class videos

A collection of on-campus Academy classes dating from 2001 to 2019 taught by dozens of Broadway stars such as Sutton Foster, Hamilton's Rory O'Malley, Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland, Wicked's Ben Cameron, Legally Blonde's Tracy Edwards, Grease's Laura Osnes, Les Miserables' Bart Shatto, etc., Hollywood agents and film/TV professionals, members of
England's Royal Shakespeare Company, numerous casting directors, and other industry representatives. 

As of 2020, the Academy has completely and effectively transitioned to an all-online format. The program is now the only fully immersive six-day, twenty-four-hour resident performing arts experience on the internet.

Rob Grant

Television & Stage Actor

The Orville

Succession

Red Dead Redemption 2

Beginnings Academy 2020

Chad Eric Murnane
Binder Casting

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Hamlet

Song of a Kingpin
New York Workshop 2019

Will Roland
Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen

Broadway's Be More Chill
New York Workshop 2018

Lee Stringer 
Author 
Grand Central Winter 
(Among Top Ten Recommended Books, 
New York Times, USA Today) 
Like Shaking Hands with God 
(With Kurt Vonnegut) 
Contributing Writer: The New York Times, 
The Nation, The New York Observer, Newsday 
New York Workshop 2015

David Pendleton 
TV's All My Children, Guiding Light, The Jefferson'sPolice Story 

Broadway's No Place To Be Somebody
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 
Vocalist, The Platters 
New York Workshop 2015

Kevin Jones 
Music Director, National Tours: Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Evita
Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun 
New York Workshop 2015

Kevin Kolack 
Numerous voice-over and TV commercials 
Film: Blue Ruin 
New York Workshop 2014

Paul Valley 
Broadway's 1776 
NBC's Another World (1,000 episodes) 
Law & Order, Guiding Light 
New York Workshop 2014

Jaqui Dubois 
Dancer/Chroeographer 
Broadway's Fela 
New York Workshop 2013

Jeanne Lehman
Broadway's Beauty and the Beast

Broadway's Sound of Music
New York Workshop 2017

Marta Rainer 
Off-Broadway writer, director, actress: Unaccustomed to My Name 
Numerous New York and Regional credits 
Collaborations with Second City founder Peter Sills and Moscow Arts Theatre Director Salva Dolgachev 
New York Workshop 2015

Joseph Melendez 
Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar 
Film: We Need to Talk About Kevin with Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly 
TV: Ozark, Person of Interest,Blacklist, Prison Break 
New York Workshop 2015

Paul Russell 
Casting Director 
20th Century Fox, HBO, CBS, ABC, NBC, 
Broadway, Off Broadway 
New York Workshop 2014


Dancer, Choreographer: 
Dance Moms, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, MTV, VH1
Instructor, Broadway Dance Center 
New York Workshop 2014

Bart Shatto 
Jean Valjean, Broadway's Les Miserables 
Broadway's Civil War 
Broadway's Dracula 
Soloist, Trans-Siberian Orchestra 
New York Workshop 2014

Jennie Buckman 
Former Director, Acting Division 
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts 
Actor, Director, BBC TV 
London Workshop 2013

Arnold Mungioli 
Former Executive Director of Theatrical Casting, The Disney Company
New York Workshop 2012

Ruth Williams-Hennessy 
Voice Instructor, 
Clients: Broadway, TV, Music Videos 
New York Workshop 2012

Judy Adams 
Actor, Director 
London's Royal National Theatre 
London Workshop 2012

Royal Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare Script Interpretation and Workshop I

London Workshop 2011

Ben Cameron 
Broadway's Wicked 
Broadway's Footloose 
Broadway's Aida 
New York Workshop 2010

Laura Osnes 
Former Beginnings Student 
Star, Broadway's Grease 
Star, Broadway's South Pacific 
Star, Broadway's Anything Goes 
Star, Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde 
New York Workshop 2008

Tracy Jai Edwards 
Former Beginnings Student 
Broadway's Hairspray 
Broadway's Legally Blonde 
Off Broadway's Ruthless 
New York Workshop 2012

Wendi Green and Jennifer Millar 
Abrams Artists

Talent Agents, Youth Division
Hollywood Workshop 2012

Marnie Cooper 
Talent Management 
On-Set Coach for Ron Howard, 
Clients: Miley Cyrus, Mila Kunis, Leelee Sobieski, (hundreds of others) 
Hollywood Workshop 2012

Royal Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare Script Interpretation and Workshop II

London Workshop 2011

Robert Galinsky 
Improv Artist 
Founder, New York Reality TV School 
New York Workshop 2009

Courtney Young 
Dance Captain, Broadway's The Producers 
Broadway's Young Frankenstein 
New York Workshop 2008

Pat McCorkle 
Casting Director 
McCorkle Casting 
Hundreds of TV, commercial, and film casting credentials 
New York Workshop 2006

Stacey Sipowicz 
Dance Captain 
Broadway's Cabaret 
New York Workshop 2001

Maggie Maes 
Acting Instructor 
Talent Manager 
Clients: Broadway, TV, film, commercials 
New York Workshop 2005

Liz McConahay 
Dance Captain, 
Broadway's The Full Monty 
Broadway's Cabaret 
New York Workshop 2004

Jen Rudin
Jen Rudin Casting

The Incredibles

Chicken Little

High School Musical 4

Meet the Robinsons

Gotham
New York Workshop 2019

Rory O'Malley

Broadway's Hamilton

Broadway's Book of Mormon

New York Workshop 2017

Kyle Coker 
Binder Casting, Donna DeSeta Casting, Beth Melsky Casting, Strickman-Ripps 
Hundreds of national commercials including Target, Little Debbie, 
Cablevision, Apple, Bloomingdales, Macys, Toyota, and Kmart 
New York Workshop 2015

Dr. Anthony Salzarulo 
One of New York's leading Holistic Doctors 
Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, and Iridologist 
Advanced studies in nutrition, detoxification, 
homeopathy, flower essences, and herbs 
New York Workshop 2015

William Martin 
Director, Broadway's The Lieutenant 
(Nominated, 5 Tony Awards) 
Stars directed: Eartha Kitt, Frank Langella, Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Dick Shawn 
Past President, Society of New York Broadway Directors and Choreographers Foundation 
Ph.D. Theater History 
New York Workshop 2014

Adam Penford 
Associate Director to Sir Nicholas Hytner, 
Artistic Director, London's Royal National Theatre 
Director, One Man, Two Guvnors 
West End, London, and Broadway, NY 

London Workshop 2014

Wayne Williams 
Dancer/Choreographer 
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 
New York Workshop 2012

Richard Kline 
Larry Dallas in Three's Company

Broadway's City of Angels

David Mamet's November
New York Workshop 2012

Braeden Lemasters 
Star, TNT's Men of a Certain Age 
Recurring roles: TV's Law & Order, 
NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, House, ER
(dozens of others) 
Hollywood Workshop 2012

Athena Reich 
TV Actor, Recording Artist 
New York Workshop 2010

Takisha Williamson 
Dancer/Choreographer 
New York Workshop 2009

Tessa Netting 
Former Beginnings Student 
Broadway's Billy Elliot

Disney's Bunk'd
New York Workshop 2006

Sutton Foster 
Tony-Award Winner 
Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie 
Broadway's Anything Goes 
Broadway's Shrek the Musical 
Broadway's Little Women 
Broadway's Drowsy Chaperone 
Broadway's Young Frankenstein 
New York Workshop 2005

Bryan Close 
Actor, Director 
Artistic Director, 
Occam Repertory Theater 
New York Workshop 2005

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