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The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully...
PUFFS

PUFFS

Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School of Magic and Magic For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too....
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom...
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

This class will raise your arabesque high, and your storytelling even higher! Dancers will be taken through a technique based warm up, and then focus on musicality, emotion, and performance with beautiful dance combinations. Contemporary combines Jazz and Ballet...
Beginning Contemporary

Beginning Contemporary

Strengthen your ballet and jazz technique at the same time with this wonderful class! Contemporary is a beautiful dance form that combines multiple foundational dance styles while also emphasizing story telling. So you think you can dance may have popularized this...
Intermediate Musical Theater Jazz

Intermediate Musical Theater Jazz

This class focuses on Jazz technique with a Musical Theatre application. Students will participate in a warm up, continue perfecting jazz skills such as kicks, turns, and leaps. Students will be introduced to more complex footwork and longer combinations, and finish...
Singing for the Stage

Singing for the Stage

This intermediate voice class focuses on acting through song. Students will work to find clues in the music and lyrics and interpret the material for a dynamic performance using acting techniques and methods. Singing for the Stage can cover a wide range of the musical...
Theatre Games

Theatre Games

Theatre Games is an exciting introduction to to the acting process. Using theatre games as the foundation, students will explore monologues, scenework and ensemble theatre. They will learn to take risks, work comfortably within a group, concentrate and think on their...
Makeup 1

Makeup 1

Introduction to stage makeup; covers — types of makeup and materials; applying basic makeup; intro. to design. *materials fee – $20
Beginning Ballet

Beginning Ballet

Learn the fundamentals of Ballet with this introductory class! This course will focus on learning basic terminology and proper alignment for this crucial technique! We will learn the basics while dancing to music for multiple genres and learning how to apply ballet...
Intermediate Tap

Intermediate Tap

Build on your tap basics with this intermediate class! Dancers will gain confidence as well as technique as they apply their tap skills to fun and challenging dances! Tap dancing is an incredibly joyful style, and you can’t help but have a smile on your face as you...
Intermediate Voice

Intermediate Voice

Requires previous experience/permission of instructor. In Intermediate Voice, students work on developing the vocabulary of music as it is used in the art and practice of musical theatre. From fundamental principles, to using music for storytelling and character...

Katie Reid Milazzo

Katie is thrilled to be returning to her beautiful home state of Colorado after 15 years away performing and teaching professionally, and she is very excited to be joining PAA! National Tours: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), 'S Wonderful (Jane), Annie (Ronnie Boylan). Regional: Last Five Years (Cathy), Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Princess and the Pea (Queen u/s), Land of Forgotten Toys (Queen), Full Monty (Pam), Ordinary Days (Claire), B’way: The Big Band Years (featured singer), Sweeney Todd, The Who's Tommy. BFA Musical Theater from The University of Oklahoma. In Chicago, Katie taught and directed at several performing arts programs, directing/music directing over 20 shows with ages K - 12. She especially loves working one on one with students and believes in the transformative power of theater for everyone!

 

McKensey Struzik

McKensey graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Musical Theatre in 2016.  Since, she has taught children’s theatre at various studios in Virginia as well as in Colorado.  She has taught dance, private voice and group acting classes as well as choreographed, music directed many productions.  She has tap danced for 17 years and had the opportunity to study under tap dancers such as Savion Glover, Chloe Arnold, Maude Arnold, and Jason Janas.  She is thrilled to teach tap with PAA this year and can’t wait to get started.

Melanie Ware

Melanie has been with PAA as their Properties Master for six years and teaching classes for five. Melanie received her BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2016. Between Acting, Directing and Properties Design she has roughly 12 years of theatrical experience. Favorite PAA design credits include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Addams Family.