Spotlight on our Teaching Artists!

This spring break, the Y is feeling Wicked!

During our Spring Break Theater Camp, middle school students will get the chance to work with two Wicked performers in our Broadway Now! class. Every day, students will learn a song from a hit Broadway musical in the morning and then learn the original choreography in the afternoon. The day ends with a performance for the younger campers. Not excited enough yet? Check out the amazing work of our teaching artists:

Carla Stickler —  Vocal Performance

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Carla is currently understudying the role of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, has toured nationally with Wicked, Mama Mia!, and The Sound of Music, and educates young artists all over the country through various workshops. Carla also works with the Educational Theatre Association to provide scholarships for high school students.

Visit Carla’s website here. Check out the videos to hear her amazing voice!

Napoleon W Gladney —  Dance

napoleongladneyNapoleon was recently a featured dancer in Wicked‘s first national tour. Napoloen has performed and taught internationally with Broadway Connection, Odyssey Dance Theatre, Backhaus Dance, and The Dance Cartel. Commercial credits include Bud Light, Spiderman, and Funny or Die.

Visit Napoleon’s website here.

Albert Iturregui-Elias — Shakespeare

AlbertElias_2Master Teaching Artist Albert joins us through MCC Theater. He has taught at Lincoln Center Theater, Enact, Theater for a New Audience, and many other theaters and non-profits  to direct and educate students in the dramatic and performing arts focusing on social conflicts. He is a native of Peru and moved to NYC to study at the Actors Studio 1993-1998. Albert has appeared in such featured films as Music of the Heart, starring Meryl Streep.

Click here for a video of Albert’s students in a workshop of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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