AUGUST 2021: PSPA BROADWAY SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Back by popular demand: Broadway Summer Dance!

August 16-18 & August 23-25

10am - 3pm

 

Learn all styles, ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater from an amazing faculty of Broadway's top dancers from Moulin Rouge, Cats, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Head over Heels, Dames at Sea, Phantom of the Opera, Newsies, and more!

Full session and single-day registration available. Ages 8+ and 12+

$350 full 3-day intensive + $25 registration fee

*3 years of ballet experience required for all levels 

THE A&R ART WORKSHOP

This summer we are partnering with A&R Workshop to offer students the opportunity to create art with dance AND using their hands!

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STRAIGHT FROM BROADWAY

MEET YOUR TEACHERS

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LAUREN MANNING

Lauren is a Pennsylvania native and former PSPA student, who holds a B.F.A from Elon University. For seven holiday seasons, Lauren has performed as a Rockette in The Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. She has appeared on NBC's July 4th Fireworks Spectacular performing the work of Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels. Lauren has appeared with the Rockettes on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, LIVE! With Kelly and Ryan, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Today Show. Lauren is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 the ABT® National Training Curriculum.In addition to performing and teaching Lauren is on the commercial team at Dance Media, publisher of Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Pointe, Dance Business Weekly, and The Dance Edit.

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LAURA PIERPONT

Laura is a NYC based actress, dancer, singer and choreographer. Recent credits include: Bridges of Madison County (Featured ensemble - ATG), Chicago (Annie - Virginia Musical Theatre), A Chorus Line (Bebe - Shanghai Premiere), A Chorus Line (Bebe - US and Japan Tour), Revolutionary (NY Choreography Debut), ShadowPlay (Mermaid/Fight Captain - Access Theatre NYC), How To Succeed (Ms. Krumholtz/Dance Captain - Virginia Musical Theatre), and Billy Elliot (Assistant Choreographer - Ogunquit Playhouse). She also performed at the Public Theatre with the first all female ensemble of A Chorus Line for the Women's Gala, arranged by Baayork Lee. Laura is the creator of her own choreography passion project called Cut Dancers of NY.

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TED KEENER

Ted was Mrs. Lee's first male dancer when she opened her performing arts school in 1995. Five years later, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts (Mrs. Lee’s alma mater), where he graduated from high school and was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Dance in his senior year. Ted went on to earn his Bachelors of Science from Indiana University in Ballet and Business with high honors and has danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and Smuin Ballet of San Francisco. He also danced in the National Choreographers Initiative for three consecutive years. Since switching focus to musical theater, he has performed in Young Frankenstein at Ogunquit and Gateway playhouses, and has traveled across the US and Canada with the national tours of Fiddler on the Roof and, most recently, The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Slave Master. Ted currently lives in NYC and is on faculty at the Institute of American Musical Theatre.

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COURTNEY COPPER

Courtney Copper is a former Radio City Rockette based in New York City. She was raised in Pennsylvania and began dancing at the age of three. She is a PSPA alumni who studied under Terri Lee. Courtney graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University with a degree in Education/Dance. While studying, she performed with many dance companies including Brandywine Ballet. She went on to perform with the Broadway tour of Annie Get Your Gun and several production touring companies. Courtney also travelled the world with Royal Caribbean, Regent and Holland America Cruise Lines as a dancer, singer and dance captain. You may also see her in many television shows and films. Courtney has been teaching and choreographing for over 20 years, working with all ages and styles of dance.

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WES KRUKOW

Wes Krukow, a University of Arizona School of Ballet Dance alumni, has danced with Smuin Ballet and for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Wes has most recently taught workshops and masterclasses across the country while touring with An American in Paris. He produced, chreographed, and dances in BaseBallet, the documentary film showcasing the athleticism of dance, which was feature on NBC Sports Bay Area, honored in over ten film festivals nationwide, and became a winner of five Emmy awards. Wes recieved first place in the Cabaret Division of the US Open Swing Dance Championship and was also honored in the 2015 MaCallum Choreography Festival for a Pas De Deux he created with Nicole Haskins.

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RAMONA KELLEY

Ramona is from Berkeley, CA where she began her training at Berkeley Ballet Theater. She went on to earn a BFA in dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Ramona danced the principal role of ‘Betsy’ in Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away and went on to dance with the Tharp company creating new roles in addition to performing repertory works. She is a principal guest artist with Oakland Ballet and has also performed with Christopher Wheeldon’s An American in Paris, Dance Lab New York, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Claudia Schreier and Co, Post:Ballet, Sidra Bell, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour) among others. Ramona has taught for Pacific Northwest Ballet, as well as master classes in Tharp technique across the country. She is an adjunct ballet faculty at NYU’s Tisch Dance.

PHOTOS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS