AUGUST 2021: PSPA BROADWAY SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Back by popular demand: PSPA is bringing Broadway Summer Dance to Bucks!

August 16-18, & August 23-25

10am - 3pm

CLICK HERE FOR A&R After Care Art Camp 3 pm - 5:30 pm

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

$140 Zoom 1 full day intensive +$25 registration fee

sessions for ages 8+ and 12+

*3 years of ballet experience required for all levels 

 

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 options available, in-studio or on zoom!

*In the event of a Government mandated COVID shut down, all fees are NONREFUNDABLE as the workshop will be available via Zoom. 

MEET YOUR TEACHERS

STRAIGHT FROM BROADWAY

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Paloma Garcia-Lee

6 Broadway Shows including Moulin Rouge! and The Great Comet. Graziella in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and Adrienne in Fosse/Verdon. 

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Samantha Pollino

Hamilton, Fosse/Verdon, Head Over Heels, Hot Feet

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Jess LeProtto

Cats, Newsies, Hello Dolly, Bye Bye Birdie, Spielberg's West Side Story

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Eloise Kropp

Cats, Spielberg's West Side Story, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fosse/Verdon, Hello Dolly

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Jonalyn Saxer

Mean Girls, Cats, Spielberg's West Side Story 

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Ted Keener

Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankenstein

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Wes Krukow

An American in Paris, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Victoria Ann Scovens

Eliza in Hamilton, Pippin, Evita

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DeMarius R. Copes

Mean Girls, Hamilton, Newsies

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Chip Abbott

On The Town, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

PHOTOS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS

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PALOMA GARCIA-LEE

Samantha Pollino is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (CCM). She originated the Chicago cast of Hamilton, and is currently on tour with Hamilton. Broadway credits include Head Over Heels (OBC) and Hot Feet (OBC). She was part of the world premiere of Bliss the Musical in Seattle at the 5th Avenue Theatre. TV and Film credits include Fosse/Verdon on FX.

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MEET YOUR TEACHERS

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PALOMA GARCIA-LEE

Paloma Garcia-Lee is the proud daughter of Terri Garcia-Lee, owner and founder of PSPA Studios! She is an American actress known for her role as Adrienne on the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon and as Graziella in Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story. Paloma began her training at age 3 at PSPA/SIMBT. She left  Bucks County at age 14 to attend the University of North Carolina School of the arts. She made her Broadway debut as 17 years old in Phantom of the Opera and has been seen on stage in 6 Broadway shows and also appeared in numerous live television broadcasts in addition to her other Film/TV credits. 

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JESS LEPROTTO

Jess LeProtto is a New Jersey native and Broadway performer, who holds a B.F.A. Musical Theater at Pace University.  Broadway credits include: Carousel, Hello, Dolly!, Cats (Mungojerrie), On The Town, Newsies (OBC), Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and The Boy From Oz. National Tours/Regional Theater include: Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Grand Ole Opry), American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (Joyce Theater), A Bronx Tale (Papermill Playhouse), In Your Arms (Old Globe Theater), Freddie Falls in Love (Signature Theater). Film/Television credits include: West Side Story (directed by Steven Spielberg), So You Think You Can Dance (Season 8, Top 8), Smash, Law & Order: SVU, One Life to Live, and the MTV VMAs.

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SAMANTHA POLLINO

Samantha Pollino is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (CCM). She originated the Chicago cast of Hamilton, and is currently on tour with Hamilton. Broadway credits include Head Over Heels (OBC) and Hot Feet (OBC). She was part of the world premiere of Bliss the Musical in Seattle at the 5th Avenue Theatre. TV & Film credits include Fosse/Verdon on FX.

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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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JONALYN SAXER

Jonalyn is currently playing Karen Smith on the National Tour of Mean Girls! Broadway credits include: Mean Girls (OBC), Cats, Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas and Bullets Over Broadway. Upcoming film: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story! 

CHIP ABBOTT

Chip Abbott is a NYC based choreographer, director, and dancer who’s performance career spans the worlds of concert dance, commercial dance, and Broadway. Chip served as assistant choreographer, dance captain, and swing to Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse on the Broadway Revival of On The Town (Tony nominee for best choreography) and he was also seen on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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VICTORIA ANN SCOVENS

Victoria Ann Scovens is currently playing Eliza in the And Peggy Tour of Hamilton. Her previous roles include Leading Player in Pippin (DSU), Young Eva in Evita (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), and a soloist in Broadway Sessions’ 15th Anniversary Elphaball. You can also see her in the short film Who’s There? by Mitchell Coriell. 

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ELOISE KROPP

Eloise has performed on Broadway in Cats (JennyAnyDots), Dames At Sea (Ruby), and On The Town (Claire U/S). Recently she was one of the dancers in the Fosse/Verdon on FX, a dancer on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3, and just finished being a Jet Girl in the West Side Story remake directed by Stephen Spielberg. Other regional credits include Minnie Faye in “Hello Dolly” at The Muny, Louise in “Carousel” at Goodspeed Opera House, the world premiere of “The Honeymooners” at Papermill Playhouse, Anytime Annie in “42 Street” at Scottsdale Musical Theatre Co, multiple City Center Encores!, Kennedy Center Broadway Series, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Music Theatre Wichita, and more.

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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.

DeMARIUS R. COPES

DeMarius R. Copes has performed in Hamilton (Nat'l Tour, Philip Co.), Mean Girls (Broadway, National Theater), Newsies (1st Nat'l Tour), The Prom (Alliance Theatre), A Chorus Line (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Les Mis, 42nd Street, Hairspray (Red Mountain Theatre), and more. 

 

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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