May 9, 2020 @ 1:00PM — June 1, 2020 @ 2:00PM
We will be adding classes throughout the month! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and new class announcements! @mccoyrigbyarts
SATURDAY MAY 23rd
Nuts and Bolts of Auditioning -with Broadway performer and Director David F.M. Vaughn
Participants prepare 16/32 bars to audition with!
FOSSE technique and Choreography- With Jessica Ernest
About our Masterclass Artists
Lauren is currently a performer in the Broadway Musical Hamilton. She is excited to share her wisdom with you, in this Masterclass! Before joining Hamilton she traveled the world with the First National Tours of Wicked and West Side Story. Growing up in Southern California, she spent most of her time in her mother’s dance studio. She later trained as a classical ballet dancer where she attended Inland Pacific Ballet, Pasadena Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Alonzo Kings Lines Ballet. She later trained at Second City Hollywood under the direction of Robert Belushi and started taking Principal roles at Musical Theatre West, Goodspeed Musicals and currently at Hamilton as an understudy for Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds. She dedicates all of her love and support to her faith, family and friends.
Aladdin Inspired Choreography
Michelle is a Dancer/Actor based in NYC. West Philadelphia, born and raised, she received her BFA from Temple University. Credits Include NY/Tours: Aladdin (1st Nat'l), West Side Story (Carnegie Hall), Memphis, Sid the Science Kid Live!, Regional: The Prom, Legally Blonde, The Wiz, Hello, Dolly!, Avenue Q, The Wizard of Oz.
Jessica Ernest- Chicago Choreography
Jessica Ernest, when not in CoronaVirus Quarantine, can be found performing 8x a week as Go-To-Hell Kitty in “Chicago” the musical on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in the show over 3 years ago, after touring as Ulla with “The Producers”, singing on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship and doing a stint as a showgirl in Donn Arden’s Jubilee in Las Vegas. She has performed regionally at Musical Theatre West, 3DTheatricals and the Moonlight Amphitheater. She hopes to share her love of the Fosse style and “Chicago” with you. Get ready to Razzle Dazzle!
Auditioning Nut's and Bolts
David F.M. Vaughn
David F.M. Vaughn is an award-winning actor, director, and writer. Directing credits include LEGALLY BLONDE, 42ND STREET, MAMMA MIA, SHREK THE MUSICAL at Pittsburgh CLO, BEAUTY AND THE BEST at Musical Theatre West, and ALADDIN for Lythgoe Family Productions. As an actor, David’s credits include Broadway, off Broadway, national tours, and regional theatres across the country. He’s tap danced with Tommy Tune, belted with Sutton Foster, warbled with Sheena Easton, and shuffled off to Buffalo with Gregory Hines. In addition, he is currently developing a new TV series. David has taught professionally at the Broadway Theatre Project (headed by Ann Reinking), Broadway Classroom, Camp Broadway, and master classes at various universities throughout the country.