NY Choreography Updates
Joey Pizzi is currently working in London, England as the Associate Choreographer on the highly anticipated film
Into the Woods.
JT Horenstein is one of the Creative Director/Choreographers for the Knicks City Dancers 2013-2014 season at Madison
Square Garden! In other basketball news, Brian "BT" Thomas is set to choreograph two numbers for the Chicago Bulls
Dance Team! BT also directed and choreographed the "Give It Up" music video for a new Russian artist Igor.
MSA has lots of work in television recently! Napoleon and Tabitha and Galen Hooks both choreographed different episodes
of ABC's Suburgatory. Tricia Brouk recently worked as a movement coach and choreographer for the new upcoming drama
Black Box. Caitlin Gray worked on an episode of the upcoming CBS show Reckless.
Additionally, AC Ciulla is set to return to So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine in December as a special guest
choreographer, and will be choreographing an AMC Industrial! Lastly, Brooke Wendle choreographed an episode of HBO's Eastbound and Down, two episodes of the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, and was the choreographer for
America's Got Talent. Cherice Barton was also a guest choreographer on AGT this season, as well.
Aquatic and synchronized swimming choreographer Stephan Miermont created a spectacular performance for special
parties thrown by "La Mer" make-up in St. Tropez, France.
Ray Hesselink choreographed a Broadway-style revue for Unsung Musicals called Bless You All, featuring MSA client
Performance coach extraordinaire Robert Royston coached Carly Rae Jepsen on one of her recent performances
Adam Cates recently worked as the Assistant Choreographer on Broadway's Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,
and will soon begin choreographing Hansel and Gretel at The Little Orchestra Society.
Austin McCormick recently set La Traviata at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, featuring MSA dancer Adam Gauzza.
Ephrat Asherie was one of the choreographers, as well as a performer, in James Brown: Get on The Good Foot, which is
set to begin touring in late December.
Francesca Harper set work at both The Boston Conservatory, as well as Harvard University this summer.
Sean McKnight will direct and choreograph a production of Footloose at ONU next Spring 2014.
Greg Graham will choreograph Somewhere at Hartford Stage in Connecticut next Spring 2014. Greg recently choreographed
Les Miserables at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas.
Over the summer, Ryan Kasprzak choreographed both King Kong and Volleygirls, while Beth Crandall worked as the
Assistant Choreographer on West Side Story at The MUNY this summer and Holly Shunkey worked as the Associate
Flying Choreographer on The Little Mermaid at Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO and Kansas City Starlight.
Shea Sullivan will choreograph A Christmas Carol at The Ford Theatre and Southern Comfort at the Barrington Stage
NY Broadway and Theatre Updates
The highly-acclaimed After Midnight just opened on Broadway, featuring dancers Erin Moore, Marija Abney, Taeler Cyrus
and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson. Darius Barnes has swung into Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Michael Williams has joined the cast of Wicked, just in time to help them celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary on Broadway.
ON THE ROAD…
Mitchell Dudas and Jennifer Mathie are currently on tour with Chicago. Morgan Rose, Samantha Farrow and Jeffrey
Sousa are on the 1st National Tour of Evita and Brooke Morrision is out on the 1st National Tour of We Will Rock You,
covering the principal role of Oz. Additionally, just in time for the holidays, Drew Franklin, Erick Buckley, and Elyse
Niederee are touring with Elf and Katie Rooney is tapping her toes with White Christmas.
OUT OF TOWN...
Steve Schepis recently closed The Last Goodbye at The Old Globe in San Diego, CA, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh,
while Grady Bowman worked on Honeymoon in Vegas at Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, starring Tony Danza.
Additionally, Breanna Bartley and Gabriella Sorrentino were at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA doing In
the Heights. Matthew Tiberi was in Wisconsin doing a production of Once Upon A Mattress.
Christopher Vo is currently in Massachusetts doing Miss Saigon at North Shore Music Theatre and Gregory Osborne is in performances for Sophisticated Ladies at Broward in Florida. To round it off, Sarah Bumgarner and Ryan Koss took the stage
at North Carolina Theatre in their production of Cats, while Rachel Guest, Danielle Burdick and Willie Dee were at Flat Rock
Playhouse, also inNorth Carolina, working on Cats, under the direction and choreography of Jennifer Jancuska.
Currently in performance, Michael Deeb is on the west coast doing Young Frankenstein and Ashley Marinelli is in D.C., performing with the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Christina Belinsky is about to begin work on Mary Poppins at the Fulton Theatre in Pennsylvania,
Laura Sheehy is currently in rehearsals for The Heart of Robin Hood at the American Repetory Theatre in Cambridge, MA,
which is set to open in December 2013.
Merrill West will head to Houstin, Texas for the holiday season to work on Elf at Houston's Theater Under the Stars.
IN THE WORKS…
Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is currently setting a 6 week development project entitled An American
in Paris, with MSA Dancers Darius Crenshaw, Peter Chursin and Samantha Sturm. Samantha also just completed In
Your Arms, along with Pamela Otterson and Christopher Vo. Grady Bowman and Keith Kuhl were part of a one-week workshop of Sting's new musical The Last Ship, while Erick Buckley and Whitney Cooper completed a reading of Winners
and The First Gentleman.
As part of Theatre For a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Theatre in Brooklyn, Jarrett Brown and Jaryd Farcon,
are currently performing in Julie Taymor's new adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
NY On-Camera Updates
Renee Marino will star in the upcoming feature film Jersey Boys in the role of Mary Delgado.
Melanie Benz recently shot the episodic Taxi Brooklyn in the role of Kristin Malone.
Be sure to check out Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Brittany Engel-Adams, Jennifer Locke, Marla McReynolds,
Erin Moore and Vivian Nixon as "Onyx Girls" in this season of Boardwalk Empire.
Kristin Decesare, Tracy Ann Lundman, Maria Carofano, Caitlin Conlon, Laura Volpacchio and Ashley Nuel
danced on an episode of HBO's Eastbound and Down, choreographed by Brooke Wendle.
MSA NY dancers are making waves in a ton of commercials recently! Matthew Martinez booked his first national spot
in the "Can't Touch This" Eggo Time commercial. Serena Quadrato recently shot a commercial for Hasbro Little Pet Shop.
Sofia Rubino, Jillian Schear and Jaylah Springer shot a commercial alongside Nickelodeon stars Ariana Grande
and Jennette McCurdy, for Old Navy.
Cat DeAngelis and David Yijae can be seen in an upcoming national commercial for New York Lotto. As part of New
York Fashion Week, Jean Chung, Adrienne Howard, Amelia Lowe, Ellena Takos, Kristin Yancy, Michael Konderwicz
and Ashley Lindsey took the stage for a live show and commercial for Target.
An infocommercial for Ab Orb featured J Lyn Thomas and Camille Branton. Camille Branton also danced with Kelly Volz
in a Capitol One commercial. Sterling Masters, Maria Carofano, Napoleon Gladney and Kelly Volz can all be seen in
an upcoming Bud Light commercial, while Amelia Lowe booked an upcoming Beats by Dre commercial.
In the world of print, Laura Volpacchio, Tenealle Farragher and Lantha Richardson splashed the pages of the
Dance Magazines. Laura Volpacchio also did a print campaign for Calvin Klein, while Jean Chung was shooting for
Vitamin Shoppe. Camille Branton continues to take the commercial and print world by storm, shooting for Subway $4
Lunch and NIKE Flash.
