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Participation Waiver

PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT 2021

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  • This Release is executed by the participant, or parent/guardian if participant is under the age of 18, and Performing Arts Academy.

    I, the undersigned participant, or parent/guardian if the participant is under the age of 18, agree to participate in Programs or Events conducted by Performing Arts Academy between the dates of January 1st and December 31st, 2021 conducting outside or inside the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church building located at 8817 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 or any other designated location for Programs or Events.

    I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and viruses and voluntarily assume the risk that I and/or my children may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending and participating and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and viruses may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, employees, contractors, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

    It is my express intent that this Hold Harmless Agreement shall be deemed as a release, waiver, discharge, and covenant not to sue Performing Arts Academy including but not limited to its Board of Directors, agents, employees, representatives and volunteers. It is my express intent that this Hold Harmless Agreement shall be deemed as a release, waiver, discharge, and covenant not to sue any Program and Event locations including but not limited to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

    The undersigned parent/guardian will agree to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify PAA from any cost, loss, or damages of any type, including attorney fees, to the extent that they arise from the contracting of COVID-19 and any related illnesses and costs or expenses related thereto.


    RIGHTS OF THE ORGANIZATION

    Performing Arts Academy reserves the following rights and powers:

    1. The right to cancel without penalty or refund the offering and continuation of the Programs or Events.
    2. The right to cancel without penalty or refund the Programs or Events or any aspect thereof after a building closure or outbreak, requiring that all participants return home if, in the Performing Arts Academy's sole discretion, it determines or believes that any person is or will be in danger if the Programs or Events or any aspect thereof is continued.
    3. The undersigned acknowledges the right of the Performing Arts Academy to withdraw any part of the Programs or Events and to terminate, alter, delete, or modify the Programs or Events as deemed necessary by PAA without penalty or refund, including PAA’s course instructors, program directors, or any other representative of Performing Arts Academy.

    CONDUCT

    Performing Arts Academy has the authority to establish the rules necessary for the operation of the Programs or Events and has the sole discretion to decide that an individual should be separated from the Programs or Events because of a violation of such rules, for disruptive behavior, for conduct which could bring the Programs or Events and/or the Organization or its members into disrepute, or for conduct which violates any policy or procedure of the organization. The decision to separate the individual shall be final. I understand that if I am required to leave the Programs or Events, no refund will be made.


    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    In signing this Agreement, I acknowledge and represent that I have fully informed myself of the content of the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement by reading it before I sign it, and understand that I sign this document as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statement, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written statement, have been made. I further state that I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent to sign this agreement; and that I execute this Agreement for full, adequate, and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by the same.


    SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN (REQUIRED IF STUDENT/PARTICIPANT IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AT THE TIME OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAMS OR EVENTS)
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John Boggs

John Boggs is a pianist, composer and vocalist based currently in Thornton, Colorado. He holds a DMA in Composition from the University of Colorado Boulder, a M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.F.A. from Bard College. Previous piano instructors include German Diez and MaryAnn Griebling. He taught students of all ages and experience during his undergraduate and graduate studies.

At Bard College he studied voice with tenor Rufus Müller. He has sung such roles as Jamie in The Last Five Years, The Lecturer in Reefer Madness, and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. He teaches repertoire in the genres of musical theater, art song, pop and opera. He currently is a Choral Pro for both the Ars Nova singers and the St. John’s Episcopal Compline Choir. In 2016, John co-founded Renaissance and Contemporary a cappella group, Solis, to promote new works from local and national composers.

His music direction includes Pippin and Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Bard Musical Theater Company. In 2017 he music directed Centerstage Theater Company’s production of Godspell, and most recently their 2021 production of Theory of Relativity.

He has had composition premiers by such groups as the American Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan’s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir, DaCapo Chamber Players, Ars Nova Singers, the Columbine Chorale, 303 Children’s Choir (now Vocal Coalition), the Chamber Music Society of Ohio, and new music ensemble Contemporaneous. He is the co-founder/co-writer as well as the keyboardist and vocalist for experimental rock band Fifth Veil, and is delving into the world of film and interactive game scoring.

He also has experience teaching students with developmental disabilities. He provided accompaniment for Tapestry Theater’s productions of Elf, School House Rocks and Shrek Jr. He was previously employed with Imagine’s CORE day program, where he instructed group music classes using midi over wifi to create the feeling of being in a band and orchestra.

 

 

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.