Musical Theatre Jazz • Ballet • Tap • Yoga • Fitness & Movement
“Dancers are made, not born.”
— Mikhail Baryshnikov
Josh grew up dancing in the Washington D.C. area, performing at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Wolf Trap, and D.C. Tap Festival, before moving to New York to study Musical Theater at NYU Tisch's New Studio on Broadway and Business at NYU Stern. Since graduating with his BFA, he has worked as a dancer, actor, and singer across the country, from the Phoenix Symphony and Cleveland Pops with Spot-On Entertainment, all the way back home to Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. As a choreographer, he was most recently part of the Helen Hayes nominated choreography team for The Wiz at Ford's Theater. As an educator, Josh has worked as a dance coach with MTCA since 2016, coaching high school juniors and seniors through the college audition process. He has also been brought back to NYU to choreograph and teach masterclasses in his specialty (and favorite thing in the world): tap dance. www.joshisrael.com
Selected performance credits: Paper Mill Playhouse: Holiday Inn (Ens. u/s Danny), Annie (Ens. u/s Rooster), Mary Poppins (Valentine, Ens.); Ford's Theater: Guys and Dolls (Harry The Horse); Adirondack Theater Festival: Calling All Kates (Mark), Front Page Flo (Frank); Theatreworks: We The People (Thomas Jefferson). Concert: One Hand, One Heart: 100 Years of Bernstein at Phoenix Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Sergerstrom CFTA, NJPAC, and 54 Below with Spot-On Entertainment. Broadway By The Year and Broadway Rising Stars at Town Hall.
Dance- Tap, MT, Jazz
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
Justin is a New York City based actor, singer, dancer, and educator. A rural Indiana transplant, Justin began performing regularly in NYC after being selected to perform in the 2013 Broadway's Rising Stars concert at Town Hall under the direction of Scott Coulter. A proud member of Actor's Equity Association, some favorite professional credits include the regional tour of "Annie Get Your Gun" (Frank Butler) under the direction of Judy Norton, National Tour of "Junie B. Jones" (Mr. Scary), "Funny Girl" (Eddie Ryan), "Into the Woods" (Cinderella's Prince), and the role of Candide at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's "One Hand, One Heart" tribute concert to Leonard Bernstein. Justin has toured nationally with five-time Grammy nominated singer and archivist Michael Feinstein and performs regularly at Feinstein's/ 54 Below, Metropolitan Room, Town Hall, and Laurie Beechman Theatre. Justin's symphonic concert work includes performances with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Gainesville Orchestra, Signature Symphony, Phoenix Symphony and Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra,
Working professionally with younger generations for over ten years, Justin is still exploring his love of teaching the arts, personal training, and wellness coaching in New York City and across the country. In addition to working as a guest Choreographer and Associate Director in Musical Theatre at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Traverse City, Michigan, Justin is the National Head of Performing Arts for Fusion Academy's sixty-five campuses across the United States. When Justin is not balancing his careers in the performing arts, education, and physical wellness, he can be found reading at the nearest coffeehouse or potentially binge eating Sour Patch Kids whilst hiking in nature.
Acting Lessons, Jazz/Musical Theatre, Yoga, Ballet Basics, Fitness/Movement