What does the fox say? Be sure to ask Jennifer Locke and Katherine Roarty, who both danced with Ylvis for their
performance on The Today Show.
Matthew Martinez is currently on tour with Kidz Bop.
Live work? Check! Camille Branton took part in a promo for MTV/Neutrogena, as well as a promo for ESPN/Miller Lite,
along with Daniel Baker, Michael Konderwicz and Ashley Lindsey. During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Lydia
Haug peformed with Lexus and Jessica Aronoff, Caitlin Conlon, Jenny Holahan, Courtney Rottenberger and
Anna Schnaitter did a "Lash Mob" for the make-up brand, Benefit, choreographed by JT Horenstein.
Hollie Wright performed for Jennifer Hudson on BET's Black Girls Rock.
The 1st annual YouTube Awards had several amazing performances, which included MSA dancers Ashley Rossi and
Kristen Hellar (dancing with Arcade Fire) and Lily Ockwell (dancing with Lindsay Stirling).
Michelle Brugal and Ehizoje Azeke have been doing special performances with Dos Equis on their "Masquerade" tour!
Steven Gray booked a Timberland Industrial. Check out Timberland stores to see footage of him in action!
Sophia Lavonne will be dancing on November 12th, as part of the Teachers College 125th Anniversary Gala at the
Apollo Theatre in New York.
New York Dance Auditions 2013
MSA New York will be holding new client auditions, and we hope to see you there!
DATE: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
WHERE: NEW Pearl Studios – 519 8th Avenue, 12th Floor, Studio C, New York, NY 10018
1:00pm to 2:00pm Sign-in: Jazz Funk (age 17 and up)
2:00pm to 4:00pm Jazz Funk Audition
3:00pm to 4:00pm Sign-in: Musical Theater (age 17 and up)
4:00pm to 6:00pm Musical Theater Audition
WHAT TO PREPARE: For the jazz funk and musical theater auditions, you will be taught choreography. We will NOT
be singing anyone on this day. Everyone should come dressed to dance, body conscious. Men should bring jazz
shoes and/or sneakers. Women should bring character heels (musical theater only) and jazz shoes and/or sneakers.
To ensure that everyone is seen, you may only attend ONE audition!
WHAT TO BRING: Headshot/Resume, stapled together
ADDITIONAL NOTES: At this time, we will not be looking for anyone who is currently contracted for the 2013/2014
Radio City season. Additionally, due to union restrictions, we are not looking for anyone currently holding an 01-Visa,
only US citizens, permanent residents and green card holders.
Glee - Season 5
A BIG congratulations to Becca Tobin, who will be a season regular as Kitty Wilde, on Season 5 of Glee!
NY On Camera and Beyond
Teneise Ellis and Grace Buckley are hitting the road with Bad Boys of Dance with their new production of
Romeo and Juliet.
Kate Harpootlian, Mindy Wallace, Kiva Dawson, Amelia Lowe, Danielle Froelich, Jessica Swesey, Caitlin Conlon,
Tracy Ann Lundman, Katherine Roarty, Jenny Laroche, Erin Moore, Brittany Engel-Adams, Bianca Crawl,
Natalia Hagan, Sara Hoenes, Michael Deeb and Daniel Baker all performed at the premiere of the feature film
The Great Gatsby held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Caitlin Gray choreographed the New York, as well as the
Australian premiere of the film.
MSA NY is on a role with national commercials! Matthew Martinez booked his first national commercial as the Hero
Kid for Kelloggs's Eggo Waffles, Anna Schnaitter booked her first national commercial for Trident Gum, and David Yijae,
Robert Taylor Jr. and Michelle Brugal booked their first national commercial for Budweiser featuring Rihanna.
Anna Louise Herzog and Nicolette Peteley booked another print campaign for Reebok, while Camille Branton
booked a print campaign for Nike and Kimo Kepano booked a print job for ACER.
In the world of film, Erin Moore booked the film American Hustle, currently shooting in Boston, Massachusetts starring
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams. Erin also booked the upcoming film, The Last Five Years, as did Grady Bowman and Darius Crenshaw.
Keep an eye out for Camille Branton in a commercial for Subway, Matthew Donnell in a Kayak commercial,
Caitlin Conlon and Iantha Richardson in a commercial for BMW, and David Yijae in a commercial for Renaissance
Hotel. Brooke Morrison booked an Axe promo for the upcoming feature film The Internship.
Katherine Roarty has hit the high seas to take the stage of Norwegian Cruise Line's Rock of Ages.
Ehizoje Azeke, Daniel Moore, Mayte Natalio and Iantha Richardson will be seen in the casino game called
The Big Show, produced by High5 Games. Brian Brooks choreographed the Motown inspired movement.
Elizabeth Jones booked the live event Dance On for Google, Virgil Gadson booked a live industrial for FH Manifesto and Emmanuel de Jesus and Casey Lee Ross booked a live event as part of It's a Man's World Miami for Hermes.
Jillian Schear, Sofia Rubino, and Jaylah Springer booked an Old Navy commercial that will air worldwide on
Riley Rienert will be featured in an upcoming commercial for Hasbros' Bop It.
Virgil "Lil' O" Gadson and Richie "Richie Rich" Maguire both performed in a skit at the TBS Upfronts with
Conan O'Brien. Both Virgil and Richie were also in a music video for Ian Erix, choreographed by Ephrat "Bounce"
Asherie. Check out the music video here!
NY Broadway and Theatre Highlights
Abdur-Rahim Jackson is currently in rehearsals, and will make his Broadway debut in the new musical Soul Doctor.
Marija Abney will perform this Fall at Brooklyn Academy of Music/New York City Opera in Anna Nicole The Opera.
Darius Barnes is currently doing another workshop of SuperFly! at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Emily Tyra and Evan Kasprzak are currently in rehearsals for the reading of Can Can which has its sights set on Broadway.
Clifton Samuels is currently in rehearsals for Storyville at the York Theatre in New York, set to open on July 15th.
Merrill West will return to North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts this summer for their production of The Wizard of Oz.
Sam Cahn and Kayla Hall will begin rehearsals in mid-July for Mary Poppins at The MUNY in St. Louis, Missouri.
Peter Chursin, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva and Beth Crandall can be seen in The MUNY's upcoming summer production of West Side Story. Beth Crandall is also the Assistant Choreographer.
Ashley Talluto, Krissy Hoagland and Kristin Yancy will head out on tour this Fall with the company of West Side Story.
Michael Deeb, Chloe Campbell, and Ashley Marinelli will be in Maine this summer performing in West Side Story at Ogunquit Playhouse.
Erica Cenci and Ryan Koss will be headed to Beverly, Massachusetts later this summer to do Cats at North Shore Music Theatre.
Christina Belinsky is spending the summer in Provincetown, Massachusetts, performing in the musical revue, Forever Blonde.
Ronnie Duncan and Divinity Ashley booked King Kong at Summerstage in Central Park. Ryan Kasprzak is choreographing, and Ellenore Scott is the Associate Choreographer.
Jaylah Springer and Maria May are dancing onto the New York Musical Theatre Festival in the new musical Feather.
