The MTCA Coaching Team

The Power of a Team

We have carefully selected a uniquely diverse group of expert coaches. As our student base grows, we continue to add new teaching artists to maintain the personalization of instruction that is notably enhanced with small instructor:student ratios. Our coaches work as a cohesive team. We coordinate the individualized coaching experience of each student to take maximum advantage of our team’s collective expertise.

MTCA’s Directors, Leo Ash Evens and Charlie Murphy, are both BFA graduates of Carnegie Mellon University. Leo for Musical Theatre and Charlie for Acting. Both are passionately active in the arts, and believe that training is the foundation for sustaining a successful career as a thriving artist.

Founded in 2005 by Ellen Lettrich, both Leo and Charlie carry forward a shared vision for MTCA.

Directors
Leo Ash Evens
Charlie Murphy

Head of Operations
Ellen Frost

Founder
Ellen M. Lettrich

 
 Monologue Coaches
 Dance Coaches
 Song Coaches
 Vocal Technique Teachers
 College Advising
 Essay Tutor

 

Directors

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Leo Ash Evens BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Leo is a Carnegie Mellon graduate with a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre.

Entering his 13th year of college prep, Leo balances and integrates a diversity of artistic disciplines, drawing from years of professional experience as an actor, voiceover artist, and educator. Leo infuses his students with the tools and confidence to prepare for successful college auditions.

Leo’s proudest performing accomplishment to date is starring as the Emcee in Cabaret. First, at Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) w/Leslie Kritzer, where he went on to win Best Actor in the Houston Theatre Excellence Awards, and then reviving the role at The Arvada Center, in Denver, CO.

Upcoming in 2021, Leo will star as Tateh in Ragtime at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto– an absolute dream role for him. Most recently, Leo completed a year and a half long run with School of Rock on Broadway. Leo stood by for Brooks Ashmanskas in Shuffle Along on Broadway and took over the role for the last two weeks of the run. The show starred Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Josh Henry, and Brandon Victor Dixon. Directed by George C. Wolfe and Choreographed by Savion Glover. He made his Broadway debut in Jesus Christ Superstar. Off Broadway: Jasper in Deadland by Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster, Finks (Bobby Gerard) at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, IONESCOPADE: The works of Eugene Ionesco at The York Theatre, and P.J. Dunbar in the premiere musical Wanda’s World at The 45th Street Theatre (directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett).
Leo’s played Riff in West Side Story in a multitude of productions including: London’s West End (dir/choreo: Joey McKneely); The 50th Anniversary US Tour; Houston TUTS (dir/choreo: by Jerome Robbins assistant, Alan Johnson); Barrington Stage; North Carolina Theatre; The Recording Academy Honors, and the opening number of GYPSY OF THE YEAR with original Broadway stars Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence, Mickey Calin, and Ken Le Roy (honoring the original 1957 Broadway company, choreographed by Joshua Bergasse; “Smash”).

Tours: Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street in Moscow, Russia; Disney’s On The Record; and Casper The Musical, starring Chita Rivera.

NYC Readings/Workshops include: Diner (music/lyrics: Sheryl Crow; dir Kathleen Marshall), The Honeymooners (dir Jerry Mitchell), Harmony (music/lyrics: Barry Manilow), and Yank (The York). The New York Music Theatre Festival (NYMF): Fingers and Toes, Going Down Swingin’, But I’m A Cheerleader, and The Taxi Cabaret.

Leo was seen again as Bobby Gerard in FINKS in the West Coast premiere at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto. Other Regional Credits: Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher at the Pioneer Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT and at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton, Ohio. Bert in Mary Poppins at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Jamie MacRea in Matthew Lopez’s world premiere play, Somewhere, starring Priscilla Lopez (The Old Globe and TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA), Mark in Rent (Weston Playhouse); Will Parker in Oklahoma!, starring Shirley Jones (Pittsburgh CLO and Casa Mañana); Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Arvada Center); Ren in Footloose (Pittsburgh Musical Theater); Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, starring Beth Leavel (The MUNY); and Tulsa in Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, music directed by Paul Gemignani, and directed by Lonny Price (Chicago Ravinia Festival).

Voice overs: Signed with Innovative Artists, Leo’s currently the voice for Garnier and Monster.com. National Voice overs: Siemens Technology, Prego, Sharp, Foster Grants (starring Brooke Shields), JC Penney, V8, Avis, and GoGurt. Demos for Smoker’s Health, Visa, Macy’s, Dannon, Eukanuba, Liberty Mutual, Mercedes-Benz, and Fortiva. Industrials for Goldman Sachs, Dropbox, and Ralph Lauren.

In addition to acting, and coaching for MTCA, Leo career coaches for professional actors. Current clients are working with Leo on getting an agent, accessing their goals, learning how to infuse positive energy into their careers, and utilizing their tools to book them the jobs they really want.

More information at www.leoashevens.com. Follow Leo on Instagram @leoashevens and on Facebook as “Co-Director Leo”!

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Charlie Murphy BFA, AEA

Originally from Wexford, PA–Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied Acting.

As an actor, he has performed for the NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park” (All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure), the Pearl Theatre Company (Richard II), the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (King Lear, The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost), Kinetic Theatre Company (The Liar), Middlebury Actor’s Workshop (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (The Unexpected Guest), The Shakespeare Theatre of DC (Richard II, Henry V, As You Like It, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession), and the Chautauqua Theatre Company (Much Ado About Nothing, Vaidehi, and Ah, Wilderness!). Along with MTCA coaches Ryan Quinn and Katie Hartke, Charlie co-founded and is the Managing Director of Esperance Theater Company — a company that produces classical-based work here in NYC. With Esperance, Charlie has performed in 12th Night, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Breitwisch Farm.

As a teacher, Charlie has been working with MTCA for over 14 years, where he is now Co-Director of the company along with Leo Ash Evens. Charlie brings his passion for artistic education into his directorial work with MTCA as well, where he loves designing organizational structures that will be most conducive to student learning. He is fiercely proud of the team of artist-educators that make up MTCA, and of the beating heart that resounds through this company.

Aside from his teaching with MTCA, Charlie also teaches Acting and College Audition Prep for the Performing Arts Project (TPAP), where he is on faculty during the summer. Previously, he has served as the Apprentice Coordinator for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s in-season Apprentice Program, where he helped design curriculum and taught classes in Acting, Auditioning, Voice & Speech, and Shakespearean Text to up-and-coming actors in the HVSF company, while providing mentorship and guidance for their professional development. He also spent some time as a Teaching Artist for HVSF’s High School Education Program, teaching Shakespeare/Acting to English classes in the NY area, including multiple residencies at the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program.

While at Carnegie Mellon, he worked as a TA of Acting, Voice, and Speech and at CMU’s Pre-College program as an assistant teacher of both Audition Technique and Voice & Speech. In shorter stints, he has led classes and workshops at Queensborough Community College in Auditioning and Acting, and at the City University of New York in Professional Actor Development, among others.

You can follow Charlie on Instagram @charmur87, where he posts approximately once a year.

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Ellen Lettrich MS, BA, SLP-CCC

Ellen has been a vocal coach for 27 years, drawing upon her diverse experiences as a performer, director, award-winning high school teacher, and medical voice clinician. As a performer, Ellen’s favorite roles include Petra in A Little Night Music, Becky in Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? and Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense. She has directed shows including Once On This Island, Pippin, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, and many more at the college and high school levels. Ellen’s expert knowledge of musical theatre song repertoire makes her a sought-after consultant for both students and professional actors building their audition repertoire books.

In addition to coaching, Ellen holds a Master of Science degree, an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and a New York state license in Speech-Language Pathology. She specializes in medical voice therapy and served as Educational Outreach Coordinator and clinician for the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center from 2007-May 2010 and as a Voice and Speech Pathologist with Weill Cornell’s Parker Institute for the Voice in NYC from May 2010-Oct. 2016. She now maintains a private voice therapy practice and continues to work collaboratively with laryngologists in NYC and nationwide. Her patients have included Tony and Obie Award-winning performers, recording artists, teachers, attorneys, business executives, and other professional voice users. She especially loves working as a voice therapist with high school and collegiate theatre students and child and adolescent professional performers.

Ellen served as one of two Assistant Voice Coaches for the Broadway musical Matilda from Dec. 2012 until Jan. 2014 where she had the great joy of working with, among other members of the wonderful cast, MTCA alumnus Clay Thomson! After working on its off-Broadway run in 2014, Ellen was Vocal Coach for Hand to God on Broadway from Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016. She also served as vocal health advisor for the 2016 Broadway production of The Crucible and the 2017 off-Broadway production of Yen. Ellen brings her knowledge of the vocal demands an 8-show week to MTCA students to foster strong vocal health habits before they enter the rigorous collegiate training environment.

Ellen hails originally from the Pittsburgh area and is passionate member of the Steeler Nation! In spite of her vocal health expertise, she cannot promise to use healthy voicing during Steeler games.

Head of Operations

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Ellen Frost BFA, MBA

Ellen was born and raised in Louisville, KY and received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Northern Kentucky University, and her MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Ellen has performed regionally with such companies as Music Theatre Louisville, Peach State Summer Theatre, RWS, and at the PA Renaissance Faire. In 2013 she moved to NYC with her husband, and quickly found a new passion in the business world. She started working for an NYC bridal designer, and went from retail sales to Account Executive. She is ecstatic to be melding both of her passions of Theater and Business as she takes on the adventure of being the Head of Operations and joining the MCTA team!

Monologue Coaches

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Michelle Beck BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Michelle hails from Charleston, SC. She is a proud summa cum laude graduate of the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory as well as the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities High School Acting Conservatory program where she was an AP student, National Honor Society member, and a National Merit scholar.

Michelle is an actress, director, writer, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. As an actress, she has worked on Broadway in the Tony-winning production of A Raisin in the Sun, and off-Broadway in Hurricane Diane (New York Theater Workshop); Richard and Jane and Dick and Sally (Playwright’s Realm/Baltimore Center Stage); Richard III, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Public Theater); A Kid Like Jake (LCT3); Much Ado About Nothing (Theater for a New Audience); Measure for Measure (Epic Theatre Ensemble); Uncle Vanya (Pearl Theater) and more. She also performed in As You Like It and The Tempest as a company member of the transatlantic Bridge Project, directed by Sam Mendes with a company of British and American actors and designers. The company performed at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in NYC before an international tour, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris, Madrid, Germany, Amsterdam, Aviles, and concluding with a run at The Old Vic Theater in London.

Regionally, she has performed in Top Girls (ACT); The Wanderers (The Old Globe); King Charles III (ACT, Seattle Rep, Shakespeare Theatre DC); Tartuffe (McCarter/ Yale Rep); Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre); Proof (TheatreWorks Palo Alto – BATCC nomination); Winter’s Tale, Cyrano de Bergerac (Oregon Shakespeare Festival).

On screen, she has a recurring role on Marvel’s Luke Cage and can also be seen on Manifest; Homeland; Claws; and Madam Secretary. Film credits include the award-winning sci-fi film Ovum; American Black Film Festival’s Best Narrative Ambition’s Debt; Sam & Julia; Death of a Prince; Spinning Into Butter.

Michelle recently wrote, directed, produced her short film THE SNAKES, where during a cold Brooklyn winter in a parallel future, an isolated, young black woman responds to a culture of fear with violent fantasies channeled through a neighborhood watch group. Her play OTHER THAN OTHER has had developmental readings with Epic Theater Ensemble and Dorset Theater Festival, where she is a proud member of the Dorset Theater Festival’s Women Artists Writing group (DTF WAW). Beck also co-wrote/directed/produced the short film SAM & JULIA with Randy Harrison. She is currently working on a novel.

As a teacher, Michelle has worked with Epic Theater Ensemble, a professional theater company generating original content focused on social justice issues with students from Title 1 schools. She has mentored in the Epic Next Summer Intensive as well as assisted on the Chelsea Remix program, where the students develop Shakespeare adaptations. Her students have gone on to win and become finalists for the ESU National Shakespeare Competition. She has taught Shakespeare, Acting, and Devised Theater with The Public Theater, DreamYard, and Hunt’s Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble. She has taught workshops for the Shakespeare Theater in Voice and Text as well as American Conservatory Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, Shakespeare Theater, and TheatreWorks Palo Alto. She also coaches professional actors’ auditions through her business An Actor Tapes.

She runs the community volunteer organization Brooklyn Neighbors and has been to every continent.

www.thisismichellebeck.com

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Anthony Bowden MFA, BFA, AEA

Originally from Florida, Anthony is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he was the recipient of the 2019 John Houseman Prize for excellence in classical theatre. While at Juilliard he helped create ArtES, an educational outreach program in El Salvador where he spent a summer teaching acting to high school students. In New York he’s taught for Broadway Weekends, a summer camp style musical theatre course for adults, and for The Educational Theatre of New York.

After Graduating in May, Anthony joined The Acting Company and performed in their repertory season off-broadway at The Duke On 42nd Street. Before entering his final year of school he played Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre. He’s also worked regionally at Signature Theatre and Long Wharf. Anthony’s recorded over 15 titles with Audible. TV: New Amsterdam. and Higher Loyalty

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Ali Dachis BFA, AEA

Ali was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She is a proud graduate of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program.

