Ovations Magazine - Spring 2020 - Magazine - Page 13
kravis on broadway student workshops
Get a TASTE of BROADWAY!
Desmond Nunn and Lisa Finegold lead Hamilton Workshop Q & A
Each year, more than 700 local students studying the performing arts benefit from over 20
workshops taught by leading Broadway musical theater stars, dance company members and other
professionals, hosted by the Kravis Center.
The Kravis On Broadway workshops and the Master Class program connect theater professionals
– actors, dancers, directors, choreographers and others – with students from throughout the area
who also dream of one day performing on stage.
“We are delighted to offer students free Kravis On Broadway workshops and Master Classes
throughout the season that provide real world theater training experiences and interaction with top
performing professionals,” said Tracy Butler, Director of Education for the Kravis Center.
The 2019-2020 workshops kicked off with a class by Fiddler on the Roof dance captain Jessica
Jesse McCoy from Palm Beach Atlantic University
Altchiler, who worked with dance
students on a combination from the production. Other guest artists included Todd Buonopane
from the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong, who led an acting workshop, as well as additional
dance workshops taught by Hallie Brevetti from A Bronx Tale and Lisa Finegold and Desmond
Nunn from Hamilton. The workshops wrapped up with a vocal audition workshop by a cast
member from Miss Saigon.
The Master Class program included classes led by dancers from Koresh Dance Company
and Victoria Regan, from the original cast of 42nd Street, who taught an advanced tap class.
Instrumental music classes were taught by members of the Aizuri String Quartet.
Students from local and state high schools and colleges participated this season, including
American Heritage, Bak Middle School of the Arts, The Benjamin School, Boynton Beach
Community High School, Calvary Christian Academy, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the
Arts, Florida Atlantic University High School, Forest Hill Community High School, G-Star
School of the Arts, John Carroll Catholic High School, Oxbridge Academy, Palm Beach Atlantic
University, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, Palm Beach State College, Park
Vista Community High School, Pompano Beach High School, St. Joan of Arc Catholic School,
St. John Paul II Academy, Spanish River Community High School, Suncoast Community High
School, University of Florida, Wagner College and West Boca Raton Community High School.