The 2013 Tony Awards
Congratulations to all of the MSA clients who performed at last night's Tony Awards:
Dionne Figgins and Jamal Story of Motown, Kristine Bendul of Cinderella, Stephen Carrasco of Kinky Boots,
Samantha Sturm, Nadine Isenegger, and Emma Howard of Matilda, Tommy Bracco and Evan Kasprzak of Newsies
and Gerald Avery of Spider-man: Turn off the Dark.
NY April Theatre Highlights
Stephen Carrasco is currently in rehearsals for Kinky Boots on Broadway.
Marla McReynolds has headed out on the 1st National Tour of Anything Goes in the role of Charity.
Renee Marino will be doing a reading of the new musical Brave New World in New York City.
After completing the workshop last Fall, Jenny Laroche, Tanairi Vazquez and Hettie Barnhill are headed to Texas
this summer, for a full staged production of Fly at Dallas Theater Center.
Reed Luplau and Christopher Vo recently finished a two week reading of Kung Fu at New York's Signature Theatre.
Kayla Hall can be seen this summer in Spamalot at The MUNY in St. Louis, Missouri as well as Houston Theatre
Under the Stars and Kansas City Starlight.
Erica Cenci will be reprising her role of Bebe in Houston's Theatre Under the Stars production of A Chorus Line.
Donald Shorter is also set for the production.
Sarah Bumgarner will appear this summer in a production of Cats at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY in
the role of Victoria. Emily Palmquist will also be headed to Merry-Go-Round for their entire summer season, which
includes productions of Singin' In The Rain, Legally Blonde, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, and Cats.
Chloe Campbell will appear in Barrington Stage's production of On The Town. Joshua Bergasse is the choreographer.
Ryan Koss and Aaron Pomeroy will head into rehearsals in June, for Oklahoma at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in
Erick Buckley will return to Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera this summer for their production of Phantom of the Opera.
Christopher Vo and Michael Williams will head to the Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina for their production of Evita. Jennifer Jancuska is the Associate Director and Associate Choreographer.
Jon Drake can be seen this summer in Kansas City Starlight's production of Footloose.
Michael Deeb will be spending time in both New York and Maine this summer in a co-production of Young Frankenstein
at Gateway Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse. Michael will also be in Ogunquit's production of West Side Story in the
role of Snowboy.
NY April Dance Highlights
Keep an eye out for Maria May in an upcoming national commercial for Red Lobster.
Jon Drake and Cara Treacy can be seen in a commercial airing in South Africa for Ned Group Investments.
Jon can also be seen in an upcoming commercial for Capital One.
Riho Tsuji booked a webspot promo for Magnet Media.
Camille Branton can be seen in an upcoming commercial spot for Hood Harvey Bar.
Erin Moore will be featured in a print campaign for Shiseido Cosmetics.
NY March Choreography Highlights
Josh Bergasse will be choreographing the New York based lab Bull Durham, which is set to go to Broadway.
Josh will also be choreographing Secondhand Lions at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington and On The Town
at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Rachel Bress recently spent some time in LA working with GLEE's Jane Lynch, who will be joining the company of
Broadway's Annie in the role of Miss Hannigan. Rachel has also been choreographing and staging for New York's
Austin McCormick will be choreographing La Traviata at Lyric Opera in Chicago, Illinois.
Geo Hubela, JaQuel Knight, and Jeffrey Page recently coached one of Japan's #1 pop bands.
Ray Leeper choreographed the Las Vegas preview of the 50 Shades of Dusque Variety Show. Keep an eye out for the
show later this year in Palm Springs!
Greg Graham is set to choreograph Finks by Joe Gilford at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Maria Torres returned to Madison Square Garden with her company, in a special performance for Latin Night.
Shea Sullivan will be in Pittsfield, Massachusetts this spring choreographing Southern Comfort at Barrington Stage.
Grady Bowman will be choreographing Grease at Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, New York.
Sean McKnight is set to direct and choreograph ONU's production of Footloose later this year.
Francesca Harper will be a Guest Choreographer at Boston Conservatory later this spring.
NY March Theatre Hightlights
Peter Chursin is currently in rehearsals for Nikolai and the Others at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.
Brandon Rubendall has joined the 1st National Tour of Wicked and will understudy the principal role of Fiyero.
Desiree Davar will star as Velma, in Chicago, at the Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA.
Beth Crandall recently began rehearsals for Guys and Dolls at Great Lakes in Cleveland, OH.
Stephen Carrasco just closed It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman at City Centers Encores!,
choreographed by Joshua Bergasse.
Ryan Koss is currently in rehearsals for Guys and Dolls at Westchester Broadway Theatre in West Chester, New York.
NY March Dance Highlights
The hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire will feature MSA clients Marla McReynolds, Erin Moore, Chloe Arnold,
Maud Arnold, Brittany Engel-Adams, Clifton Samuels, Amelia Lowe and Natalia Hagan.
Anna Louise Herzog and Mary Callahan booked a print campaign for UNIQLO and are currently shooting in Tokyo.
Nicolette Peteley, Anna Louise Herzog and Angelina Mullins just shot a print campaign for Reebok.
Lydia Haug can be seen in Justin Timberlake's new music video "Mirrors".
Ashley Adamek just shot an episode of The Hatfields & McCoys.
Angelina Mullins can be seen in an upcoming episode of One Life to Live.
Dee Delgado and Emmanuel de Jesus will be featured salsa dancers in the new casino game "Palladium Night".
Alicia Charles booked a Corporate/Educational launch of the new Samsung phone at Radio City Music Hall.
Kathy Vandereedt has set sail on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Liberty Seas.
Riho Tsuji recently shot a Disney Character Catalogue print campaign.
Leonardo Reyes recently shot a corporate video for FH Manifesto.
Virgil Gadson was a featured DJ during Coco Jones' performance on BET's 106 & Park.
Olivia Bowman Jackson, Victoria Finehout-Vigil, and Kristin Yancy booked the Lucent Dossier BBCA "Copper"
event in New York.
Anna Louise Herzog just shot a commercial for Orange Cellular Network that will air in Spain.
David Yijae booked the Point Em Out music video for up and coming artist Jeremy Fernandez.
Kimo Kepano just shot a print campaign for Acer.
The Aaron Carter After Party Tour
Geo Hubela choreographed Aaron Carter's "After Party" tour. Aaron is currently touring around the US with MSA
dancers Nikko and Trey Rich!
NY February Choreography Highlights
Joey Pizzi is currently in rehearsals with Nathan Lane for Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of The Nance.
Sonya Tayeh recently choreographed the New York workshop, The Last Goodbye.
Joshua Bergasse will begin rehearsals for It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman in March, at City Center Encores.
Brooke Wendle choreographed an episode of The Carrie Diaries and Orange Is The New Black.
recently choreographed a Joe Fresh Commercial
and was a contributing choreographer for Alicia Keys'
"Set The World On Fire Tour."
Joey Dowling, JT Horenstein, Maria Torres, Joshua Bergasse and AC Ciulla have been choreographing routines
this season for the Knicks City Dancers.
Geo Hubela choreographed "Aaron Carter's Promo Tour."
Brooke Wendle is currently in Macau China, choreographing for the Venetian Hotel.
Jennifer Jancuska will choreograph Cotton Patch Gospel, Les Miserables and Lost Highway at Flat Rock Playhouse
in North Carolina. Jennifer will also be the Associate Director/Associate Choreographer for their upcoming production
New York February Highlights
Renee Marino has stepped into the role of Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys on Broadway.
