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JUNE 10 – JULY 12
(1 - 5 Week Sessions)

Ages 8 – 25

The Musical Broadway Theater program in its 5th year, partners with existing major Broadway shows. The current stars of the stage come and teach the students acting, singing, dancing and choreography. All of the classes are instructed by CURRENT Broadway Stars. There is no program like this in the world. Each week focuses in on a different Broadway Show. You will also attend that Broadway Show. For students attending the final week (July 8th – 12th) of the intensive you will be a part of our 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA. Performing on a NYC stage along side the Broadway stars themselves. Join us for an event like never before and make this your summer to remember. Joffrey Musical Theater NYC will have classes on July 4th 2019

2019 Shows:
Mean Girls
Phantom of the Opera

  • Stay 1 Week

    $799 per week

  • Stay 2 Weeks, Save $348

    $625 per week

  • Stay 3 Weeks, Save $598

    $599 per week

  • Stay 4 Weeks, Save $997

    $550 per week

  • Stay 5 Weeks, Save $1,495

    $500 per week

Week 1

In Studio Performance on Friday

Week 2

In Studio Performance on Friday

Week 3

In Studio Performance on Friday

Week 4

In Studio Performance on Friday

Week 5

5th Anniversary Gala


$799 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.

Registration Fee: $99


$499 per week

Housing Due at Registration: $250

Housing Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st

12 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students ages 10 years and up that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. No housing available for students under 10 years of age.

Meal Plan

$275 per week

Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%

Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.
Only offered to dancers in housing.

Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Chaperone Fee

$250 per dancer

Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13

One time fee

Resident Fee

$150 per dancer

Resident Advisor Fee: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Required for all dancers in housing

One time fee

Performance + Broadway Show Ticket Fee

$125 per week

Performance + Broadway Show Ticket Fee: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Attending a Broadway show is part of the curriculum for this intensive.

There are weekly in-studio performances each Friday open to all friends and family members except July 12th 2019 when we have our Gala. Tickets are sold to the Gala for $35 and may be purchased in advance

3.5% Processing Fee

For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Joffrey FAQ's

Some of the most common camp questions are answered on the below FAQ.

For more detailed information about our summer dance camps, feel free to check out the following links. Please look this over, and if you still have a question, don’t hesitate to email us at Our offices are open from 9 am to 6 pm CST.

33 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038

The PACE Dormitory Residence Hall brings customized, first rate amenities to the heart of New York City’s Financial District. Each floor is staffed with a Resident Advisor.

81 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003
The Joffrey Ballet School Third Street Residence is located at 81 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003. Located in Manhattan’s East Village, Third Street is within short walking distance to some of New York’s best restaurants, independent stores, coffee shops, and theaters. Nearby essentials are Whole Foods, K-Mart, NY Grocery, several banks, City MD Clinic, Starbucks, Rite Aid, and easy access to the N, R, 6, B, D, and F trains. It is a short 20 minute subway ride to Joffrey.

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.

The Joffrey Ballet School is proud to partner with Pace Cafeteria and Panera that serves two hearty kid-friendly meals per day. Enjoy breakfast burritos with veggies, sausage, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, trail mix with dried fruit, and mixed nuts on the side. Imagine a wonderful grilled herbed chicken breast, a flavor-filled soba noodle salad with edamame and cucumber relish, bok choy, carrot ginger dressing, accompanied by a side of watermelon. The food is delicious and healthy–perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with the best food providers in the NYC area.

Pace housing students will eat at the Pace University Cafeteria

Students in all other buildings will have their meals catered by Panera which provides an array of options, including vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free choices. Panera Bread provides students with breakfast and dinner daily

Please note that lunch is NOT included in any of the meal plan. We recommend that students pack a healthy lunch and snacks to eat between meals. Due to severe food allergies, dancers are NOT permitted to pack anything with peanuts in their lunch.

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; please bring only what you need. Also, keep in mind that items can
be purchased upon arrival at nearby stores.

  1. Bedding: Twin XL Sheets, Blankets, Pillows
  2. Bathroom Essentials: Towels, Shower shoes, hair dryer
  3. Toiletries: Toilet Paper, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, and other personal toiletry items.
  4. Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
  5. Recreational clothes: jeans, t-shirts, swimsuit, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm Clock. Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own
    discretion. All dorms are Wi-Fi equipped. Don’t forget to bring the chargers!
  7. Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival. Students should download Google Maps and Embark NYC.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your

  1. Toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemaker, or any outside cooking appliance not provided by JBS.
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Space Heaters
  4. Halogen lights
  5. Pets of any kind
  6. Alcohol
  7. Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers.
  8. When not in use, lighters for your pointe shoes MUST remain in your dance bag.
  9. Drugs, tobacco, including eCigarettes; illegal substances of any nature

There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.


$50 Change Buildings (NYC only)

$50 Roommate Change Request

$100 Initial Roommate Request

$100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Team Assignments

$50 Change Team Assignment Request

For students attending the final week (July 8th – 12th) of the intensive you will be a part of our 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA. Performing on a NYC stage along side the Broadway stars themselves. Join us for an event like never before and make this your summer to remember.

