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Pianist/Music Director/Vocal Coach I offer vocal coaching and piano lessons for all skill levels.
Andy Kust ~ Twin Cities Musical Theatre Training
Music Director/Vocal Technician/Vocal Coach Andy Kust is an award-winning music director, vocal coach and pianist, and is the Resident Music Director at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. His work as a music director has taken him across the country from NYC, to Washington D.C., Phoenix, San Francisco, and now Minneapolis. As a vocal coach, he is a member of New York Singing Teachers Association, Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance, Musicians United for Social Equity, and has taught masterclasses at colleges and universities throughout the United States, as well as multiple engagements for the Kennedy Center. Andy served on the faculty for the BFA in Musical Theater at the University of Minnesota Duluth for 5 years, and prior to that, held a Teaching Assistantship with the musical theater program at Arizona State University. He currently has a private studio in the Twin Cities, with clients that have appeared on Broadway and in the national touring companies of Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Mean Girls, and Spring Awakening, and at regional theaters across the country. As a college audition coach, recent clients have been accepted at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Michigan, UW Stevens Point, and Baldwin Wallace. Andy also keeps a busy schedule serving as the Associate Music Director for the Spotlight Program through the Hennepin Theatre Trust, as an Artist Educator for the Ordway Center of Performing Arts, as well as a substitute keyboardist for numerous national tours. Andy's latest venture is Twin Cities Musical Theatre Training, an organization he founded with Kym Chambers Otto, providing training opportunities for professional and pre-professional actors. Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music from Luther College, Master of Music in Theatre Music Direction and Performance from Arizona State University Twin Cities Musical Theatre Training (TCMTT) is a new organization that offers training opportunities for professional and pre-professional musical theater artists, with an emphasis on highlighting the vibrancy of our local theatre community.
Angela Mannella-Hoffman ~ Moore Than Dance
Teacher/Dancer/Director Angela Mannella-Hoffman started her professional performing career at age 8. Her theater credits include, The Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare and Company MN, Hennepin Stages, MN Shakespeare Project, The Children’s Theater Company and many other regional theaters. Her dance credits include; Paul McCartney’s “Back in the US” tour, The Nutcracker Fantasy, The Super Bowl Half-Time Show and many plays and Industrials in which she was the dance captain. Angela has acted in over 300 commercials including being the spokesperson for American Furniture and Appliances. Her voice can be heard on the radio, websites and training videos. Angela started teaching dance over 20 years ago and has taught at many different studios throughout the Twin Cities. She is the co-host of the podcast, "Elevate Your Studio" and is featured in the book, "Dance Studio Secrets" by Clint Salter. Her program “Teaching to the Camera” has helped dance studio owners around the world enhance their online teaching. At Moore Than Dance we believe the Performing Arts are a vehicle for each child to discover their self-worth. We place a high value on service, community involvement and personal excellence. Performing is not just about the trophies, costumes and glitz. Our performers have formed lasting friendships, been able to express themselves through the arts and have grown as both people and performers. We want our students to become triple-threat performers with an appreciation of dance, theater and music. Moore Than Dance is proud to make a difference in dance studio culture by providing wholesome and family-friendly classes, music and costuming. We believe that arts education brings people together, inspires them and helps them dream. Our students range in age from 2 -Adult and we offer a wide range of classes including special needs classes, singing, dancing, acting and tumbling. We currently offer classes in-studio and online and follow MN Department of Health regulations. Mention the Ghost Light Artist Collective for a free trial class.
Annie Fitzgerald ~ Creative Coaching
Singer-Songwriter/ Performer/Teaching Artist Annie is an accomplished singer-songwriter, performer and artist in the Twin Cities. Before a 10 year stint in NYC, she appeared on the stages at the Ordway, Chanhassen DT, among others. Pre and post pandemic, you can catch her performing her original music solo or with her band at the Aster Cafe, IceHouse and other local venues. Her songs have been featured on the Current, Radio Heartland, and Jazz 88. Annie is passionate about kindness, truth, growth & gratitude, and aims to find intentional ways to explore these things with others. She offers original music, creative coaching, and some intentional products she has designed to bring mindfulness and growth into everyday life (with a side of virtual hug).