Bree Branker is currently in rehearsals for Big Fish, The Musical that will open at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Big Fish is slated to open on Broadway in October 2013.
Steve Schepis recently completed the New York workshop of The Last Goodbye, alongside MSA Choreographer,
Sonya Tayeh. Jenn Freeman, also worked on the project as the Assistant Choreographer.
Brittany Nicholas, Sofia Roma Rubino and Jhailyn Farcon have joined the national tour of Billy Elliot, The Musical.
Merrill West is currently in rehearsals for Hello Dolly! at the Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.
Rosie Fiedelman is currently in rehearsals for In The Heights at Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida.
Stephanie Brooks and Mark Roland boarded Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and will be featured in their production of
Nicole de Weever will be featured in a video used during Alicia Keys "Set the World on Fire Tour."
Brandon Rubendall worked as a dancer for Beyonce's Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Reed Luplau can be seen showing off his gymnastic skills in an upcoming Capital One Commercial starring
Trey Rich and Nikko Rich are currently out on tour dancing for Aaron Carter. Geo Hubela choreographed.
New York January Highlights
Sarah Bumgarner, Danielle Burdick, Victoria Finehout-Vigil, Jenn Freeman, Katie Hagen,
Anna Louise Herzog, Nicolette Peteley, Natalie Ortiz, Enma Lovewell, Jana Krumholtz, Tracy Lundman,
Bianca Crawl and Erin Moore helped open up for The Rolling Stones' concerts in New Jersey.
Nicolette Peteley, Dionne Figgins and Dana Ingraham can be seen in the New York State Lottery national
commercial, choreographed by our very own AC Ciulla.
Emily Tyra recently performend with Hugh Jackman at the Anniversary Concert & Ball with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Emily in an Anthem XOM commercial, as well.
CJ Tyson and Steve Schepis recently shot a commercial with Beyonce for O2 Arena in London.
Watch out for Beyonce's new Pepsi commercial featuring Ashley Everett, Chloe Arnold and Dee Delgado.
Ashley Adamek, Jennifer Locke, Lindsay Janisse, Rosie Fiedelman, Amanda Mondoro, Shiloh Goodin,
Kristin Yancy, Robin Masella, Christopher Vo, Stephen Carrasco and Kimo Kepano recently shot a Ford commercial
in Times Square as part of a tie-in with SMASH. Josh Bergasse choreographed the spot!
Marija Abney, Abdur Jackson and Virgil Gadson are currently working with Choreographer Otis Sallid on the film
Kristin DeCesare took over the stage alongside Pitbull on US X-Factor, the MTV Video Music Awards and the
VH1 Divas Live.
Jino Fort, Adam Gonzalez, Jana Krumholtz, Jean Chung, Emily Palmquist and Kelvin Kim performed alongside
Victoria Jusic at the 2012 Rockefeller Christmas Treet Lighting.
Olivia Bowman-Jackson performed in alongside Alicia Keys' at the BET Honors.
For a soon-to-be released, yet to be named, video game, Nicole Altchiler portrayed a Lady Gaga look-a-like,
Kelvin Kim portrayed a Psy look-a-like, and Nicole Medoro was featured as a Psy back-up dancer.
New York in Theatre
Samantha Sturm and Nadine Isenegger are currently in rehearsals for Matilda, set to open on Broadway in April 2013.
Emily Tyra recently joined the Broadway company of Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Angela Brydon, Casey Lee Ross, and Ryan Koss are currently working on the industry lab Beyond the Music,
with Choreographer, AC Ciulla.
Jean Chung, Kourtni Lind, Jenn Freeman, Cat Cogliandro, Ade Chike Torbert, Leonardo Reyes,
Matthew Tiberi, and Reed Luplau recently finished working with Choreographer, Sonya Tayeh, on the one week
workshop, Fighting Gravity.
After starring in the Broadway company, Darius Barnes, joins the 1st National Tour of Memphis.
Malaiyka Reid is currently in rehearsals for the National Tour of Fela!, set to open in Washington, D.C. at the end
of the month.
Mitchell Dudas joined the company of In The Mood, America's Greatest Big Band revue.
Katie Hagen and Eric Stretch recently had their opening night for Frog Kiss at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL.
Greer Gisy and Gabriella Sorrentino are currently in rehearsals for In The Heights at the Family Dinner Theater
in West Chester, NY.
Mary Callahan is currently in performances for Funny Girl at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL.
NY Choreography and Dance Highlights
JaQuel Knight recently choreographed a Diabetes Awareness commercial in New York City.
Joey Pizzi worked as the Creative Assistant on the new Macy's holiday commercial Wow Wow Wow!
Tricia Brouk recently choreographed a commercial for Capital One.
Lawrence Leritz danced in Carly Rae Jepsen and Harvey Keitel's renedition of Call Me Maybe during the television
event Night Of Too Many Stars.
Jaylah Springer danced alongside Alicia Keys during her performance of Girl On Fire at BET's Black Girls Rock.
Having performed in Cher's Las Vegas show for years, Jamal Story, re-joins the production in Cher's LIVE From Moscow.
Wonka Pop Star
Luis Salgado is currently choreographing for the winner of Wonka Pop Star featuring MSA clients David Yijae, Ehizoje Azeke, Krissy Hoagland, Riho Tsuji, and Christina Sigler.
Brian Thomas recently choreographed a promo for Season 2 of VH1's Love and Hip-Hop.
The promo featured MSA dancers: Ehizoje Azeke, LaToya Brooks, Shakira Barrera, Allison Ulrich, Amanda Ramos,
Criscia Richardson, Kristin Yancy, Natalie Ortiz, Jeremy Neal, Reed Luplau, Christina Sigler, Jarrieth Patterson,
Gabriella Sorrentino, Dee Delgado, Christopher Vo, Jessica Miranda, Iantha Richardson, Jana Krumholtz, and Golan Yosef.
NY Theatre Updates
Drew Franklin and Kristine Bendul will begin rehearsals in a few weeks for the 2013 Broadway production of Cinderella.
Kristine will also be the Assistant Choreographer and Partnering Consultant.
Jamal Story and Dionne Figgins will also soon begin rehearsals for the Broadway production of Motown the Musical.
Brian Brooks will work on the creative team as the Assistant Choreographer.
American Dance Machine re-staged Fosse's Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar featuring MSA clients: Olivia Bowman Jackson,
Rosie Fiedelman, Stephen Carrasco, Peter Chursin and Michael Williams.
Kristine Bendul was featured in Susan Stroman's re-staging of Contact.
Dionne Figgins, Hettie Barnhill, Rosie Fiedelman, Tanairi Vazquez and Jenny Laroche are currently involved in the workshop FLY, a darker re-telling of Peter Pan.
After performing in the Broadway production, Angela Brydon has re-joined the company of Memphis, out on tour.
Tommaso Antico hits the road with the long running show, Jersey Boys.
Christopher Mai continues to perform on tour in War Horse, as the Puppetry Captain.
Alissa Alter will star in Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Gateway Playhouse in the role of Judy Haynes.
Willie Dee is currently in rehearsals for McCarter Theatre's A Christmas Carol in Princeton, NJ.
Double Time Twins
MSA is proud to announce that Ava & Loretta Minett also known as The Double Time Twins have officially launched
their new website!