Times will be announced at a later date

*Time Subject to change

Pace Housing

  • Bed Style: Twin XL; some rooms have a loft bed.
  • Pace University Security monitors the building 24/7
  • Microwave, refrigerator, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning unit in each room.
  • Window blinds provided

East 3rd Housing

  • Bed style: Bunk beds or loft bed, Twin XL
  • Each apartment will be furnished with bunk and loft beds, dresser drawers, desks and chairs, closet, full kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, and full size fridge.
  • AC unit available in each bedroom for temperature control (air conditioning included). There is no AC unit in kitchens. For effective airflow, keep bedroom doors open with bedroom AC units on.
  • Laundry available on top floor. TV, beverage vending machine, sink, and counter tops (no oven or fridge) available in the basement Recreation Room West and East.
  • Window Screens/Blinds not provided.

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to DocuSign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Joffrey Ballet School offers transportation to and from the airport. Our service is significantly more expensive than taking a New York City taxi, so if your dancer feels comfortable taking a taxi, we encourage them to do so. Below is an outline of fees and reflect the price one way. The cost includes tolls and driver’s tip.

Transportation to JFK, LGA, and EWR airports $150

Transportation for all international flights $200

If your student is flying as an Unaccompanied Minor through the airline (and you have already paid the Unaccompanied Minor fee through your airline), please contact:

JBS NYC Airport Transportation Coordinator


Joffrey Ballet School can only provide a chaperone to the gate if it is required by the airline. There is an additional $150 fee for this service.

Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.
In some instances we are able to offer a credit towards Joffrey programing which must be used in 1 calendar year. The Registration Fee, ALL DEPOSITS, and all Processing Fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited.
Prior to May 1st, a credit for any payments already made may placed in the dancer’s name to be used for future Joffrey programming. All payments made at the time of withdrawal are non-refundable. Any future payments still due to the school will be waived at the school’s discretion.
After May 1st, all payments are non-refundable. If a dancer’s withdrawal is due to injury or illness, and certified by a Dr’s. note, a partial credit may be used towards next summer at the Joffrey Ballet School’s Discretion. Credit can not be issued for housing and meal plans payments.

The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the dancers that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marleting and advertisig purposes. Dancers and parents are welcome to take photos of the dance experience. When attending the program you consent to the use of your photography in our website and marketing materials.

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.

Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Between 9th and 10th Streets.
3rd, 4th and 5th Floor

Joffrey Dance Center
47-10 Austell Place, Long Island City, NY 11101

Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

Musical Theater NYC

Sample Schedule

 9:30AM – 10:45AM
Ballet / Tap / Vocal

10:45AM -12:15PM
Musical Theater /  Jazz /  Acting / Performance Studies

1:30PM – 3:00PM
Vocal (Aladdin, Wicked or Matilda)

3:15PM – 5:15PM
Performance Studies / Outdoor Acting Class / Tap / Musical Theater or Jazz

You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.


Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in working as an Arts Administration Intern, HRA, AHRA, or RA for our Summer Intensives please read the duties described below and submit the application form. They are all paid positions. Positions will be filled at a first come first serve basis to qualified candidates – please submit application early for best consideration. Final candidates who are offered a position will be required to undergo a background check prior to finalizing the hiring process.

Online Application Form - HRA, RA, ARA,

Online Application Form - Interns

Please email us at for questions regarding any of the positions.


Interns Supervisor assist the Joffrey Ballet School in the administration of the summer programs. This is a tremendous learning experience. Be ready to work hard and long hours. Interns MUST HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! The Joffrey Ballet School is seeking hard-working, ethical, caring, organized, teamwork minded, detail-oriented individuals interested in perusing a career in Arts Administration. Interns would gain valuable experience working within an office environment, assisting with daily operations of the school’s variety of summer programs and supporting the administrative staff with customer assistance.

Interns assist the Interns Supervisor and the Joffrey Ballet School in the administration of the summer programs. This is a tremendous learning experience. Be ready to work hard and long hours. Interns MUST HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! The Joffrey Ballet School is seeking hard-working, ethical, caring, organized, teamwork minded, detail-oriented individuals interested in perusing a career in Arts Administration. Interns would gain valuable experience working within an office environment, assisting with daily operations of the school’s variety of summer programs and supporting the administrative staff with customer assistance.

Joffrey Ballet School seeks hard working and enthusiastic individuals for Head Resident Advisors in New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position, with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The Head RA is responsible for supervising housing staff and students who are residing in their assigned dormitory during the summer school session. The Head RA will organize transportation of students to and from the dormitory and Joffrey studio locations and activities. The Head RA will organize and supervise staff schedules and work assignments in the dormitory. The Head RA will ensure that all staff schedules, policies, transportation schedules, major disciplinary decisions and scheduled staff meetings are presented to the Director of Resident Life for review and approval.  The Head RA will be responsible for communication between their assigned dormitory and Joffrey administrative staff, faculty, students, and parents.

