A Class Act NY, Manhattan’s award-winning acting studio for kids and teens (awarded “Best in Class,” by Time Out NY Kids) is proud to announce that Tony winner, Trent Kowalik of Billy Elliot fame will be teaching a one-day BETM master class this Saturday, September 25th.
Don Buchwald & Associates youth agent, Victoria Kress will also be at the workshop to conduct a mock audition. Victoria is always scouting for new talent!
- The workshop will focus on:
- Dance Combination from Billy Elliot
- Song Interpretation & Vocal Coaching
- Scene Work from Billy Elliot – Kids work opposite Trent in scenes
- Musical Theatre Audition Technique
- Mock Audition for a Talent Agent
When: Sat., Sept. 25th
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 16 years old
Where: Ripley -Grier Studios – 520 8th Ave – 16th Fl. – between 36th & 37th St.
Register Now by contacting Jessica Rofé, Artistic Director, at (212) 479-8480 or (917) 553-8593 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artistic Director/Casting Director, Jessica’s love of the performing arts began at an early age. At the age of 10, Jessica performed on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in a benefit for famed choreographer, Agnes DeMille. She shared the stage with some of the biggest legends in the business that night, including Tommy Tune and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Jessica continued her studies at the prestigious University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Conservatory Program. After graduation, she received her Masters in Secondary Education at New York University, where she graduated with honors.
As a Casting Director at Nancy Hayes Casting, Jessica worked on Philip Kaufman’s feature film, “Twisted” starring Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson and Andy Garcia, the Indie feature, “The Zodiac” starring Grey’s Anatomy’s, Justin Chambers, Kieran Culkin and Robin Tunney as well as the television series, “Presidio Med” starring Dana Delany, Christine Baranski, and Blythe Danner and Monk starring Tony Shaloub. With Barden Schnee Casting, Jessica worked on the new Comedy Central Sketch Series, “Important Things” with Demetri Martin. Jessica has also cast many commercials, voiceovers, industrials, and print ads in both New York and California. Jessica also has extensive experience on the agency side of the business, having worked for two of New York’s premier talent management firms, Don Buchwald and Associates and the Professional Artists Agency.
TRENT KOWALIK , Tony Award® Winning Actor
Trent made his Broadway debut in BETM. He previously performed the role of Billy on London’s West End. Trent originated the role in NY along with Kiril Kulish and David Alvarez; the three teens went on to jointly win the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” in June 2009. Trent also won the prestigious Theatre World Award in ’09, the 30 under 30 award for the best actors/actresses, and others too numerous to mention. Trent has made many TV appearances, including interviews on all of the major networks and on radio shows. He has also been featured in magazines, such as Vogue. He is the winner of national and regional dance titles under the direction of Dorothy Medico, Dorothy’s School of Dance, Bellmore, NY, and five-time undefeated National Step Dancing Champion and World Champion under the direction of Sean Reagan, Inishfree School of Irish Dance.