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Studio For Young Actors

About

Our Studio for Young Actors offers students a fun, exciting, and creative environment from professional instructors active in the fields of theatre, improvisation, and acting instruction. Each program is led by a team of B Street Acting Company members & teaching artists. Young performers learn the fundamental tools needed to develop their physical, vocal, and emotional range in a way that is both fun and playful. Concepts are presented through a series of acting exercises, theatre games, improvisation, rehearsal process, and performance.

Fall Classes 2021

In our ongoing effort to ensure the health and safety of student, teachers, and family members alike, we will be limiting enrollment this Summer to no more than 20 daily participants with the exception of 25 for Youth & Juniors Dance. 

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Class Descriptions

JUNIORS (6-8yrs)

Short Play Performance w/ Greg Alexanger Saturdays, 11am – 12:30pm September 18 – November 6
In this fast-paced and engaging class, Junior actors learn simple theatre games & exercises, while crafting their own short-play performance.

Dance w/ Jerald Bolden Mondays, 4pm – 5:30pm September 20 – November 8
This course will expose participants to current trends in Broadway style choreography and help aspiring performers gain self-confidence

YOUTH (9-12)

Acting & Scene Study w/ Julianna Hess Saturdays, 11am – 12:30pm September 18 – November 6
Young actors study acting, movement, and character development, while exploring & rehearsing adaptations of classic texts and plays

Improv & Theatre Games w/ Dave Pierini Saturdays, 1pm – 2:30pm September 18 – November 6
Through theatre games and storytelling exercises, this fun-filled class is an exploration of the fundamentals and finer points of improvisation!

Youth Dance w/ Jerald Bolden Mondays, 4pm – 5:30pm September 20 – November 8
This course will expose participants to current trends in Broadway style choreography and help aspiring performers gain self-confidence!

TEENS(13-17yrs)

Video Production w/ Malik X. Williams Saturdays, 11am – 12:30pm September 18 – November 6
For the young writer/director/aspiring film maker, learn vital quick-tips to make your own short videos pop!

Acting & Performance w/ Alissa Doyle Saturdays, 1pm – 2:30pm September 18 – November 6
Teen actors hone their performance and character development skills, while learning the basics of how to confidently present a scene.

Our Teaching Staff

Greg Alexander– Director of Education, B Street Acting Company Member, most recently appeared as Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz for the Family Series.

Stephanie Altholz– B Street Acting Company Member, part of B Street’s Maximum Occupancy improv team, most recently appeared in Charlotte’s Web for the Family Series.

Jerald Bolden– Elly Award winning director and choreographer, performer at Sacramento Theatre Company, Sierra Repertory Theatre, dancer in the national and international tours of Sesame Street Live, Master of Arts in Theater from CSU Sacramento.

Alissa Doyle– B Street staff teaching artist, Saturday Studio for Young Actor Teens & Adult Conservatory teacher, appeared in four B Street School Tours and New Comedies Festival(2018-2019).

Julianna Hess– B Street staff teaching artist, Saturday Studio for Young Actors Juniors & Youth teacher, teaching team member with Marin Shakespeare.

Jacob Gutierrez Montoya– Founder & Artistic Director of Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre, Artistic Director for the Hawkins Contemporary Jazz Company, most recently choreographed The Wizard of Oz for the Family Series.

Dave Pierini– Acting Company Member, improvisational actor in Maximum Occupancy, and most recently appeared as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz for the Family Series.

Malik X. Williams—Visual & Media Arts Educator, Video Content Creator & Co-host of “The Gauntlet of Gaming” YouTube Channel, proud alumni of Sheldon High School’s K9 Animation Studios.

FAQs

Do we need to audition?

Auditions are not required for the Studio for Young Actors Summer Program. All skill levels welcome. We make an effort to pair students appropriately in regards to age and skill leve

What if I need to cancel? Is class registration non-refundable?

There is a $25.00 processing fee for all cancellations. There are NO refunds once classes begin.

More questions?

Please contact Greg Alexander at galexander@bstreettheatre.org

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