MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS for ages 10-15 (or with instructor approval) Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm: Musical Theatre is a combination of three art forms: Dancing, Singing and Acting. In the Studio’s class, we cover Acting and Singing, with students urged to take an additional dance class to round out their training. Half of the class is spent learning acting technique, and half spent singing in group sing with solo capabilities. The ability to take private voice lessons in The Studio, as an additional training tool, is encouraged for those over age 12 who are serious about learning Musical Theatre.
Both classes are taught by P.K. Van Voorhees, Founder/Artistic Director of The Studio, a conservatory for dance, voice, acting and musical theatre in East Lansing. P.K. Received her B.F.A. “with Distinction” in Music Theatre/Dance from University of Michigan, and has worked and studied in both NYC and Los Angeles, under Freddy Kareman, a protégé of Sandy Meisner, and Wynn Handman, among many others. She has appeared as an actress/dancer/singer on and off-Broadway, in original shows at the Shubert Theatre, Perry Street Theatre, Nat Horne Theatre, and Carnegie Studio Theatre, in Touring Shows, Regional Theatres, Dinner Theatres and Summer Stocks. A former adjunct professor of Acting at Lansing Community College, she also appeared on MTV with Carly Simon (directed by Jeremy Irons). She has directed and choreographed in Los Angeles and and in regional theatres throughout the country as well as locally at several high schools and the former BoarsHead Musical Theatre Summer Conservatory. She performed with Rudolf Nureyev and the National Ballet of Canada, as well as Agnes DeMille’s Heritage Dance Theatre. Her students have won Barney and Pulsar Awards, been nominated for the Michigan Wilde Awards, won the National Junior Dance Award, The Michigan Junior Dance Award (1st and 2nd places), received scholarships to the Joffrey Ballet, The Kirov, Hubbard Street Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre, Interlochen Arts Academy, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, as well as collegiate placements in Boston Conservatory, NYU, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Oklahoma City University, Baldwin-Wallace, Lawrence University, Oakland University, Western Michigan, Allegheny College, Albion College, Ohio Wesleyan, College of Wooster, among others.
The Studio Performing Arts Center 5015 Park Lake Road, East Lansing, MI 48823 517-336-4088
For more information, please see The Studio’s website at www.dancesingact.com