See class schedules, get nutrition/health advice and booking information at doubletimetwins.com
Grown Ups 2 and Something Whispered
Josh Bergasse and Ryan Kasprzak will be choreographer and assistant choreographer for the upcoming movie,
Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler.
Keep your eye out for the upcoming feature film Something Whispered starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
It will feature the work of MSA Choreographer Jeffrey Page and appearances by MSA Clients Adechike Torbert,
Jermaine Rowe and Ehizoje Azeke.
New York Clients in Motion
CJ Tyson is starting his music career and recently featured MSA NY clients Elizabeth Jones, Mileyka Mateo,
Jeremy Neal, Lauren Perry and Malaiyka Reid in his new music video.
Check out How Cast to see Jarrieth Patterson in an instructional video on "How To" and then you can see Kyle Brooks
in a video for Education First.
Katherine Roarty can be seen showing off her gymnastic skills in the latest video for Profoto Lighting.
Anna Louise Herzog and Jana Krumholtz were featured in the new print campaigns for Reebok SS13, while
Casey Lee Ross can be seen in the upcoming print campaign for Remicade and Laura Volpacchio modeled for
SCMP Style Magazine.
MSA NY Choreographer Highlights
Rachel Bress is the associate choreographer for Annie on Broadway.
Grady Bowman will be the assistant director to Julie Andrews and the associate choreographer to Christopher Gatelli for
The Great American Mousical. Grady was also the associate choreographer for Dogfight off-Broadway.
Austin McCormick was the choreographer for the La Traviata at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Shea Sullivan choreographed Crazy For You and The Music Man at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
He also choreographed A Christmas Carol at the Ford Theatre.
Maria Torres choreographed In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, and off-broadway production.
Brian "BT" Thomas choreographed two casino shows at the Venetian Hotel in Macau China.
Caitlin Gray choreographed Caroline Sunshine's live performance.
Brittney Griffin was the associate choreographer of The Dreamgirls Tour.
MSA NY in Commercials!
Dionne Figgins is featured in the latest Reebok commercial with Alicia Keys.
Ryan Kasprzak choreographed the Hershey's Pleasures commercial which also features dance clients, Ephrat Asherie
and Kiva Dawson.
Anna Louis Herzog was featured in a recent Samsung commercial, while Albert Pero was in a Verizon Fios commercial.
The recent Lay's Commercial featuring Eva Longoria, is also starring MSA's Ashley Everett.
Jean Chung can be spotted in the commercial advertisement for Beats By Dre and the latest Scope Commercial!
The upcoming Spread The Jam commercial will also feature Jean Chung and Jarrieth Patterson.
Ryan Kasprzak choreographed one version and Lorin Laterro another of the White House Black Market commercials,
which feature super model Coca Rocha and Laura Volpacchio as her body double.
Ryan Kasprzak also choreographed a Mutua Spanish Insurance commercial, that featured Golan Yosef.
Golan can also be seen in the upcoming Athena Commercial with Jino Fort.
America's Got Talent - New York
Once again, America's Got Talent's associate choreographer is MSA NY client Brooke Wendle.
Jamal Story choreographed the Blue Man Group performance on AGT, which featured dancer, Jeoffrey Watson.
The Cher Lloyd performance featured: Krissy Hoagland, Nicolette Peteley, Jana Krumholtz, Casey Mauro,
Kourtney Keitt, Teddy Toye and Danielle Froelich.
Other NY dancers that can be seen include: Craig Henningsen, Lawrence Alexander, Cris Cangero,
Nicolette Peteley, Ashley Everett, Maria Carofano, Mark Caserta, Peter Chursin, Gerald Avery, Jean Chung,
Kristin DeCesare, Amanda Mondoro, Daniel Moore, Terrence Poplar, Angel Reed, Criscia Richardson,
Ellenore Scott, Ehizoje Azeke, Rachel McSween, Ron Todorowski, Lindsay Janisse and Liz Ramos!
SMASH Season 2!
Josh Bergasse will return as the series choreographer with assistant choreographer Ryan Kasprzak for the second
season of the hit series, SMASH!
This season will also feature MSA NY dancers: Jenny Laroche, Joey Dowling, Anna Schnaitter, Christopher Vo,
Brandon Rubendall, Tanairi Vazquez, Angelina Mullins, Lawrence Alexander, Jennifer Locke, Tracy Ann Lundman,
Abdur Rahim Jackson, Ericka Hunter, Billy Griffin, Darius Barnes, CJ Tyson, Ade Chike Torbert and Jamal Story!
MSA NY on Television
Maria Torres was the director and choreographer of the Latin Billboard Music Awards with Hinton Battle as the associate
director and choreographer and dancer, Luis Salgado was featured in the Don Omar Performance.
The Dancing with the Stars Pitbull Performance featured Kristin Decesare.
Natalie Ortiz recently shot an MTV Promo featuring Alicia Keys for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Boardwalk Empire featured NY dancers: Stephanie Mas, Danielle Froelich, Kate Harpootlian, Cris Cangero,
Clifton Samuels, Tommaso Antico, Colby Lindeman and John Alix.
Capitol Fourth featured Megan Hilty, Peter Chursin, Colby Lindeman, Julius Rubio and Eric Stretch.
Taking the Stage!
Greer Gisy and Nicolette Peteley danced with up and coming recording artist, L2 at the Gramercy in New York,
featuring choreography by Brian "BT" Thomas.
Marissa Levesque joined Disney's Fantasy cruise, while Jenny Holahan and Samantha Goltz sail with the Royal
Carribean Cruise Line.
Jeffrey Page choreographed a showcase for rising artist Gaby with dancers: Julius Rubio, Jana Krumholtz, CJ Tyson
and Jennifer Locke.
Nicolette Peteley, Natalie Ortiz, Cristina Piemonte, Ellenore Scott, Rose Zeria, Tracy Ann Lundman, Tanairi
Vazquez, and Victoria Finehout-Vigil will begin rehearsals for the Time Warner Upfront next week and will be working
with MSA choreographer, Brian "BT" Thomas.
NBC Upfronts featured choreography by Keith and Sharon Young with dancers: Danielle Froelich, Anna Schnaitter,
Shiloh Goodin, Ellenore Scott, Jenny Laroche, Brandon Rubendall, Kelby Brown and Craig Henningsen.
LL Cool J worked with Nicolette Peteley, JLyn Thomas, David Yijae, Robert Taylor Jr. and Gerald Avery during the
CBS Upfronts, choreographed by Geo Hubela and Ephrat Asherie.
MAC's "sailor" themed industrials in both NYC and Miami, featured Jenny Laroche, Courtney Rottenberger, Chris Fox
and Ehizoje Azeke.
Ashley Adamek worked with Kanye West on both Saturday Night Live and in Atantic City.
Ehizoje Azeke, Kyle Brooks, Morgan Geraghty, Kristen Hellar, Jared Sprague, Jaylah Springer, Rose Lannaccone, Casey McCoy, Chrissy Palczewski, Michela Pantano, Bravita Threatt, Teddy Toye, Brooke Penik, Sam Sacco,
Casey Lee Ross, Courtney Rottenberger and David Yijae stormed Times Square for a Fisher Price Flashmob.
Theatre Around the Country
MSA NY Client Ronnie Duncan can be seen in the role of Harry in Arena Stage's production of My Fair Lady.
