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Musical Theatre Workshop

August 12-14, 2024

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August 12-14, 2024

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  • Program Highlights
    • Ages 8-13
    • 3-Days, August 12-14
    • Monday: 9:15am-12:30pm
    • Tuesday: 9:15am-1:30pm
    • Wednesday: 9:15am-1:15pm
    • Wednesday Showcase: 12:30-1:15pm
    • Voice, Acting, & Theatre Jazz Dance
    • Music & Lyric Interpretation
    • Acting & Character Development
    • Choreography & Dance Technique
    • 8:45am Doors Open for Drop Off
    • Stretch, Warm Up & Snack Break
  • Faculty
    Brianna Ascione

    Brianna Ascione is a dancer, actor, and singer. She graduated from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance. Brianna grew up training at The Dance Academy of North Jersey, and studies voice with Marianne Wells. Some of her credits include: Off-Broadway: The Little Match Girl. Regional: Gypsy, Dames at Sea, Grease, West Side Story, and Mary Poppins. Other:: A Chorus Line, Into The Woods, Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can, The Government Inspector, His Play, The Next Screenplay. TV/Film: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Marry Me. Brianna teaches and choreographs at DANJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Delbarton School, Morris County School of Technology, and Roxbury HS.

    Elisa Girlando

    Elisa Girlando is a vocal talent who has graced national stages, earning her prominence in various television commercials. She was the lead vocalist role in the iconic Claritan commercial singing "I Can See Clearly Now”. Elisa signed with Sony RED to distribute her two albums, “Rise up” and “Through Changes”. Beyond her singing career, Elisa's passion for teaching is equally profound. In 2005, she founded EGS, an Artist development company/studio. EGS has played an instrumental role in nurturing countless aspiring musicians, singers and performers, helping them realize their full potential.

    Jess LeProtto

    Jess LeProtto is a Broadway performer with credits including: Beautiful Noise, Carousel, Hello, Dolly!, Cats (Mungojerrie), On The Town, Newsies (OBC), Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and The Boy From Oz. National Tours/Regional Theater include: Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Grand Ole Opry), American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (Joyce), A Bronx Tale (Papermill), In Your Arms (Old Globe Theater), Freddie Falls in Love (Signature Theater). Jess' Film and TV credits include: West Side Story (dir. Steven Spielberg), So You Think You Can Dance (Top 8), Smash, Law & Order: SVU, One Life to Live, and MTV VMAs. Jess graduated from Pace with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater.

    Isabella Porreca

    Isabella Porreca is a currently a musical theatre major at Indiana University where she recently performed in the musical comedy love story, Head Over Heels. Her dance training includes sixteen years of studio training, NYC classes, and competition dance. She trained with and danced in works choreographed by Ray Leeper, Al Blackstone and Kristen Gorski. Isabella has performed at the Chita Rivera Awards, The Prudential Center, NJ PAC, and Indiana University's Ruth N. Halls Theatre. Isabella loves working with children and we welcome her as a great addition to our summer musical theater workshop staff!

    Ava Luna

    Ava Luna is a 2024 graduating senior at The Dance Academy of North Jersey! She will be attending Montclair State in the fall as a dance major! Ava has trained since age 4 in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and modern with professional artists including Jaclyn Walsh, Jen Savelli, Angelica Stiskin, Jason Luks, Kelby Brown, Corey Snide, Daniel Vaniska, Billy Griffin, Terk Lewis, and Mia DiLena. Ava loves working with children and we welcome her as a great addition to our summer musical theater workshop staff!

  • Schedule


    • 8:45: Doors Open/Drop Off
    • 9:15-9:30: Orientation
    • 9:30-9:45: Stretch & Warm Up
    • 9:45-11:45: Voice & Music/Lyric Interpretation
    • 11:45-12:00: Snack Break
    • 12:00-12:30: Dance Technique & Choreography
    • 12:30: Pick Up


    • 8:45: Doors Open/Drop Off
    • 9:15-9:30: Stretch & Warm Up
    • 9:30-10:15: Acting & Improv
    • 10:15-11:15: Dance Technique
    • 11:15-11:30: Snack Break
    • 11:30-12:30: Dance Rehearsal
    • 12:30-1:30: Vocal Rehearsal
    • 1:30: Pick Up


    • 8:45: Doors Open/Drop Off
    • 9:15-9:30: Stretch & Warm Up
    • 9:30-10:15: Dance Technique
    • 10:15-11:00: Character Development
    • 11:00-11:15: Snack Break
    • 11:15-12:30: Rehearsal
    • 1:00-1:45: Showcase Performance
  • Enrollment - Click Here to Register

    To Enroll, click the Register link:

    • Tuition must be paid in advance
    • Tuition is for the 3-day program