Archive for the ‘Dancers & Choreographers’ Category

Geion Caison – Michigan Actor

Friday, October 26th, 2012

GEION CAISON

CaisonS@michigan.gov (parental contact)

Geion Caison - Michigan Actor

Geion Caison - Michigan Actor

  • HEIGHT: 4′-0″
  • WEIGHT: 60 lbs.
  • HAIR: Brown
  • EYES: Brown
  • BODY TYPE: Small
  • ETHNICITY: African American

Fashion Shows/Commercials:

  • Shades of You, “A Style of Your Own” – Fashion Show (August 2012)
  • It’s Now Yours – Commercial (May 2012)

Modeling:

  • Scott Sprague Photography – Photo Shoot (March 2012)

Training:

  • Ure Flavoryte Thyngs Production Centre’ – Young Actor’s Training Camp (2012)

Special Skills & Talents:

Geion is an excellent student, enjoys learning is a very attentive listener.

Maddy Brown – Michigan Dancer, Model & Actress

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

MADDY BROWN

SBrown@plunkettcooney.com (parental contact)

Maddy Brown - Michigan Dancer, Model & Actress

Maddy Brown

  • HEIGHT: 5′-0″
  • WEIGHT: 94 lbs.
  • HAIR: Blonde
  • EYES: Blue

Print:

  • Dance House – Dance Model (West Bloomfield, MI)
  • Costumeswap.com – Dance Costume Model – Kevin Lakin, Hall Of Fame Dance Photographer
  • Mary Duprie Studios – Children’s Photo Model – Mary Duprie (Pontiac, MI)

Awards:

  • Star Systems: National Junior Solo Runner-Up and Third Place Junior Miss Superstar
  • Star Systems: Regional Junior Miss Superstar and Solo Winner
  • Prime Time: Junior Miss Primetime and Junior Solo Division 1st Place
  • iHollywood: Regional A-List Winner and Junior Solo Oscar Winner
  • Legacy: Junior Miss Legacy and Advance Junior Solos First Place
  • Energy Dance: Top Score Scholarship Winner Solo and Duet/Trio and Junior Miss Energy
  • KAR: Miss Junior Dance America – Nationals and National Solo Winner
  • KAR: Miss Junior Dance Title Winner – Regionals and Regional Solo Winner
  • Nuvo: Regional Breakout Artist Winner
  • iHollywood: Junior Solo Title Winner
  • Nuvo: Regional Breakout Artist Runner Up
  • Jump: Regional VIP Runner Up
  • KAR: Regional Solo Winner
  • VIP: Regional Top Ten Winner
  • VIP: National 2nd Overall Mini Solo
  • Applause Talent: National Mini Top Ten Winner

Training:

  • JAZZ: Cooper Zamorano, Melody Lacayanga, Rey Leeper
  • TAP: Mike Minery, Nick Bowman, Cory Finn
  • BALLET: Katy Spreadbury, Luba Krystonov, Samm Shelton
  • HIP HOP: Twitch, Nick Bass, Misha Gabriel
  • LYRICAL: Shannon Mather, Adrian Lee, Brook Pierotti
  • CONTEMPORARY: Sonya Tayeh, Natasha Louis, Mark Meismer

Special Skills & Talents:

Outstanding Student, Quick learner, Swimming, Modeling, Acting

Amanda Ollila – Dancer and Choreographer

Monday, April 16th, 2012

AMANDA OLLILA

dfxdancer4u@yahoo.com

Amanda Ollila - Dancer and Choreographer

Amanda Ollila

  • HAIR: Blonde
  • EYES: Blue

Focus:

To obtain a position as a professional dancer.

Teaching Experience:

Hip Hop, Street Dance – Dance FX Academy – Toledo, OH (2006-Present)

  • Responsible for teaching, choreographing, and rehearsing dancers aged 5-adult
  • Prepared students for competition and showcase

Dance Experience:

  • Kritical Action Crew – Choreography and Dancer
  • Allison Stoner Project – Assistant Dancer (April 2010)
  • Paytra Gessler – Choreographer and Dancer (May – September 2011)

Dance Training:

  • Dance FX Academy – Toledo, OH (2002-Present)
  • Mini Motions – Toledo, OH (1997-2002)

Extended Training:

  • Master Classes – Emilio Dasal, Jaja Vankova, Brandon Harrell – Chicago, Illinois (2012)
  • Master Classes – Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop – Laura Cionca, Michael Hicks, Otis Browne, Brooke Paulsen – Toledo, Ohio (2004-2007)
  • Master Classes – Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop – Barry Youngblood, Gregg Russell, Tyce Diorio, Nick Florez – Toledo, Ohio (2004-2007)
  • Summer Intensive – Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop – Angie Carter – Toledo, Ohio (2003)

Mikaleen McClure – Michigan Actress

Monday, June 6th, 2011

MIKALEEN MCCLURE

mikaleenmc@aol.com

Mikaleen McClure

Mikaleen McClure

  • HEIGHT: 5′-6″
  • WEIGHT: 138 lbs.
  • HAIR: Dark Blonde
  • EYES: Green

Quote:

“I’m Loud, Proud & Stand Out in a crowd! (unless I’m paid to blend in!)

Film:

  • Oz: The Great & Powerful” – Extra (July/August 2011)
  • Have a Little Faith” – Extra (June 2011)
  • Ides of March” – Extra in 3 different scenes (April 2011)

Radio/TV Commercials:

  • Baker College Commercial – Speaking, on-camera role (September 2011)
  • Voice Over, Jingle Singer and Extra Work – Art Van, Ruby Gordon, Perry Drug Stores, Gardner White, Michigan Lottery, Yaffe & Company

Stage:

  • Lil’ Abner” – Daisy Mae
  • South Pacific” – Bloody Mary
  • Anything Goes” – Reno Sweeny
  • Crazy For You” – Polly
  • Sound of Music” – Maria
  • 22 other musicals – supporting roles, soloist, chorus & dancer/tap

Training:

English/Drama major – Ferris State College
Lee Strasburg “Method Acting” – Ruth Cooper
Intro to Improv – Go! Comedy
Vocal Scholarship – Interlochen Music Camp
Professional Voice Lessons – 5 years
Tap Dance – 11 years
Professional Hair Stylist – Over 20 years

Sarah Elizabeth Stark – Michigan Actress

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

SARAH ELIZABETH STARK

starksae@gmail.com

Sarah Elizabeth Stark

Sarah Elizabeth Stark

  • HEIGHT: 5′-9
  • HAIR: Brown
  • EYES: Brown
  • VOICE: Soprano

Performance Experience:

  • “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE” – Jessica/Solanio – Pigeon Creek Shakespeare
  • “HENRY 4” Part 1 – Worcester – Pigeon Creek Shakespeare
  • “DEAD END “ – Inez – Stark Turn Players
  • “NIGHTMARE! a Musical Parody” – Nancy Thompson – Stark Turn Players
  • “AS YOU LIKE IT” – Audrey – Grand Valley
  • “HENRY V” – Katharine – Pigeon Creek Shakespeare
  • “PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE” – Dionyza – Pigeon Creek
  • “FRIDAY 13, a Musical Parody” – Claudette/Marcie – Stark Turn Players
  • “ROMEO & JULIET” – Prince Escalus – Grand Valley
  • “JULIUS CAESAR” – Marc Anthony- Pigeon Creek
  • “ANTIGONE” – Chorus – Grand Valley
  • “12TH NIGHT” – Olivia – Pigeon Creek
  • “BARD-TO-GO” – Phebe/Ann/Olivia – Grand Valley
  • “NICKEL & DIMED” – Nanny/Patient/Customer – Grand Valley
  • “VAGINA MONOLOGUES” – Activist – Grand Valley
  • “TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES” – Princess Morgan – GRCT
  • “NO ONE WILL MARRY A PRINCESS…” – Narrator – GRCT
  • “THE GLASS SLIPPER” – Arethusa – GRCT
  • “SOMEWHAT TRUE STORY OF ROBINHOOD” – Little John – GRCT
  • “PAUL STILLES STORY THEATER” – Henny Penny – GRCT

Education & Training:

  • Acting: Actor’s Movement Studio – NYC, NY- Master teachers: Lloyd Williamson, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Andrew Wade, and Bill Bowers. Workshops on Mime & Pantomime, the Feldenkrais Method, Michael Chekov Technique, Laban, Viewpoints, Rasa Boxes, Masks, Fitzmaurice, and the Williamson Technique. Intensive summer program.
  • Grand Valley University B.A., Theatre & English double major, Creative Writing minor. Shakespearean voice and text workshop. Master teacher: Chris Hayes, London Theatre Exchange program.
  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre – 3 child classes and 1 adult in theatre wheel curriculum: Characterization, Improv. and Scene Study. Advanced Acting class – The Stanislavski Method, taught by Penelope Notter.
  • Music: Grand Valley University – Sheri Pilon 3 musical theater classes Private Lessons – Kathy Wagner, Lydia Hall, – 4 yrs.
  • Dance: Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids Civic Theater, Linda Moon School of Dance – Jazz and Ballet – 6 yrs. Arthur Murray – Beginning Ballroom

