STATEN ISLAND, NY – Dee Kanevsky, artistic director, professional dance teacher and theater choreographer, is hosting four virtual workshops for aspiring actors, singers and dancers.

Dubbed “Audition Ammunition Workshops,” the experience is designed for aspiring professionals and young performers heading to Broadway.

Those interested in “Bound for Broadway,” an online musical theater workshop series, should submit their portraits, monologues, songs, song and dance videos, and resumes for a mock casting.

“What a great opportunity for budding young artists to work with Broadway and Off-Broadway professionals right in their own backyards, better yet, via Zoom,” says Kanevsky. “It is a pleasure for me to offer our young artists from Staten Island this rare opportunity, to be mentored by Off-Broadway directors who will prepare them for their professional auditions. This year’s guest artists are Katie McHugh and Elke Van Dyke, directors of Off-Broadway, who will prepare them for their professional auditions.

Willie Rosario and Dee Quinones-Kanevsky at the American Ballroom Theater Company. (Courtesy of Dee Quinones-Kanevsky)Staten Island Advance

Kanevsky wears many creative hats. During the pandemic, she has found innovative ways to sustain and rebuild her business, Dance Synergy, Inc./Triple Threat Theater. As a result, she offered classes, workshops and performances related to virtual dance and theater, teaching and choreographing herself or bringing guest performers from Broadway and the city’s best to the screen.

She has also performed in shows ranging from the Hong Kong Arts Festival to the Kennedy Center Honors and the Ann Reinking Gala. She had the honor of working with Broadway choreographers (Patricia Birch, Graciela Daniele, Geoffrey Richard Holder, Joey McKneely) and had the privilege of instructing celebrities (Richard Gere, John Edwards of “Crossing Over” and many “Dancing With the Stars” professionals.

The scheduled dates for the workshops are Tuesday, October 11 from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 20 from 12 to 2 p.m. and Tuesday. Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The program will be on Zoom. The fee, $200 or $250 when paid later, can be done through Venmo or Zelle.

At the end, a video performance of the participants’ best monologues, songs and dances will be presented, presented via YouTube or Zoom in late fall 2022, at a date to be announced.

The showcase will be open to the public, casting director and agents.

Call 917 754-8957 to register.

The program is made possible in part by a grant from the Staten Island Arts Department of Cultural Affairs Art Fund, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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