She is so grateful to have worked on and off-broadway cultivating new work in New York City as well as around the country. Ali made her Broadway debut in Larry David’s FISH IN THE DARK, and recently premiered Ming Peiffer’s USUAL GIRLS at the Roundabout Theatre Co. She has made a career in classical work as well as developing new work with extraordinary playwrights and artists including : Annie Baker, Adam Rapp, Anna Ziegler, Rajiv Joseph, Anna Shapiro, Celine Song, Davis McCallum, Tony Taccone, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Nick Gandiello, etc. She made an artistic home at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis for several years before moving to New York appearing in several shows, including the regional premiere of Adam Rapp’s one woman show THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES. She has had the good fortune of working at other wonderful regional theaters including The Old Globe, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Arizona Theater Company, The Children’s Theater Co (Tony Award Winning), Park Square Theater, The Director’s Studio, and others. She has done workshops and readings with MCC, MTC, Labyrinth, Second Stage, The Pearl, The Acting Company, Fault Line Theatre, and others. Ali is a voice-over artist and can be heard in commercials for Target, Disney, and many PSA’s. Ali has served as a responder, teacher, and judge at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival and for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Awards. Ali has taught art and storytelling for the last 8 years in underserved communities through ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), specializing in workshops using art for good in the world and promoting social change.

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Lea DiMarchi BFA, SAG-AFTRA

Aloha! Lea was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She’s a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a BFA in Musical Theatre/Acting. Additional training includes time at BADA (British Academy of Dramatic Arts) to study Shakespeare in Oxford.

As an actor, Lea has played Rosalind in As You Like it, Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Missy in the Marvelous Wonderettes, Edith in Blithe Spirit (Texas Shakespeare Festival), and Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (Judson Theatre Co.). TV: Hawaii Five-0 (CBS). Film: The Night III Opened (Blumhouse, Starring Naomi Watts) set to be released in 2019. 

Lea has experienced the artistic and academic challenges of applying for both competitive conservatory and liberal arts institutions. She strives to help younger students feel empowered and prepared for any type of future they choose to pursue. She is a proud monologue nerd. 

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Craig Divino MFA, BA, AEA

Craig is an actor, musician and fight choreographer. Now based in New York City, he was raised in the United Kingdom. He received his undergraduate education in English Literature and Theatre Arts at Cornell University, and his Master of Fine Arts in Acting at the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs. Craig teaches acting and stage fighting in New York City and around the country and is visiting faculty at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he teaches acting and has directed students in productions of From White Plains and Hamlet.

Fault Line Theatre: The Oregon Trail, Doctor Faustus, Frogs, From White Plains, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Breathing Time, At the Table. As Producer: The Faire, The Wedge Horse, From the Same Cloth. NYC: Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Wheelhouse Theater); Destiny and The Little Man (Nightcap Riot); The Goodbye Room (Happy Few Theatre Co.), As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare at the Manor); Two Noble Kinsmen (Guerrilla Shakespeare Project); The Tragedy of Cardenio (Braintrust Theatricals); Romeo and Hamlet (GayFest). Regional: Pride and Prejudice (Hangar Theatre); Hound of the Baskervilles, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Arrow Rock Lyceum); A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park ’11-’17); Richard III (Tennessee Shakespeare Co); From White Plains (Kitchen Theater); Amadeus (Chautauqua/Virginia Arts Festival); In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (SpeakEasy Stage Co); Noises Off, The Winter’s Tale, Rx, Arcadia (Chautauqua Theatre Co); A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep). Film/TV: ‘The Automatic Hate’, ‘Girlfriend’ (Twelve34 Films); ‘American Genius’ (NatGeo).

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Gwendolyn Ellis BFA, MFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Originally from Cleveland, OH, Gwendolyn got her BFA from Vassar College in a self-designed major called “Text and Performance,” and her MFA from Juilliard (Group 45). Some favorite school credits include the world premiere of Still by Jen Silverman, and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. In between college and graduate school, she was an Apprentice at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville where she was in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and an immersive theater piece called Heist! as part of the Humana Festival. She then acted regionally in classics like A Streetcar Named Desire at Gulfshore Playhouse.

After graduating, Gwendolyn made her television debut in Emmy-nominated Genius as Young Elsa Einstein. She’s also in a webseries called Sink Sank Sunk starring Laura Linney and Will Seefried that had its world premiere at the Bentonville Film Festival. She has been coaching self-tapes for the past several years, with actors whose experience levels range from beginner to exceptionally accomplished.

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Kelly Fairbrother BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Kelly is a proud Pittsburgh native who received her B.F.A. in Acting from Ithaca College, and she is also an MTCA alumna! Kelly learned about MTCA when she was beginning the process of auditioning for schools and she was blown away by the aid and encouragement she received from her coaches. She was even more blown away when she was offered a coaching position with the company that, by her estimate, was entirely responsible for her college audition success. She moved to New York City in 2015 and has been working in television, film, and theatre since.

Recent credits include: TV – FBI (CBS); Film – Enclosure (Tingting Li), Irene (Omar Kakar), The Drowning Girl (Sandra Mitrovich), Tumble Dry (Stephen Riscica and Delia Kelly), Isabella (Manco Wei), and The Water Turkey (Josh Johnston) where she played opposite Peter Gallagher. Theatre – Antigone (The Art House NY), Aphrodisiac (Town Stages), Orphans & Outsiders (American Theatre for Actors), and multiple readings at New York Theatre Workshop.

She has recently signed with Abrams Artists Agency.

Kelly finds endless inspiration and dedication from her students, and she is always honored to be a part of their journey in finding the theatre program that is right for them.

www.kellyfairbrother.com

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Katie Hartke BM, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Katie received her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Catholic University in Washington DC. She then went on to attend the two year conservatory program in acting at Circle In the Square Theatre School in New York.

As an actor, Katie is a co-founder, development director and company member of the NYC-based Esperance Theater Company, where she’s played Olivia in Twelfth Night, Lord Capulet and Lady Macbeth in Youth & Ambition, and Leena Breitwisch in the world premier of Jeremy Kamps’ Breitwisch Farm. She has appeared in 10 seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where favorite roles include Viola (Twelfth Night), Imogen (Cymbeline), Lucrece (The Liar), Rosaline (Love’s Labours Lost), and Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Other regional work includes A.R.T. (Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility), Virginia Stage (Sense & Sensibility), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (Blithe Spirit), Half Moon Theater (cul-de-sac), Arc Stages (Love/Sick), Portland Stage (A Christmas Carol), Middlebury Actors Workshop (Cat on A Hot Tin Roof), Shadowland (Clybourne Park, Love/Sick), Epic Theatre Ensemble (Othello), Flux Theatre Ensemble (Life Is A Dream), Core Theatre Comp (Wonder of the World), and the NY Fringe (A Tiger in Central Park). TV/Film: Succession, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Boardwalk Empire, Guiding Light, College Humor, The Circuit, and various commercials and voice overs.

Katie is also a teaching artist and coach for young acting professionals. She has been a Teaching Artist with HVSF’s Education Program since 2004, working with both students and teachers . She has lead workshops at West Point Military Academy, The Masters School, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, and the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program, among dozens of local area middle and high schools. She has also lead Teacher Resource Workshops, where she teaches English teachers how to present Shakespeare to their students from an actor’s perspective. Katie has lead workshops at HVSF and New Paltz University in career and image counseling, helping to prepare college students and young professionals for the rigors of a career in the acting industry.

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Carl Howell BFA, AEA

Carl Howell is from Hammonton, New Jersey and he earned his BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, where he trained at the Atlantic Acting School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

He played Prentiss in the 1st National Tour of Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by Alex Timbers and Roger Rees.

In New York, he has been seen in Twelfth Night at The Pearl, Sleepless City with Pipeline Theatre Co, and The Land Whale Murders with Shelby Company.

His regional credits include Alabama Story, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Love’s Labor’s Lost at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Deathtrap at Syracuse Stage, It’s A Wonderful Life: WVL Radio Theatre at Capital Repertory Theater (alongside MTCA’s Elizabeth Nestlerode), and Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) and Twelfth Night at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Twelfth Night was filmed for PBS alongside a behind-the-scenes documentary called Shakespeare on the Hudson.

If you’re a video gamer, you can interact with him in complete Motion Capture-form as Winton Holmes in Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games.

He serves on faculty at the Atlantic Acting School, where he has taught Performance Technique and Moment Lab in the NYU, Full-Time Conservatory, Evening Conservatory, and Part-Time programs. He has also been a Teaching Artist with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and conducted student workshops in cities around the country while on tour with Peter and the Starcatcher.

When he isn’t working, he’s likely playing guitar or swimming in the ocean or hiking to a waterfall or wandering around Tinker St in Woodstock, NY with his wife, actress Angela Janas, who he met when they were cast as Romeo and Juliet at HVSF, alongside MTCA’s Charlie Murphy, Katie Hartke and Ryan Quinn.

You can find him online at www.carlhowell.com

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Courtney Jamison MFA, BFA, BA

Courtney Jamison was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She participated in her first show with the non-profit School of The Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) at the age of 11. During her experiences with SPARC, she served as a performer, stage-manager, assistant director, and intern. This well-rounded experience fostered a love of the theater, community involvement, activism, and mentorship through the arts. Courtney attended James Madison University where she studied Musical Theatre and was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Fraternity, and The JMU Overtones Co-Ed A Cappella Group. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program at JMU, she competed as Miss Arlington 2015 and was the first runner up to Miss Virginia 2015. She was also a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Medal Award. A graduate of The Yale School of Drama MFA Acting Program, some of her credits include: Slave Play, If Pretty Hurts…, Some Bodies Travel, The Three Sisters, Passion, and The Winter’s Tale. Other theatre credits Include: School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play (MCC Theater); Assassins (Yale Repertory Theatre); Dreamgirls and The Color Purple (Virginia Repertory Theatre). Television/Film Credits: Paper Friends (BET HER) and Alternatino with Arturo Castro (Comedy Central).  She enjoys photography, traveling, cooking delicious Vegan meals and staying active. Courtney recently co-created and starred in the short film, Slave Cry, which began its festival run at the Richmond International Film Festival in April 2019. She believes deeply in the power of art as a form of activism to challenge the status quo, change minds, open hearts, spread empathy, and give all of us more insight in to our own humanity. www.courtneyjamison.com

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Carman Lacivita MFA, BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Carman Lacivita is from San Antonio, Texas and holds has an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he trained in the Meisner technique with William Esper and Deborah Hedwall, The Williamson Technique with Loyd Williamson for movement, Linklater with Pat Fletcher and Nancy Mayans for voice and speech, and Chekhov Technique with Lenard Petit. He also holds a BFA from Texas Christian University. He has been seen on the hit CBS drama Blue Bloods, on Broadway as Bob/Marvin in Marvin’s Room directed by Anne Kaufmann at the Roundabout Theatre Companyand as Valvert in Broadway’s Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner directed by David Leveaux. Carman recently received Broadway World’s Best Actor in Central New York for his performance as Mr. Darcy in Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice at Syracuse Stage. Prior to this Carman played Bingley and Mary in Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice at The Dorset Theatre Festival where he was nominated for Best Actor by the Broadway World Awards Vermont. OFF BROADWAY credits include Colonel Brandon in Bedlam Theatre Company’s acclaimed off-Broadway production of Kate Hamill’s Sense & Sensibility. Henry 6th in Rose Rage; Henry the 6th Pts. 1, 2, 3 (St. Clair Bayfield Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Shakespeare in NYC, Jeff Award, Drama League Nomination), dir. by Edward Hall, The Witch of Edmonton, Lorenzaccio, and The Tempest (Red Bull Theater), Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, The Public Theater, The Atlantic, The Pearl, Theater for a New Audience, Primary Stages, The Mint, Project Shaw, The Drama League, and Ars Nova. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL credits: The Guthrie, Two River Theater Company, Syracuse Stage, Dorset Theater Festival, Bermuda Arts Festival, George is Dead (w/Marlo Thomas) written and directed by Elaine May at The George St. Playhouse/Arizona Theater Company, Chicago Shakespeare, Long Wharf, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads, Stage West, Ft. Worth, Dallas, and Kentucky Shakespeare Festivals. TV/FILM: Blue Bloods(CBS), Golden Boy (CBS), Royal Pains (USA), The Chica Show (NBC), Modern Love (pilot), Marino’s (pilot), Cyrano de Bergerac (PBS Great Performances). Carman can also be seen as Malcolm in Macbeth, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet in The New Book Press Inc.’s digital movie book series available in IBooks. Carman is a founding member of Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth, Texas, where he has performed in productions including The Understudy, Burn This, Three Days of Rain, Leonce and Lena, Icarus, Fully Committed, & Lonely Planet. Carman is also afounding member of The Coop in NYC. In addition to performing Carman is a Teaching Artist, Acting Coach, Fight Choreographer, and Tennis Pro.

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Nick Mills MFA, BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Originally from Bloomington, IN, Nick received his MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program, and his BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville. 

As a performer, he has appeared on Broadway in 1984 and The Humans, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2016. His Off-Broadway credits include The Humans and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, both at Roundabout Theatre Company, as well as Macbeth with the Mobile Shakespeare Unit at The Public Theater. Regionally, he appeared in The Humans in Los Angeles at The Ahmanson Theatre, Lombardi at Cleveland Play House, Back Back Back at The Old Globe, and was part of the original cast of The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Denver Center. On television, Nick has been seen on Succession, The Blacklist, Mr. Robot, The Good Fight, Law and Order: SVU, Person of Interest, and Show Me a Hero. 

As a teacher, Nick has worked with Rosie’s Theater Kids, PPAS / Waterwell Drama Program, and was a substitute teacher in the New York Public School System. He has done extensive volunteer work with The 52nd Street Project, as well as Rehabilitation Through the Arts. 

He lives in the Upper West Side with his wife, Ashley, and their two children, Ava & Marlowe. 

www.nickmosesmills.com

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Allison Spratt Pearce MFA, BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Growing up with a father in the military, Allison lived in many places around the world. Since graduating from Elon University with her BFA in Musical Theater, she has consistently worked in the performing arts field from Broadway to film. To broaden her education and experience in dramatic, classical, and Shakespearean acting, Allison auditioned for and was accepted into the prestigious drama program at The Old Globe/USD in San Diego, CA, where she received her MFA. She and her husband fell in love with southern California and now reside in San Diego with their daughter.

