Charlotte d'Amboise

Co-Artistic Director

 

Kelly Crandall-d'Amboise

Dance

 

Mary Ann Lamb

Dance

 

Rachel Bay Jones

Acting/Voice

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Terrence Mann

Co-Artistic Director

 

Liz Larsen

Voice

 

Michael Paternostro

Voice

 

Michael Yannette

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Christopher d'Amboise

Dance

 

Sal Viviano

Voice

 

Ariana DeBose

Dance

 

Whitney G-Bowley

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Terrence Mann

Terrence Mann has originated some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. His career has spanned 3 decades. From his breakout performance as the rock ‘n roll Rum Tum Tugger in CATS to his critically acclaimed Tony-nominated turn as Inspector Javert in Les Miserable. Mr. Mann has constantly reinvented his abilities to fit the musical theatre world. His portrayal of the Beast in Beauty and the Beast garnered him his second Tony nomination as well as a Drama Desk Nomination and an Outer Critic Circle nomination. In 2013 he earned his third Tony nomination and won the Outer Critic Circle award for his dynamic performance as King Charlemagne in the smash hit revival of PIPPIN. Terry just wrapped up playing the dual roles of Charles Frohman/Hook in the Broadway hit, Finding Neverland, and in February 2016 starts rehearsals for The Man in the Yellow Suit in the Broadway premiere of Tuck Everlasting.

 

Other credits on the Broadway stage include:

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), The Addams Family (Mal Bienekie), Lennon (Ensemble), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank 'N' Furter), Getting Away With Murder (Greg), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Rags (Saul), Barnum (Ringmaster, matinee Barnum on tour), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Narrator) and Jekyll and Hyde (title roles, pre-Broadway workshop.)

 

Off-Broadway, regional, and educational credits include:  

Tuck Everlasting (the Alliance Theatre), The Studio (South Coast Repertory) Promises, Promises (ENCORES!), Assassins (Playwrights Horizon), 1776 (Williamstown Theatre Festival), My Fair LadyMan of La ManchaPeter Pan (Connecticut Repertory Theater). He is the Director/Composer for the musical adaptation on Romeo & Juliet.  He is founding Artistic Director of the Carolina Arts Festival. He also served as Artistic Director of the North Carolina Theatre for 10 years. He now serves as professor and endowed chair of Musical Theatre program at Western Carolina University.

 

In film and television:

He stars in Netflix's critically acclaimed original series SENSE8 as Mr. WhispersHe appeared as Bob on the Sci-Fi Channel’s series, The Dresden Files. Other film and television appearances include: Critters, A Chorus Line, Big Top Pee Wee, Solar Babies,SMASH, 30 Rock, Love Monkey, Law and Order, Mrs. Santa Claus, American Revolution, One Life to Live and As the World Turns (Emmy Nomination.) 

Charlotte d'Amboise

A veteran of numerous Broadway shows, Charlotte was nominated for the prestigious Tony Award for her performance as Cassie in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.  Most recently, Charlotte was seen in the Broadway revival of PIPPIN in the role of Fastrada, for which she won the Fred Astaire Award. Other Broadway shows include Roxie in Chicago (Drama Critics Circle Award, The Ovation Award, The Bay Area Theatre Award), Lola in Damn Yankees (Fred Astaire Award), Charity in Sweet Charity (Fred Astaire Award) and Anita as well as other featured roles in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Tony Award Nomination.) Other Broadway shows include Contact, Company and Cats. She has also appeared in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions.

 

Throughout her career onstage, she has worked alongside several legendary directors including Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett, Peter Martins, Rob Marshall, Ann Reinking, Debbie Allen, Gillian Lynn, Rob Ashford, Diane Paulus, Walter Bobby and George Balanchine.