Autumn Guzzardi recently wrapped the highly anticipated, Broadway-bound, new musical The Nutty Professor in
Nashville, TN, alongside Liz Ramos who worked as the Associate Choreographer.
Desiree Davar and Merrill West will join the cast of White Christmas at The Denver Performing Arts Center.
Shane Donovan will star as Bob Wallace in The Arkansas Repertory's production of the same show.
North Shore Music Theatre's season included 9 to 5 featuring MSA NY client, Merrill West. Their production of Annie,
featured Desiree Davar, and will soon feature Clifton Samuels in their production of Guys and Dolls.
Spirit Productions original musical Dancing Queen featured Katherine Roarty and Tori Simeone and will soon feature
Ellena Takos, Lantha Richardson and Nikki Croker. Matthew Tiberi can also be seen in their production of Jersey Nights.
Alexandra Redelico will begin rehearsals for Northern Stage's production of Peter Pan in the role of Tiger Lily.
Jennifer Jancuska choreographed Flat Rock Playhouse's Zelda with MSA NY dancers Eric Stretch and Julius Rubio.
Off-Broadway, Workshops and National Tours
MSA New York clients Tanairi Vazquez, David Yijae and Dionne Figgins (Associate Choreographer) recently finished
the musical workshop, Flashdance.
Jamal Story recently finished Motown: The Musical workshop, which is set to hit Broadway early 2013 and will have associate choreographer Brian Brooks.
Brandon Rubendall, Nick Kepley (Associate Choreographer), Steve Schepis and Jessica Osborne are currently working
on the new Harold Arlen musical One For My Baby.
Clifton Samuels and Mary Callahan rounded out the cast of the Sugar Babies workshop.
Erin Moore can be seen in The Cotton Club Parade this November.
Darius Barnes and Hollie Wright recently wrapped the Super Fly! workshop.
Camille A. Brown choreographed a short run of the off-Broadway show Soul Doctor with MSA NY dancer Dionne Figgins.
Adrienne Howard tours with the 1st National company of Memphis, while Courtney Rottenberger, Sean McKnight and
Ryan Steer join 1st National Tour of Anything Goes.
Andres Acosta, in the role of Bernardo, alongside Arianna Rosario and Laura Volpacchio tour with West Side Story.
Tenealle Farragher is touring with the European company, as well.
Michael Deeb and Brooke Morrison are touring with A Chorus Line!
Broadway Bound in NYC
MSA New York clients Emily Tyra and Renee Marino can be seen in the Charlie Chaplin musical Chaplin and
Lawrence Alexander can be seen as the Bird Man in the long running show The Lion King.
Hettie Barnhill and Ashley Adamek will swing in to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, while Kristine Bendul and Drew Franklin
can be seen in Cinderella, which comes to Broadway in early 2013.
Also, after five years out on the road, Casey Quinn joins the Broadway company of Wicked.
2012 Bessie Awards
Congratulations to our client, Austin McCormick on his nomination for the 2012 New York Dance and Performance
Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design for Light, Set and Costume Design for Snow White!
MSA Choreographer JaQuel Knight recently worked as the Co-Choreographer for Beyonce Revel in Atlantic City.
Last Smoker in America
AC Ciulla will be choreographing the new off-Broadway Musical The Last Smoker in America at the Westside Theater.
Previews start July 11th 2012 and the show will open August 2nd 2012!
Sound of Music
Congratulations to MSA choreographer Josh Bergasse for his work on The Sound Of Music at Carnegie Hall this past
Tuesday April 24th that helped benefit Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programs.
This special one-night-only performance of the classic Broadway musical starred Laura Osnes (Maria Rainer),
Tony Goldwyn (Captain Georg von Trapp), Brooke Shields (Elsa Schraeder), Patrick Page (Max Detweiler) and
Stephanie Blythe (The Mother Abbess) along with several other amazing performers.
New York City Knicks
Tune into the NBA Playoffs and don't miss the New York City Knicks Dancer's Halftime performance choreographed
by Brian Thomas.
Latin Billboard Awards 2012
Make sure to tune into the Latin Billboard Awards tonight April 26th on Telemundo.
Don Omar's performance will feature the work of MSA choreogrpaher Maria Torres who directed and choreographed
the performance along with Associate Director/Choreographer Hinton Battle and Assistant Choreographer Luis Salgado.
Surf! The Musical
Congratulations to MSA client Ryan Koss who will join SURF! The Musical in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood featuring
the music and lyrics of 60's sensation,The Beach Boys.
MSA Choreographer Caitlin Gray continues her work for recording artist Lily Halpern along with MSA dancers,
Bianca Crawl and Mary Callahan.
Keep an eye out for MSA NY clients Jamie J and Dameka Hayes on this season of Boardwalk Empire that airs on HBO.
Slim in Six
Look out for MSA NY client Erin Moore who is featured in the most recent Debbie Siebers' Slim in Six infomercial.
Congratulations to MSA client Chris Fox who just wrapped his first Yahoo! Commercial.
Congratulations to MSA NY client Jana Krumholtz who just wrapped her first Reebok Print job.
Congratulations to MSA NY Client Ronald Duncan who just finished with the broadway workshop for Motown in New York City.
Lucille Lortel Awards
AC Ciulla will be choreographing the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards honoring the best of Off-Broadway on May 6th 2012.
Check out our MSA NY Choreographer, AC Ciulla on this season of Dance Mom's on Lifetime! Click here to view a sneak peak of the episode.
36th Annual Carbonell Awards
Congratulations to MSA NY Choreographer Shea Sullivan for recieving the Carbonell Award for her work on Crazy For You
at the 36th Annual Carbonell Awards in Florida this past week. To see the full list of nominees, click here.
A Street Car Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire begins its limited Broadway run at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City on Tuesday, April 3, 2012
and it celebrates its opening Sunday, April 22, 2012.
The show will feature the work of MSA Choreographer Camille A. Brown.
The production will run through July 22, 2012, for more information click here.
MSA New York Agency Auditions
MSA NEW YORK AGENCY AUDITIONS:
DATE: Thursday, March 1st, 2012
WHERE: New Pearl Studios – 519 8th Avenue, 12th Floor, Studio C
Sign-in Jazz: 1:30pm
Jazz: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sign-in Musical Theater: 2:30pm
Musical Theater: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Vocal: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
WHAT TO PREPARE: For both Jazz and Musical Theater, you will be taught choreography. Come dressed to dance,
body conscious. Men - bring jazz shoes and/or sneakers. Women – bring character heels (theater only) and jazz shoes
If you attend the Musical Theater audition, you MUST stay to sing after you dance. There will be NO exceptions.
Prepare a 32 bar cut from a song of your choice that shows off your range and personality. Bring sheet music
(in the correct key), as an accompanist will be provided.
You do NOT need to attend both the Jazz and Musical Theater auditions to be considered for representation. Should
you plan to attend both auditions, please let us know at sign-in. You will need to bring an additional headshot/resume and
will be expected to stay for the entire day to both dance and sing. You will NOT need to sign-in again for the Musical
WHAT TO BRING: Headshot/Resume, stapled together
Check out our MSA client Shaun T who appeared on the Dr. Oz Show February 15th 2012 where he discussed health and fitness as well as demonstrated his Miracle 15 Minute Workout! Click here to view a clip from the show.
