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

 

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 - 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

 

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

 

 

References

 

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

 

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

 

Jaclyn Stapp, Educator and Colleague | jaclynnstapp@gmail.com

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

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