Bradley Beahen ~ Vocal Coach
Performer/Music Director/Vocal Coach Bradley Beahen is a singer/actor, music director, and Vocal Coach. As a music director/conductor, he's worked at Lyric Arts in Anoka, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Chanhassen, Normandale Community College, Old Log Theatre in Excelsior, and the York Theatre in New York City. As a performer, he's been seen off-Broadway, locally at the Ordway, Chanhassen and the History Theatre, as well as a lovely handful of regional theaters throughout the country. Bradley resides in a plant filled oasis (2 bedroom apt) in Minneapolis, with his overtly supportive and talented visual artist boyfriend Mark. This is where they’ve started venturing into creating art projects together. Bradley and Mark are a sober artist couple living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bradley and Mark's visual art includes acrylic on canvas paintings and Mark's resin artwork. Their website will soon be published to include a portfolio of finished artwork as well as links to contact Bradley for vocal coaching and piano accompaniment.
Catherine Betti Battocletti ~ Bodiology Pilates
Actor, Cabaret Artist, Writer Catherine aka Betti has performed at various theaters around the Twin Cities and beyond including Theater Latte Da, The Jungle Theater, Actors Theater, Lyric Arts, Artistry, Table Salt Productions as well as a West Coast National Tour and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. She spent the last three years in various shows at the Commonweal Theater in Lanesboro, MN until rehearsals were cut short due to the pandemic. Bodiology Pilates is a private Pilates studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and owned by Catherine Battocletti. The Pilates training that you receive at Bodiology is very specific to your needs, physical issues, goals, and more. Catherine designs very personal workouts using classic Pilates exercises performed on Pilates equipment. She has also developed a training program for those interested in exploring teaching Pilates as a flexible, well paying job that works well with an actor's theater commitments.
Danielle Nelson ~ Private Dance Instruction
Dancer/Singer/Actor Whether it be tap, jazz, ballet or theater dance or basic technique and stretching, I’ve got you covered! I teach in a very results driven way to get you on stage looking amazing at what you do!! Come dance with me!!
James A. Rocco
Director/Coach/Consultant James is an Award-Winning Director / Producer of New Works, Classic Musicals, and Contemporary Dramas, whose stage and video work has appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway, throughout the US, London, Paris, and Tokyo. As co-founder of Thirty Saints Productions, he created Broadway Songbook® and is an investing partner in the Broadway Production of Come From Away. James joined Actors’ Equity as a child actor in 1969 and has enjoyed a robust acting and singing career. Based in St. Paul, MN, he still performs and has written several published/produced musicals. James primarily works as a director and producing consultant with over 200 productions to his credit. As the Producing Artistic Director for Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (Minnesota) from 2005-2017 and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma from 1995-1997 and as Interim Artistic Director of Stage One (Wichita) from 1998-1999, he has consistently fought to promote diverse and inclusive hiring and programming in the Central region. In 2019, The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds recognized his 30 years of dedication, craft, and contribution to theater at their annual Broadway Salutes ceremony. I am a director, producer, performer, and coach who has extensive experience in live and virtual readings, performances, radio plays, and podcasts. For many years I have coached actors and performers in preparing for auditions, self-taping, building an audition book, and creating a career plan. I have acted as dramaturg and “show doctor” and guided productions from the page to the stage. I love watching new generations of artists expand the form and the collaboration of passing on the knowledge that was passed on to me.
Janet Skidmore ~ Add H20 Gardens
Singer/Actor/Dancer JANET SKIDMORE is a dancer/choreographer turned singer/actress. A former dance specialist in the Chicago Public Schools, she has been a dance roster artist for the Illinois and Minnesota Arts Boards and for Young Audiences of Minnesota. Her one woman show, a history of modern dance, is called "Marie Taglioni is not a dish of Pasta, OR Modern Dance, from Toe Shoes to No Shoes.” She has danced with the Chicago Moving Company and in works by Hijack, Penelope Freeh, and Bob Eisen. Her credits as a singer and band member include productions with Mixed Precipitation, In the Heart of the Beast, Minnetonka Community Theatre, and Lyric Arts. Ms. Skidmore has an artcar called "Red Mountain” (www.artcarparade.com) and works in her own flower garden business. Add H2O GARDENS: Annual and perennial flowers, Container gardens, Bulbs, Cleanups, Garden Rescue and Redesign.