Allison was in the original Broadway casts of Good Vibrations, Cry Baby and Curtains (original recording and Tony’s). Off Broadway: originated the role of Miss B. in Enter Laughing (original recording); toured nationally and internationally as Sandy in Grease and Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Allison proudly originated the following roles: In The World Premieres: Janice in Come From Away, Victoria in Sideways (The La Jolla Playhouse), Jane in Emma (The Old Globe), Evelyn in The Girl In The Frame (Goodspeed and Manhattan Theatre Company). Selected regional credits include: Eliza Doolittle* in My Fair Lady (Capital Repertory & Cygnet), Maria* in The Sound of Music, Betty in White Christmas, Judy in 9 to 5 (SDMT), Phoebe in As You Like It, Katerina in Amadeus, Ceres in Tempest, Viola in Twelfth Night (The Old Globe), Emily in Disgraced (SD Rep), Allison won the Craig Noel Award for her role of Louise in Gypsy (Cygnet).*Nominated for a Craig Noel Award for best actress. She is a consistent working actress very active in commercial, print and theatre work.

Allison is a professor of Theatre and Music Theatre at the University of San Diego and Grossmont College. She has been teaching around the world and privately for more than 17 years.

www.allisonsprattpearce.com

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Ryan Quinn MFA, BA, AEA

Originally from Racine Wisconsin, Ryan received his BA in Theater from the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he was awarded the Smith and Butt prize for artistic achievement. He then attended The Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA in acting.

As an actor Ryan most recently worked Off Broadway playing John Proctor in Bedlam’s production The Crucible. Select Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Whorl Inside a Loop (w/ Sherie Rene Scott) at Second Stage; The Killer (w/Michael Shannon), Antony and Cleopatra (w/Laila Robins), both directed by Darko Tresnjak, King Lear (w/Michael Pennington, dir. Arin Arbus), and Hamlet (w/Christian Camargo, dir. David Esbjornson) at Theater for a New Audience. As an actor, he is most proud of returning to his home state of Wisconsin to perform the lead role in Yellowman at The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and with his eight seasons with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Regionally, he has worked at The Old Globe, Yale Repertory Theater, A.R.T, Portland Center Stage and many others. TV/Film credits include: Blindspot, Madam Secretary, Friends from College, Blacklist Redemption, Person of Interest, The Circuit, and Ovum.

Additionally, Ryan is a director and teaching artist. He is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Esperance Theater Company (esperancetheatercompany.org). He has also directed for Milwaukee Rep, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, TinyRhino, NYU’s Atlantic Acting School, Long Island Post University, and NYU’s MFA Playwriting Program. As a teacher, he has worked with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Manhattanville College, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, NYU Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Vassar College’s Powerhouse Apprentice Training Program, The National Shakespeare Company, Bedlam Theater Company and others, teaching classes in Acting, Text, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Movement, Games, and Improvisation.

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Lee Aaron Rosen MFA, AEA, BA, SAG-AFTRA

As an actor, Lee’s Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Angels in America, The Big Knife, and The Normal Heart. He has also appeared as “Cliff Bradshaw” in the national tour of the Tony award-winning production of Cabaret. Off-Broadway credits include Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre Company), Gabriel (Atlantic Theater Company), and The Lady From Dubuque (Signature Theatre); regionally, he has appeared at the Old Globe, the Huntington Theatre, the Westport Country Playhouse, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Bucks County Playhouse, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ford’s Theatre, Centerstage, and the Barrington Stage Company.

On television, Lee has appeared on “The Blacklist,” “The Enemy Within,” “Limitless,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “The Big C,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Person of Interest,” “Damages,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Film credits include Saving Private Ryan, A Kid Like Jake, Sidewalk Traffic, and the documentary Doctors of the Dark Side. His voice can be heard in several Rockstar Games titles, as well as in the PBS documentary series Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.

Lee has also worked with teenagers for over a decade and a half as a coach, director, teacher and mentor with New York’s 52nd Street Project. He received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.

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Aaron Rossini MFA, BFA, AEA

Aaron Rossini (Artistic Director, Fault Line Theatre) is a founder and Producing Artistic Director at Fault Line Theatre. He is a director, producer, actor and teacher. He received his B.F.A. in acting from Miami University of Ohio and completed his M.F.A. in acting at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Graduate Program. Fault Line Theatre: Round Table, The Oregon Trail, The Wedge Horse, At the Table, Breathing Time, The Faire, From White Plains, From the Same Cloth, Frogs, Doctor Faustus, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. New York: The Pool Plays, New York Theatre Workshop: Next Door, Shakespeare at the Manor, Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, Funny Sheesh Productions, Sanguine Theater Company, Target Margin Theatre, Fringe NYC, Planet Connections, Emerging Artists Theater, Young Playwrights, Inc. Regional: Trinity Rep, New Jersey Shakespeare, Kitchen Theatre Company, White Heron Theatre Co., The Gamm Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre Company, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, The Boar’s Head Theatre, The Mosh Pit Theatre. Aaron has taught classes and workshops at NYU, Juilliard, Stella Adler Studios, Xavier University, and throughout the country with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival & Artists Striving to End Poverty.

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Rhyn McLemore Saver BFA, AEA

Born and raised on Jekyll Island, GA, Rhyn McLemore Saver is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and has been a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association for 20 years.

Credits include:
Off-Broadway: Dot, directed by Kenny Leon (The Billie Holiday Theatre); Sheldon Harnick’s A World to Win (York Theatre);
Off-Off Broadway: Violet (title role) and The Crucible (Gallery Players); Atlanta credits: Ever After – Suzi Bass Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress (Alliance Theatre); The Bridges of Madison County and Split in Three (Aurora Theatre); Fun Home, Company, and Stupid F*cking Bird (Actors Express); The Cake (Horizon Theatre); Safety Net – world premiere (Theatrical Outfit); Other Regional: The Sound of Music (Sierra Repertory); The Spitfire Grill (Cape Fear Regional Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Our Town (The WV Public); The Crucible and The Comedy of Errors (NC Shakespeare Festival); Humbug (Premiere Stages); Beauty and the Beast and Grease (Beef and Boards); Ragtime and Hair (Weathervane Theatre)

In addition to her performing career, Rhyn works with American Voices, a nonprofit organization that conducts cross-cultural engagement with audiences in over 110 nations worldwide. Through this incredible organization, Rhyn has traveled to Vietnam, where she taught at the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory and directed “An Evening of Broadway”, performed by the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory students. She has also traveled to Pakistan, where she directed (and performed with) a cast of Pakistani artists in a broadway revue entitled “Broadway Bridges” that toured through Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. (A special note on this Pakistan tour: Rhyn had the immense pleasure of collaborating with her friend and fellow MTCA coach Peter Thoresen, who served as music director!)

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Emily Shain MFA, BFA, AEA

Emily Shain is an actor, educator and producer originally from Berkeley, California. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program and her Master of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of California San Diego. 

As an actor, Emily has performed with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (As You Like It), San Diego Rep (Actually), La Jolla Playhouse (Indecent), Guthrie Theater (What May Fall), Dog and Pony Theatre Co (The Twins Would Like To Say), Park Square Theatre (Becky’s New Car), Penobscot Theatre Company (Papermaker), Ubuntu Theater Project (Waiting for Lefty), the side project (Cherry Smoke), Eclipse Theatre (Beyond the Horizon), amongst others. She can be seen in the webseries Keep Me Posted and Easy Abby as well as in various commercials, voiceovers and industrials.

As an educator, Emily is currently on faculty at the New York Film Academy and teaches the upper-level students at Playwrights Horizons Theater School. She has taught at New Mexico State University Las Cruces, UCSD and the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actors Training Program.

Emily is a partner with the Back Room Shakespeare Project and has produced over 30 events for BRSP in three cities: New York, Chicago and Santa Cruz, CA. She is a co-founder of the communications coaching company Performing Prose.

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Rachel M. Stevens MFA, BFA

Rachel is a New York City based director and educator. Select New York directing credits include: (Assistant Director) director Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, A.R.T and Broadway; Preludes, director Rachel Chavkin, Lincoln Center Theater, LCT3; director Andy Blankenbuehler, The Bandstand, Paper Mill Playhouse. (Associate Director) director Peter Flynn, Smart Blonde, starring Andrea Burns, 59E59. (Director) New York Film Academy; SheNYC Arts; NYMF; TheaterWorksUSA. Select Regional Directing: The Pittsburgh Playhouse; Quantum Theatre of Pittsburgh; City Theatre of Pittsburgh and Front Porch Theatricals. As a coach, Rachel is proud to be part of the MTCA family and to have served as a Production Advisor to the Broadway Jr. Program helping to implement musical theater programming in New York City public schools. Rachel exercises the left side of her brain as The Major Gifts and Events Manager for the experiential educational non-profit, Outward Bound USA. She holds her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in directing and is a proud SDC Associate.

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Joe Tapper BFA, MFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Broadway: You Can’t Take It With You Off-Broadway/Regional: Henry V – Public Theater, Midsummer Night’s Dream – Delacorte Theater, Passover-Cherry Lane, Diaspora-Gym at Judson, Red Velvet – Shakespeare & Co., Breitwisch Farm – Esperance Theatre, Mother of the Maid – Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Witnessed By The World – 59 E 59, Imagining the Imaginary Invalid– Mabou Mines, Billy Witch – Studio 42, How Shakespeare Won the West -Huntington Theatre, A Few Good Men & Of Mice and Men – Pioneer Theatre, Richard II – Yale Repertory, The Jammer – The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival (Winner of Fringe First Award). The Hangar Theatre, Northern Stage, The Kitchen, The Shakespeare Theatre. Readings at The Public Theater and The Lark. TV: Chicago Med, Blue Bloods, Masters, of Sex, Odyssey, Brooklyn Taxi, Law & Order SVU. Training: Ithaca College BFA, Yale School of Drama, MFA.

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Adria Vitlar MFA, BFA, AEA

Adria has been an MTCA coach for over ten years. Originally from Pittsburgh, Adria attended Penn State University, where she got her B.F.A. in musical theater. After moving to NYC and then tooling around the country on a couple of national tours, she made her way to New Haven, CT where she got her M.F.A. in acting from the Yale School of Drama. On the stages of YSD, Adria played roles such as Natalya in A Month In The Country, The Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Ingrid in Peer Gynt, and Marfa and Natasha in a brand new adaptation of Chekov shorts called Rubles. At the Yale Cabaret, Adria had the opportunity to perform as Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors and Gail in the musical The Do-Over. She also had the extreme pleasure of originating the role of Olga in The Three Sisters Or A Dormouse’s Tale, a new musical. Additionally, she performed in and understudied the role of Natasha in Rough Crossing at the Yale Repertory Theater.

In New York City, Adria has worked at Manhattan Theatre Club in Broadway’s The Columnist, Lincoln Center in Blood And Gifts, off-Broadway in The Preacher and the Shrink, and at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in Interviewing Miss Davis. Regionally, she has worked at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Milady in The Three Musketeers), Flat Rock Playhouse (Maggie in Cat on a Hot TIn Roof), Kansas City Rep (Cherie in Bus Stop), Alabama Shakespeare Company (Lydia in The Flag Maker Of Market Street), and Arkansas Rep (Caroline Cushing in Frost/Nixon).

Adria has taught scene study, improvisation, Shakespeare, and monologue classes at Act One Theatre School in Pittsburgh, and improvisation and movement at The New York Film Academy.

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Katie Wieland BFA, EMC

Originally from Littleton, CO, Katie graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Acting.

Since graduation, Katie has performed with the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park (All’s Well That Ends Well), New Jersey Shakespeare (Henry VIII), Shakespeare on the Sound (As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Harbor Lights Theatre (Steel Magnolias), and Allentown Shakespeare (Twelfth Night). She has also workshopped new plays with both the Public Theatre and Roundabout Theatre. Katie is a founding member of the theatre collective Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses).

In New York, Katie has been coaching for college auditions for several years. In Colorado, she helped run the acting and dance program for the Encore Performing Arts Academy for children and teens. There, she taught several classes and workshops including scene study, text work, monologues, ballet, jazz and tap.

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Katie Whalley Banville BFA, EMC

Originally from San Diego, CA, she trained and worked professionally as a contemporary and modern dancer before transitioning into musical theatre. She graduated summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BFA in Music Theatre before moving to New York to pursue her performance career. She later attended San Diego State University to earn her MFA in Musical Theatre, focusing on musical theatre dance history and choreography.

Performance credits: The Heart of Rock and Roll, Benny and Joon, A Doll’s House (The Old Globe); Escape to Margaritaville, Freaky Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); Gypsy, Company, Parade, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady (Cygnet Theatre – Resident Artist). Choreography/directing credits: Beehive: The 60s Musical (Okoboji Summer Theatre); Rock of Ages, Spamalot, A Christmas Carol (Cygnet Theatre); Freaky Friday (San Diego Musical Theatre and Moonlight Amphitheatre); Tarrytown, Gutenberg! The Musical! (Backyard Renaissance); and Lucky Stiff, Cinderella, 80 Days at Grossmont College.

Currently, she’s teaching as a faculty member at Grossmont College, where she heads up the degree track for musical theatre.

www.katiebanville.com

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Caitlin Belcik BFA, AEA

Originally from Edmond, OK, Caitlin graduated from Penn State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a Certificate from the Smeal College of Business. She is also a very proud MTCA Alumn!

As a child, Caitlin performed on Broadway in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. While performing in NYC, she studied dance all over the city, training in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and pointe. After her time in NYC, she went back to Oklahoma and enjoyed spending time at the dance studio where she competed for 8 years. Caitlin won many awards and scholarships to further her training in tap by attending workshops with some of the best rhythm tappers across the country as well as assisting dance conventions. 