The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for assisting students who are staying at Joffrey Ballet School during the summer school session. The Resident Assistant helps dancers feel at home in housing, organize fun activities, problem solve, ensure dancers are following the rules. RAs will also collaborate with the Joffrey administration to ensure the well-being of all residents. Applicants must be able to work within the artistic culture of Joffrey, have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, be able to problem solve, have excellent verbal and written communication, and have good organizational and analytical skills.

Dance and Residence Life experience preferred. We background check each applicant to ensure the safety of our dancers. Joffrey Ballet School seeks enthusiastic and hard working individuals for several Resident Advisor (RA) positions in New York City, LA, Dallas, San Francisco and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The RAs report to the Head RA. The RAs manage the daily operations of the Residence Halls and maintain an active leadership role to cultivate a positive and supportive community to the residents. The RAs serve as a role model and resource to students by assisting in artistic and personal growth.

Application deadline date: April 1st, 2019


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Matthew Prescott

Artistic Director of the NYC Musical Theatre Intensive

Also a NYC Ballet and Pre-Professional Instructor.

Matthew Prescott, born and raised in Idaho, graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and attended the inaugural year of the Joffrey/New School University in New York City. In 2000, he joined the Joffrey Ballet for a number of years before setting out as a freelance artist. Working as a freelancer, Matthew has worked and performed with Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Ballet NY, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Amanda Miller, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Alabama Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, BalletX, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Morphoses the Wheeldon Company, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Matthew was featured in Robert Altman’s film The Company. Matthew has choreographed works performed by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Chamber Dance Project, the Joffrey Ballet School, BalletX, Interlochen Arts Academy, for Misty Copeland for Prince’s Coming to America 2010 Madison Square Garden performances, as well as the Vail International Dance Festival. Matthew was the Resident Choreographer on the national tour of Billy Elliot as well as performing the roll of Older Billy. Matthew made his Broadway debut on Broadway in the cast of Phantom of the Opera.

Maximilien Baud

Associate Director of NYC Musical Theater

Also, an Instructor for the NYC Pre-Professional, Ballet and Jazz Intensives.
Maximilien Baud; Trained at the School of American Ballet for 10 years under the guidance of Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Peter Boal, Olga Kostritzky, and Andrei Kramarevsky. While a student, he performed with the NYC Ballet, and was part of the original cast of two world premieres: Organon by Elliot Feld and Scenes De Ballet by Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Mr. Baud began his professional career with the Carolina Ballet under Robert Weiss. There he would work with choreographers such as Lynne Taylor Corbett, Robert Weiss, Damian Woetzel, and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2005, Mr. Baud joined the Pennsylvania Ballet under the directorship of Roy Kaiser and would perform principal roles in ballets by Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, George Balanchine and many more. In 2009, Mr. Baud had the opportunity to work on the Oscar nominated film for Best Picture, Black Swan, by Darren Aronofsky. In 2010, Mr. Baud would join the national/international tour of Billy Elliot, the Musical performing the role of Older Billy, and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Musical. He was in the ensemble of the national tour of Flashdance the Musical based on the iconic 80’s film under the directorship of Tony Award-winning choreographer, Sergio Trujillo. Maximilien has reprised his role of Older Billy in regional productions of Billy Elliot with the MUNY, North Carolina Theater, and the North Shore Music Theater Company.

Mr. Baud, along with Matthew Prescott, are the co-directors and co-creators for the Joffrey Ballet School Musical Theater Summer Intensives in New York City and London. This year they are also debuting an all-new program, the Joffrey Las Vegas Summer Intensive. Together they run M Squared Talent LLC, which is a production company that produces the most up-to-date dance education in America. Mr. Baud also holds the position of Co-Artistic Director and Consulting Producer for Joffrey Elite, which is a documentary series on YouTube’s AwesomnessTV that features a group of dancers from the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program.

Mr. Baud has had the opportunity to teach master classes at numerous dance studios around the world, as well as coach the young Billy’s from Billy Elliot. Currently, he is on the staff at The Joffrey Ballet School and Ballet Academy East. While directing and teaching, Mr. Baud enjoys enriching the lives of dancers through discipline and a passion for the arts.

Haley Hannah

Musical Theater NYC Instructor

Haley, a Kansas City native, has been pursuing a career in musical theatre from a young age. She attended the University of Michigan for musical theatre and has been working professionally since graduating in 2010.

Haley performed on Broadway in Bring It On the musical in the ensemble understudying the leading role of Campbell with Tony Award Winning Choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler. She toured in the first national tour of Flashdance the musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award Nominee, Sergio Trujillo. She performed in the ensemble and understudied the leading role of Alex. She also toured the U.S. and Canada with Bring It On the musical

Regionally, Haley performed the 

role of Annette in Saturday Night Fever at both Ogunquit Playhouse and Gateway Playhouse. Other regional favorites include A Bronx Tale workshop in NYC, directed by Robert Di Nero and Jerry Zaks, and Cutman: a boxing musical at Goodspeed Opera House. 

Haley appeared as a back up singer for Demi Lovato and The Jonas Brothers on ABC and was seen as a back up dancer for Akon and Lonely Island on Comedy Central. 