Jen Maren ~ Theatre Unmasqued
Actors, Voiceovers, Producers Jen Maren and Pete Simmons are actors, writers, musicians, voiceover artists, and producers based in St. Paul, MN. And they are married! To each other! Jen has been seen at The Guthrie, History Theatre, Park Square, Old Log, and various others. Pete has been seen at Park Square, Yellow Tree Theater, Old Log, Walking Shadow, and more! Theatre Unmasqued came about because of a global pandemic. Jen and Pete wrote a 40 minute comedy show and brought it to socially distanced groups in the summer and fall of 2020. For winter weather, they created personalized audio recordings of Santa and Rudolph delivering presents to children. And they have also created live online version of a one-woman show that Pete wrote for Jen to perform about the true story of the time Jen's mom put herself and her daughter (Jen) on the Sally Jessy Raphael Show because Jen didn't have a date to prom. Yes. It's true. Cold weather? We will bring you live theater virtually. Warm weather? We will bring live theater to your neighborhood. Any type of weather? We will make a radio show for you! See our website for details
Joey Babay ~ Garden Guru
Actor/ Dancer, currently a Cabaret Performer with TCCAN Joey has spent the last 30+ years on stages in the Twin Cities and beyond. Musical Theater is his mainstay. He now devotes most of his efforts to his cabaret work where he is able to tell his own stories in song on smaller stages. A garden is a grand teacher. But usually homeschooling does not work well. I can be your mentor, tutor or coach. I am not here to plant and landscape your garden for you. My job is to help you in any way possible so that you can succeed with all things garden. Be it a small urban plot or a field of wildflowers. Just as you have a life coach or a fitness coach, I can offer you a single consult or long term planning. Your garden should be a place of joy and a chance to connect with your hands in the dirt. Let me teach you how!
Kym Chambers Otto ~ Twin Cities Musical Theatre Training
Actor/Voice Teacher/Vocal Coach KYM CHAMBERS OTTO (She/Her/Hers) Kym received a Masters in Vocal Performance from New York University and BA from St. Olaf College. Originally from California, Kym relocated to the Twin Cities after living in New York City for a decade. Kym works as a professional actor/singer/dancer and has toured with the Broadway Tours Cats, Cinderella, and The Wizard of Oz. Regionally she has worked at prestigious companies such as Kansas City Starlight, TUTS, TOTS, North Shore, Ogunquit Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Casa Manana, Bushnell PAC and Ordway CPA . Kym is actively involved in developing New Work with Nautilus Music Theatre. She has sung with The St. Olaf Choir, The World Youth Choir, Vocalessence and is a founding member of “Chick Cheer” entertaining over the holiday season. With Twin Cities Musical Theatre Training, you will be given access to the materials, techniques, connections, and tools that will put you centerstage for your auditions, rehearsals and performances. We offer a robust curriculum with access to a team of top-level professionals. Our faculty include some of the best artist-educators in the field of musical theatre, providing our clients a supportive network of teachers, coaches, mentors, and fellow actors, that will sustain them for their entire career. Our award-winning faculty members have been in the business for decades, with careers on Broadway, in national tours, in regional theater, and at colleges and universities across the country. This program is designed to fully prepare each actor to embrace their full potential in this competitive field. At TCMTT, we value the importance of being a “Triple Threat,” but we also strive to instill the importance of discipline, individuality, integrity, and community so our clients can take their next step with confidence, as well as the skills to back it up.