At Penn State, Caitlin choreographed a concert version On the Town (directed by Susan H. Schulman), The Light in the Piazza, and had pieces in six dance concerts. Outside of college, Caitlin has had the pleasure of dance captaining for some of her favorite choreographers including: Mara Newberry Greer, Natalie Malotke, Al Blackstone, and Adam Cates. 

Some of Caitlin’s favorite performance credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl, Dance Captain), Hairspray (Brenda, Dance Captain), and Thoroughly Modern Millie(Lucille, Dance Captain) at Music Theatre Wichita. Freaky Friday (Gretchen) and Sweet Charity (ensemble) at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.

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Darren Biggart BFA, AEA

Darren Biggart is a New York based performer, teacher, and producer. He earned his BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan, and has performed in NYC (City Center Encores! Off-Center) on tour (ELF), Off-Broadway (Prospect Theatre Co, NYMF, Lincoln Center) and at regional theaters throughout the country (Madison Square Garden, Kennedy Center, MUNY, PCLO, Northern Stage).
Darren is the creative director for the non-profit A Broader Way, which was founded by Idina Menzel. (www.abroaderway.org) Additionally, since its inception in 2013, Darren has been an associate producer for the Encores! Off-Center series at New York City Center in Manhattan.
As a teacher and choreographer, Darren has worked at Plymouth State University (NH), Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Steps (NYC), The Studio New Canaan (CT), and of course, MTCA!

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Candi Boyd BFA, AEA

Candi Boyd is a New York City based performer who has been a working actor for 15 years! A proud AEA and SAG/AFTRA member, she spent the last 11 years as the Universal Swing for Jersey Boys International, Covering 7 different companies, including 4 years on Broadway full time, and is the face of the show… featured in all the commercials and posters! She also has extensive on camera experience, as the recurring “Angie Renyolds” in Quantico on NBC as well as roles in Pose (FX) and Get Christie Love (NBC). She can be seen in over 20 commercials, and is the voice of the Singapore Zoo. She also directs and choreographs and spent last summer developing the Off Broadway debut of Dogman:The Musical. She has some big directing projects on the horizon.

She is a proud graduate of Point Park University with a BFA in Musical Theater and a minor in Dance and an even prouder mom of 2 teeny kiddos and wife of one not so teeny husband. She loves teaching, and loves giving her students all

the inside info she’s collected over her years in this biz.

www.candiboyd.com

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Alec Cohen BFA, AEA

Alec is a New Jersey native, an MTCA alum, a University of Cincinnati (CCM) BFA Musical Theatre graduate and now a proud MTCA dance coach! He has performed regionally throughout the country at theaters including Maine State Music Theatre (Music Man, Seven Brides…, Footloose, Young Frankenstein), Music Theatre Wichita (Caleb, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers/ Davey, Newsies), Gateway Playhouse (A Christmas Story), The Fulton Theatre (42nd Street), and Musical Theatre West (Nice Work…) amongst others. Other favorite credits include Jimmy (110 in the Shade), Mike (A Chorus Line) and Xander (Lysistrata Jones).

Growing up, Alec studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and musical theatre at Broadway Dance Center, TADA! Youth Theater, and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. He has experience teaching at several studios across the country and is thrilled to be sharing his love of dance and theatre with MTCA students. More information can be found at www.Aleccohen.com.

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Ixchel Cuellar BFA, AEA

Ixchel Cuellar is thrilled to be joining the MTCA team! Ixchel is originally from San Francisco and attended San Francisco School of the Arts where she was a dance major and trained extensively in all styles of dance. She then attended Penn State University where she received a BFA in Musical Theatre.

Just weeks before graduation, Ixchel received a call that she would be making her Broadway debut in Finding Neverland! This began her professional career in NYC. Other professional credits include; Finding Neverland (Broadway & National Tour), eight shows at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, three shows at Sacramento Music Circus, and In the Heights (Fulton Theatre). She is currently a vacation swing in Mean Girls on Broadway!

Ixchel is extremely familiar with the exciting and demanding college audition process through her own experience and helping teach the dance portion of Penn State’s audition. She is excited at the opportunity to coach, mentor, and guide the next generation of Broadway hopefuls through the incredible MTCA program!

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Kurt Domoney BFA, AEA

Kurt Domoney BFA, AEA
Kurt is a native of Denver, Colorado and has appeared on Broadway as Don Kerr in the recent revival of A Chorus Line (directed by original company members Bob Avian and Baayork Lee). Kurt holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati/CCM.He has also been seen in the first national tour of 42nd Street (revival) and was in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. (directed by Walter Bobbie/choreographed by Randy Skinner) at the Ordway Center in St. Paul, MN. Off-Broadway, he has played principal roles in All Is Love (New York Musical Theatre Festival), A Naughty Knight (Duke Theatre/ Jewish Rep), and Jones and Schmidt’s Roadside (York Theatre). He also appeared in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Regionally, he has been seen as Skimbleshanks in Cats (Sacramento Music Circus, dir. Richard Stafford), Action in West Side Story (Houston TUTS, dir. Alan Johnson), Bobby in A Chorus Line (Geva Theatre / Ogunquit Playhouse), Billy Boy Bill in Urinetown (Geva Theatre), The Music Man (dir. Molly Smith / Arena Stage), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, Very Good Eddie (Goodspeed Opera House), Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre, Washington DC), as well as numerous performances at the St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Cape Playhouse, Atlanta’s Theatre Of The Stars and over 10 productions with the Sacramento Music Circus. Kurt was also the associate choreographer/ director for A Chorus Line at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA.

Kurt recently directed and choreographed A Chorus Line (Northwestern University), The Pirates of Penzance (Opera North, NH), and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (The Carnegie, Cincinnati). He has choreographed Evita, The Tales of Hoffman, La Belle Helene, Barber Of Seville (Opera North, NH).

Kurt is the Owner and Director of Broadway Kids Auditions (BKA) here in NYC, focused coaching and workshop for pre-professional kids ages 8-14. www.broadwaykidsauditions.com, is on faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC and is currently pursuing his MFA in Choreography and Directing from Wilson College.

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Andrea Dotto BFA, AEA

Syracuse native Andrea Dotto is truly thrilled to join the MTCA team! Dotto is a proud graduate of Montclair State University’s Musical Theatre Program with a concentration in dance. MSU fostered her love for the craft and instilled in her the fundamentals of a successful career.

She made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning musical Bandstand (alongside fellow MTCA coach Joe Carroll), where she earned a Chita Rivera Award Nomination for Best Female Dancer in a Broadway Show. Before Broadway, Dotto preformed with Bandstand at Lincoln Center’s Clare Tow Theater and at Papermill Playhouse. Before this, Andrea toured with Joseph! (directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler). Favorite credits include: Polly in Crazy For You (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Kathy in Singin’ In the Rain (Palace Theatre), Maggie in A Chorus Line (Westchester Broadway) Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre) and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly (Fireside Theatre). Film and TV credits include: Bandstand (Fathom Events), 71st Annual Tony Awards, and Good Morning America.

Andrea has been teaching dance for many years, from masterclasses to music camps.It has brought her consistent joy to team up with young artists and unlock their potential! Most recently, she was a mentor for Vanguard Theatre’s Broadway Buddy Program. Andrea looks forward to meeting the next generation of the ever-growing, ever-passionate theater community!

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Courtney Echols BFA, AEA

Courtney is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, a proud graduate of Penn State University’s Musical Theatre Program, and an MTCA alum! Courtney grew up studying all styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern, contemporary, and is constantly being exposed to new, exciting styles in NYC.

Most recently, Courtney toured internationally as a swing with Christopher Wheeldon’s An American In Paris, performing in Paris, Tawian, and China. She has also performed regionally at The Muny, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Fulton Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, and Woodstock Playhouse. Some her favorite roles include Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jane Ashton in Brigadoon. Courtney has experience working as a dance captain and collaborating with a range of inspiring choreographers. Courtney also has 10+ years of pointe experience and has performed in numerous ballets in Arizona. One of her favorite ballet credits includes Nightmare Karen in The Red Shoes.

Courtney is eager to share her knowledge as an active performing artist in this industry and looking forward to working with her future students. She is truly honored to be a part of the MTCA dance team!

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Julia Freyer BFA, AEA

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Julia is a proud graduate of Penn State University’s Musical Theatre Program where she was on the Dean’s List throughout and received the Penn State Presidential Scholarship for Musical Theatre.

National tour: A Chorus Line (Judy) with Michael Bennett’s original choreography set by Baayork Lee. Regional favorites: Paper Mill Playhouse in A Chorus Line (Judy) directed by Mitzi Hamilton, Sacramento Music Circus in A Chorus Line (Judy) directed by Stafford Arima, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (The Producers, Curtains), Atlanta Theatre of the Stars (The Producers), Cape Playhouse (Gypsy, An American In Paris), Transcendence Theatre Company (A Chorus Line), Pennsylvania Centre Stage (The Apple Tree, She Loves Me, Pop!). Workshops in NYC: Radio City Spring Spectacular (choreographed by Warren Carlyle) and Bubble Boy the Musical. TV: “Live From Lincoln Center: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch” (PBS), Billy Eichner’s “Billy on the Street” (FUSE), “I’m Hip” (Ana Gasteyer’s music video) and webisodes for collegehumor.com. Julia is also a featured dancer and choreographer with the American Pops Orchestra in Washington DC.

Pre-college, Julia received her training at Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project (where she was a member of Dave Clemmons’ elite vocal ensemble), the Grand Rapids Ballet (Michigan’s premiere professional ballet company) and the Grand Rapids Academy of Performing Arts (where she was a member of their Senior Company in jazz, tap and musical theatre styles). In addition to MTCA, Julia can be found teaching at AMDA (American Musical Dramatic Academy), Peridance, Encore Dance Competition and BMA (Broadway Method Academy).

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Shiloh Goodin BA, AEA, SDC

Originally from Mariposa, CA, Shiloh graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with her BA in Theatre. Though the town she began her training in was very small, she has since lived in NYC, LA and Tokyo and has performed around the country and world.

As a performer, Shiloh began her career in musical theatre at Sacramento Music Circus in Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She has since enjoyed her time with regional productions such as Hairspray, Gypsy, My Fair Lady (Sacramento), South Pacific (Riverside), Guys and Dolls (Musical Theatre West), Dead End (CTG), Anything Goes (Maltz Jupiter) and others. She also traveled the country with the national tour of Camelot. Though she loves the storytelling aspect of musical theatre, she also pursued other dance avenues, dancing with a modern company when she first moved to NYC, in commercials, choreography showcases, and art installations. Other highlights of her performance career include performing as the Little Mermaid flying 40 feet over audiences in Tokyo, leading a 200-person flashmob in Times Square, and dancing in Rigoletto at the Santa Fe Opera. Her recent shows have included two off-Broadway shows (The Anthem and The Screwtape Letters), and the world premier of the new Maltby/Shire musical in Toronto (Sousatzka).

As a choreographer, Shiloh has had the pleasure of associating for amazing mentors such as Lorin Latarro, Josh Bergasse, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and DJ Salisbury. Most recently she assisted on the production of Chess at the Kennedy Center. She also had the pleasure of working hand in hand with Douglas Carter Beane on his world premier of the musical version of To Wong Foo, presented at AADA. Shiloh loves to associate because she gets to work one on one with the cast as well as witness the immense creative effort on the part of the director and designers that it takes to put up a show. Shiloh also has been creating her own work, most recently seen at New York Theatre Barn. She is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Shiloh has been teaching on and off for years, starting at musical theatre camps, working with private clients and teaching for a dance fitness company. She loves working with young professionals and pre-professionals — she currently is on the dance faculty at AMDA. She has been a private dance coach for years, and also coaches couples for their weddings. Shiloh is thrilled to be working with MTCA – she remembers her own college decision process and how important it was to her to start her professional journey in a place that felt right.

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David Grindrod BFA, AEA

David Grindrod is originally from Annapolis, Maryland, but now lives in New York City. He was the associate choreographer to Tony Award Recipient, Baayork Lee for the China Premiere of A Chorus Line as well as playing Mark at New York City Center and on the National Tour. David choreographed Light in the Piazza along side Tony Winner, Victoria Clark at the Sheen Center. He is the resident choreographer at Quisisana Resort (The Drowsy Chaperone, Cabaret, PolkaDots, & A Year with Frog and Toad) and Music Theatre Kansas City (Pajama Game, Bells are Ringing, Fame, My Favorite Year, Hair, & James and the Giant Peach). Other credits include: Beauty and the Beast (National Tour), Newsies (Westchester Broadway, Costal Carolina), A Chorus Line (Japan Tour, Gateway Playhouse, Westchester Broadway, Weston Playhouse), South Pacific (City Springs), A Christmas Carol (Ford’s Theater) Transcendence Theatre Company, Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. A proud alumni of Pace University’s Musical Theatre Program. Currently, David is choreographing for the National Asian Artist Project’s fall concert. He is thrilled to be joining the wonderful MTCA team!

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Lauren Haughton BFA, MFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Lauren Haughton has produced, directed, and choreographed shows for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS across the country with the Broadway National Tours of Hamilton, Wicked, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, and The Book of Mormon, and featuring stars such as Jennifer Holliday. Director/Choreographer: PDA at the La Jolla Playhouse (Associate Director), She Loves Me at San Diego Musical Theatre
(Choreographer), The Magic Hummingbird at San Diego State University (Director/Choreographer), Peter/Wendy and Rose and the Rime at Northwestern University (Director), Pickwick’s Haunted Christmas at Ripley Grier, NYC (Assistant Director), Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Diversionary Theatre (Assistant Director), Crazy for You at San Diego Musical Theatre (Assistant Choreographer), and James and the Giant Peach (Assistant Direct/Choreographer). She serves as the choreographer for the Broadway in San Diego Awards, which is a part of and a pre-qualifying for the Jimmy Awards.

