Musical Theater Dance for Actors Who Move
Dance auditions can be intense and intimidating, but they don't have to be! This class is geared towards the actor that is a mover, but would like to strengthen and improve their dance technique and auditioning skills. Structured as an audition, each class will teach Broadway-inspired choreography and focus on strengthening jazz fundamentals, learning to capture choreography details, improvisation, and how to give your best dance audition.
"Julana is very warm and inviting, but also brings an engaging intensity to her dance and teaching. She did a good job setting up the “stakes” (what it feels like to receive fast choreography in an audition), which brings a lot of alertness to the experience."
You must be 18 years or older to attend this class. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Julana is a Portland local with an extensive career in dance, music, and theater. In 2016, she returned to the stage after a career of teaching with Portland Public Schools where she created the full-time dance program for Franklin High School. Since returning, she has been seen in numerous productions including Crowns (Portland Playhouse), Cop Out (Red Door Project), Cuba Libre (Artist Repertory), and the one-woman show Mala (Coho). She recently filmed the feature film Losing Addison starring Sherilyn Fenn, and played the recurring role of Paula in hit Netflix series Trinkets. Julana can also be seen performing as the lead singer for popular Latin-Jazz orchestra The Bobby Torres Ensemble.
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