Before taking the reins at Broadway Performing Arts, Elisa Heinsohn appeared on the TV series Fame, and Cleve Asbury acted in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. The duo also racked up an impressive set of Broadway credits—Asbury most recently played Mr. Ovington in the hit How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—and starred in more television commercials than a dog who can talk. Nowadays, the two continue their performing-arts work while co-owning and co-directing their studio, leading their team as they teach students from 3-year-olds to adults. The studio’s eclectic curricula hone students’ skills in disciplines such as musical theater, dance, and guitar.
Founded by philosopher, playwright, and actor Johannes Galli, the Galli Theater celebrates childhood and strives to help its actors and audiences reveal their true selves with modern adaptations of fairy tales. Each year the nonprofit organization produces more than eight family-friendly productions designed to "help participants gain self-confidence, learn new languages and cultures, improve acting skills, and increase health and wellness," according to its website. With performances of well-known and widely loved titles such as Aladdin, The Princess and the Pea, and Snow White, both audiences and actors leave each show having learned valuable life lessons and different clapping styles.
Hosting for ESPN. Starring in national commercials. Modeling for magazine covers and print ads. Having done it all herself, Mari White knows what it takes to make it as a model and entertainer in New York. At Mari Models, she shares her knowledge with kids and teens who have similar aspirations. Alongside other instructors who are also working models, she leads summer camps and workshops that cover auditions and casting, runway technique, health and nutrition, and confident self-presentation.
ATNY specializes in On-Camera Kids & Teens Acting & Audition Technique Classes. We work with NY's Top Youth Agents, Managers & Casting Directors and provide Free Industry Showcases for those in our program. All Ages, Kids, Teens & Tots, we teach both audition technique and professionalism. Class in NYC & Conn on Weekends!
Into This City International Foreign Language School jump-starts linguistic adventures with fun, interactive classes led by actors trained in language instruction. During grammar-heavy lessons, thespians teach students how to communicate fluently in four great theater languages: French, Spanish, Russian, and Italian. All classes conclude with a cultural soiree and group theater presentation in which students act out scenes from a contemporary play and improvise songs about clearing customs.
The Manhattan Comedy School's elite instructors have worked with such behemoths of the humor world as Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and David Letterman. This 90-minute workshop introduces nascent entertainers to the basics of stand-up comedy, including key principles, joke writing, and airline-food observation fundamentals. The course, which has been endorsed by bigwigs of witticism including Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan, also covers techniques for pitching your act and getting onstage in New York. Session speakers, subject to change, are slated to include Chuck Nice, who has appeared on the Today Show and Morning Joe; Cory Kahaney, who has appeared on HBO and Late Show with David Letterman; Harrison Greenbaum, one of Comedy Central’s 2010 Comics to Watch; and Karen Bergreen, a published author who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Speakers may be subject to change.