November 7, 2015
David "Bruce" Smith
October 24, 2015
Tomé Cousin is an international choreographer, teacher, author and Broadway veteran who currently serves as the Directing Supervisor for original director Susan Stroman for her Tony Award winning musical Contact. To date Mr. Cousin has directed five regional productions (Pittsburgh, Norfolk, New York, Boston, Sarasota), and three international companies in Hungary, Korea and Poland. He is the published author of The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance (2009 Lambert Academic Press). In 2010, Tomé was awarded the SDC Foundation Mike Ockrent Directors Fellowship, for the new John Guare play A Free Man of Color, directed by George C. Wolfe at Lincoln Center Theatre. In 2011, Tomé was the invited special guest instructor for the 7th annual Little Ladies / Little Gentlemen International Children's Theatre Festival in Ankara, Turkey. Also, in 2011 Tomé was appointed to the full time faculty at Carnegie Mellon University as an assistant professor in the school of drama. In the spring of 2012, he co-authored/co-directed the revival of June Havoc's 1963 play Marathon 33 for the Pittsburgh Playhouse and returned in the fall of 2012 to direct/choreograph The Producers for Susan Stroman Productions. Along with the Chinese premier of Contact in Shanghai, China the 2014 / 2015 season brought the direction of the plays Souvenir and The Wiz, master classes, lectures and direction for the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century in NYC.
2015 / 2016: Principal interviews for his next book The Franklin Project (Interviews, Essays and Articles on Diversity and Non-Traditional Casting for Theater Performance). Direction projects include: Choir Boy at the REP, directing the Chinese premier of the musical Grand Hotel, Directing the LUIGI Benefit concert at Symphony Space NYC, The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at the Joyce Theatre (NYC), choreographing the Full Monty at Carnegie Mellon University.
He is a standing member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and four professional unions - Actors Equity, SAF/AFTRA, SDC, and the Society of Dance History Scholars.
David "Bruce" Smith has been the director of music at Calvin Church in Zelienople for 30 years and is in his fifth year as musical director for the Broadway series at The Strand.
For 10 years, he conducted musicals at Seneca Valley High School. Smith also conducts and plays for many theatrical shows every year, which has added up to more than 50 productions since 2000 with hundreds of performances.
He studies music with five-time Grammy Award-winner Victor Wooten at Wooten Woods programs, and attends master classes with acclaimed jazz pianist Ethan Iverson.
Smith's newest CD, "American Tunes," is a collection of solo piano arrangements of folk songs, hymns and American tunes.
Danny Herman and Rocker Verstique
October 3, 2015
Guest teachers Danny Herman and Rocker Verstique teach the Saturday Musical Theater class at Broadway Dance Studio!
Thank you guys for teaching such a GREAT number to the students!
August 6, 2015
Tony and Grammy Award Winner, Billy Porter teaches a Master Class at Broadway Dance Studio!
From time to time, Broadway Dance Studio and Performning Arts will bring in a Broadway Veteran, Broadway performer, or someone in the business to teach not only our students but students all over about the business! They will bring choreography from the show they are working on and teach it to the students. The best part is the Q&A at the end of the workshop! The students have the chance to just talk to these performers! Truly an amazing opportunity for everyone!
Stay tuned for the next available workshop!
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