“Whatever you do kid, always serve it with a little dressing.”
— George M. Cohan
Chris has traveled the world singing with some of the most prestigious symphonic orchestras including The Tokyo Philharmonic, Evergreen Orchestra (Taipei), Metropolitan Orchestra (Singapore), Neverland Orchestra (Tokyo), Buffalo Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Ocean City Pops and Encore Orchestra (Walt Disney World.)
Theatrical credits include OFF-BROADWAY: A Dog Story, Katzelmacher U.S.A. REGIONAL: Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, HAIR, Matilda, A Christmas Carol and Into The Woods (League of Cincinnati Award.)
Chris can be heard on three “Disney on Classic” recordings and seen across Disney Chanel Japan in the live broadcast of Disney on Classic featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic.
Chris is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Voice Lessons, Acting Lessons, College Prep
Joe Chisholm is a New York based actor, and owner of web design company Chisholm Designs. A graduate of the Musical Theatre program at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), he then moved to London and received his MFA in Classical Acting from the famed Drama Centre London (Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Simon Callow). He was most recently seen in the premiere of Micheal McKeever’s new play Mr. Parker, at Penguin Rep. Off-Broadway in safeword., Afterglow, and She Has A Name. NYC: The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (WorkShop Theatre), 2000 Nickels (NYMF), The Last Adam, Alice, Pieces. London: Twelfth Night, Hedda Gabler, Elektra. Moscow: Ivanov. Recently seen as Berger in HAIR at Geva Theatre.
Acting Lessons, College Prep
Victoria has been seen at famed theatre’s around the world such as New York's Public Theatre, the Goodspeed Opera House, the Atlanta Hertz, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and more. Some of her favorite credits include the Public Theatre's Into the Woods, The Theory of Relativity at the Goodspeed Opera House, Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, at Bucks County Playhouse, and The Marvelous Wonderettes with the Utah Shakespeare Festival. She has her BFA in Musical Theatre from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Acting the Song, Acting Lessons, Shakespeare Monologue Coaching, Branding for Creatives, College Prep
Ashton Michael Corey is a New York City-based vocalist, musician, composer, sound designer, and audio engineer. Ashton is a member of Actors Equity as well as IATSE and is one of the few working professionals who has proven to be equally adept at performance and music as he is design and technology. In addition to having several off-broadway sound design credits, Ashton operates a small project studio of his own where he has helped countless songwriters record professional demo's and albums. As a vocalist and musician Ashton frequents New York City hotspots such as 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, Town Hall, Don't Tell Mama's, and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Recent theatrical credits include the second national tour of "A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder" (Tom Copley), "Once" at TheatreSquared (Svec), "Pip's Island" Off-Broadway (Pip), "Closer Than You Think" at the Sheen Center (Billy). Ashton holds a BA in Musical Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College.
Vocal Health, Singing Technique, Singing Live vs In The Studio, Songwriting, Arranging, Self-Tape Production, and Home Recording Studio Techniques, College Prep
After years spent training for and performing on the stage, Dan has transitioned to a role behind the scenes as a producer, director, general manager and coach. In 2017, Dan co-founded Forbidden Theatre Co., an educational theatre company where he acts as the Executive Producing Director. Dan currently serves as the General Manager of the Pocono Mountain Musical Festival while continuing to work with Spot-On Entertainment, Director Scott Coulter's concert production company and Alchemation, Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum's production office. He has spent the past few years coaching young artists, helping them gain acceptance into some of the top acting and musical theatre programs including the University of Michigan, CCM and NYU. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a proud member of AEA.
College Prep, Audition Technique
Jessica is widely recognized as one of Broadway’s best belters. Her numerous Broadway credits include starring roles in CATS (Grizabella), Elton John’s AIDA (Amneris), and AMOUR. She has toured the US and Canada in both CATS (Grizabella) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator). In New York, she garnered rave reviews for her one woman cabaret, “A Life To Call Your Own,” and received a Bistro Award for her cabaret debut in the musical comedy revue “Get Your Tickets Now.” Jessica’s NYC pre-Broadway workshops include DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, Elton John’s AIDA and THE MOLLY MAGUIRES.
She played Diana Goodman in the regional premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL, at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. Her performance was so well reviewed that the show became the hottest ticket in town. In turn, the ETC production was such a hit that it was brought back for a second run the following summer. The result was another stellar run. Her performance as ‘Jeanne’ in THE GREAT AMERICA TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati earned her an ACCLAIM Award for Best Actress. Jessica has had the pleasure of working at many theaters around the country including Pittsburg CLO and North Shore Music Theatre where she starred in MISS SAIGON (Ellen), and the Helen Hayes Perf Arts Center in SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD with the Tony-winning Jason Robert Brown at the piano.
