Musical Theatre & Dance Education/Instruction & Administration

Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA. Institute Manager, 2017 to 2020 - Manage Village Theatre’s Institute program through the education department. Hire teaching artists, train educators, plan curriculum, mentor students and oversee the 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 Voice and Music Selection 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 workshop 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


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




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




University of Washington, BA - Dance


San Diego State University, MFA - Musical Theatre Candidate class of 2022


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


MTEA Conference - Putting it Together: Re-Building, Re-Designing, and Re-Connecting Musical Theatre Piece by Piece, 2021  Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance


Social Emotional Learning, 2017/2018/2019/2020 School’s Out Washington - April Miller and Sheely Mauck

Bridge Conference - Looking Back, Facing Forward (culturally responsive classroom practice), 2019 School’s Out Washington

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


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

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


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





Terri L. Brown, PhD, Central Washington University former Director of Musical Theatre Studies |


Suzie Bixler, Village Theatre Associate Director of Youth Education  |


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


Jaclyn Stapp, Educator and Colleague |

Photo Credit: Jean Johnson Productions | Yellow Shoes Photo | Central Washington University - Mckenzie Lakey

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