She can currently be seen this summer in The Last Word in the New York Musical Theatre Festival season at the Duke Theatre on West 42nd Street! 

Michael Biren

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Michael Biren, born and raised in New Jersey, found his love of the arts early on in his life.  Starting his training at 3 years old and being raised by former artists he was constantly involved in theatre and dance throughout his childhood.  Michael attended Muhlenberg College where he continued this study, and after graduating spent seven and a half months touring Asia with a production of Cinderella starring Lea Salonga.  After returning to the states, Michael worked at several regional theaters including Ogunquit Playhouse, Maine State Music Theatre, and Goodspeed Opera House.  He then moved to New York and left again on tour, this time with the National Tour of Billy Elliot, starring Faith Prince, a production that he would eventually become the dance captain for.  Michael toured with Billy Elliot for three years until returning to New York.  Since then he has performed at the Fulton Opera House, Maine State Music Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, The MUNY, and off-broadway at The Minetta Lane Theatre, as well as helping to re-set several productions of Billy Elliot around the country.  

Joey Cullinane

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Joey Cullinane is thrilled to join the teaching staff at the Joffrey. Credits include: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Director/Choreographer, Little Theatre on the Square), La Cage Aux Folles (Director/Choreographer, Arundel Barn Playhouse), Young Frankenstein (Co-Director, Red Mountain Theatre), La Cage Aux Folles (Co-Choreographer, Reagle Music Theatre, IRNE Award for Best Choreography), Cinderella (Assistant Choreographer, North Carolina Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse). Other: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Paper Mill Playhouse, Hello Dolly National Tour with Sally Struthers.

Michele McConnell

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Originally from Indianapolis, Michele McConnell has lived in northern New Jersey for 20 years. She is a graduate of Butler University with a Music Education degree and minors in Speech, Communication, and Theatre. Ms. McConnell’s performance resume includes musical theatre, opera, concert performance, cabaret, professional chorus, and touring productions.

Ms. McConnell has been performing in the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera since February 2010, and performing the starring role of Carlotta since July 2011.  In March 2016, Ms. McConnell played her 1,701st performance in the role, earning the distinction of becoming the actress to play the opera diva for the longest time in the Broadway production.

Highlights of Ms. McConnell’s performing career include the national tour of Camelot with Robert Goulet, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players at NY City Center, DiCapo Opera, Mobile Opera, Missouri Symphony, and Sacramento Music Circus. She has traveled to over 115 countries performing on luxury cruise ships with her husband of 20 years, baritone Duane McDevitt. Ms. McConnell is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

In addition to her performance credits, she has been an adjunct faculty member since 2010 in the Music, Dance, & Theatre department at New Jersey City University. Her Master Class resume includes Butler University, Manhattan School of Music, University of Indianapolis, Berklee College of Music, and the On and Off Broadway Company workshops in NYC.

Ms. McConnell is the current President of the Board of Trustees for Skyline Theatre Company in Fair Lawn, NJ.  Serving on the board since 2008, she has worked and volunteered in all areas of the company, from the box office and administration to set production and performance.

Ms. McConnell’s business interests also cross out of the theatre. In 2014, Ms. McConnell accomplished the distinction of being the first Broadway performer to become an Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay, Inc. Her unit of over 50 members spans the country and continues to grow.   Her business accolades with Mary Kay include 6 times on the National Court of Personal Sales, 27 quarters as a “Star Consultant”, the “Triple Crown” award for new directors, and the “Go Give Award” for selfless service towards sister consultants.

Her strongest passions lie in opportunities that allow her to work hands-on to motivate, educate, and inspire others. Her other affiliations include the American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Butler University Alumni Steering Committee for the Metro New York Area, a lifetime membership of Alpha Phi Fraternity, and she is a 25-year+ member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mary K Illes

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Mary Illes’s Broadway credits include, The Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Steel Pier and She Loves Me. She played Dona Lucia D’Alvadorez in Goodspeed’s Where’s Charley?, and Mrs. Erlynne in Irish Repertory Theater’s After the Ball.

She has sung with the New Haven Symphony with conductor Gerald Steichen, with members of the Vienna Philharmonic twice at Innsbruck’s Summer Music Festival appearing with Thomas Hampson, and with the All American College Orchestra at Walt Disney World.

She has a private voice studio in New York, working with teenagers through professional adults, focusing on learning strong, healthy, positive technique. Her approach is based in classic time tested techniques emphasizing the voice/body connection.

Ryan Kelly

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Ryan Kelly is originally from Connecticut. He attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts for dance. Some credits include: Wicked on Broaday, Wicked 1st, 2nd national tours and also Wicked in Chicago and L.A. Mr. Kelly served as the Universal Swing in Wicked for the last 10 years. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular for four years, Nights on Broadway III, Cats, Sweet Charity, Music Man, and Tokyo Disneyland. Ryan was also the dance captain and assistant for Pippin choreographed by Mark Dendy at the Goodspeed Opera House. TV/Film credits: Saturday Night Live 8 epsisodes, Smurfs movie, Across the Universe, Nurse Jackie, Manhattan Love Story, Mozart in the Jungle, America’s Got Talent, Two and Half Men, Jimmy Fallon, A Night on of too many Stars on Comedy Central. Sleepy’s beds commercial, Sylvania Light Bulbs, Spanish lottery and Mohegan Sun. Ryan has also taught dance and gymnastics all through the U.S over the years and loves to help young artists discover their individuality as performers and supports everyone in a positive way.