Jessica’s symphonic concert work includes performances with Cincinnati Pops, Modesto Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony. She travels the country as featured vocalist in several concert events including “Broadway Today!” and “Cinema Toast: The Music of the Movies.” Ms. Hendy is a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Voice Lessons, College Prep
Blaine Alden Krauss, originally from Tampa Bay FL, maintains an energetic career on Broadway, Television and in concert. At age 28 he has toured internationally with symphony orchestras, appeared on stage in Hamilton, The Cher Show, The Great Comet, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and has had the honor of performing at The White House twice. He can be seen on season two of Primetime Emmy Award nominated television series POSE and in concert throughout New York City. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Acting the Song, Audition Techniques, College Prep
Amy holds a B.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Musical Theatre Performance, and an M.F.A. from Virginia Tech in Stage Management where she was awarded the Keefe Award for her ‘Outstanding Contributions to the School of Performing Arts’. While at VT Amy also obtained a Minor Field in Graduate Voice and performed her graduate recital "December Songs", a song cycle by Maury Yeston. Prior to grad school Amy lived in NYC for over fifteen years where she performed and became a member of Actor’s Equity Association. As a day job, Amy began working for a boutique entertainment law firm, first as an assistant and then was promoted over the years. She has worked remotely for the firm for the past 15+ year as their Operations and Contracts Manager. A few years into her time at the firm, Amy decided to ‘marry’ her love of theater with her love of organization, which is when she pursued her master’s degree. She was accepted into Virginia Tech’s five person cognate, a highly competitive and fully funded program. Amy loved her years at VT, and returned for a few summers after graduation as the production stage manager for the Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival. This spring, Amy team-taught an MT performance course at CCM. Amy performs, stage manages and handles high profile clients at the firm. Next summer, 2021, she will be the PSM for the newly conceived "Pelleas et Melisande" at The Moss Arts Center in Virginia. Amy is a proud member of AEA.
Business Management, College Prep
Will is an actor, comedian, and creative in New York City. He has performed internationally, touring with CATS and A Chorus Line, and at sea with Disney Cruise Line. Will has also had the honor of performing at renowned theatres across the country including The MUNY (The Little Mermaid, All Shook Up), Theatre Under The Stars (How To Succeed…), McCarter Theatre Center (A Christmas Carol), The Fulton Theatre (Hello Dolly, A Christmas Story), Berkshire Theatre Group (HAIR), and Off-Broadway in Bells Are Ringing. With SpotOn Entertainment, he has appeared in “Disco Inferno” and “Turn The Beat Around.” As a Standup Comedian, he has appeared in clubs across Manhattan including Dangerfields, Club Cumming, and Greenwich Comedy Club. Most recently, Will served as Associate Director/Choreographer of “Never Sleep Alone” aboard The Scarlet Lady for Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages. As a teaching artist, Will believes with all his heart that live performance can and should cultivate empathy and courage, and should be shared joyously and generously. He is passionate about helping his students, across all mediums, take courageous steps into their own vulnerability, and find new ways to unlock their artistry.
Acting Lesson, On-Camera, Jazz/Musical Theatre, College Prep
Christine is a New York City based dancer, singer and actor. She was most recently seen in the Original Broadway Cast revival of Kiss Me, Kate!, where she was a featured dancer in the ensemble and covered Lois Lane/Bianca. Christine is most well known for her portrayal of Bombalurina in the OBC revival of CATS, and was also seen in the OBC of My Fair Lady at the Lincoln Center Theater. For her work in CATS, she was nominated for "Best Female Performance in a Broadway Musical" for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards. A cum laude graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (BFA musical theater), she is a former principal dancer with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. Other credits include: the original work of Agnes DeMille in Oklahoma! at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, original revival tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat helmed by director/choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, Laurey Williams in Susan Stroman’s Oklahoma! at the MUNY, Sheila Bryant in A Chorus Line at the Riverside Theater, and Goodspeed Opera House. She has also performed as a principal vocalist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Niagra Symphony Orchestra, as well as was a finalist in the prestigious Kurt Weill’s Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition in 2014. Christine is a teacher for CLI studios, Institute of American Musical Theater, Broadway Workshop, Broadway Classroom, among many other programs. She appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concert performance of Crazy For You at Lincoln Center, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and has also appeared on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver, “Good Morning, America”, “The Today Show”, “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, and “The Tony Awards". She has been featured on Playbill.com, Broadway.com, Inside Dance Magazine, and BroadwayBox as one of the "Incredible Debuts" of the 2016 Broadway season.
Ballet Basics, Jazz/Musical Theatre, Career Navigation, College Prep
CoCo Smith is a performer originally from Cleveland, OH and a graduate of the American and Musical Dramatic Academy in New York. CoCo made their start in the hot Broadway musical The Book of Mormon and continued with the show via tour and the original Australian cast. CoCo has recently been seen in the off-Broadway musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Mary Nevin), Oklahoma (Ado Annie), and in “RESPECT” The Music of Aretha Franklin as one of the three soloists.
Acting the Song
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music alum Melvin Tunstall made his Broadway debut in the Tony winning hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Sondheim Theater and performed the entire 6 year Broadway run! Melvin also appeared in the European Tour of the Tony Award winning hit musical Ain’t Misbehaving after originating the role of “Ja’Keith” in the Original Toronto Company of the Broadway smash Rock of Ages.Melvin is proud to have played some of the world’s renowned stages, including starring roles at the Folies Bergére, the Kennedy Center, The Town Hall in New York City and Radio City Music Hall. Also an accomplished Playwright, Melvin’s TYA phenomenon Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical took home the Off Broadway Alliance Award for it’s Atlantic Theater production. He is currently at work on The Supadupa Kid Musical with Barrington Stage Company and his contemporary take on the JM Barrie classic, Pete(HER)Pan was just selected as the next Virtual Production from Musicals At Home!
Acting the Song, College Prep
With the support and knowledge provided by the Spot-On Arts Academy mentors we will help you and your family navigate the long and strenuous College Audition process with focus and ease through a series of one-on-one lessons and conversations. You will feel confident and prepared through every step of the journey.