Lauren has served on faculty at San Diego State University and the Northwestern University National High School Institute Cherub Program as a director, choreographer, and Musical Theatre Dance professor. She has taught master classes at the University of Michigan, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Baldwin Wallace University, Syracuse University, and Temple University. Lauren appeared on Broadway in Wicked as a swing and Nessarose understudy and Off-Broadway in Fools in Love. She helped develop Turn of the Century with Tommy Tune at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Sammy at The Old Globe in San Diego, Hans Christian Anderson with Maury Yeston at Maine State Music Theatre, and ‘Til Death Do Us Part at San Diego State University. She appeared in Annie on Encore! (Disney+) directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and choreographed by Melinda Sullivan. Lauren has a fellowship with La Jolla Playhouse on Fly and an observership with The Old Globe and Graciela Daniele on The Gardens of Anuncia. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University.

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Joshua Israel BFA, AEA

Joshua Israel grew up dancing in the Washington D.C. area, performing at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Wolf Trap, and the D.C. Tap Festival, before moving to New York to study Musical Theater at NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway and Business at NYU Stern. Since graduating with his BFA, he has worked as a dancer, actor, and singer across the country, from the Phoenix Symphony and Cleveland Pops all the way back home to Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. As a choreographer, he was most recently part of the Helen Hayes nominated choreography team for The Wiz at Ford’s Theater. As an educator, in addition to teaching with MTCA since 2016, he has repeatedly returned to NYU to choreograph and teach a tap class or two.
www.joshisrael.com

Selected performance credits: Paper Mill Playhouse: Holiday Inn (Ens. u/s Danny), Annie (Ens. u/s Rooster), Mary Poppins (Valentine, Ens.); Ford’s Theater: Guys and Dolls (Harry The Horse); Adirondack Theater Festival: Calling All Kates (Mark), Front Page Flo (Frank); Theatreworks: We The People (Thomas Jefferson). Concert: One Hand, One Heart: 100 Years of Bernstein at Phoenix Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Sergerstrom CFTA, NJPAC, and 54 Below with Spot-On Entertainment. Broadway By The Year and Broadway Rising Stars at Town Hall.

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L’ogan J’ones BFA, AEA

Originally from New Jersey, L’ogan is a proud alumni of both MTCA and The University of Michigan. While at Michigan L’ogan received a BFA in Musical Theater with a minor in Global Theater and Ethnic Studies. L’ogan made his Broadway debut in Spongebob Squarepants the Broadway Musical as an Electric Skate/Ensemble after also being part of the shows Pre-Broadway run in Chicago. Most recently he was seen off Broadway at the Signature Theater playing the role of Max in Clueless the Musical. He has also performed at several regional theaters such as The St. Louis MUNY where he received his equity card in Joseph… and later returned to play Sonny Latierri in Grease. L’ogan has continued to work closely with U of M professor Linda Goodrich assisting her on productions of Mary Poppins, at both TUTS in Houston and Pittsburg CLO, and an international production of Chicago. Full resume and updates can be found at www.loganjones.me 

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Natalie Malotke BTA

Natalie Malotke is a director, choreographer, creative event producer and teaching artist living in New York City. Associate Directing and Choreography credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Choreography Team on Broadway and Second National Tour), Bygone Love for China Broadway Entertainment, Candide at Carnegie Hall, and I Married an Angel at City Center all alongside Joshua Bergasse. Little Dancer at Lincoln Center with Susan Stroman, Really Rosie at City Center with Leigh Silverman, and the developmental lab of Monopoly: The Musical with Donna Feore. Regional directing and choreography credits at Pittsburgh Music Theatre, Northern Stage, The Engeman, and Wagon Wheel Theatre. Industrial and corporate events for Hermes, Target, and The Robin Hood Foundation. TV: PBS, A Capitol Fourth. Resident Director for Nickelodeon brand live entertainment on cruise ships and theme parks and Director/Choreographer of the national tour of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!. Faculty at Broadway Dance Center. www.nataliemalotke.com / IG: @nataliemalotke

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Cara Massey BFA, AEA

Cara is most recently toured with Billy Elliot.  She has played Gertie Cummings (understudy Aunt Eller) in the new Arena Stage’s inaugural production of Oklahoma! and Courtney/Elle’s Mom/Whitney in Legally Blonde on Broadway and in the national tour. Regionally, Cara has worked at Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw, Indiana where she performed in Cabaret (Texas), Anything Goes (Virtue), and Big: The Musical (Ensemble, dance captain). She was also Dance Captain and played Chorusaurus in the 2010 NY Fringe Festival hit Jurrasic Parq: The Broadway Musical.

Cara began dancing at the age of 4 in a tap class at the local rec  center in Dallas, Texas. At the age of 8, she began extensive ballet and jazz training at the Academy of Dance Arts, joining their junior jazz company and their ballet company, The Dallas Repertoire Ballet. Throughout her junior high and high school dance career, Cara played many roles in The Dallas Repertoire Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker, including Spanish Chocolate, Arabian Coffee and Chinese Tea. She has also competed on the national level with Tremaine Dance Competition, West Coast Dance Explosion, New York City Dance Alliance and Starlight Dance Competition where she was 1st Runner Up Teen National Outstanding Dancer of the Year. In her training, Cara has attended many summer intensives and has worked with many top instructors and choreographers including Joe Lanteri, Anne Reinking, Merrill Ashley, Suzi Taylor, Dan Karaty, Liz Imperio, Jacques dAmboise, Dee Caspary, and Mia Michaels.

Cara is a graduate of The University of Michigan Musical Theatre program.

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KatieRose McLaughlin

KatieRose McLaughlin is a NYC-based choreographer originally from Minneapolis, MN. Trained in ballet under the direction of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Bonnie Mathis, she attended the Joffrey/New School BFA program on full scholarship prior to kicking off her love affair with theater by training at a renowned clown school in Switzerland. She has performed with the Tony-Award winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune and as Esmeralda in Redmoon Theater’s “Hunchback” including runs in Washington D.C. and at the New Victory Theater in NY (where it received a NYTimes Critics Pick).

KatieRose is the Associate Choreographer of the Tony-award winning Broadway show Hadestown directed by Rachel Chavkin and choreographed by David Neumann.
 Notable credits from her wide-ranging choreographic career in theater, opera and film include Orlando (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Indecent (Weston Playhouse), Bear Slayer (Ars Nova), The Black Crook (Abrons Arts Center), Parade (Yale Dramat). In 2013, she co-founded and became the artistic director of Designated Movement Co., a dance/theater company interested in blurring the lines between forms. As a creator, she has been granted an artist-in-residence as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space (2017), an Upstream Residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center (2017), and was a featured choreographer at Dance Lab NY (2017), in addition to residencies at Barn Arts Collective (in 2015 & 2016) and LMCC’s SPARC program (2013). katierosemclaughlin.com

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Morgan Rose BFA, AEA

Morgan Rose is thrilled to be joining the MTCA family! She recently made her Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest hit, School of Rock the Musical! Prior to making her debut, Morgan toured with Evita (Revival 1st National Tour) and Shrek the Musical (1st National Tour). Other favorite performing credits include Dear Edwina (Original Off-Broadway Cast), Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage Company), The Fig Leaves are Falling (Unsung Musicals), A Chorus Line (Maine State Music Theatre), George M! (Theatre by the Sea), and Funny Girl (Westchester Broadway). She has been seen on the Macys’ Thanksgiving Day Parade dancing with the “Spangles Dance Company,” as well as in multiple events benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Dancers Responding to AIDS.

Morgan is a former faculty member for Broadway Dance Center’s Children Teen Program. She can currently be found teaching for many organizations around NYC, including Broadway Classroom, Camp Broadway, Broadway Workshop, and every so often back at her old stomping ground of Broadway Dance Center. While touring across the country, she reached many students through Broadway Connection and served as an adjudicator and teacher for the Junior Theatre Festival. In addition to teaching her own material, Morgan assists numerous choreographers in the city, including Broadway’s Joshua Bergasse, Richard J. Hinds, and Al Blackstone.

She is a graduate of Florida State University’s BFA Music Theatre program and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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Penny Wildman
Penny Wildman

Penny Wildman is a Choreographer/ Producer/ DJ living in Los Angeles by way of New York City. She is also a proud MTCA alum! In 2015, Penny appeared on London’s prestigious West End in the iconic Broadway musical West Side Story and toured with the production throughout the US and Europe, playing the role of “Anybodys”. Choreography credits include Ryan Murphy’s FEUD: Bette & Joan (on FX), ANNIE at The Hollywood Bowl (Assoc.), Merrily We Roll Along at The Wallis Theatre (Assoc.), The Mystery of Edwin Drood at The Boston Conservatory, etc.

Additionally, she has choreographed for the likes of Enrique Iglesias, Marian Hill, Weird Al, Todrick Hall, and beyond. As a DJ, she has performed at globally renowned festivals such as Coachella, SXSW, Lightning in a Bottle, HARD Summer, etc. In 2018, Penny invented a MIDI Controller powered by your feet as part of a larger initiative to seamlessly marry Choreography with Music Production. The prototype was featured on Billboard Magazine amongst many other esteemed music publications. She digitally releases original dance concept videos under the series #PennyWildWednesdays. @PennyWildMusic

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Michael Campayno BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Michael is currently making his Broadway debut in Wicked. A Pittsburgh native and recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he made his television debut as Rolf in NBC’s live telecast of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, and can be heard on the cast recording. His stage credits include university productions and productions at Pittsburgh CLO, and he played Lancelot opposite Robert Sean Leanord in Camelot. Film: Cheerleader. Follow @michaelcampayno.

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Joe Carroll BFA, AEA

Broadway credits: Prince Topher in Cinderella; Balthasar and understudy for Orlando Bloom’s Romeo in Romeo and Juliet; Once. Regional credits include Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod), The Full Monty (Malcolm), Evita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and the Beast (Gaston) at Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck, Michigan under the direction of Kurt Stamm, and Chess (Anatoly) and Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson) at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. At Michigan: Brigadoon (Tommy), The Full Monty (Jerry), Ragtime (Younger Brother).

Training: Graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Shakespeare in Performance program.

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Josh Daniel BFA, AEA

Josh is so thrilled to be working with the next generation of musical theatre talent at MTCA! Josh is a NY-based actor who’s been seen in all North American companies of The Book of Mormon: 1st national tour, 2nd national, and the Broadway company. When not ringing fake doorbells, Josh improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade, is a community organizer in uptown Manhattan, and does countless concerts across the city at 54Below, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Cutting Room, Don’t Tell Mama, as well as many other venues. Regional work includes the St. Louis MUNY, Weston Playhouse, Tulane Summer Lyric, and Music Theatre Wichita. Josh was born & raised in New Orleans, LA, is a proud alumnus of CCM Musical Theatre, and is repped by the amazing guys over at CGF Talent. More life!

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Kurt Domoney BFA, AEA

Kurt Domoney BFA, AEA
Kurt is a native of Denver, Colorado and has appeared on Broadway as Don Kerr in the recent revival of A Chorus Line (directed by original company members Bob Avian and Baayork Lee). Kurt holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati/CCM.He has also been seen in the first national tour of 42nd Street (revival) and was in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. (directed by Walter Bobbie/choreographed by Randy Skinner) at the Ordway Center in St. Paul, MN. Off-Broadway, he has played principal roles in All Is Love (New York Musical Theatre Festival), A Naughty Knight (Duke Theatre/ Jewish Rep), and Jones and Schmidt’s Roadside (York Theatre). He also appeared in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Regionally, he has been seen as Skimbleshanks in Cats (Sacramento Music Circus, dir. Richard Stafford), Action in West Side Story (Houston TUTS, dir. Alan Johnson), Bobby in A Chorus Line (Geva Theatre / Ogunquit Playhouse), Billy Boy Bill in Urinetown (Geva Theatre), The Music Man (dir. Molly Smith / Arena Stage), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, Very Good Eddie (Goodspeed Opera House), Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre, Washington DC), as well as numerous performances at the St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Cape Playhouse, Atlanta’s Theatre Of The Stars and over 10 productions with the Sacramento Music Circus. Kurt was also the associate choreographer/ director for A Chorus Line at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA.

Kurt recently directed and choreographed A Chorus Line (Northwestern University), The Pirates of Penzance (Opera North, NH), and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (The Carnegie, Cincinnati). He has choreographed Evita, The Tales of Hoffman, La Belle Helene, Barber Of Seville (Opera North, NH).

Kurt is the Owner and Director of Broadway Kids Auditions (BKA) here in NYC, focused coaching and workshop for pre-professional kids ages 8-14. www.broadwaykidsauditions.com, is on faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC and is currently pursuing his MFA in Choreography and Directing from Wilson College.

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Alex Finke BFA, AEA

Alex Finke is a singer, actor, and dancer based in New York City who has been coaching with MTCA for the last 6 years. Born and raised in Ohio, Alex has always had a love of performing and grew up taking dance lessons, singing in choirs, and producing dozens of shows for friends and relatives in her basement. Alex is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre. After graduation, Alex originated the role of Hope Harcourt on the 1st National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes directed by Kathleen Marshall. Alex made her Broadway debut starring as Cosette in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables alongside Alfie Boe and Montego Glover. Shortly after closing Les Mis, Alex originated the role of Johanna in the critically acclaimed revival of Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theatre which opened in March of 2017. Most recently on Broadway, Alex could be seen performing as Janice & Others in the Tony Award ​Winning Musical Come From Away.

