Saturday, September 7, 2013

AUDITIONS for DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE Scholarship / Apprenticeship Programs

AUDITIONS for DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE Scholarship / Apprenticeship Programs

9/15/2013 From: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ABOUT: The Academy of Performing Arts San Diego is home to an extensive TRAINING PROGRAM for pre-professional / professional adults (with an emphasis on DANCE or MUSICAL THEATER). The program was specifically designed to provide all of the "skills based training" essential to the current trends of a professional career in the arts. The goal of our program is to provide actors, singers, & dancers with the best training available. This training helps our students to become very well rounded and competent performing artists. Our program has proven to be one of the West Coast's most successful training programs in the private sector.

SINGERS, be prepared to sing first (at 2pm). Bring sheet music or tracks (accompanist provided).

EVERYONE, Be prepared to do all styles of dance (all material provided by a panel of choreographers, no prepared material necessary for dance).FEMALES should bring character shoes / heels (just in case). Please wear suggested clothing (listed below):
    • Females; Black leotard, Pink tights, & Pink slippers
    • Males; Black t-shirts, Black dance shorts (or tights), White socks & ballet shoes
    • Females; Barefoot or jazz shoes ok, switch from tights to black dance shorts
    • Males; Barefoot or jazz shoes ok, no clothing change
  • HIP HOP:
    • Males & Females; any attire ok

Previous scholarship students are currently performing with contracts varying from dance companies to Broadway, Film, & Television. This often includes union affiliations such as: SAG, EQUITY, AGVA, AGMA, & AFTRA.
APA's scholarship program has been the strongest and most well rounded program in Southern California for 20 years.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fun stuff coming up!!

Hello APA folk!! 

Next week we've got guest teachers coming into town and we'd love to have you join us.


Friday February 1, 2013 at 7:00pm

Sarah Reich (Performer, Choreographer, Instructor) has emerged as one of the new leaders in the Art Form of Tap Dance. At the young age of 15, this Los Angeles native was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine’s article, “20 Hot Tappers Under 20” and has since been sought after to perform, choreograph, and teach in over six countries including France, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, Canada, and Sweden. Recently Sarah was seen as a guest performer on FOX’s Hit Television Series, So You Think You Can Dance with Emmy-Award Winner Jason Samuels Smith’s tap company, Anybody Can Get It (ACGI). She is also a member of Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies and is the Artistic Director of her own company, Tap Con Sabor with the goal to expose tap to the Latino community throughout Los Angeles and abroad. For eight years, Sarah has worked alongside her mentor and tap legend, Harold Cromer teaching at numerous tap festivals and events. Previously she extensively trained with Cyd Glover, Paul & Arlene Kennedy, and Becky Twitchell studying technique, performance, musicality and improvisation, making Sarah one of the most well-rounded tap dancers in the business. In addition to her vast international travels and countless television appearances, Sarah has had the honor to perform at some of the most prestigious venues back home in Los Angeles such as The Hollywood Bowl, The Ford Amphitheatre, the Greek Theater with Mexican Pop-Star, Cristian Castro and the Kodak Theater with the great Herbie Hancock. Currently Sarah is developing new exciting works, Tap Music Project and Sole Sisters – a collaboration with Melinda Sullivan. Sarah produces a weekly class/tap jam for the Los Angeles tap community, Monday Night Tap Experience. She also frequently performs around the city with popular local bands, Magnolia Memoir, Oskar Cartaya's Latin Jazz Band and Dessy DiLauro.

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Nathan began dancing and choreographing in Greenville South Carolina. He has trained at The Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. His performance experience includes the works of Alexander Ekman, Nacho Duato, Jerome Robbins, Bronsilava Nijinska, Eliot Feld, Sidra Bell, Jose Limon, and Victor Quijeda.

In December of 2010, Nathan collaborated with composer Jared Miller for the Juilliard Composers and Choreographers Concert. Nathan’s choreography has been recognized at the regional and national level as well as being selected for the Choreographic Honors concert in Juilliard’s own prestigious Peter Jay Sharp Theater (2009 and 2010). In addition, Nathan’s choreography appeared on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (Jakob Karr: Audition & Top 10 solo, Ariana Dubose: Top 20 solo). Nathan also had the distinct pleasure of choreographing a dance/music video for UK Artist Richard Walters entitled “American Stitches”.

Last summer, Nathan placed 1st runner up in the competition for the 2011 Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence.