Charlie Sutton

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Charlie is currently a Co-Artistic Director at Working Artist Theater Project. He’s enjoyed an exciting career in ten hit Broadway shows including American in Paris, Kinky Boots, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Catch me if you Can, La Cage Aux Folles, The Addams Family, and Wicked. Creative icons from these shows have influenced his use of story telling through movement. Choreography credits include New York premier of Wringer (NYCCT), Young Charles Dickens (NYCCT), The Big Show, (Working Artist Theater), Flesh and Spirit (MMAC Theater), Photography (Dance Film), Sweater Weather (Dance Film), Descent into Madness (Dance Film) and 35 MM.

Lauren Kadel

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Lauren Kadel is a Wichita, KS native who resides in New York City. She most recently performed at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Will Roger’s Follies. Prior to that she has worked on The Merry Widow assisting Susan Stroman at both The Metropolitan Opera and The Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has toured with Susan Stroman’s Productions of The Producers and Young Frankenstein as Dance Captain and Swing. She also toured with The Wizard of Oz performing as the Dance Captain and Swing and acted as the resident Director and Choreographer. The Wizard of Oz had 12 local children in every city to perform as munchkins and Lauren had the amazing opportunity to help the children learn their on-stage roles and become part of the company. Lauren has remounted original staging for The Producers on tour with Big League Theatricals and for Point Park University. Her other performing credits include: The Honey Taps dancer, American Dance Machine, NY readings of Maverick and Dangerous, Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde and Crazy for You at The Cape Playhouse; The Addams Family and Young Frankenstein at Ogunquit Playhouse, Annie at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Guys and Dolls and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at North Shore Music Theatre; 42nd Street at Riverside Theatre and Me and My Girl, Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma!, Footloose!, and Goodnews at Music Theatre of Wichita. Lauren studied at the University of California, Irvine for Dance and Drama and went on the 2006 New York Satellite Program. When not performing Lauren is busy auditioning in the city and running her interior decorating business, Apartment CPR. @laurenkadel

Laura Feig

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

A New York native, Laura Feig trained at the Seiskaya Ballet Academy and later studied with Maggie Black. Laura began her career with the Atlanta Ballet under the direction of John McFall, where she spent ten years, becoming a principal dancer with the company. She has also performed as a member of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, The National Ballet of Canada, BalletX, Chautauqua Ballet, and Ballet NY.

Currently, Laura is performing as an original Broadway cast member in Christopher Wheeldon’s “An American in Paris”.  She has also toured the US, Canada, and Japan starring in Twyla Tharp’s “Movin’ Out” in the role of Judy.

Recently, Laura appeared in the Starz original series “Flesh and Bone” as a member of the company.

She has danced principal roles in classics including Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Don Quixote, and has performed leading roles in works by Julia Adam, George Balanchine, Val Canaparoli, Matthew Neenan, Michael Pink, Ben Stevenson, Christopher Wheeldon, and Lila York. Ms. Feig has had many roles created for her by choreographers including Christopher Hampson, Edwaard Liang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Alexei Ratmansky, Margo Sappington and Stan.

Garen Scribner

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

GAREN SCRIBNER is an independent performing artist based in New York City, currently starring as Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production of An American in Paris. As a soloist with SF Ballet and later with Nederlands Dans Theater I, he has created and performed leading roles in works by Jiri Kylian, Lightfoot/Leon, Alexander Ekman, Marco Goecke, Christopher Wheeldon, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Jorma Elo, Mark Morris, John Neumeier, Hans Van Manen and George Balanchine. He has toured extensively and performed and taught at engagements throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. Commercially, he has appeared with Deborah Cox, Les Twins, Santana, Michelle Branch, and Jennifer Lopez. Garen has received awards from the NFAA and the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards organization for his artistry and was recently awarded the John Adams HERO Award for Best Broadway Debut 2015. Mr. Scribner earned a high school diploma from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated with honors in May 2011 from St. Mary’s College, earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts while performing with San Francisco Ballet. He is a co-founder of Dance For a Reason (, which just produced its 4th annual benefit performance in San Francisco for the Cancer Prevention Institute of CA, raising over $400,000 for the organization since 2012. Garen is managed by Victoria Morris and represented by CESD Talent. / @garenscribner on Twitter/Instagram.