 

Charlotte can be seen in the acclaimed documentary of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line entitled, Every Little Step. Charlotte has also been seen in numerous films and TV shows, most recently in the acclaimed independent movie, Frances Ha. She can also be seen in The In Crowd, American Blue Note, Just Off The Coast and The Preachers Wife. On television she has appeared in the Kennedy Center HonorsLaw and Order, a Live at Lincoln Center performance of the Broadway musical Contact, and various made-for-TV movies.

Christopher d'Amboise

Born into a family of dancers, Christopher d'Amboise has had many careers: dancer, director, choreographer, playwright, teacher and educator. His work explores the integration of text, dance, and music, and seeks to reinforce a positive perspective of humanity.

 

As a Principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Christopher worked closely with both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, originating works as well as performing major repertoire. On Broadway he co-stared with Bernadette Peters in Andrew Lloyd Webbers' Song and Dance, for which he earned a Tony nomination.

 

As a Choreographer, Christopher works both in theater and ballet. He has created over 80 works seen worldwide in cities including London, Prague, Paris, Copenhagen, New York, Lisbon, and Istanbul. His ballets have been presented in over 30 companies including the New York City Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Pennsylvania Ballet, National Ballet of Amsterdam, and the San Francisco Ballet. His work, Tribute, premiered with NYCB at Lincoln Center in 2007. And in 2015 he won a Helen Hayes Award last year for his work on Colossal at The Olney Theatre.

 

As a Director and Choreographer for theater, Christopher's vision is cinematic in style integrating music and dance with text, and visual storytelling. Mr. d'Amboise has also adapted and written original works for the stage. His unique adaptation of Can-Can, the classic Cole Porter musical, is currently under option. The Studio is an original play-with-dance written, directed and choreographed by Mr. d'Amboise premiering in 2006 at South Coast Repertory, and having for its east coast premiere at the Signature Theatre in Washington D.C., in November of 2007. The Studio was also selected as a featured play at the Pacific Playwrights Festival in 2006. Voice of the City, an original musical about Vaudeville written, directed and choreographed by Mr. d'Amboise had its New York workshop at Musical Theatre Works. His other theatrical credits as a choreographer include You Never Know, a world premiere new musical by Charles Strouse at Trinity Rep.; the pre-Broadway production of High Society at ACT in San Francisco; and Romeo & Juliet: The Musical at the Ordway Theatre and the Goodspeed Opera House.  Christopher directed and choreographed Up The Avenue, an original comic act starring Bill Irwin and Charlotte d'Amboise at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Mr. d'Amboise has also collaborated with singer/songwriter Cat Stevens on The Road To Find Out, a new musical about the life and music of the artist and was a part of the creative team of Hang Onto Me - an original musical about Fred and Adele Astaire.

 

As artistic director and president/CEO of The Pennsylvania Ballet Christopher pulled the company out of bankruptcy with the unprecedented Save the Ballet Campaign raising 2.5 million from 10,000 Philadelphia residents in two weeks.  He lead the company through 4 successful seasons, supervising production of 72 performances annually at the Academy of Music and the Shubert theater.

 

As an educator Christopher has initiated outreach programs, community development initiatives and taught master classes and workshops at schools and universities world wide. He also developed MOVING STORY, a unique visual storytelling curriculum specially designed to integrate image based drama into contemporary theatre.  Taught in universities as well as professional productions of theater and dance. 

Liz Larsen

Broadway: Beautiful, HairsprayRocky Horror ShowDamn Yankees, Smell of the KillMost Happy Fella* (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle award nominations, Best Featured Actress, and the LA Drama Logue Award.) A Little Night Music (NYC Opera), Starmites, Fiddler on the RoofAnnie and Dubarry Was a Lady (City Center.)
 

Off Broadway: A New Brain* (Lincoln Center), Loman Family Picnic and New Yorkers (MTC), Bingo*Little By Little*Him and Her* (Fringe Best Actress Award), Such Good Friends and My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (both of which she received the NYMF Award for Best Actress).