New York Dance Updates
Angelica Burgos, Monique LeFlore and Emily Palmquist worked with choreographer, Maria Torres to unveil Microsoft
phone, "The Mango" in Macy's Herald Square.
CJ Tyson, Jeremy Miranda, Marissa Levesque, Rebecca Kennedy, Tracy Lundman, and Casey Lee Ross
launched Speedo's new swimsuit line alongside the US Olympic Swim Team at a media event in NYC.
Rose Iannaccone re-joined the cast of MyPlate! New Food Guide Pyramid, on a tour of NYC schools to promote
health and wellness.
Ashley Marinelli will board Disney's Cruiseline "The Wonder" and set sail in March.
Victor Gonzalez, Joseph David, Cristina Piemonte and Kelly Cabrera worked the Tommy Hilfiger Holiday Party.
Natalie Ortiz, Mishay Petronelli, Chrissy Palczewski, Rebecca Kennedy, Jared Jenkins, Jamie J, Robert Taylor Jr.,
and Brandon William did a Verizon Wirless Flash mob, choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha.
Adriana Falcon, Victoria Finehout-Vigil, Aubrey Bailey and Stacey Sherie went Macau, China to perform at the
Venetian Hotel and Resort for six months.
Jamile McGee continues to work with Gloria Estefan; recently performed at WEPA in New Mexico and can be seen
in her upcoming music video.
Caitlin Conlon continues to work with Kanye on his Australian tour.
Nick Cunningham recently did a print campaign for Moet Hennessy.
Jessica Osborne can next be seen in Shaun T's Insanity III infomerical.
Ehizoje Azeke, Lydia Haug, Katherine Roarty, and Cris Cangero worked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show with
performers Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Maroon 5's Adam Levine.
Kelby Brown and Craig Henningsen were featured in an episode of Gossip Girl with choreographer Joey Pizzi.
Angelina Mullins and Billy Griffin join the company of NBC's Smash.
Madonna's music video "Give Me All Your Love" featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. features dancers:
Renee Marino, Elizabeth Jones, Nicole Medoro, Malaiyka Reid, Natalie Ortiz, Mishay Petronelli, Brandon
Rubendall, Craig Henningsen, Colby Lindeman, Casey Lee Ross, CJ Tyson, Eric Stretch, Kelby Brown,
Ehizoje Azeke, Jino Fort, Joseph David, Marlon Taylor-Wiles and Jarrieth Patterson.
New York Theatre Updates
Stephen Carrasco finished Billy Elliot on Broadway and will join the company of Ghost on Broadway this April.
Kourtni Lind made her Broadway debut in the company of Spider-Man this past December.
Brandon Rubendall finished Spider-Man while Lawrence Alexander finished Follies. Both will now join the company
of Broadway's Anything Goes.
Evan Kasprzak and Tommy Bracco moved from the Paper Mill Playhouse to Newsies on Broadway, this March.
Lindsay Janisse will re-join the Broadway company of Wicked.
Dionne Figgins (as the Assistant Choreographer), Vivian Nixon, Liz Ramos, Brooke Wendle and Luis Salgado have
begun work on Flashdance, coming to Broadway in Fall of 2012.
Renee Marino and Samantha Sturm are currently working on the developmental workshop for Warren Carlyle's Becoming Chaplin.
Renee Marino finished two workshops in Bill T. Jones' SuperFly! and will continue with another longterm workshop.
Sean McKnight returns to City Center Encores! in a production of Merrily We Roll Along.
Tenealle Farragher and Pam Leary will re-join the company of The Aluminum Show in Russia.
Mindy Wallace joins the company of Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away.
Terrence Poplar joins newcomer Gerald Avery on the 2012 Season of Toho Shock in Tokyo, Japan.
New MSA client, Ryan Koss performs in Soul Doctor at the Colony Theater and Parker Playhouse.
Jessi Trauth as Zaneeta and Laura Volpacchio will perform in the Riverside Theatre production of The Music Man in Florida.
Anna White, Grady Bowman and RyanSteer will be featured in the Paper Mill Playhouse's Damn Yankee's.
New York January Choreography Updates
Maria Torres recently choreographed a Microsoft Live Industrial in Herald Square for the new Microsoft phone "The Mango."
Tricia Brouk is currently choreographing Tokio Confidential off-Broadway at the Atlantic Stage 2 theatre in New York City.
She is also choreographing I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at Central Coast in Wisconsin.
Lorin Latarro choreographed Saving Aimee at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle with Sean McKnight (Associate Choreographer).
Lorin will also be choreographing City Club at an off-Broadway theatre in NYC.
Joey Pizzi choreographed an episode of Gossip Girl with Brooke Wendle (Assistant Choreographer).
Shea Sullivan choreographed an episode of Pan Am and will be choreographing the live theatrical show Der Blaue Engel
at the Capitol Theatre in Dusseldorf.
Rachel Bress choreographed Rated P for Parenthood off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre with Parker Esse (Associate Choreographer).
AC Ciulla recently choreographed the stage show for an a capella group DUWENDE, and will continue to choreograph their upcoming shows and tour.
Parker Esse will be choreographing Music Man at Arena Stages in D.C.
Jennifer Jancuska was recently the Assistant Choreographer for Phish's Madison Square Garden show on New Year's Eve in NYC.
Flashdance the Musical
Congratulations to MSY NY client Dionne Figgins who is currently the Assistant Choreographer on Flashdance the Musical!
Wicked National Tour
Congratulations to MSA NY client Sterling Masters who will step into the role of Dance Captain on the National Tour of Wicked!
MSA also booked the following dancers on the upcoming series, Smash: Lawrence Alexander, Kristine Bendul, Derek Ferguson, Billy Griffin, Ray Hesselink, Bahiyah Hibah, Colby Lindeman, Christopher Mai, Angelina Mullins, Vivian Nixon, Liz Ramos, Ellenore Scott and Jamal Story.
