Virtual Summer Music Theatre Intensives

Jump Start Your Year

Your chance to get ahead of the audition game! This one week Musical Theatre Intensive is designed to help you jump-start your fall audition season for school, college, Gap Year or online professional auditions. Taught by Broadway Theatre professionals and College Theatre Professors, this intensive will help to get your foot in the door and ensure you are the perfect candidate for any future program you hope to attend! Faculty includes professors from Baldwin Wallace University, Shenandoah University, Temple University, and more!

DATE: August 17-21, 2020
TIME: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ELIGIBILITY: By Audition – Open to rising 8-12 grade and Postgraduate/Gap Year Candidates
COST: $380.00
Apply before August 1 to receive Early Bird discount rate of $350!

Dance – Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater Technique and Choreography
Acting – Improvisation, Monologue coaching
Voice — Private vocal coaching, song interpretation
Video audition preparation
Business of the Business


Victoria Bussert

Parker Esse

Rachelle Fleming

N. Thomas Pedersen

Mary Robare





One 32 bar cut of your choice from the Musical Theatre cannon.

Skilled dancers should send in videos of the Ballet and Jazz Requirement listed below. Dancers who have not been trained in classical ballet need only send in the jazz requirement video or elect to send a video of them performing the skills of the beginners dance video.

Applicants with Ballet Experience:
Ballet Barre to include: Plies, one simple tendu exercise both sides, Développés devant, a la second and derriere both sides, Grand Battement en croix both sides.
Center Work to include: Adage including, developpe’s devant and a la second and arabesque line (16 counts each side) Allegro: 16 sautes in 1st, 16 changement, small petit allegro (16 counts each side)

Applicants with Jazz Experience:
Single or double Pirouettes in parallel, Jazz combination of choice (32 counts)
Perform a dance of your choosing, or from the following suggested genres: contemporary, jazz, hip-hop or ballet. The selection should be no longer than one minute. Do not submit videos from performances. You should be the only person in the video.

Applicants with No Dance Training:
Please watch the following link and send in a video of you performing these movements. Do not sweat it have fun, do your best and show your personality!!
Beginners dance video..

Acting: (Required for Jump Start Your Year)
One monologue of your choice.


N. Thomas Pedersen: Meet The Academy – Voice







Jackie Doherty: Meet The Academy – Ballet





Matt Bassett : Meet The Academy – Acting







Jenn Hopkins : Meet The Academy – MT Jazz




Shu-Chen Cuff : Meet The Academy – Ballet








Melissa Dobbs : Meet The Academy – Meditation and Reflection