Rebecca Prescott

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Rebecca Prescott, was born and raised in Idaho. At a very young age she discovered her love of the stage, and upon high school graduation attended college at Boise State University. She received both acting and singing degrees. She was accepted to the Chicago Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where she earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and studied with International Opera Bass-Baritone star, Richard Stilwell. Rebecca is a company member of Eclipse Theatre, VOX3, and Artistic Associate with Chicago Opera Vanguard. Her regional credits include Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Theatre for Youth, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Eclipse Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane, Mercury Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. For two holiday seasons she performed as Grandma Who in the National Broadway Tour of the musical How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Rebecca was in the cast of I Love Lucy Show, a Broadway in Chicago production, where she performed Ethel, Dinah Beach, Gertie , and Fern, and understudied the role of Lucy. Winter of 2014 Rebecca performed Trixie Who/understudy Mama Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, performed at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago and Madison Square Garden in New York City. Spring 2015 Rebecca performed Morticia in the Jeff Award winning production of The Addams Family. Rebecca is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing and Actors Equity Association, and on Musical Theatre faculty at The Chicago High School for the Arts.

Lauren Singerman

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Lauren is an actor, teacher, and speech/dialect coach. As an actor, Lauren has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Two River Theater Company, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Cider Mill Playhouse, The Artful Conspirators, Kitchen Theatre Company, The Here & Now, Lark Play Development Center, id Theater, and Project Y, among others. Lauren played super nerd Tori Atherton on All My Children. She co-created, executive produced, and appears in Precious Cargo, a web series set for release in Spring of 2016. She recently wrapped the feature film Drunk Parents, starring Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin, for which she was Hayek’s speech coach. In addition to coaching actors privately and for film and theater, Lauren has taught at HB Studios and New York Film Academy. BA: Wesleyan University. MFA: Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Find her online at

Katelyn Baud

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Katelyn Prominski, originally from Washington, DC, now lives in New York City. She is an inaugural teacher for the Joffrey Ballet School Musical Theater Summer Intensive. Her master class and judging credits include Broadway Connection, Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet, Dance Cavise, Shake the Ground, and Dance Masters of America. Katelyn also serves as ballet master for Joffrey Elite, a Youtube docu-series featuring students at the Joffrey Ballet School. TOUR: Flashdance the Musical (Ballet Dancer), Dirty Dancing (Penny u/s) REGIONAL: Kennedy Center’s Little Dancer (Étoile), MUNY’s A Funny Thing Happened… Forum (Panacea), Reagle’s Singin’ in the Rain (Girl in the Green Dress), Westchester Broadway Theater’s Annie Get Your Gun. Danced with Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, & Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Katelyn is a proud Dexcom Warrior. @katelynbaud

Kyle Barisich

NYC Musical Theater Acting Instructor

A native of Los Gatos, California, Kyle recently played Raoul in the 25th Anniversary cast of the Broadway production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  He was a member of the long-running national tour, and played Raoul for both the Los Angeles and final San Francisco engagements.  Regional credits include SOUTH PACIFIC at the Hollywood Bowl, Cinderella’s Prince in INTO THE WOODS, and Barrett in TITANIC.  Kyle co-created the lounge act parody A TOUCH OF VEGAS, which has played to sold-out crowds on both coasts.  Named ‘Mr. USC’ at his alma mater the University of Southern California, he went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music and the Esper Studio, under master acting teacher Bill Esper.  Having studied improv comedy at NYC’s famed Upright Citizens Brigade, Kyle often performs the audience warm-up for ‘LIVE! with Kelly and Michael.’   He is also a published food writer.  Kyle can be seen on TV this season as Hopkins on THE FOLLOWING (Fox).

Dara Adler

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Dara Adler is happy to be back teaching for the summer intensive once again. She has served as Dance Captain for the Phantom of the Opera National Tour as well as Asst. Dance Captain and Ballet Chorus and Swing on Broadway. Previously she performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company; Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Pennsylvania Ballet performing everything from the classics to Balanchine and beyond; Lincoln Center Festival; Juilliard Opera; Carnegie Hall; and the Katherine Dunham Documentary Project, Library of Congress. Dara has taught master classes throughout the US as well as being on the current faculty at Broadway Dance Center. Today,Dara continues to perform and enjoys a successful career in commercials, print, television and film.

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Deanna Doyle

NYC Musical Theater Instructor

Deanna trained at the School of American Ballet, where she was a full-time and summer session student. She also studied at Feld Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She performed in New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker and then joined Kansas City Ballet. Currently, Deanna is performing as Meg Giry in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera.

Deanna has been in productions of All Shook Up, Oklahoma, Anything Goes, Crazy for You,42nd Street, Drowsy Chaperone, and gave up her ticket to Vegas for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance to perform the leading role of Vera in On Your Toes.

Deanna has choreographed productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, and The Wizard of Oz. She has had the opportunity to dance for choreographers Josh Bergasse, Warren Carlyle, Ricky Hinds, Spencer Liff, and Josh Prince and has also been seen in national commercials for Twix and Tide as well as print ads for JC Penney, Good Housekeeping, and AT&T. Recently, she was seen in On Your Toes at City Center Encores! followed by Barrington Stage’s On the Town as Ivy Smith, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Josh Bergasse.

When she is not performing, she serves as a judge and instructor at competitions and conventions around the country, as well as a guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center.

Caitlin Abraham

NYC Musical Theater/Jazz Instructor

Also a NYC Jazz & Contemporary Intensive Instructor.