MSA NY Updates
Mamma Mia! - Deanna Aguinaga
Nice Work If You Can Get It - Samantha Sturm
Ghost Dancer - Rosie Fiedelman and Luis Salgado
Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway - Emily Tyra
West Side Story - Jon Drake
Mary Poppins - Con O'Sheal Creal, Billy Griffin and Annie Petersmeyer
Trans Siberian Orchestra - Becca Tobin, April Berry and Ashley Adamek
White Christmas - Houston TUTS - Ryan Kasprzak
A Chorus Line - Paramount Theatre - Tommy Bracco
A Christmas Carol - McCarter Theatre - Ryan Steer, Eric Brathwaite, and Jessi Trauth
Agent Provocateur (Fashion Night Out) - Chris Fox and Reed Luplau
Disney's "Fantasy" Cruise - Michael Konderwicz
Oribe Hair Show - Jennifer Newman, Jennifer Mathie and Kimi Nikaidoh
Lil' Kim Australia - Satoko Mori, Criscia Richardson, and Tiffany Toh
Kanye West Brazil - Caitlin Conlon
ToHo Shock - Terrence Poplar
Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project w/ Madonna - Werner Figar, CJ Tyson, Sekou McMiller, Shani Talmor, Natalie Ortiz, Monique LeFlore, Leonides Arpon, Ritsuko Sato, Dionne Figgins, Criscia Richardson, Satoko Mori, Tyrone Perry and Avanni Briggs
Jennifer Lopez at Mohegan Sun - Gerald Avery, Brandon Rubendall, and Joseph David
Smash - Ellenore Scott, Vivian Nixon, Bahiyah, Kristine Bendul, Jamal Story, Derek Ferguson, Christopher Mai, Liz Ramos and playing the role of "Sue" Jenny LaRoche
The Rosie O'Donnell Show w/ Gloria Estefan - Jamile McGee
The Tonight Show w/ Gloria Estefan - Jamile McGee
Good Morning America w/ Sesame Street - Anthony Colantone, Stacey Sherie, Tomoyo Hara, and Gerald Avery
Soul Train Music Awards Promo - Jean Chung
Latin Grammy's - Kristin DeCesare
Country Music Awards - Laura Sheehy
What Would You Do? - Danny Stiles
Lady's Footlocker - Rebecca Kennedy, Angelina Mullins, and Emily Oldak
Sundrop - Ryan Kasprzak
Bacardi - Kristin DeCesare
MTV Promo Music Awards - Elizabeth Jones
Hip Hop Abs - Brandon Rubendall, Kristina Hanna, JLyn Thomas and Adriana Falcon
Revlon ft. Olivia Wilde - Hanna Lee and Colby Lindeman
Snap on Feathers ft. Carishma - Eric Brathwaite, Tenealle Farragher, Cristina Piemonte, and Shani Talmor
Time Life Promo - Ryan Kasprzak, Heather Hamilton, Brittney Griffin, Sarah Vasilas, and Denise Miller
Cheerios TV Land Promo - Kristen Hellar
Win for Life - Tara Vecchio
Mary J. Blige - Jamile McGee
Wyclef Jean - Cristine Anderson, Crystal Anderson, Tyrone Perry and Takahiro Ueno
Beyonce "Countdown" - Dee Delgado and Marlon Taylor-Wiles
Elixir - Jennifer Locke
Brian "BT" Thomas - Carishma Music Videos, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ft. Sesame Street and Good Morning American ft. Sesame Street
Maria Torres and Wes Veldink - Revlon Commercial featuring Olivia Wilde
Parker Esse - "The Buddy Holly Story" at Flat Rock Playhouse, "Carousel" at Goodspeed Opera House
AC Ciulla - SYTYCD Ukraine
Francesca Harper - Dance Theatre of Harlem, Pirandello, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Bress - Broadway Boys and Pan Am
JaQuel Knight - Coke Zero
Joey Pizzi - State Farm Industrial
Tricia Brouk and Heather Hamilton (Assistant Choreographer) - Reunion!
MSA NY Choreographers
AC Ciulla choreographed an AT&T Commercial "Dancing Through DSL" featureing MSA client KIVA DAWSON.Brian “BT” Thomas choreographed a music video and live stage show for recording artist "Shira", and episode of the "Are We There Yet?" and sister recording artist team "L2".Joey Pizzi choreographed the State Farm Industrial in Las Vegas, NV.Josh Bergasse choreographed a Broadway inspired opening number on the Top 10 Group piece on SYTYCD US.Maria Torres choreographed an awe inspiring latin number on SYTYCD Canada.Rachel Bress choroegraphed New York's "Broadway Boys" show at The Birdland in NYC on August 8th. David Scotchford continues in Oberhausen choreographing the staged show "Dirty Dancing". Amy Hall recently re-set her choreography for the children's show "The Ohmies" at New World Stages in NYC.Parker Esse will choreograph "The Music Man" at Arena Stages in Spring 2012. Jennifer Jancuska will join the "Motherhood: The Musical" team as Assistant Director and Associate Choreographer.
MSA New York Job Update
CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECTS Dan Knechtges recently choreographed the TV Land Awards and an episode of White Collar. Dan also commissioned a piece with Ballet Met. Joey Pizzi is the Dance Supervisor for the new movie Rock of Ages, currently in production in Florida. The film is set to release in 2012. AC Ciulla just booked an AT&T Commercial! JT Horenstein is set to choreograph The Rocky Horror Show at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, running from September 15th to November 6th. Lorin Latarro recently choreographed a stage performance of City Club in Toronto. Brian "BT" Thomas choreographed an episode Sesame Street. Amy Hall choreographed The Ohmies Show. Camille Brown choreographed the MTV Spotlight of artist Nysha. DANCE PROJECTS BROADWAY/EQUITY Dancer Project with Susan Stroman (Lincoln Center Workshop) Lydia Haug and Emily Tyra Oklahoma (Choreographer Parker Esse) Erin Moore, Lawrence Alexander, and Clifton Samuels NATIONAL TOURS West Side Story - Nicole Hellman A Chorus Line - Samantha Berman and Alice Ramshaw Young Frankenstein - Michael Deeb Memphis - Bree Branker and Kyle Leland Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Atlanta TOTS Donald Shorter Jr. FELA! Europe - Nicole de Weever White Christmas Merrill West Come Fly Away Jon Drake, Ron Todorowksi, Laurie Kanyok, and Tanairi Vazquez Fiddler on the Roof Ted Keener Peter Pan Desiree Davar South Pacific Sam Berman REGIONAL THEATRE 101 Dalmatians - Stages of St. Louis - Deanna Aguinaga The King and I - Kansas City Starlight - Kristine Bendul Evita - Northern Stage - Annie Petersmeyer Hairspray - Theatre by the Sea - Jamie Markovich Camelot and Miss Saigon - Sacramento Music Circus - Deanna Aguinaga The Producers - Sacramento Music Circus - Merrill West and Elliott Bradley Anything Goes - Sacramento Music Circus - Elliott Bradley Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - MUNY - Merrill West Tarzan - North Shore Music - Kristine Bendul and Drew Shuler West Side Story, Legally Blonde and Spamalot - Gateway Playhouse - Justin Flexen Xanadu and The Wiz - Maine State Music Theatre - Bree Branker A Chorus Line - New Bedford Theatre - Michael Deeb Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - New Theatre Evan Kasprzak Aladdin - 5th Avenue Theatre - Ronald Duncan Urban Cowboy - Atlanta TUTS - John Berno Cinderella - Kansas City Starlight Matthew Donnell 42nd Street - Merry Go Round - Erica Cenci Newsies - Papermill Playhouse - Evan Kasprzak and Tommy Bracco LIVE/STAGE Gia Bella at SPLASH - Ai Shimatsu Kanye West at Coachella - Victoria Finehout-Vigil, Natalie Ortiz, and Caitlin Conlon TELEVISION TV Land Awards (Choreographer Dan Knechtges) - Bree Branker, Emily Tyra, Sara Hoenes, Jenny LaRoche, Geraldine Rojas, Lydia Haug, Laura Volpacchio, Bianca Crawl, Victoria Finehout - Vigil, Martin Samuel, George Smallwood NBC Health Week Promo - Emma Lovewell Oprah with Beyonce - Erynn Turkovich The Billboard Awards with Beyonce - Erynn Turkovich and Jenny LaRoche WEB Coca Cola - Tomoyo Hara Lavar Hair Designs - Bianca Crawl COMMERCIALS Acuview - Brooke Penik Subway - Victoria Finehout-Vigil PRINT Adidas - Ellenore Scott and Ai Shimatsu Reebok - David Yijae PROMOTION & SPONSORSHIP Coca Cola - Shaun T (Fitness Expert)
Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away