Laura Rudolph Morris ~ Reverie Events
Performer Laura is a performer and educator based in the Twin Cities area. A Minnesota native, she graduated from Iowa State University and moved to NYC to work with Rosie's Broadway Kids, an organization focusing on arts education with inner city schools. She has performed both locally and nationally, including 14 productions with the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, as well as the Guthrie Theatre, Theatre L'Homme Dieu, Artistry, and the first national tour of Nunset Boulevard. After managing a couture bridal salon for 6 years, Laura created her own event planning business, focusing on capturing a couples' aesthetic throughout their event. When not on stage, you can find her with her husband, Eric, and their pup, Sally, exploring south Minneapolis. Reverie Events is a Minneapolis based event planning, coordinating and design company, specializing in creating events that capture the state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream. Working with the best local vendors, we bring to life your event from the ground up, while accommodating your specific needs. Instagram: @reverie.events.mn
Leslie Brown ~ Magic Mouse Trips
Performer Professional musical theater performer for more than 30 years. I am an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner ready to book and plan the most magical vacation specific to your needs and interests. My specialty has also been expanded to include the Caribbean and Mexico.
Performer/Writer/Educator Max is a performer, educator, and writer based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. A native of Rice, Minnesota, and a graduate of St. Olaf College, he has performed on stages across the Twin Cities, including the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Ten Thousand Things, The Catalysts, Park Square Theatre, Ordway Center, Theater Latté Da, Jungle Theatre, Nautilus Music-Theater, Old Log, and more. As a playwright and lyricist, Max’s work has been seen at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Illusion Theater, Theater Latte Da, and the United Solo Festival in New York City. He hosts Musical Mondays, a monthly cabaret showcase featuring local musical theatre performers; Pin Spot, a hybrid musical theatre lecture-cabaret series sponsored by Theater Latté Da and funded in part by an Innovation & Exploration Fund grant from the National Alliance for Musical Theatre; and Musical Theatre in a Minute, a mini-webseries sponsored by Spotlight Education and Hennepin Theatre Trust. He coaches privately and has also taught with St. Olaf College, Yellow Tree Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, St. Cloud Civic Theater, Plymouth Playshop, and Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute. In his spare time, Max likes spending time with family and friends, being outside, cooking, reading, and watching movies. He lives in New Hope, Minnesota, with his husband, Allen. Private coaching: Max is offering monologue and audition song coaching via Zoom for students and adults. http://maxwojtanowicz.com/coaching.html Zoom trivia: Max is available to create a custom Zoom trivia night for you and your family, friends, or coworkers.
Nickie Kromminga Hill ~ The Spread Sunshine Gang
Performer/Choreographer/Educator The Spread Sunshine Gang was founded in February 2013 by Nickie Kromminga Hill. Tired of the lack of sunshine during the winter months in Minnesota and knowing that the best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up, The Spread Sunshine Gang was born and has been going every since. In 2018, TSSG grew into a non-profit with two different chapters; one in the Twin Cities, and one in Marquette, MI. The Spread Sunshine Gang provides simple yet powerful events, projects and creative opportunities that make it easy for you to share your generosity in our community. Spreading sunshine, kindness, and goodness with people who need it is a gift to everyone!
Nicole Fenstad ~ Princess Party Pals
Performer Nicole Fenstad has appeared at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Ordway and Pantages Theatres in productions such as Grease, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Les Miserables, Oklahoma, Married Alive, Nunset Boulevard and Another Night Before Christmas. She loves the Minneapolis theatre scene and can’t wait to support all local productions when the marquee lights shine bright again. Princess Party Pals is a theatrical children’s entertainment company made up of exceptionally talented singers, actors and dancers who work at local professional theaters. We create lasting memories for children and adults through birthday parties, special events, hospital visits, preschool enrichment, virtual entertainment and online education. Once primarily a princess party business, we have grown to do over 65 characters including many original characters for our educational program. Exceeding expectations and making a difference are our core beliefs that drive us personally and professionally. We love capturing everyone into our magical fairytale and making your child’s happily ever after come true.
