Black Girls Do Broadway
Musical Theater Masterclass
Saturday October 20, 2018
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Black Girls Do Broadway's Musical Theater Masterclass is the inaugural masterclass for this series.
Our musical theatre workshops provides students the unique opportunity to work on the three essential disciplines that make up musical theatre: dancing, singing and acting.
This series is for girls ages 12-17
How to Register
1. Register Below
2. Prepare and come ready to sing song excerpt provided by Black Girls Do Broadway.
(song will be sent via email within 24 hours)
Please come dressed comfortably!
We are so excited to meet you!!
Meet Our Workshop Leaders
Nina McCrae, vocal arts teacher/singer is a native of Philadelphia, PA. Nina was a shy child but loved theater,her parents wanted her to become more confident so they enrolled Nina into Freedom Theater, a popular African American theater arts school in Philadelphia, PA.
Nina found her passion for music and theatre, participating in many shows and performances over her 15 years there. Nina wanted to continue her education in music and was accepted into Berklee College of Music with a World Tour Scholarship. That is where Nina found her passion working with children in performing arts. After completing her diploma in professional music, Nina came home and started Arts without Boundaries, LLC an organization providing quality performing arts programs and experiences for children and teens in the Philadelphia Area. She has since worked at over a dozen programs and organizations as a vocal teacher, workshop leader and vocal director. Black Girls Do Broadway is her first program under Arts without Boundaries LLC. She hopes to inspire girls of color to pursue the arts by providing a program that is safe, creative and comfortable to build the skills needed to become well rounded performing artists.
Lydia Azondekon Singer/ Actress from Benin, West Africa believes her rich culture is what birthed her love for the arts. As a young woman growing up she took advantage of every opportunity presented to her to be on the stage. After Graduating from West Chester University , she began to emerge as the artist she is today. She has worked as a Performing Arts educator for the last eight years with hundreds of students grades K-8 in the Philadelphia area. She has performed in more than 100 musicals, theatre productions, concerts, plays, and live performances. Her most recent work in theatre productions include “The No Name Play 2" (John Graves Productions) "Cristol Palace" (Kimmel Center for Perfoming Arts).
Born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. Joe Gonzalez Started his dance at the age of 13 at the Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts followed by becoming an honor academic dance major at the Boston Arts Academy. Joe has participated in programs such as the Boston Conservatory summer intensive, American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival and SpringBroad Danse Montreal for two sessions.
Joe’s diverse discovery in many styles from Funk to Contemporary has established him as a thinker through the arts and academics, which has created a space for choreography and movement. He has set works on Bryn Mawr College, Philadanco dancers, Jo-Mé Dance Theatre, and is currently on dance faculty at Temple University. Gonzalez has received his BFA from The Boston Conservatory and has attended many of the Conservatory's performances and crated works for the choreography showcases. He has traveled USA and internationally as current performing artist with Philadanco! (The Philadelphia Dance Company), and as well as with Anna Myer and Dancers and Prometheus Dance. Gonzalez has also danced with Putty Dance Project, #DB.danceProject, Dance IQUAIL, and Waheed Works and continues his work as a choreographer and co-Executive Artistic Director of Jo-Mé Dance Arts Inc.