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Dan Gleason BFA, AEA

Dan can currently be seen in the Broadway production of Wicked as a member of the ensemble and the understudy for the role of Fiyero. Touring credits include the understudy for Fiyero in Wicked, the understudy for Tunny in American Idiot, and the understudy for Chris in Miss Saigon.

He joined Actor’s Equity Association in 2011 as a swing in the production of My One And Only at Godspeed Opera House, and has also performed regionally at Kansas City Starlight Theatre, Pennsylvania Centre Stage and Mount Gretna Theatre.

Dan is a proud graduate of Penn State University, holding his BFA in Musical Theatre. He is a native of Franklin, Massachusetts and a massive fan of everything Boston sports!

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Ali Gordon BFA, AEA

Ali Gordon was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in Musical Theatre (BFA) and English (BA), both with Highest Honors. While at school, Ali had the distinction of writing the first ever student musical to be produced as a University Production. Ali is a veteran performer at the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade comedy theater, where she performs and coaches improv, sketch, musical improv, and more. You may recognize Ali from a variety of commercials. Ali has appeared regionally (favorites include The Weston Playhouse, where Ali met best friend and fellow MTCA coach Josh Daniel), with the New York Musical Theater Festival, and Off-Broadway.

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Dayna Grayber MM, BS, AEA

Dayna received her Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance at New York University: Steinhardt. There she learned various audition and performance techniques and how to communicate those techniques to singers of all ages and types. Every “voice” is unique and she uses different “language” to reach every singer’s optimum potential.  

Dayna’s students have appeared on Broadway, National Tours, Papermill Playhouse, Madison Square Garden and other venues in the NYC area. Dayna is deeply inspired by young talent and has dedicated much of her time to mentoring emerging artists of all ages.

Prior to her work as a coach, Dayna made her professional debut in the National Tour of Mel Brooks’ The Producers. Other favorite credits include:  National Tours: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Forgotten Nursery; Off-B’way: Perfect Wedding, The Pajama Game. She has appeared in numerous venues across NYC, including Lincoln Center, The York Theater, Town Hall and more. Her favorite performance venue, however, was The White House in 2013 where she performed for Presidential Senior Advisor, Valerie Jarrett and Congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

Dayna is currently a teaching artist at The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ.  There she has worn many hats including director, voice instructor, company manager, casting coordinator, and assistant director. While at MPAC, Dayna received her certification as a musical theater teacher with The Miracle Project, an organization that provides individuals with autism and other disabilities with the tools to build communication, social skills, community, and greater self-esteem through inclusive theater and expressive arts programs. 

Dayna’s warm, yet assertive approach to voice and acting training uses a healthy balance of contemporary acting and singing techniques and focuses on allowing artists to use their work to send their message to the world.

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Marcus Crawford Guy BFA, SAG-AFTRA

Marcus Crawford Guy hails from Glasgow, Scotland, where he grew up performing nationwide in educational theatre performances and working with the BBC in educational film productions and Radio Plays. After graduating from the Dance School of Scotland’s Musical Theatre Course in 2010 with his Assoiate’s Diploma from the Trinity College of London, Marcus became the first every Scotsman to attend the Juilliard School’s Drama Division. Since attaining his BFA, Marcus has join SAG/AFTRA following appearances on AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies & ABC’s reboot of Get Christie Love. In the theatre, Marcus has worked with the Yangtze Repertory Theatre and Pan Asian Rep off Broadway, and appeared in the Little Orchestra Society’s production of Peter and the Wolf at BAM. Marcus is also interested in the development of new work, and the creation of his own and his short films Sprinkles and Making David Harper’s Actor Reel have enjoyed success in the festival circuit.

As a Teaching Artist, Marcus has worked across the country and around the world. Marcus is a long standing teaching artist and program facilitator with Broadway Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell’s not-for-profit, Artists Striving to End Poverty. He has hosted workshops in Southern India at Shanti Bhavan Children’s project, in juvenile correction facilities, transitional housing units and safe spaces for vulnerable communities of young people. Marcus has also appeared as a guest artist and Irene Ryan selector at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.

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Lee Harrington BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Lee is so excited to be a part of the MTCA team and meet all of you generous, inspiring and talented young artists! Originally all the way from Arkansas, Lee graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in musical theatre.

She can be seen in Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, opposite Cate Blanchett. She can also be seen in Linklater’s feature, Last Flag Flying, which opened the New York Film Festival. TV: Gone (NBC)

She has been writing and developing her solo show, Jellybean, since college. She has performed the piece at Carnegie Mellon, The PIT, Theatre Row, The Fringe Festival and most recently at the Irondale Ensemble Project. Each iteration has been directed by the wonderful Daniel Jenkins (Big River, Big, Oslo).

Off Broadway: Into the Woods (Roundabout) Jellybean (Irondale Ensemble Project). Regional: Hi, My Name is Ben (Helen), Connecticut Christmas Carol (Martha), Show Boat (Magnolia), Company (Kathy), Merrily We Roll Along (Meg), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou), I Love You, You’re Perfect, You’re Change (Woman 1), Fiddler On the Roof (Hodel), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Jean), Carousel (Julie). Workshops: Merrily We Roll Along (Roundabout).

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Celia Hottenstein BFA, AEA

Celia is originally from Kingston, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory and is also a proud MTCA alumna! She is currently on Broadway in Wicked (Ensemble, u/s Glinda). 

Tour: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine Daaé alternate). Off-Broadway: Desperate Measures, York Theater Company, New World Stages. Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Virginia Stage Company.

Celia is a proud member of Actors Equity Association. www celiahottenstein.com | Instagram: @celiahottenstein

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Elysia Jordan BFA, AEA

Lysie is originally from Canfield, OH and started her professional acting training as a student of MTCA founder, Ellen Lettrich, when this incredible team was being born! She later graduated Magna cum laude and with Distinction from Ithaca College, where she earned a BFA in Musical Theatre.

Elysia traveled the country with the First National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK, opening the tour and understudying Principal Rosalie Mullins as well as Ms. Sheinkopf. She received a StageScene LA Award for Outstanding Understudy Performance for her work as Rosalie.

In New York, Lysie has performed at 54 Below, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club’s Creative Center, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and in the Lincoln Center’s Songbook Series, to name a few. Nationally, she’s sang at Feinstein’s At the Nikko and at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Regional credits include Dead Mum in Billy Elliot (Ogunquit Playhouse and North Shore Music Theatre) and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Fireside Theatre). She’s also enjoyed singing cherished MT scores with her hometown symphony, The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific.

Lysie has loved teaching ever since she was a TA at Ithaca College, and has continued with this passion ever since. In addition to coaching with MTCA, she is a faculty member at SOCAPA (the School of Cinema and Performing Arts), where she created the Musical Theatre Acting Curriculum. She has been a Song Rep and Performance Coach with MTCA for ten years and cherishes the opportunity to mentor young artists, introduce them to the musical theatre she loves, and help them to confidently and creatively shine.

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Michael Lowney BFA, AEA

Originally from Missoula, Montana, Michael received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan.

Michael made his Broadway debut understudying the role of Jean-Michele in the 2010 Tony Award Winning Revival of La Cage Aux Folles. He then went on to play Jean-Michele on the First National Tour.

Regionally, Michael has appeared in Les Misérables (Jean Prouvaire) at The Muny as well as Oklahoma (Slim) and White Christmas (Mike) at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.

In New York, Michael has been seen in Like You Like It (Phil) at the Gallery Players and has been a part of numerous readings, workshops and recordings. He has also made multiple concert appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Birdland, and The Metropolitan Room. He made his television debut on “The Guiding Light.”

Since graduating from Michigan, Michael has continued to study acting with Craig Carnelia, Scott Freeman, and Bob Krakower.

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John-Michael Lyles BFA, AEA

Originally from Mesquite, Texas, John-Michael Lyles is a multi-hyphenate artist who works professionally as an actor, educator & composer in New York City and abroad. He graduated from Dallas’s prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts as a member of both the National Honors Society & International Thespian Society. In 2010, his performance as Trinculo in The Tempest earned him first place in the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition, which awarded him with a scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. After that study, he went on to earn a BFA in Musical Theater at Pace University, in the heart of New York City.

While studying at Pace, John-Michael worked professionally Off-Broadway and became a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Since graduating, John-Michael has booked principal roles in some of New York City’s most critically acclaimed productions. He was recently seen in the original cast of Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Strange Loop at Playwrights Horizons. At NYC’s Barrow Street Theater, he acted in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Flick, by Annie Baker, and played Tobias in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, starring Carolee Carmello & Norm Lewis. For his stand-out feature as the Courier in the New York City Center Encores production of 1776, the New York Times lauded his “hauntingly simple performance.” Encores continued to cast John-Michael in their future productions of Big River & Love Life. He also acted in Michael Mayer’s production of Brooklynite at the Vineyard in the East Village, and Ryan Scott Oliver’s NYC debut production of Jasper in Deadland with the Prospect Theater Company.

John-Michael became a member of SAG-AFTRA after making his film debut in Blind starring Alec Baldwin & Demi Moore. He’s continued to guest star on film & TV in Comedy Central’s The Other Two, NBC’s Chicago PD & CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans.

Regionally, he originated the role of Toby in Bliss at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. He also starred as Pharus in Choir Boy at the Tony-winning Guthrie Theater where he was deemed “a fleet and winning phenom on stage” by the Star Tribune. He also starred in Chicago’s Second City production of The Art of Falling.

As a composer, John-Michael recently wrote additional music for Second Stage’s Off-Broadway production of We’re Gonna Die, by Young Jean Lee. He is currently developing a new musical that has been produced by Musical Theatre Factory & Joe’s Pub in various capacities.

John-Michael can be heard on Spotify in the recordings of Andrew Lippa’s The Man in the Ceiling, Ryan Scott Oliver’s Jasper in Deadland, Darling & Rope, and the original cast album of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Strange Loop.

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Samantha Massell BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Samantha Massell was last seen on Broadway starring as Hodel in the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof directed by TONY winner Bartlett Sher. Most recently, she originated the lead role of Karla in the world premiere of Scott Frankel and Robert Freedman’s The Flamingo Kid and recreated the starring role of Rebecca in the lauded revisal of Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse’s Rags at the Goodspeed Opera House. Prior to that, Samantha originated the role of Florika in the world premiere of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse and is featured on the fan-favorite recording. She is also featured on the 2016 OBCR of Fiddler on the Roof. A native New Yorker, Samantha made her Broadway debut at age 12 in Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme. On television, Samantha has had recurring roles on Chicago Fire and Mr. Mercedes, and guest starred on Elementary, The Good Fight, and NCIS: New Orleans. She has also appeared in an extensive number of national commercials, and had lead roles in the movies Zug, Beatbox, and How to be a Man. Regionally, she starred at the historic St. Louis MUNY as Jasmine in Aladdin, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and Ursula in Bye Bye Birdie. Samantha has done a considerable amount of readings and concerts in New York, including the 92Y Lyrics and Lyricists series and a sold out run of her own debut solo show at 54 Below. Samantha is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Michigan, where she double majored in Musical Theatre and English and was an 8-term Angell scholar (straight As). For more info, check out www.samanthamassell.com

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Tracy Michailidis

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Tracy received her degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, where she was awarded the Lorne Greene Award in Excellence.

She made her professional debut in Canada’s longest-running musical playing Anne Shirley in the Charlottetown Festival’s production Anne of Green Gables. Most recently, she was on tour with the U.S. National Tour of Fun Home (u/s Alison and Helen), and won a Dora Award (Toronto’s version of the Tonys) for her performance in Life After (Canadian Stage Company/Musical Stage Company/ Yonge Street Theatricals). She was in both the U.S. National Tour and the Broadway productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, both understudying and performing the role of Belle. She has performed in U.S. regional theatres such as the Weston Playhouse in Vermont (The Other Place, Lost in Yonkers, The Mikado, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). New York credits include Ethel Rosenberg in Ethel Sings at the Beckett Theatre and the NYMF show Forest Boy at The Pearl Theatre.

Tracy has played leading roles across Canada, including two seasons at the Stratford Festival (Hodel in Susan H. Schulman’s acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof with Brent Carver), a season at the Shaw Festival (Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), four seasons at the Charlottetown Festival (including the title role in the world premiere of the Marek Norman/ Richard Ouzounian musical Emily), the Atlantic Theatre Festival (Natasha in Three Sisters, Cinderella in Into the Woods),The Segal Centre in Montreal (Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls), Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (Harper Pitt in Angels in America), Lost in Yonkers, and Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad (Theatre Northwest), The Secret Garden (Globe Theatre), Mary’s Wedding, Proof, and Collected Stories (Magnus Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre), Queen Milli of Galt, (Theatre Aquarius), Anything That Moves (Belfry Theatre), The Ugly One, The Marvelous Wonderettes and Suds! (Thousand Islands Playhouse), and Apple (Prairie Theatre Exchange).

Tracy’s credits in Toronto include The Light in the Piazza (Acting Up Stage), which she also was a part of at Theatre Calgary, where she was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her portrayal of Franca. Also in Toronto: Jenny in Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, Leah in The Immigrant (Harold Green Jewish Theatre) Lucille in Parade (Studio 180/Acting Up Stage), The Handmaiden in The Princess and the Handmaiden (LKTYP), Woman 1 in Songs for a New World (Colour and Light Productions) and Bea in Unity (1918) (Theatre Passe Muraille).

In concert, she has played Luisa in Nine (Podium Productions), Marta in Company (Reprise Concerts), Anne in A Little Night Music (PAL cabaret, Stratford Festival). She is the founder of Musical Works in Concert, an initiative that develops and presents new Canadian musical theatre, and has presented 25 new musicals. She has also been running her own private coaching studio in Toronto for the last ten years, and has taught at both The Graham Academy (Corner Brook, Newfoundland), The Performing Arts Project (in Winston-Salem), and at various schools and universities in Toronto.