Broadway: An American in Paris (Dir/Chor Christopher Wheeldon), La Cage aux Folles (Dir. Terry Johnson, Chor. Lynne Page). National Tour: Chicago the Musical (Dir. Scott Faris, Chor. Gary Chryst).  Other favorite credits include: An American in Paris at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, “Cassie” in A Chorus Line at Woodminster Theater (set by Christina Lazo), appearances on the Tony Awards, On The Town at Paper Mill Playhouse (Dir. Bill Berry, Chor. Patti Colombo), as well as working with choreographers Josh Bergasse, Josh Rhodes, Peggy Hickey, Dontee Kiehn and Anne Reinking.  Caitlin films on a continual basis with the Fosse Workshop in New York City, reconstructing and recording Bob Fosse’s original choreography for the archival purposes of the Verdon Fosse Legacy.   In a recent workshop, she was thrilled to perform Sandahl Bergman’s role in “Take Off With Us” from All That Jazz for theater and film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Before her musical theater career, Caitlin was a Soloist at Carolina ballet, where she performed principal roles in masterworks by Balanchine, Robbins, Limon & Taylor-Corbett.  Both the Artistic Director, Robert Weiss, and Guest Resident Choreographer, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, created a number of roles on her.  In addition to live performances, these works have also aired on UNC-TV and been presented at the North Carolina Art Museum.  Favorite roles include: Choleric (The Four Temperaments), Caliope (Apollo), Girl with a Purse (Fancy Free), Iago’s Wife (Moor’s Pavane).  Caitlin has also enjoyed performing to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Amnesty International, and Dancers Responding to AIDS.

Caitlin teaches theater dance, ballet, pointe, audition technique and voice.  Teaching credits include: the Ailey Extension, Joffrey Ballet School, Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Program, Joffrey Musical Theater Intensive, New York City Dance Alliance, Broadway Connection, Broadway Workshop, Dance Educators of America, OnStage New York and Showstopper.  Caitlin is also a guest teacher and choreographer at schools in the tri-state area and across the US.

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Ben Cook

Ben Cook is currently starring in the Broadway premier of Mean Girls. Previous Broadway and National Tour credits include Tuck Everlasting, Newsies, Billy in Billy Elliot, and Ragtime. His film and television credits include 30 Rock, Veep, House of Cards, Law and Order SVU, Disney’s Newsies the Musical, and most recently he plays Aaron Fisher in HBO’s upcoming Joe Paterno film starring Al Pacino. @bentylercook

Jennifer DiNoia

Jennifer has played the role of Elphaba in four countries and seven companies of Wicked (London; Broadway; Chicago, tour 1 & 2; Seoul, Korea; & Sydney, Australia). She was also a part of the original company of We Will Rock You Las Vegas (Scaramouche u/s) and the 1st national tour of Mamma Mia! (Ali u/s). Jennifer’s voice can be heard on WiseMom’s ESL book series and the Killer Queen album (Hollywood Records).@jennydinoia

Brian Spitulnik

Brian Spitulnik is a writer, dancer, producer, and co-founder of 85th Street Productions. Brian holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Columbia University. Brian has written for The Daily Beast, McSweeney’s, and Global Citizen. He is the author of several plays, which have received productions regionally and in New York, and he is the recipient of the Avery Hopwood Literary Award, as well as the Newhouse Award and the Sono Osato Grant. Brian has been performing in film, television, and on Broadway for over ten years, and can currently be seen in the Broadway production of Chicago. Upcoming projects: co-writer and producer of Henry, a science fiction short film, and an untitled fantasy feature film.

Carleigh Bettiol

Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton; Other NYC: Piece of My Heart; PBS: “Live From Lincoln Center”. Tours: Flashdance, In the Heights, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Paper Mill, PCLO. Love to my family. Twitter: @cmbettiol; Instagram: @bettcm

Mackenzie Bell

Mackenzie is thrilled to be back teaching at the Joffrey Summer Intensive.

Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Pippin (Player, u/s Catherine, Fastrada, Berthe). 1st National Tours: Jersey Boys (Lorraine), Flashdance the Musical (u/s Alex, Kiki). Off Broadway: Carrie The Musical (Dance Capt.). Workshops/Regional: Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical (Savana) with Denis Jones, Diner (Dance Capt.) with Kathleen Marshall, Fat Camp (Aspen), RENT (Maureen), Chasing Rainbows, with Denis Jones.

Mackenzie has worked with Tony Award winning directors and choreographers, including Kathleen Marshall, Sergio Trujillo, Diane Paulus, Chet Walker, Stephen Mear, and Denis Jones. Mackenzie teaches and choreographs regularly, and while on tour, taught at studios across the country with Broadway Across America.

Mackenzie has a BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University. For more info, visit and @mackenziebellina.