Tour: Blues In the Night with Eartha Kitt, Dot in Sunday Night In the Park With George (Helen Hayes Award, best actress) Lizzie in Baby (Helen Hayes Award nomination) World premiere of Rich Girl (Spring 2013), Falsettos, Value of Names with Jack Klugman, Bridge and Tunnel (2014 Film release) and recently Cissy in Bunheads (ABC family). She recurred as CSU Jamie Reed on Law & Order for 10 seasons, LA Reagle on Law & Order SVU for 4 Seasons, Trish in Sopranos on HBO, and had contract roles on Exit 19 with Gena Davis and My Guys, both for CBS. She recurs on the Web series Wainy DaysWeiner on Weiner and Submissions Only. Concert soloist with Marvin Hamlisch at Carnegie Hall as well as symphonies internationally.
 

*original cast recordings 

 

Husband: Sal Viviano  // Sons: Alessandro and Joey

Kelly Crandall-d'Amboise

Kelly Crandall-d'Amboise has been dancing since she was 3. Trained at the School of American Ballet, she has appeared on Broadway, film and television. An original cast member of The Boy From Oz, she had the great pleasure of working with Hugh Jackman. 

 

Other Broadway credits include Chicago, Susan Stroman's A Christmas Carol and the national tour of The Producers. Broadway workshops include Dirty Dancing and Last Dance. She has also performed with the NYC Opera in The Most Happy Fella and the Los Angeles Opera in Samson and Delilah starring Placido Domingo.

 

Kelly has worked as a choreographer and as an associate choreographer on numerous productions including Cabaret and La Cage aux Folles at Signature Theatre, Babes in Toyland at Lincoln Center, The Studio at Signature and South Coast Rep., Tick Tick Boom at Convergence Lab, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown at Imagination Stage, Hot ‘n Cole at Westport County Playhouse, Aida at Westchester Broadway, Camelot at North Shore, Fiends and Scrooge No More at Busch Gardens, the Broadway workshop of Cheer, and You Never Know at Trinity Rep. Kelly is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School of Dance and teaches all over the country at various musical theater programs including Interlochen Arts Academy, Orange County Performing Arts School, Broadway Theater Connection, the Broadway Theater Project, Arts Horizons, Camp Broadway, and Overtures at Signature Theatre, the Metropolitan School of the Arts and the conservatory program at Imagination Stage. 

 

Her film credits include A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey and directed by Robert Zemeckis. She can also be seen in What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Beautiful directed by Sally Field. She was one of the 8 Deadly Sin Dancers on the variety tv show, Penn & Tellers Sin City Spectacular. She has performed on the Academy Awards, the Tony Awards, and the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Sal Viviano

A Detroit native, Sal Viviano began his career opening for Comedy Greats of the last generation, in Chicago, and in Showrooms throughout the Midwest. After completing his degrees (Eastern Illinois University), he taught High School, while earning his Union cards as an actor in Chicago. Moving East, Sal made his Broadway debut in THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1984); followed-by co-starring roles in the Broadway hits ROMANCE / ROMANCE, CITY OF ANGELS, FALSETTOS, THE LIFE, and THE FULL MONTY. Off-Broadway, Mr. Viviano co-starred in the Revival of Maltby and Shire’s CLOSER THAN EVER*  (BROADWAY WORLD AWARD - Best Actor, OFF-Broadway Alliance Award); as well as THE BIG TIME; GOLF, THE MUSICAL* (BACKSTAGE AWARD - Best Actor); BEAU JEST; CATHER COUNTY; WEIRD ROMANCE*; CATCH ME IF I FALL*, BROADWAY JUKEBOX, and HAMLET, THE OPERA for Joseph Papp; among others. . .  

 

 

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On-tour, he’s starred in EVITA, ANYTHING GOES!, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, HAIR; and received a  HELEN HAYES AWARD (Best Actor) nomination for his title-role portrayal in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE(Washington, D.C.); having also appeared at more than two-dozen Regional Theatres, Nationwide. In New York, he also starred as lawyer Billy Flynn in the smash hit CHICAGO.