She is passionate about the development of new works and young artists, and has been grateful to and for this life always, though ever more so after first hearing of Sondheim’s ‘Being Alive.’

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Anne L. Nathan BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Anne recently was seen in Sundown Yellow Moon, an Ars Nova/WP Production.  Broadway shows include:  It Shoulda Been You as Aunt Sheila/Mimsy .Baruska in the Broadway musical Once at A.R.T., NYTW, and The Jacobs, The Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Sunday In The Park with George playing Nurse, Mrs. and Harriet, Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago, Emma Goldman in AssassinsThoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery) and Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Taming Of The Shrew at The Delacorte (The Public Theater) Wings at 2ST; Marthe in the Encores! production of Music In The Air; Aunt Eva in Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show at The Public Theater; and Swingtime Canteen. She has toured with the national companies of Chicago (Carbonell Award), Les Miserables and Aspects of LoveAnne’s regional credits include Lucienne in A Flea In Her Ear,  at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, She has played Charlotte in Falsettos at both George Street Playhouse and The Huntington Theatre Company. Other regional credits include productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Barrington Stage Company and Asolo Theatre Company. Recordings: It Shoulda Been You OnceRagtimeThoroughly Modern MillieAssassinsRoad ShowOut Of Context- The Songs of Michael Patrick Walker.

Anne’s film and television credits include You Must Be JokingBaby MamaKing of CaliforniaThe Good WifeDirtLaw & Order (Trial by Jury, Special Victims Unit, and Criminal Intent)Veronica MarsWhat I Like About You, and Bull. She has also been on Three Tony Award telecasts, Letterman, America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Anne can be seen on the web series Submissions Only. (submissionsonly.com)

Anne is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and a recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. http://www.annelnathan.com

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Elizabeth Nestlerode BFA, AEA

Originally from Seattle, WA, Elizabeth is an actor-musician, director, music director, and teaching artist with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami. In addition to teaching private lessons, she has taught for organizations locally, nationally, and internationally such as ArteCentro Paiz in Guatemala City, Guatemala, University of Miami, Cape Playhouse, Bucks County Student Theatre Festival, Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival, ArtsWest Theater, Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, Madrona Children’s Theater, and First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn among others. Elizabeth spent four summers teaching at The American School In Switzerland where she wrote and directed three world-premiere musicals, which were each performed by a cast of children from around the world. www.ElizabethNestlerode.com @elnestle

As a performer, she appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman. Onstage, she worked with Hunter Foster as Diane Cohen and the music captain for the Off-Broadway musical The Other Josh Cohen, as Vi Petty and Associate Music Director for his production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Bucks County Playhouse and in three industry readings of Clue, as well as a reading of the new musical One Hit Wonder. She has played Girl in four regional productions of Once, most recently at Cape Playhouse. She has also worked with Tommy Tune in the world premiere production of 54 Forever, Brian Yorkey in Aida and The Who’s Tommy at Village Theatre in Seattle, WA and Linda Hartzell in High School Musical at the Seattle Children’s Theater. She appeared as Betty Lanza in the world premiere workshop of Lanza! directed by Charles Messina and produced by Phil Ramone, and as Kitty Bennett/Georgiana Darcy in Pride and Prejudice directed by Mark Lamos. Other roles: Gypsy (Louise), Violet (Violet), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), …Spelling Bee (Olive), Big Love (Lydia).

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Noah Plomgren BFA

Noah is so excited to be on the MTCA team. Originally from Southern
California, Noah received his BFA in acting/musical theatre from Carnegie
Mellon University. Since CMU, he has performed in two national tours:
Finding Neverland (Lord Cannan) and Hair (Claude) both directed by Tony
winner Diane Paulus. Regional credits include: Cabaret (Ernst, Ogunquit
Playhouse) From Here to Eternity and Treasure Island (Finger Lakes MTF),
Guys and Dolls (Benny Southstreet, Goodspeed), Noises Off (Garry,
Pittsburgh Public), The Circus in Winter (Elephant Jack, Goodspeed), Lend
Me A Tenor (Max, Bay Street Theater), Tigers Be Still (Zack, City Theater
Company), Titanic (Charles Clarke, Westchester Broadway Theater) Website:
www.noahplomgren.com

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Jon-Michael Reese BFA, AEA

Jon-Michael has called Seattle, Delaware, and Texas home, but his roots are firmly planted in the latter. He holds a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was awarded the Adelyne Roth Levine Award for Acting.

Favorite credits include: My Heart is the Drum (Edward Adu, Gregory Award: Outstanding Actor); Man of la Mancha (Padre) at Theatre Latte Da; Camelot at Westport Country Playhouse; Book of Mormon National Tour; Hairspray (Seaweed) at Drury Lane; King Lear (Cordelia) with EPBB; when last we flew (Paul) at Fringe Encores, GLAAD Award – Best Off-Off Broadway Play; Fantasticks (Matt) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; and various play and musical workshops at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, New Dramatists, National Black Theater, & The Movement Theatre Company.

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Will Reynolds BFA, AEA

Will Reynolds is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer, teaching artist, and the 2018 winner of the Fred Ebb Award for musical theater writing with collaborator Eric Price.

Acting credits include: DADDY LONG LEGS (Off Broadway, directed by John Caird), PASSION at Classic Stage Company (directed by John Doyle, cast album on PS Classics), Tony Kushner’s THE ILLUSION (Signature Theater, directed by Michael Mayer), EMMA at the Old Globe, LOVE STORY at the Walnut Street Theatre, BIG RIVER at Goodspeed, A ROOM WITH A VIEW at Seattle’s Fifth Avenue, and the North American Tour of MAMMA MIA! Film: EMMA (streamingmusicals.com), THE GOOD SHEPHERD (directed by Robert De Niro.)

Will has written the music for THE VIOLET HOUR ( based on the play by Richard Greenberg, a commission for the Utah Festival Opera and recently developed by the Manhattan Theater Club), RADIOACTIVE, AROUND THE WORLD, and THE SIXTH BOROUGH, all with Eric Price. Will is the composer/creator of THE GREENWOOD TREE (based on the Sonnets by Shakespeare), recently developed by the Stratford Festival in Canada. His song cycle POEMS & MOON SONGS has been produced as part of the Lincoln Center Songbook Series, and the song “Tavern” (text by Edna St. Vincent Millay) was featured on 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald’s album GO BACK HOME. His short musical THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING was commissioned by Marymount Manhattan. Development opportunities include the Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Goodspeed Writer’s Colony, the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, and university workshops at Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, Molloy College/CAP 21, Manhattan School of Music, and Roosevelt.

Will is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and is currently on faculty at Pace University. www.willreynoldsonline.com

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A.J. Shively BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

A.J. (BFA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA) is a graduate of The University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre department. He has appeared on Broadway in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star (Drama Desk nom.), and opposite Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge in La Cage Aux Folles. He has worked on many musicals and straight plays, both original works and revivals, in New York and around the country, including productions at The Public, Second Stage, Soho Rep, Cherry Lane, The Irish Rep, The Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, Center Theatre Group, and Berkley Rep. A.J. takes a detail driven approach to discovering the story of a song. Prospective students should like the questions “what if?” and “why?”, and should be ready to make some bold, ridiculous choices just for fun.

Vocal Technique Teachers

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Stephanie Bare NCVS-Certified Vocologist

Stephanie Bare is an award-winning vocal coach, singer, songwriter, and author based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is proud to be a National Center for Voice and Speech trained Vocologist, bringing specialized, science-based voice habilitation training to her private voice clients. Additionally, Stephanie is a current Board Member of Vocology in Practice, a global network of elite voice professionals. In 2017 she created 365 Days of Voice, a daily voice blog that became a growing community of singers, actors and voice users of all kinds that happily geek out about voice together.

Her clients have been seen and heard on stages around the world in local community productions, Broadway musicals, national tours, major motion pictures, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the Grammy Award. Music direction credits include: Artaban, the Other Wise Man (world premiere), Big Fish, White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, and dozens of other productions. When she’s not teaching, Stephanie can be found painting, writing silly songs for kids, running with her cockapoo puppies, traveling, and playing hip-hop on her ukulele. www.stephaniebare.com

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Mackenzie Bykowski MM, BM

Mackenzie Bykowski is a voice teacher from Norwalk, Connecticut. He holds a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Music Business from NYU Steinhardt. He has also earned his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt. After having taught non-major voice students as an adjunct faculty member at NYU, Mackenzie opened his private vocal studio and has taught students that are featured in National Tours as well as on the Radio City Music Hall stage. Mackenzie has training and experience in working with singers that have experienced a vocal injury and are in recovery from having been diagnosed with a vocal pathology. Mackenzie currently serves as a Private Vocal Instructor to students earning their Bachelors of Fine Arts in CAP21 at Molloy College. To learn more, visit his website, mackenziebykowski.com

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Alexa Green BFA, AEA

Alexa Green is best known for her turn as Glinda in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. She appeared alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone in the international cinematic release of Stephen Sondheim’s Company with The New York Philharmonic live from Lincoln Center. Alexa has toured both nationally and internationally as a singer and actor on national tours and regionally and is passionate about the development of new musical theatre. She has appeared as a guest star with symphonies nationwide and has most recently worked in the studio with 16-time, Grammy Award-winning record producer and songwriter David Foster on his upcoming Broadway projects. She has been featured in the acclaimed concert series Broadway Sings, with Carole King at Avery Fisher Hall, and with Aaron Tveit on his Live Nation concert tour and received critical acclaim for her sold-out solo show, A Shining Hour, at Feinstein’s 54 Below. With much anticipation, Broadway Records recently released Alexa’s debut solo album, So Good, and was nominated among Broadway legends Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Barbra Streisand winning Best New Solo Recording at the 2016 BroadwayWorld Awards. She is repped by Rich Martino at Whole Artist Management.

Alexa holds an MA in Music and Music Education with a specialization in vocal pedagogy from Columbia University, Teachers College and a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). As an educator, Alexa is currently on the voice faculty at Molloy College/CAP 21, Co-Head/Professor of Musical Theatre at Five Towns College, and owns her own private practice, Alexa Green VOICE in NYC working in residence with singers, actors, and speakers both at the college and professional level. Alexa chooses to focus on a student-centered approach to learning, celebrating the diversity of her students and employing a variety of methodologies within her studio. Alexa is passionate about vocal health and longevity and with a background in musical theatre and contemporary commercial music (CCM) styles, Alexa accesses technical aspects to create a multidisciplinary approach for the professional voice user in singing, acting, voice and speech, and vocal production. She is the current resident voice pedagogue with her colleague Chris Citera for BroadwayEvolved, providing professional development for voice teachers and musical theatre educators on a standard approach to singing with specialization in the understanding of belt and mix for performers today. She is a member of AEA, NATS, VASTA, and The Voice Foundation. Alexa hopes to pursue her Doctorate and continue contributing to the field of pedagogy through her research and performance as a teaching artist and musician.

For more, visit www.alexagreen.com and follow @atAlexaGreenFor more visit: www.alexagreen.com and follow Alexa on Facebook/Twitter/IG: @atAlexaGreen

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Ana Guigui DMA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Mezzo-Soprano, Ana Guigui, completed her DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) degree in Vocal Arts at USC’s Thornton School of Music in August of 2013, and has been an ongoing Associate Professor of Voice at the Berklee College of Music in Boston since 2014.
Dr. Ana Guigui teaches several courses at Berklee, including “Writing, Developing, and Performing A One-Person Show,” a course she devised for Berklee. Summer Berklee initiatives include directing Musical Theater Chorus students and providing the opportunity to collaborate and perform with a live Musical Theater Orchestra. She began an additional part-time voice professor appointment at Longy School of Music of Bard College in August of of 2019 where she directs Oktoberfest and has devised curriculum in contemporary styles, including “From Boston to Broadway” and “How To Create a Solo Play.”

Ana is a co-founder of Opera On Tap L.A., which brings opera into alternative venues. She is also the creator, founder, and national artistic director of Opera On Tap Latino, whose mission is to perform, preserve, revive, and potentially create new classical Spanish language vocal repertoire in alternative venues. Ana was also an active singer with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (Boston Symphony) in Boston for several years.

Ana recorded and toured around the world as a long-standing keyboardist/vocalist for Christopher Cross, and freelanced with Ben Folds, Chip Taylor, Jon Secada, Deborah Gibson, AMERICA, Stephen Bishop, Andrew Gold, Bo Bice, and Juan Gabriel. Ana is an independent artist and her original C.D., Love Is On The Line, was produced by Andrew Gold (“Lonely Boy”, “Thank You For Being a Friend”), and is distributed internationally by Notefornote Music. Video singing performances and professional acting credits in film, television, and theater can be viewed at www.anaguigui.net

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Joey Harrell BM, MM

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joey Harrell is a professional educator, performer, and researcher. He received a BM in Vocal Performance from Peabody Conservatory, a MM in Vocal Pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory, and is currently a proud Ph.D Candidate in Musical Theatre Voice Pedagogy at Penn State University. At Penn State, his teaching duties include studio lessons for actors, group voice classes, and vocal pedagogy. As a practitioner and researcher, his research focuses on speech-based singing for voice building and habilitation as well as studio-centered case study and experimental research.

Joey has been a guest lecturer and clinician in Florida, Indiana and throughout the northeast. Has has presented research on functional anatomy for breathing, cross-training the musical theatre performer, and understanding registration in musical theatre at several academic conferences. Outside of academia, Joey continues to perform in musical theatre and concert venues. He was most recently featured in the IPL Yuletide Celebration! with the Indianapolis Symphony, Children of Eden (Ensemble) at the John F. Kennedy Center, Oklahoma! At Quisisana Resort, and The Last Five Years (Jamie). In addition to teaching for MTCA, Joey maintains a private voice studio via Skype, allowing him to work with students all over the country. His students have been accepted into top BFA musical theatre programs and performed throughout the country in regional, national tour and Broadway productions.