Sharrod Williams

Sharrod Williams is performer, teacher, and choreographer based in New York City. He graduated cum laude from Montclair State University with a dual major in Dance and Communication Studies. His favorite credits include Broadway (OBC)/ NYC: Tuck Everlasting, CATS (Pouncival),Grand Hotel (ENCORES!) ; National Tours: A Chorus Line (Richie), Bring It On: The Musical (La Cienega), Regional: Hairspray, Beauty and the BeastA Chorus Line (MUNY), EVITA (Asolo Rep), Memphis (TUTS), Wizard of Oz (Surflight), Cabaret (Park Playhouse). Dance Companies: The Chase Brock Experience Doug Elkins and Friends, Life Dance Company, and Von Howard Project. TV/Film: Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Good Morning America, NBC’s The Today Show, Happy, Yummy, Chicken (Damian Maloof). Sharrod has led master classes and choreographed for dance studios and esteemed organizations some of which include the Joffrey Ballet School, The Institute of American Musical Theatre, and Educational Performance Tours. His favorite quote is “be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”; @SharrodSharrod7

Dani Spieler

Dani Spieler is currently appearing on Broadway in A Bronx Tale. Other Broadway credits include Cats, Chicago and Legally Blonde. She has also appeared in the National Tours of Cabaret, West Side Story, Elf and Flashdance. Other New York City credits include the pre-Broadway workshops of Nerds and First Date, as well as the Joyce Theater debut of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century. Regionally, Dani has performed at Paper Mill Playhouse, Houston TUTS & Goodspeed Opera House. She can be seen in the films Are You Joking? and That’s What She Said starring Anne Heche. She was also a series regular on the Hulu/Web Series The Battery’s Down, and appears in many other videos by The Battery Co. Visit to see more. Dani is the associate choreographer of Theatreworks USA’s The Teacher From The Black Lagoon and Other Storybooks, which has toured the country numerous times. Dani is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan. 

James A Pierce III

James A Pierce III is currently in the cast of Anastasia on Broadway. His Theatre Credits include The Lion King on Broadway, Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center and On The Town at Paper Mill Playhouse. He has had an extensive career in the performing arts. He’s danced with Martha Graham, Ballet Met Columbus, Ballet Hispanico, Ailey 2 and Complexions dance companies. His television/film credits include Collision(Vimeo), Once A Star (vimeo), MTV’s Decoded and SMASH (NBC) to name a few. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: James A Pierce III

Richard J. Hinds

Richard J. Hinds, a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, is a NYC based Director/Choreographer. He is currently the Associate Choreographer for Come From Away on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre. He worked on the Broadway productions of Disney’s Newsies (Associate Director), Jekyll and Hyde (Associate Director/Choreographer) and Il Divo: A Musical Affair (Assistant Director). He served as the Associate Director/Choreographer for the Public Theatre and London’s National Theatre’s productions of Here Lies Love.

Richard’s directing and choreography credits include Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh CLO, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Deaf West, Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse, Capital Repertory Theatre, New Theatre, Macao International Music Festival, 54 Below, RWS & Associates and BCEFA.

Richard’s television credits include Bring It!Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s Commercial, America’s Got Talent, Good Afternoon America (featuring Liza Minnelli), and The Bethenny Show (featuring Coco Austin).

Richard’s Associate credits include Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), 9 to 5 (National and International Tours), Disney’s High School Musical (National/International Tours), A Christmas Story: The Musical (Kansas City Repertory Theatre/5th Ave Theatre), The Last Goodbye, The First Wives Club (The Old Globe), Pippin (CTG and Deaf West), A Wonderful Life (Paper Mill Playhouse), Broadway Under The Stars (NYC & Company), Frankenstein (37 ARTS, Off-Broadway), Drama Desk Awards (Hammerstein Ballroom) and Samsung Unpacked (Radio City Music Hall).

Aaron Kaburick

Aaron Kaburick is currently appearing on Broadway in HELLO, DOLLY! His previous Broadway credits include SOMETHING ROTTEN!, MOTOWN, SISTER ACT and BILLY ELLIOT. He has also appeared in the national tours of BILLY ELLIOT, ANNIE and THE FULL MONTY. He hails from a small town in southern Illinois and attended Boston University.

Ashley Park

Ashley received Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, & Chita Rivera Award nominations for originating the role of “Gretchen Wieners” in MEAN GIRLS on Broadway this past season. Other Broadway include “Tuptim” in Lincoln Center’s The King and I (Grammy nomination), Sunday in the Park… (Celeste 1, Dot u/s), Mamma Mia!. She starred as “MWE” in her Off-Broadway debut in KPOP which won her the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as a Drama Desk & Drama League nominations. Tour: Cinderella (Gabrielle). TV: upcoming ‘Tales of the City’ (Netflix); ‘Nightcap’ (PopTV/Lionsgate). Recipient of Actor Equity Association’s 2018 Clarence Derwent Award. University of Michigan graduate.

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams- As a performer, Charlie has appeared in the original Broadway casts of MEMPHIS, How to Succeed in Business…, Miss Saigon, and The Cher Show. He has also danced in the feature films of Ted2, A Million Ways to Die In The West, And Dance Flick. On Television, Charlie has appeared multiple times on The Academy Awards, The Tony Awards, The Emmy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, NBC’s Peter Pan Live and The Sound of Music Live. Charlie worked as the Resident Movement Associate on Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch and most recently served as Associate Choreographer on Disney’s Frozen (currently running on Broadway).

Eloise Kropp

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