Tuesdays, thru November 20
PRE-REGISTRATION AND/OR CLASS CARDS REQUIRED. Class cannot be purchased in person.
This class is designed for students at the beginner/intermediate level to review and build upon basic dance vocabulary while strengthening musical theatre technique. Students will be guided through a comprehensive warm-up and learn a new combination weekly to build a repertoire of traditional and contemporary choreography. With emphasis on expressive dancing, the class encourages students to infuse emotion and character into the execution of steps to prepare for auditions, build self-confidence, and release the joy of musical theatre dance.
Kayla Boye is a performer and choreographer who was last seen in Anything Goes at Music Theater Works. Recent choreography credits include Damn Yankees, Bye Bye Birdie (Wilmette Center for the Arts), Mary Poppins, and Legally Blonde (Youngstown Playhouse). Assistant choreography credits include Billy Elliot(Porchlight Music Theatre), Gypsy (Music Theater Works), Carousel, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Drowsy Chaperone (Huron Playhouse).
Her Chicago performance credits include South Pacific (Drury Lane Theatre), Billy Elliot, New Faces Sing 1969, Little Me (Porchlight Music Theatre), Mary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), Gypsy, Mame (Music Theater Works, formerly Light Opera Works), and A Christmas Story (Citadel Theatre).
She began her dance training at Great Lakes Festival Ballet in Ohio and has studied at Ballet Western Reserve, Broadway Dance Center, Lou Conte Dance Studio, and Dovetail Studios. She
holds a BA in professional writing and editing from Youngstown State University and is certified through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. As an administrator, she has worked in development, marketing, and finance for Goodman Theatre and Writers Theatre. She is an associate consultant for Artistic Fundraising Group, providing grant writing and fundraising services for various nonprofits. www.kaylaboye.com