Theatre - Shauna Avery

 

Cinderella (Ensemble), Eastside Musical Theatre - Thomas Arthur Grant

 

Concerts/Workshop Performance Credits

 

On the 20th Century (Porter ) Showtunes Theatre Company - Claudia Zahn

 

Fairy Stories  - WS  (Henry Coleshaw), Village Originals - Vanessa Miller

 

It Happened at the Worlds Fair - WS (Gates/Johnny), 5th Avenue Theatre - Bill Berry

 

Western Star - WS (Kirk Murray), Village Originals - Karen Lund

 

Little Women (Ensemble) Village Originals - Daniella Topol

 

 

Educational/Other Theatre Performance Credits

 

Streets of America (Lucas), Pittsburgh Playhouse/Point Park University - Scott Wise

 

Piano Keys (Ensemble) Pittsburgh Playhouse/Point Park University -  Ann Reinking

 

Godspell (We Beseech Thee), At the Ridge Theatre - Jenny Grajewski

 

Bye Bye Birdie (Ensemble), At The Ridge Theatre - Jenny Grajewski

 

The Music Man (Tommy), At the Ridge Theatre - Jenny Grajewski

 

Industrial/Television

 

STILETTO Entertainment/Holland America Cruise Lines - Lead Singer/Dancer (M2) - Cantare, Avalon, NYC, Garage Band, Southern Nights, Love Broadway, Hit the Deck, Europa, Caliente, Escapade, Dancing with the Stars at Sea - Choreography by Patty Colombo and John Charron

 

One Night Only (Direction/Choreography), At The Ridge Theatre

 

Village Theatre 2005-2006 Season Gala (Soloist), Village Theatre - Steve Tomkins

 

Asset Infomercial (Chef), Seattle Public Television

 

KCPQ Web Commercial (Student), KCPQ

 

We’ve Got Issues (Host), Kirkland Public Television

 

Education

 

University of Washington, BA in Dance

 

Point Park University, Dance - Jazz emphasis and Musical Theatre minor

 

Continuing Education

 

Song Interpretation, 2017 Central Washington University - Terry L. Brown, PhD and David Brown, MM

 

Musical Theatre Direction, 2017 Central Washington University - Terry L. Brown, PhD

 

Theatre Literature, Theory & Criticism, 2017 Central Washington University - Emily Rollie, PhD

 

Theatre History Ancients - Renaissance, 2016 Central Washington University - Emily Rollie, PhD

 

Theatre Pedagogy, 2016 Central Washington University - Emily Rollie, PhD

 

 

Professional Development

 

Teaching Tolerance, 2018 Village Theatre - James Miles (ArtsCorps)

 

Racial Equity & Structural Racism, 2018 Village Theatre - Debbie Barnes and Teresa Rende (SOWA)

 

Social Emotional Learning, 2017/2018/2019 (ongoing) School’s Out Washington - April Miller and Sheely Mauck

 

Bridge Conference - Together We Rise (inclusivity and community building), 2017 - School’s Out Washington

 

Recognizing Micro Aggression's, 2017 Central Washington University - Human Resources

 

 

References

 

Terri L. Brown, PhD, Central Washington University Director of Musical Theatre Studies | BrownTe@cwu.edu

 

Suzie Bixler, Village Theatre Associate Director of Youth Education  | sbixler@villagetheatre.org

 

Jennifer Grajewski, At the Ridge Theatre Artistic Director  | jennifer.Grajewski@kent.k12.wa.usy

 

Christine Juarez, Cornish College of the Arts Summer Dance Coordinator | cmjuarez@cornish.edu

Photo Credit: Jean Johnson Productions www.jjshotme.com | Yellow Shoes Photo www.yellowshoesphoto.com | Central Washington University - Mckenzie Lakey

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