MUSICAL THEATRE BOOT CAMP is a one week theatrical intensive that will teach young performing artists of all levels how to gain the skills needed to be strong singers, actors and dancers in the musical theatre industry.
A B O U T
In a fun and supportive atmosphere the week will include a series of dance master classes ranging from Theatre Jazz to Tap and Ballet, acting classes focused on ensemble building and scene work, and vocal classes to strengthen the quality and technique for the musical theater. Throughout the week, participants will rehearse material that will be presented in a showcase at the completion of the program.
With a versatile, positive and encouraging team of professional guest instructors, these young artist will leave the program with confidence and the knowledge of what it takes to be a strong musical theatre performer.
R E G I S T E R
F A C U L T Y
Enrique Brown is a theatrical performer, director, choreographer, arts educator, and producer. After beginning his training in Dallas he continued at the Houston Ballet Academy and Virginia School of the Arts. He spent four seasons with Ballet Oklahoma, where he danced many ballet roles, including Prince in The Nutcracker and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. Other favorite roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, and George Bailey in the premiere of It’s a Wonderful Life.
Mr. Brown went on to perform in many Broadway, national touring, regional, and stock productions. His Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man (performing the role of Tommy Djilas), and Oklahoma! He can also be seen dancing in the film Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor. Off-Broadway, Mr. Brown performed in Carnival, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Anne Hathaway, for New York City Center’s Encores! series. Among his favorite productions were Evita (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Oklahoma! (MUNY/Ogunquit Playhouse), Chess (L.A.’s Ford Amphitheatre), The Boyfriend (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The Most Happy Fella (5th Avenue Theatre), Fame (North American tour), and Tommy (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma).
Enrique’s choreography credits include In the Heights for NYU/Tisch’s musical theatre program, as well as a new musical, Temple of the Souls, at the 2017 New York Musical Festival, for which he received an Outstanding Choreography nomination. He served as the associate choreographer for the first national tour of Oklahoma! and has directed numerous shows across the country, including The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Upcoming in June, 1776 at The MUNY in St. Louis.
The founder of Brown Productions, Mr. Brown has been involved as a producer with the mounting of numerous shows from Broadway to the West End. Productions include The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, and a new musical adaptation of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor (West End premiere). Upcoming this fall Enrique will be producing a Broadway Lab of new musical, Oswald.
Mr. Brown is currently on the Musical Theatre Dance Faculty at Manhattan School of Music, Ballet Academy East in New York City, and Rioult Dance Center.
An award winning Director/Choreographer/Playwright/Educator MICHAEL SUSKO's work has taken him around the globe. Most recently he served as director for the Off-Broadway debut of THE BIGOT starring Stephen Payne. Other credits include work for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre , Theatre Under the Stars, Casa Manana, Cider Mill Playhouse, Theatre by the Sea, PaperMill Theatre, Westchester Broadway, Arizona Broadway and Arkansas Repertory. For the past twelve years he has also served as resident director of the New Bedford Festival Theatre where he has helmed a variety of productions, including their Moss Hart Award winning productions of HAIRSPRAY, LES MISERABLES, and MARY POPPINS. In NYC, his work both as writer and director has been seen at the Midtown International Fringe Festival, Network Theatre Company, and The New Short Play Festival.
As a performer, Michael has been seen in many Broadway national tours, European tours, and countless regional appearances including stints at The Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Bristol Riverside, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO to name a few. He has also appeared in numerous television shows and commercials.
As an educator, Michael served as head of the theatre program at Southern Arkansas University. He also teaches playwriting at ATC Studios in Clifton, NJ. Michael holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College, and a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. He is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, and the Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance.
Shane Schag is a faculty member of both the Opera and the Musical Theater Departments at the Manhattan School of Music. In this capacity he has served as the musical director for several shows including And the World Goes ‘Round, Godspell, Ragtime and A Little Night Music. He has additionally worked as an assistant conductor on Nine. He has served on the faculty of OperaWorks in Los Angeles, International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv and Virginia and the Chautauqua Opera Company. In 2016, Mr. Schag was an inaugural faculty member of Vocal Coach Asia (Singapore) and the Creative Voice Institute (Taiwan). The following year, he began a collaboration with Lisa Vroman and William Sharp in an original cabaret Change the World it Needs It:the Music of Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein presented at the Brevard Music Festival, Depauw University and most recently, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SARA BRIANS is an award-winning director, choreographer, dancer and educator based in New York City. Her work spans Broadway theatre to film, live events and industrials. She has extensive experience
conceiving choreography for large-scale productions as well as intimate venues, always with the purpose
to develop and deliver original, inventive and imaginative theatre through artistic collaboration and
galvanizing inspiration. As an educator, Sara has over 20 years of teaching experience in theatre and
dance. She inspires all ages and levels of theatre and dance artists from beginner to professional. Her
work on Broadway and countless regional, international and university productions has provided an
immeasurable amount of teaching and mentoring experience. She brings her professional expertise to all
of her classes, while nurturing her students’ development by meeting them wherever they are in their
Most recently, Sara directed and choreographed GODSPELL at Theatre Aspen and choreographed SPRING AWAKENING at The Argyle Theatre. She also choreographed FOLLIES at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, for which she received the Outstanding Choreography Award by the NY Innovative Theatre
Awards and THE GONDOLIERS for the Blue Hill Troupe at the Theatre at St. Jean’s in NYC.
On Broadway, Sara was the Movement Assistant for Michael Moore’s THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER,
Resident Choreographer for MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Resident Choreographer for BILLY ELLIOT THE
MUSICAL, Assistant Choreographer for IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, and Assistant Choreographer for AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC. Sara was the Assistant Choreographer for the US Tour of MATILDA and Resident Choreographer for BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago and Toronto. Sara also re-mounted the original choreography for WHITE CHRISTMAS in England, Scotland and Wales.
Sara has directed and choreographed CITY OF ANGELS at Pace University, and choreographed ROCK OF AGES, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FULL MONTY, BIG FISH, CHICAGO and RING OF FIRE at The Alpine Theatre Project. She choreographed & associate-directed the musical, THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG, which realized it’s first full production in Denmark at the Fredericia Teater in 2017. She also choreographed & associate-directed NEWTON’S CRADLE for the New York Musical Festival at the Duke Theatre in New York City. She has choreographed MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, and PIPPIN at Pace University.