Nathan is a current faculty member of Fresh Dance Intensive (Artistic Director David Norsworthy), an initiative to help promote the next generation of young choreographers and artists.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

San Diego Dance Studio, APAStudios, announces upcoming events

To sign up for master class with Mark Martinez, click here

To sign up for the YOUTH PROGRAM, click here

AUDITIONS, click here

Academy of Performing Arts-San Diego

5120-C Baltimore Drive

La Mesa, CA 91942

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"once upon a time" Performing Arts Benefit Performance at SPIN!!

once upon a time - Benefit Performance
Academy of Performing Arts-San Diego is sponsoring an exciting new benefit / project to help raise funds for up and coming artists.  See information below:


This show could be the most fun you'll ever have with performing arts in a nightclub! contACT ARTS and Actors Alliance of San Diego join together to offer a venue for San Diego's emergent artists to perform in a "one night only" BENEFIT variety show at Spin Nightclub featuring Broadway guest artist Roxane Carrasco & Lindsley Allen's (OG Pussycat Dolls) CHERRY BOOM BOOM!!

"Lindsley Allen's rockin' and sexy concoction...brilliantly conceived and perfectly executed night of rowdy entertainment." -Flavorpill


Cherry Boom Boom (Sassy Burlesque)
Roxane Carrasco (Emcee and “THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER”)
Hart Twins (80’s Pop / Opera / Standards)
Susan Huniu (Contemporary Pop)
Kyle J. Jackson (Musical Theatre)
Gerardo Gil (Contemporary Ballet Duet)
Shaun Evans (Musical Theatre/Jazz/Blues)
Christy Cody (FEVER with backup dancers)
Vincent Hardy (Commercial Dance)
Stella Bay (Stand Up Comedy)
Mike Snow – (Rapper. Bomb Squad Labs, Deific Inc.)
ROAR Theatre (Sketch Comedy)
Charlene Koepf (Musical Theatre)
Ana de La Torre (CABARET for Charlene Koepf)
Gloria Lanuza (Bollywood - DEVINE DESI DANCE)
Ms. Grace Towers (DRAG / Lady Gaga)
Anthony Rodriguez (Contemporary / HIP HOP)
Kevin Cavanaugh (Standards)
OMFG Zombies (Synthpop Anonymous mixed exclusively for once upon a time)
djLostRobot (Progressive, Dubstep, Trance)


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Spin Nightclub
2028 Hancock Street
San Diego, CA 92110

November 3rd - 8pm SHARP (Suggested arrival time is 7:30pm)

SPECIAL TX TO OUR SPONSORS -- Spin Nightclub, NUG Magazine and Academy of Performing Arts

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Sunday required classes at APAStudios

Just Another Wednesday at APAStudios on October 19, 2011


We just thought this was something to share since we haven't posted anything on the blog for a while.

There's alot going on and we've got to get going with the posts.

We should have announcements up within the next few days. :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Actors' Spotlight: Michelle Pereira (APA Studios Acting Instructor)

Michelle Pereira:

Michelle Pereira - San Diego Acting TeacherBorn and raised in Northern California, Michelle is a graduate from the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music. While attending college, she joined the Boston companies of NUNSENSE, and TONY & TINA’S WEDDING.
Michelle began working professionally in New York City and Los Angeles. National and International Tours of FAME, TOMMY, NUNSENSE. Readings, Workshops, and World Premiers including: ISABELLA RICO with Betty Buckley & Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy); JUST SO with Barrett Foa (NCIS) produced by Cameron Mackintosh (CATS & LES MISERABLES); FASCINATING GERSHWIN (Florida Repertory);
Michelle played opposite Val Kilmer & Adam Lambert in the US Premier of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, The Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Most recently, Michelle received rave reviews in the premier of SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL, at the Florida Stage. Currently, starring in the premier of MIXTAPE at the Horton Grand in Downtown San Diego.
Television credits: LAW & ORDER, and the last episode of FRIENDS. In addition, Michelle created her one woman show which performed in clubs in Boston, Florida, Michigan, and New York City. Her voice can easily sing: pop, jazz standards, covers, Broadway standards. In addition to her to long list of Commercials, voiceovers, Industrials, she has a campaign for Optimum Online running nationally as a commercial/radio/internet as well as a commercial for Honda.
Without speaking a word of Portuguese, Michelle traveled to Lisbon, Portugal in 2005 to learn a genre of music called, FADO – The Portuguese Blues. She was the first “foreigner” to sing professionally in some of the most well known Casas do Fado in Lisbon. Audiences were taken by her sultry low voice and fresh perspective on an old tradition.

Michelle produced and recorded her first album, IN MY LIFE / NA MINHA VIDA, which received National and International recognition. Album of the Year” Portuguese Tribune; Semi Finalist – Independent Music Awards.

For APA, our wonderful Michelle is a private and group acting / vocal coach. She has an ease working with all ages/levels with the goal to achieve their best. Whether it’s audition technique & material (musical/non musical).

Miss. Pereira is a member of:
AEA / Actors' Equity Association
SAG / Screen Actors Guild
AFTRA E/ American Federation of Television & Radio Arts

ACTING CLASSES / WORKSHOPS in SAN DIEGO (click here for schedule)


APA in San Diego

APA in San Diego
Scholarship students from mid-2005 photoshoot.