 

Viviano’s Film credits include LEGALLY BLONDE 2*, BLACK ROSES* (newly released on DVD), THE JITTERS, SPIKE OF BENSONHURST*, and LIFE WITH MIKEY’s* title song (for Disney). 

 

His television guest appearances have included LAW AND ORDER, THE COSBY MYSTERIES, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, RYAN'S HOPE, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN; narration for THE WORLD OF FILM (PBS); his critically acclaimed portrayal of VanGogh on Disney’s OUT OF THE BOX; serving as 'Opener' for COMEDY CENTRAL'S FRIAR'S CLUB ROAST OF CHEVY CHASE; and guesting on PETER JACOBSON'S UNPLUGGED (for The Golf Channel). As a Concert Artist, over the last 15 years, Mr. Viviano has sung Pops Concerts with over 120 orchestras around the world (many several return engagements) including: The National Symphony, The San Diego Symphony, and The Philly Pops,

 

Sal's (over 70) recordings include: his most recent Solo CD entitled THE STANDARDS OF LOVE, a LIVE album recorded with full Orchestra on The FRIARecords Label; the new CLOSER THAN EVER Cast Recording (JAY Records); *'d titles above; several other Original Cast Recordings; over a dozen Compilations for the Varese-Sarabande Label: LOST IN BOSTON (series), UNSUNG MUSICALS (series), A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS, UNSUNG IRVING BERLIN, SHAKESPEARE ON BROADWAY, PRIMETIME MUSICALS, THE PAUL SIMON ALBUM; Richard Simmons’ BROADWAY SWEAT, TONE-UP ON BROADWAY, BROADWAY BLAST-OFF, PLATINUM SWEAT; Harbinger Record’s 'TIS THE SEASON, FAMILY, WHEN I GROW UP, and LATE NITE COMIC, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR - 1955; and JAY Records’ BRAVO BROADWAY II . . . among many others. 

 

As a proud member of the legendary FRIAR'S CLUB, Viviano annually participates in many notable fundraising events for deserving charities. He has served as ‘the opener’ for THE FRIAR’S CLUB CELEBRITY ROASTs of The Smothers Brothers, and Friar’s Club Abbot, Jerry Lewis; and joined the ‘infamous Dais’ for Celebrity Roasts of Donald Trump, Pat Cooper, and Don King. He's sung our National Anthem (and God Bless America) at Sports Arenas across the continent; including 29 seasons for New York’s Mets (Shea Stadium and Citi Field). Sal Viviano resides in New York City with his wife, the extraordinary actress Liz Larsen, and their boys, AlessandroGian and Joseph Dante.

Michael Paternostro

Broadway: Guys and Dolls (Rusty Charlie/dancer), Beauty and the Beast (LA, Lumiere/LeFou), Saturday Night Fever (Monty.) Original companies: Fosse, Sweet Smell of Success, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and A Chorus Line (2006 Revival, Gregory Gardner.) 

 

Touring: West Side Story (Action/Arab), The Producers (Carmen Ghia), Showboat (Frank Schultz, Hollywood Bowl.)  

 

At MTW: The Producers (Carmen Ghia, Ovation Award), Annie (Rooster), pianist/musical director for Forbidden Broadway, RENT. Eddie Ryan opposite Vicky Lewis in Funny Girl, Sacramento Music Circus. 

 

Too many to mention at: Papermill Playhouse, Walnut St. Playhouse, Pittsburg CLO, Maine St. Theater, Hampton Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Art Park, and Candlewood Playhouse.  

 

Musical Director: Havok's Kiss of the Spider WomanStory Of My Life, and Thrill Me, Cabrillo's Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Roger Bean's LIFE COULD BE A DREAM, Hudson Mainstage (LADCC and Garland Awards)SUDS, Cosmopolitan Cabaret Sacramento, and in NYC -- Trouble in Tahiti and Landscape of the Body.  