Skills & Talents:

Dance: Waltz, Quadrille, Tango, Swing
Moderate fight experience
Vocal Range – 1st Soprano – Alto
French and Scottish accents
Amateur pole dancing abilities

Awards/Specials:

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Skills
“I Am Grand Valley” Leadership award 09
Peers choice Outstanding Ensemble Award: Sapperlot International Youth Theater Festival
Tour performances of Julius Caesar at the Horse Trade Theater in NY
Owner and Founder of The Stark Turn Players Theater Company

Arianna Alyse Hosinski – Michigan Actress

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Arianna Alyse Hosinski

phmystic@yahoo.com (parental contact)

Arianna Alyse Hosinski - Michigan Actress

Arianna Alyse Hosinski

  • HEIGHT: 5′-3″
  • WEIGHT: 101 lbs.
  • HAIR: Dark Brown
  • EYES: Hazel

Focus:

Interested in working as an extra or actress in films, movies, tv shows and commercials.

Experience & Training:

  • Juliana’s Academy of Dance – Experienced in hip-hop, tap, ballet, lyrical, Broadway acting, singing and dancing.
  • John Robert Powers – Runway, advanced acting, makeup
  • National American Miss Pageant – 1st runner up (2006)
  • National American Miss Pageant – 1st Place Runway SuperModel (2003-2004)

Kelli Wheeler – Michigan Actress

Monday, January 24th, 2011

KELLI WHEELER

tedkelwheels03@yahoo.com

Kelli Wheeler - Michigan Actress

Kelli Wheeler - Michigan Actress

  • HEIGHT: 5′-2″
  • WEIGHT: 115 lbs.
  • HAIR: Dark Brown
  • EYES: Brown
  • BODY TYPE: Athletic/Slim

Film:

  • “Die Hard II” – Movie Extra (1990)

Theatre:

  • “CSI Neverland” – Lansing, MI (2010)
  • “Curse of the Pharaoh’s Kiss” – Lansing, MI (2006)
  • “Fame” – Coco – Gaylord, MI (1999)
  • Improv at Muddy Studios – Fayetteville, NC (1994-1996)
  • “Our Town” – Rebecca Gibbs – Fayetteville, NC (1994)
  • “Sound of Music” – Maria – Gaylord, MI (1993)
  • “Grease” – Rizo – Gaylord, MI (1992)
  • “Annie” – Molly – Gaylord, MI (1991)

Radio:

  • WMJZ – Radio Personality – Gaylord, MI (2000-2004)

Training:

  • Intro to Theatre – Gaylord High School
  • Advanced Acting – Gaylord High School
  • Communications – Baker College
  • Speech – Baker College
  • Radio – Gaylord, MI WMJZ

Special Skills & Talents:

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Impersonations, Comedy

Focus:

Acting, Modeling, Movie Extra, Voice Over, Comedian, Dancer, Athlete and Singer

Paige Elshoff – Michigan Actress

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

PAIGE ELSHOFF

helshoff00@comcast.net (parental contact)

Paige Elshoff - Michigan Actress

Paige Elshoff - Michigan Actress

  • HEIGHT: 5′-2″
  • WEIGHT: 90 lbs.
  • HAIR: Brown
  • EYES: Green
  • DOB: February, 1997

Theatre:

  • “Annie” – Rich Girl/Hobo/Orphan – PGP Summer Musical Conservatory
  • “Wonderland” – Alice – Peanut Gallery Players
  • “Willy Wonka” – Oompa Loompa – PGP Summer Musical Conservatory
  • “Gone With the Breeze” – Cindy Lou – Peanut Gallery Players
  • “Doc, Doc…Goose” – Dr. Zhivago/Wife – Peanut Gallery Players
  • “Hello, Dolly!” – Ensemble – Summer Theatre Conservatory
  • “The Wish Peddler” – Witch – Deborah’s Stage Door
  • “The Wiz” – Munchkin – Summer Theatre Conservatory
  • “Poultry in Motion” – Diva Turkey – Deborah’s Stage Door

Film:

  • “Smooch” – Snooty Girl – Director: Ron Oliver
  • “Machine Gun Preacher” – Extra – Director: Marc Forster
  • “Salvation Boulevard” – Extra – Director: George Ratliff