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Amy Linden BSOF, AEA

Amy Linden is incredibly passionate about working with the amazing students of MTCA! Amy is a New York City area-based Voice Teacher and actress, specializing in Musical Theatre and Contemporary Styles. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Certified Voice Teacher by way of Justin Stoney’s teacher training course at New York Vocal Coaching. She has also attended the Shenandoah University CCM Pedagogy Institute, guest lectured for the Musical Theatre students of SUNY New Paltz, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Amy is originally from Cleveland, OH, and now teaches private voice locally in Hudson Valley and New York City. As an actress, Amy has appeared most notably on the first national tour of The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown. She is highly sought after by many composers for her wide vocal range and advanced musicianship — Amy has performed in countless presentations, labs, workshops and concerts and recorded dozens of professional demos for students and graduates of the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writers Program and the BMI Workshop. Recently, Amy was featured on the demo recording of the in-progress musical The Magnificent Seven about the 1996 Olympic women’s gymnastics team, written by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald. Amy has been seen onstage in NYC at nearly every cabaret venue, including 54 Below, Ars Nova and Joe’s Pub.

More information and media can be found at amy-linden.com

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Zach Miller BFA, AEA

Zach Miller is a professional actor and voice teacher from the suburbs of central New Jersey. He holds a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Penn State University, where he was able to fully immerse himself in vocal pedagogy classes and independent studies with the esteemed musical theatre and classical faculty. Zach is a proud alumnus of the MTCA program. He is extremely grateful for the direction and mentorship he received years ago and is overjoyed to provide this feedback now as a teacher.

Zach has appeared in the national tour of Anything Goes as the Tenor Quartet soloist and a featured dancer. He has worked at regional theatres including Pittsburgh CLO, Music Theatre of Wichita, West Virginia Public Theatre and The Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Zach also did a run as a lead vocalist with Celebrity Cruises Productions touring Bermuda, Canada, and the Western Caribbean.Zach is also co-founder of the Penn State a cappella group, “The Statesmen,” who have been featured on both BOCA (Best of College A Capella) and Voices Only. They have won multiple national recording awards and have had major success at the ICCA’s (International Collegiate Competition of A Cappella). Zach is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.

In addition to MTCA, Zach teaches voice, acting, and piano at Cornerstone Music Studios and Lincroft Music Studios in New Jersey. His students have been accepted to High School performing arts programs and B.F.A. programs in addition to working in regional, national touring, and Broadway productions. It brings Zach great pride to help shape and motivate his students, particularly those looking to further their education in the arts. He looks to encourage his students to follow their instincts and develop their own fully energized, open, and supported sound.

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Jenna Pastuszek MM, MT, AEA

Jenna Pastuszek, originally from Philadelphia, PA, is a professional actor, singer, voice over artist, musical theatre educator, and voice teacher who lives in Brooklyn. She received her first Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia (along with a BA in History and minor in French). Her second Masters is in Vocal Performance, with a concentration in Musical Theatre. She also has an Advanced Certificate of Vocal Pedagogy, both of which are from NYU Steinhardt. She’s studied at Circle in the Square Theatre School and Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Improv program and is currently a member of the Jen Waldman Studio. She completed her Rock the Audition teacher training with Sheri Sanders and is finishing up her Estill Voice Training EFP. She is a proud graduate of Seth Godin’s altMBA program.

Most recently, Jenna taught private voice and Pop/Rock Audition Skills at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia’s Ira Brind School after having previously taught at NYU Steinhardt. Other teaching positions include The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The American Musical Theatre Academy, The Stage Theatre School, and Young People’s Theatre Workshop. Along with fellow MTCA Vocal Tech coach Tim Russell, she maintains an active private studio, Innovative Voice Studio, with students performing on Broadway, Off Broadway, in national tours, on cruise ships, and in regional theatre. Jenna is an active member of NATS, The Voice Foundation, Opera America, MTEA, and NYSTA.

As a performer, Jenna has performed everywhere in the US from Maine to Florida, and from Boston to Breckenridge. In NYC, Jenna has done an awesome variety of new work in various stages of development at The Player’s Theatre, The Green Room 42, The New Ohio Theatre, NYMF, and Musicals Tonight! Regional credits include the title role in Evita at Stage Door Theatre (for which she was nominated for a Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Diner (directed by Kathleen Marshall) at Delaware Theatre Company, Because of Winn Dixie (directed by Marcia Milgrom-Dodge) at Delaware Theatre Company, Winter Wonderettes at The Walnut Street Theatre, Cathy in The Last Five Years at The Eagle Theatre, Daisy Hilton in Side Show at The Media Theatre, Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act at Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Brenda Strong in Catch Me if You Can at The Eagle Theatre, Bad Jews at The Walnut Street Theatre, The Incredible Fox Sisters at The New Ohio Theatre, and Next Thing You Know at Sharon Playhouse. Her solo show, Get Happy!: An Evening Celebrating the World’s Greatest Entertainer, Judy Garland, will have its New York City debut in September at The Green Room 42.

She is a successful voice over artist having done national TV and radio commercials, audiobooks, blind captioning television narration, corporate training videos, and numerous educational video series. She is a proud member of the voiceover roster at Pandora Radio and has well over one hundred ads running throughout the country. www.JennaP.com

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Tim Russell MM, AEA, BS

Tim is a performer and educator, currently living in New York City. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music for Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy (NYU Steinhardt). He also received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UConn — but later bailed on his aerospace job to pursue the arts in the Big Apple!

In 2015, he co-founded Innovative Voice Studio with business partner in crime Jenna Pastuszek. Tim is currently on the voice faculty at Cap 21/Molloy College and the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theater (PCMT) at the New York Film Academy. He also is a vocal tech coach at MTCA. Other guest and adjunct teaching credits include American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York University, Applause Performing Arts School and Wickham Vocal Studios (NYC).

Tim sings all over the country and abroad with The Flyboys, a four part harmony group, specializing in contemporary big band swing. They performed multiple concerts with the iconic Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Select regional credits include: Rent (Ivoryton Playhouse), Life Could Be a Dream (Mountain Playhouse), The Producers (Woodstock Playhouse), South Pacific (Engeman Theatre), My Way (Riverside Center Theatre). Int’l: Scooby-Doo Live!, Disney Cruise Line.

Proud Member of Actors Equity Association.

Tim is also the lead singer in the funk/rock band The Ninth, whose full length album Olympic Dream/Nightmare and EP The Answer is available on Spotify.

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Meg Supina MM, BM, NATS

Meg Supina is dedicated to helping her students find a sense of freedom so that they may share their uniqueness with the world. Born and raised in State College, PA, Meg graduated magna cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. While there, she began teaching students through the Community Music School. Meg went on to receive her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Delaware. She was a graduate assistant, teaching a studio of undergraduate music majors and minors assisting them in preparation of opera roles, recitals, and auditions. Since then, Meg has taught privately in Pennsylvania and New York. Currently, she teaches with Highbridge Voices. Meg is a member of NATS and Opera America.

Meg is enjoying a performance career spanning musical theatre and opera. Most recently, Meg competed as a Semi Finalist in the the Lotte Lenya Competition. In 2019, Meg performed Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at GLOW Lyric Theatre and was excited to use her clarinet skills to appear as Louise in a concert performance of Prospect Theatre Company’s The Hello Girls. Meg made her Off-Broadway debut in Lili Marlene. Regionally, Meg has also appeared with the John W. Engeman Theater, FUSE Productions, OperaDelaware, and Poor Richard’s Opera.

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Peter Thoresen DM, MM, BM

Peter Thoresen is an award winning voice teacher, performer and music director. He is internationally in demand as a voice teacher, choral conductor and music director, and his students appear regularly on Broadway and off-Broadway and in national tours in shows including Wicked, Matilda, Something Rotten, Kinky BootsLes MizEvita, Flashdance, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, among many others. His students appear in film and on network and premium television (Orange is the New Black, Broad City) and record regularly for the Columbia and Broadway Record labels. Peter’s students include Tony Award nominees and have performed at the Tony Awards and at venues from Manhattan (Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub, etc.) to New Zealand. Peter is a voice professor at Pace University (PPAMT), and owns a thriving private voice studio in Manhattan: Peter Thoresen Vocal Studios. He is also on the faculties of Broadway Kids Auditions (BKA) in NYC, and the YES Academy ASEAN in various southeast Asian countries. 

 
Active as a music director, Peter collaborates regularly with his students and other performers in Manhattan, regionally throughout the United States, and in a number of Asian countries including Indonesia and Turkmenistan. Recent international engagements include cultural diplomacy missions through the U.S. State Department/participating U.S. Embassies in Turkmenistan and Jakarta, where he made his international debut, serving as music director, voice teacher/teaching artist, and cultural entrepreneurship specialist through American Voices, and the YES Academy ASEAN Broadway program. This past season, Peter made his conducting debut in Ashgabat, where he also sang and introduced audiences to repertoire of Cole Porter.
 
In demand as a performer, Broadwayworld.com has described Peter’s singing as ‘spellbinding’ and his recent New York performances in Heartbreak Express (world premiere) and The Fairy Queen were critically acclaimed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Opera Magazine, Opera News, and the New York Observer. A frequent guest soloist and recitalist, Peter performs diverse song literature, ranging from the Great American Songbook and Broadway, to music of Purcell, Lee Hoiby, and Jake Heggie. Peter grew up in Chicago, where he was a child actor and performed in over 500 performances of musicals and operas with Chicago’s major companies. He made his professional operatic role debut opposite Plácido Domingo and Mirella Freni in 8th grade and was hooked. This grew into a love of performance that has ultimately led to solo engagements with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Opera Theater, Monterey Symphony and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and ultimately a doctoral degree in voice. He serves as a coach for a variety organizations in New York, including the Manhattan Girls Chorus and American Symphony Orchestra. 
 
In 2016, Peter was awarded a National Independent Teaching Award from the National Association of Teacher of Singing (NATS), and he holds a doctor of music degree from Indiana University; a master of music degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor of music from Illinois Wesleyan University. 
 
Peter is a frequent music entrepreneurship presenter and guest lecturer, engaging with students/performers on critical matters of career development, and has been asked to speak at venues ranging from Lincoln Center and NYU to the Jakarta Institute of the Arts, in addition to a number of Universities throughout the United States. An avid writer, Peter’s articles are regularly featured in trade magazines including Classical Singer Magazine. Peter loves guiding students to moments of self discovery, and working to pay forward the inspiration, skill and love his voice teachers lavished on him. 
For more information, visit www.peterthoresen.com @DrPetesTweets

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Christy Turnbow MFA, BM, AEA

Christy Turnbow has an MFA in Musical Theater Voice Teaching from Penn State University. She is the first graduate of this program, which is the only voice teaching program in the country that focuses specifically on Musical Theater singing.

She was adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University. While working on her MFA at Penn State she taught acting majors and assisted with the freshman musical theater voice class. She has been teaching in her private studio for more than a decade.

Christy is also highly involved in educating other voice teachers about mix/belt singing. In the past year she has teamed with Mary Saunders-Barton to give presentations at the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance in St. Louis, at the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia and, at the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Brisbane, Australia. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Christy also has more than a decade of performing experience. She played Marian Paroo on the National Tour of the Susan Stroman revival of The Music Man. She has also been seen as Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Christine in Phantom, Fiona in Brigadoon, and Guenevere in Camelot. Recently, her performance experiences at Penn State have ranged from Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte to Maria in Love’s Labour’s Lost to a multimedia cabaret exploring the definition of a diva.

Christy has a Bachelor of Music from Brigham Young University in Vocal Performance. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where she joined a church children’s choir when she was six and has been singing ever since.

College Advising

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Amy Breslow MSW, BA

Amy was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. After completing her undergraduate degree (BA Psychology) at The University of Pittsburgh, Amy went on to receive her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania. She has been working with students and their families for over 25 years in a variety of settings. Amy started her private counseling practice 20 years ago and in the last 5 years she has seen a growing need for assistance in the area of college advising.  

Amy is committed to the belief that each individual has a unique set of talents, abilities and interests that can be enriched and developed with the proper guidance. She enjoys working with students to try to make the college application and audition scheduling process more fun and interesting, and less stressful, confusing, and anxiety-provoking.

Amy resides in South Jersey with her husband and two children. Her son Jack is a recent MTCA alumnus. Being a college audition parent survivor combined with her social work/counseling background provides Amy with a unique perspective allowing her to offer comprehensive guidance to students and their families through the college process.

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Lee Aaron Rosen MFA, BA, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

As an actor, Lee’s Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Angels in America, The Big Knife, and The Normal Heart. He has also appeared as “Cliff Bradshaw” in the national tour of the Tony award-winning production of Cabaret. Off-Broadway credits include Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre Company), Gabriel (Atlantic Theater Company), and The Lady From Dubuque (Signature Theatre); regionally, he has appeared at the Old Globe, the Huntington Theatre, the Westport Country Playhouse, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Bucks County Playhouse, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ford’s Theatre, Centerstage, and the Barrington Stage Company.

On television, Lee has appeared on “The Blacklist,” “The Enemy Within,” “Limitless,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “The Big C,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Person of Interest,” “Damages,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Film credits include Saving Private Ryan, A Kid Like Jake, Sidewalk Traffic, and the documentary Doctors of the Dark Side. His voice can be heard in several Rockstar Games titles, as well as in the PBS documentary series Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.

Lee has also worked with teenagers for over a decade and a half as a coach, director, teacher and mentor with New York’s 52nd Street Project. He received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.