DATE

Sunday, November 2 from 6-8 pm

Workshop Focus

  • Help performers develop their strengths, convey their personality,
    work in character, find their uniqueness
  • Ability to make choices to help in the fulfillment of the choreography
  • Help in the audition scenario so individuals can stand out
  • Ability to compete for featured roles
  • Enhance performance quality
  • Provide a safe playground

PRICE/REGISTRATION

$25, pre-registration required.


FACULTY*


Tavia and Tamara

James Ervin has worked as a, professional dancer, dance instructor, choreographer and director having studied at San Francisco Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey School. He performed in many showcases and industrials before making the his Broadway debut and performing in several Broadway Shows including, My One and Only, Anything Goes, Miss Saigon, The Wiz. Other credits include featured dancer in The Josephine Baker Story and commercials for Folgers Coffee, A&W Root Beer and Coca Cola. He began his very diverse choreography career creating works for his own dance company in high school “The J Dancers” and assisting in musical theater productions throughout high school, college and Community Theater before moving to NYC. His choreography credits include several Japanese pop stars and creating works for Washington Ballet and Tokyo Ballet, City Kids Anniversary Gala, , the Emmy Awards, BET Awards and the movie “Precious” starring Gabourey Sidibe. His diversity can be seen in his work with multiple recording artists that include Diana Ross, Stephanie Mills, Latoya Jackson, Luther Vandross, Jaheim, Faith Evans, Jennifer Lopez, Usher and Lady GaGa. His passion for dance and choreography is present in his diverse work from theater to concert stage, movies and television.

Orville

Robert H. Fowler, a native New Yorker, is blessed to have a career in the entertainment industry that spans over 25 years. He has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Regional Theaters across the country and Internationally, in such shows as The Producers, Beauty and The Beast, Steel Pier, Five Guys Named Moe, Race, Dreamgirls and Les Miserables. As well as wonderful opportunities on television and film in The Good Wife, All My Children, Cupid, Malcolm X, The Producers Movie and various commercials. Robert has worked behind the scenes as well, as Assistant Choreographer for several shows including the Off-Broadway production of From My Hometown, Five Guys Named Moe and stage manager for several productions including the talk show, Qtalk. Robert is also a proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV), a multi-ethnic, non-denominational gospel choir composed of Broadway and Off-Broadway performers, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, founded to inspire creativity, to promote a message of tolerance, understanding and respect of cultural diversity through music. Visit the BIV website at www.broadwayinspirationalvoices.org to learn more.

Lil'GBB

Frantz G. Hall has appeared on Broadway in "Oh Kay!" (Brian Stokes Mitchel (u/s), "Tommy Tune Tonite!" (featured singer/dancer with Robert H Fowler), "Swinging On A Star", and "Play On!" (Tonya Pinkins). His touring and regional credits include such shows as "Sophisticated Ladies" (Freda Payne and Greg Burge (u/s)), "The Tap D ance Kid" (Harold Nicholas(u/s), Hinton Battle, Chuck Cooper), "Dream Girls", "My One And Only", "Swing" with Margaret Whiting, "Guys And Dolls", and "If These Shoes Could Talk". He has also had the privilege to perform with such stars as Whitney Houston (International concert tour and Freedom Fest for Nelson Mandela), Cab Calloway, Burt Bacharach, Barry White, and Deborah Harry. His television appearances include playing a murderer on America's Most Wanted and The Two Of Hearts in the PBS version of Alice In Wonderland with Richard Burton. He has been everything from actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, dance teacher, acting teacher, and producer. Two of his proudest achievements are the recording of his first CD titled "Giovanni" and his relationship of 24 years with photographer Frank Louis who he met at Broadway Dance Center.

REFUND POLICY

Students who have registered and paid for the intensive, but withdraw prior to Oct 27, 2014 are entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be given after this date.