Television:

  • “Detroit 1-8-7” Season 1. Ep. 5 – Extra – ABC Studios
  • The Wannabee’s (starring Savvy) – Concert Goer – Stern-LeMaire Productions
  • “Anticipation” – Video

Training:

  • Film/Commercial/Audition – Rio Scafone
  • Audition Workshop – Steve Blackwood
  • Acting for the Camera – Stacy White Cleaveland
  • Musical Theatre – Stacy White Cleaveland
  • Jr. Actor’s Workshop – Stacy White Cleaveland
  • Jr. Conservatory Acting – Stacy White Cleaveland
  • Beginning Acting – Lauren Coleman

Special Skills & Talents:

Sports: Volleyball, Snowboarding, Cheerleading
School Activities: Show Choir, Morning announcements anchor
Musical Instrument: Piano
Special Talents: Singing
Dance: Jazz, Ballet

Paytra Gessler – Michigan Actress, Singer & Dancer

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

PAYTRA GESSLER

gesslers@bex.net (parental contact)

Paytra Gessler

Paytra Gessler

  • HEIGHT: 5′-3″
  • WEIGHT: 105 lbs.
  • HAIR: Brown
  • EYES: Brown
  • DOB: April 1997

Film:

  • “Home Run Showdown” – Featured Extra (August 2010)

Theater:

  • “Gypsy” – Role: Louise – lead (August 2010)
  • “The Night before Christmas” – Role: Jessica – lead (December 2009)
  • “A Christmas Carol” – Role: Children’s Chorus/School Kid (December 2008)
  • “Suessical Jr.” – Role: Gertrude McFuzz – lead (July 2008)
  • “A Christmas Carol” – Role: Children’s Chorus (December 2007)
  • “Night at the Museum” – Role: Amelia Earhart (July 2007)
  • “Doc Doc Goose” – Role: Nurse Gosling – lead (March 2007)
  • “Clue” – Role: Maid (July 2006)

Modeling:

  • Fashion Show – Role: Model (March 2009)
  • IMTA, NYC – Role: Actress, singer, dancer, model (July 2009)

Vocal:

  • Star Spangled Banner – Role: Vocalist (July 2010)
  • Star Spangled Banner – Role: Vocalist (May 2009)

Training:

  • Michigan Actors Studio – (Ongoing)
  • Meisner Technique – Gordon Michaels (Present)
  • Actors’ Technique NYC – Todd Etelson (July 2010)
  • Competition Hip Hop – Dance FX (September-June 2010)
  • Lyrical – Dance FX (September-June 2010)
  • Audition and Marketing – Actors Technique NYC (Oct. 24, 25 2009)
  • Acting – Kristen, Starbound NYC (March-May 2009)
  • Modeling – Brian Bahrs, Starbound NYC (February-July 2009)
  • Acting – Jeff Albright, Starbound NYC (May-July 2009)
  • Vocals and Piano – Joy Lemke (2004-present)
  • Hip Hop – Alyson Stoner, Star launch (March 2009)
  • Hip Hop – Miss Loris Dance Academy (December-April 2008-09)
  • Hip Hop – Bedford Community Ed Dance (November-March 2007-08)
  • Acting – Jeff Hayes, MVCD Theater (June-July 2007)

Ava Giannetti – Michigan Actress, Model, Dancer and Vocalist

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

AVA GIANNETTI

jjeg@comcast.net (parental contact)

Ava Giannetti

Ava Giannetti

  • HEIGHT: 4′-7″
  • DOB: June 2000
  • HAIR: Brown
  • EYES: Brown

Dance:

Dancers Edge Studio – Competitive Dance All Stars – entering 4th year – pom & jazz. Competitive Dance – Performing Company – entering 5th year – ballet, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, production, soloist. Many first place awards and National and Grand National Champions. Scholarship recipient several times including an invitation to study for a week in NYC at the Broadway Dance Center in 2010.

Dancer in the 2009 and 2010 Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Halftime Show – selected as a featured dancer in 2010 (youngest dancer selected)

Vocal:

Vocal lessons at Music Stadium – performed at many school functions. Demo available upon request

Acting:

Skills obtained in dance performances such as the performing company production of “The Lion King” and school functions. Directed the class play “Reader Pan” in 2010.

Special Skills & Talents:

Disciplined “A” student, invited to and attended Summer Challenge Academy 2010 based on MEAP scores, grades and eagerness to learn. Also earned a position on the Safety Team for maturity and responsible behavior at school.