 

Piano Playing Actor: Sidney Cohn in On Your Toes and Oscar in 42nd Street (both twice).   

 

Assistant Director: How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- Old Globe San Diego.  

 

Composer: SCARY MUSICAL (a new musical.) 

 

Mary Ann Lamb

Mary Ann Lamb was Associate Choreographer for Susie Misner and Jonathon Bernstein’s, The Shape She Makes at ART Theater in Cambridge, and for JoAnn Hunter on Barry Manilow’s Harmony and Oliver at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. As a performer Mary Ann has played Young Claire in John Kander and Fred Ebb’s, The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and John Cullum. She danced in the film, Rock of Ages, with Tom Cruise. 

 

On Broadway she played Mona Page in Curtains starring David Hyde Pierce and in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Curtains, choreographed by JoAnn Hunter. Other Broadway credits include: Contact, Seussical, Fosse, Chicago, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Song and Dance, Goodbye Girl, Starlight Express, and Carrie.  

 

In addition to Broadway, Mary Ann has danced in eight productions at New York’s City Center in the prestigious ‘Encore series. She has played the lead role of Anna in the York Theater’s off-Broadway presentation of New Girl in Town; Lola in Sacramento Music Circus’s production of Damn Yankees and Cerraine at Boston’s Huntington Theater in Lady From Maxims.  

 

She has danced in a variety of television roles, commercials and films: Among these are the Oscar Award-winning film, Chicago, also, Rock of Ages, The In Crowd, Portrait of a ShowgirlAs the World Turns, and she was honored to dance with The Muppets in their latest adventure film, Letters to Santa. Mary Ann’s extensive dance career is on display in a PBS documentary titled, Working Dancers II. Her vision of dance is shaped from working with the following choreographers and directors: Jerome Robbins, Graciella Daniel, Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, Kathleen Marshal, Susan Stroman, and Rob Marshal.  These luminaries of the theater in addition to many others have inspired Mary Ann to pass on her artistic passion to others where she has taught dance all over the world in universities and master classes, and she is on the faculty of Showstopper Conventions. Mary Ann also teaches and choreographs for FineLine Theater Arts with Scott Wise and Elizabeth Parkinson. In the summer, Mary Ann is part of the dance faculty for three prestigious summer theater camps: Destination Broadway in New York City, Triple Arts, and the Marthas Vineyard Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Mary Ann is married to writer, Don Lowe, and they have three children. 

Ariana DeBose

Ariana currently resides in NYC where you can catch her as The Bullet in Hamilton an American Musical playing the Richard Rogers theatre. Prior to that she completed the Off-Broadway run of HAMILTON at the Public Theatre. She appeared in the Tony Winning revival of PIPPIN as a Leading Player, directed by Diane Paulus. In the 2013 Broadway season she originated the role of Mary Wilson of the Supremes (Diana Ross cover) in Motown the Musical & Nautica in Andy Blankenbuhler’s Bring It On the Musical. Her television credits include The Breaks for VH1 (Yvette), Blue Bloods (Sophia Ortiz), OLTL, and SYTYCD (Season 6, Top 20 contestants.)

 

She made her New York debut in Steven Sondhiem’s Company with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Paul Gemigani, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Martha Plimpton of Raising Hope, Christina Hendricks of Mad Men, Stephen Colbert, and the great Patti LuPone. The show played in movie theatres across America in June 2011 & is now available for purchase on DVD.

 

Ariana received her original dance training at CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh, NC and has worked with numerous choreographers from New York to Los Angeles. Some of these include: Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo, Tyce Diorio & Martha Nichols of So You Think You Can Dance, Wes Veldink, Josh Bergasse, Joe Lanteri, and Elizabeth Parkinson. She has also worked extensively with the faculty of the Western Carolina University’s Triple Arts Broadway Series, including Christopher and Kelly Crandall d'Amboise, Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise. She is an award winning choreographer and has set work on dance companies, studios, dance teams and color-guards.