Paran Kashani ~ P&D Portraits
Headshot Photograper Paran and Dillon have been Twin Cities theatre professionals since 2017. Their collective career expands over a spectrum of work including stage management, design, directing, and performance. Their love for capturing magical headshot moments grew from seeing an opportunity for real theatre artists behind the camera—one's that understand the industry standards and highlight inclusivity. P&D Portraits is a Twin Cities photography duo with focus on creating a comfortable, safe and empowering environment while capturing your moments. Let's make some magic!
Paul Hill ~ Paul Hill Percussion
Percussionist/Teacher/ Custom Drum, Mallet & Cymbal Jewelry Maker Paul Hill is an active freelance percussionist in the Twin Cities. He regularly performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Minnesota Percussion Trio, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Children's Theatre Company, as well as many touring Broadway musicals and artists such as Weird Al, The Who and Dessa. Paul has been an adjunct percussion instructor at UW-Superior, Bethel University, Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Olaf College. Paul also keeps a private teaching studio open to students of all ages and abilities studying all of the major percussion instruments. I love what I do and it makes me so happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a professional Music teacher in 1995, I’ve been privileged to see so many students discover their natural skills and abilities and reach results they never dreamed were possible. If that sounds like something you’d like to explore, get in touch. My background freelancing in all styles of music from orchestral to musicals has given me insight into building unique, beautiful and versatile custom drums and mallets. My newest venture is turning broken cymbals into jewelry, such as necklaces, keychains and earrings.
Seri Johnson ~ Sew Smiley
Actress & Costume/Wardrobe Seri has always been crafty. She has earned extra cash as a seamstress since her early 20s. In 2007 she launched Sew Smiley, her side hustle, making bags, one of a kind costumes, simple home decor projects as well as doing alterations and specializing in unique one of a kind sewing projects. (The weird stuff your local tailor wouldn’t do) Have a visit to her simple website to learn more or email to inquire about your next project. Let the Happy Seamstress assist you. SmileLifeProductions@gmail.com
Seri Johnson ~ Smiling Wellness
Actress & Costume/Wardrobe In 2016, Seri began her Journey Coaching business. Her decades in theatre laid an awesome foundation for examining human nature and the need to be healthy in mind, body & spirit. She understands first hand that it takes resiliency and adaptability to survive in the “Biz.” As a certified Health, Life and Mind Coach, she enjoys guiding and inspiring growth minded people to journey inward and clear mental clutter. By bringing awareness to our thoughts, emotional triggers and limiting patterns, we can clear our path to live a life of choice, personal responsibility, peace, contentedness & joy. Ghost light community receives 15% off all services. Seri@SmilingWellness.com
Songs by the Champagne Drops
Actors/Singers Emily Dussault and Leslie Vincent are actors and singers who formed a jazz duo in 2017. Since then, The Champagne Drops have grown into so much more: in addition to performing, they have written many original songs. Now, they are offering their songwriting skills for anyone looking for a unique way to celebrate or commemorate a special person or life event. After a brainstorming session, Leslie and Emily will write your song and send you a lyric sheet with an audio and/or video recording of them performing it. Email us for our rates/more information!
Your Realtor Ryan Lee
Actor/Singer/Musician Hello there! This real estate biz is quite the adventure, and I'm enjoying every bit of it! As an extroverted people person, finding ways to connect has always been my thing; whether I was bartending or serving tables, teaching kids their first guitar chords, singing my songs in a coffee house, joking around backstage (sometimes onstage, let's admit it) doing theater, or sitting around a fire in the backyard, I've always been my most happy, authentic self just being with and enjoying other people. And being a Realtor is definitely no exception. I get to use my outgoing, people focused personality to team up with my clients and help them navigate their rocky real estate road! My style of service is personalized, detailed and very focused on care and communication. So whether you're a freaked out first-time homebuyer or a long-time homeowner looking to sell, I've got you covered. And, perhaps as importantly, we will have so much fun along the way! Singer/Actor/Musician Ryan Lee has been fortunate to perform with several fantastic theaters around the Twin Cities including DalekoArts, Lyric Arts, Theater Latte' Da, Uprising Theatre and others. As a songwriter, Ryan has released five albums of original music and is now using those talents to write original music for the stage.