Michael Yannette

Performance artist Michael Yannette is an exceptional concert pianist, actor, singer, playwright, multi-media artist and music educator who brings together all of his talents to create rich and thoroughly unique theatrical, musical and visual experiences. He has music directed at every level nationally from professional shows to school musicals. He wrote, produced and starred in the title role of An Evening with George Gershwin, a one-man show about the life of the great composer which played to rave reviews nationally. He is currently finishing work on his second theatrical work entitled Fantasia on Mysterium about the life of composer/pianist Alexander Scriabin featuring a choreography of live piano performance, animation, storytelling, lighting, and aromas. 

 

As a soloist, Mr. Yannette recently performed in New York master classes with Jerome Lowenthal of the Julliard School for the Scriabin Society of America. As a composer, he most recently wrote the music for the Kravis Center production of Frannie Sheridan’s Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa.

 

As an educator, Mr. Yannette is the recent past Director of Music at Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, FL where he was recently named Teacher of the Year and has begun work at the Cherokee Central Schools in Cherokee, NC where he is building a new Musical Theater Department. He is the co-founder and a director of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, an organization which, in the last decade, has grown to reach over 450 students annually in 8 different choirs through the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, FL. As a choral accompanist, Mr. Yannette has performed for choirs in National, Southern Division and State Level American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conventions and has been an annual accompanist for Florida All-State Choirs. He was also the accompanist for the 2007 National OAKE Children‘s Choir in Denver. Recently, he performed a second time for choirs at both Avery Fischer Hall and Carnegie Hall. He is currently the Musical Director for the Triple Arts Summer Theater Intensive under the direction of Terrence Mann and Charlotte D’Amboise at Western Carolina University where he also serves as a pianist.

 

Mr. Yannette is a graduate of Florida State University where he was named the 1986 Presser Scholar and received various honors including the Ernst von Dohnanyi Prize and the winner of both the FSU Concerto Competition and the Collegiate Artist Competition.

Rachel Bay Jones

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination), Pippin, Hair, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Drama Desk nomination, Second Stage Theatre), First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater), Hello Again (Drama Desk nomination, Transport Group). National Tour: Pasek and Paul’s A Christmas Story (Mother). Regional (selected): Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin, Sylvia, The King and I. Television: ABC’s “The Family” and FX’s “Louie.” Album: ShowFolk.

 

By day, Rachel is mother to her beloved daughter Miranda, and partner to actor Benim Foster.

 

Facebook: /rachelbayjones Instagram/Twitter: @rachelbayjones

Whitney G-Bowley

Whitney is a New York-based teacher, performer, choreographer and producer. She has assisted the majority of the Triple Arts faculty along with other Broadway directors and choreographers including Hunter Foster, Dana Moore, Lorin Latarro, Noah Racey, Lisa Shriver and Geoffrey Goldberg. She was most recently the Associate Director and Choreographer for the off-Broadway production of "The Other Josh Cohen" and is Associate Choreographer for Fiasco Theatre and Roundabout's 2019 revival of "Merrily We Roll Along." Whitney's work was also seen in Project Broadway's, "Kicking and Screaming," at Symphony Space, Little Lord's, "NOW IS THE TIME..." at Abrons' Arts Center and on ABC's "Miss America 2015" primetime broadcast. She is the Artistic Director of "GIG," a collaborative show-cycle featuring original work by independent performance artists. GIG has been presented at Highline Ballroom, the Performance Project at University Settlement, STEPS on Broadway, Joe's Pub, TEDxYouth, and the 2016 Periapsis Open Series at GK ArtsCenter. In collaboration with Sundog Theatre, Whitney toured NYC schools and community centers with an original educational show, "REPLAY," a theatrical piece addressing the dangers of prescription drug abuse. She has taught dance along the east coast and as far as Macau, China for an unforgettable month of cultural exchange.

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