BROADWAY BOOTCAMP

2018

MTW is delighted to be teaming up with 3 of Broadway's top lecturers in Musical Theatre who will join us directly from NEW YORK CITY to present a 'BROADWAY BOOTCAMP' in the January holidays in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. This is a unique opportunity to work with three BROADWAY professionals who have a host of credits to their names.

 

To celebrate MTW's 8th birthday we will be offering a full-scale Musical Theatre Bootcamp. 1 VENUE, 3 SPACES, 3 AGE GROUPS, all running simultaneously. Participants across the three age groups will be busy honing their triple threat skills for 6 hours everyday for 6 continuous days - eating, sleeping and breathing Musical Theatre.

This is an incredible opportunity to be coached for 34 HOURS by three BROADWAY PROFESSIONALS at the top of their game and who have their fingers on the pulse of what is required from young performers currently working on musicals on the Broadway stages.

Anybody who has a love for musicals and a desire to learn more about being a TRIPLE-THREAT performer can take part, regardless of whether you approach the workshops from a dance background, an acting background or a singing background. All that is required is a PASSION to learn and to soak up as much information as possible. As long as you are prepared to apply yourself, push your personal boundaries and have TONS OF FUN along the way!

Maximilien Baud trained at the School of American Ballet for 10 years under the guidance of Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Peter Boal, Olga Kostritzky, and Andrei Kramarevsky. While a student, he performed with the NYC Ballet, and was part of the original cast of two world premieres: ORGANON  by Elliot Feld and SCENES DE BALLET  by Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. In 2005, Mr. Baud joined the Pennsylvania Ballet under the directorship of Roy Kaiser and would perform principal roles in ballets by Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, George Balanchine and many more. In 2009, Mr. Baud had the opportunity to work on the Oscar nominated film for BestPicture, BLACK SWAN , by Darren Aronofsky.

In 2010, Mr. Baud would join the national/international tour of BILLY ELLIOT, the Musical performing the role of Older Billy, and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Musical. He was in the ensemble of the national tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL based on the iconic 80’s film under the directorship of Tony Award-winning choreographer, Sergio Trujillo. Maximilien has reprised his role of Older Billy in regional productions of Billy Elliot with the MUNY, North Carolina Theater, and the North Shore Music Theater Company.

 

 

Mr. Baud has had the opportunity to teach at numerous dance studios around the country, as well as coach the young Billy’s from Billy Elliot. Currently, he is on the staff at THE JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL , and Ballet Academy East. He helped co-create the Joffrey Ballet School Musical Theater Summer Intensive, where he holds the position of Associate Director. He also holds the position of Co-Artistic Director and Consulting Producer of JOFFREY ELITE , which is a group of elite dancers from the Joffrey Ballet School that is featured in a documentary series on You Tube’s Awesomness TV channel. While directing, Mr. Baud enjoys enriching the lives of dancers through discipline and a passion for the arts.

Matthew Prescott, born and raised in Idaho, graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and attended the inaugural year of the Joffrey/New School University in New York City. 

He went on to dance with the JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Ballet NY, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, BalletX, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Morphoses the Wheeldon Company, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

Matthew was featured in Robert Altman's film THE COMPANY. Matthew has choreographed works performed by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet School, BalletX, Interlochen Arts Academy, and for Misty Copeland for Prince’s COMING TO AMERICA 2010 Madison Square Garden performances. 

Matthew was the Resident Choreographer on the national tour of BILLY ELLIOT as well as performing the roll of Older Billy. He made his Broadway debut in the cast of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. 

Matthew is the Artistic Director the Joffrey Ballet School’s Musical Theater Broadway summer intensive as well as the Co-Founder THE INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE in NYC. Matthew was part of the team that produced, directed, and starred in the hit reality show JOFFREY ELITE for Awesomeness TV. 

Kristopher has been studying voice since he was a child. During his teenage years, he attended a performing arts high school in Houston, TX, where he studied alongside classmate, GRAMMY AWARD winning singer, BEYONCE. He continued his vocal studies at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, a prestigious and notably acclaimed conservatory. 

He was a Musical Theatre major and earned a Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in Piano Performance. At Baldwin Wallace he received training in Music Theory, Voice Diction, Eu-rhythmics, Notation, and Song Performance. He has studied and trained in classical, musical theatre, jazz, and pop music. This expansive training allows him to teach the different vocal styles, which is important for adaptation in the wide range/style of musicals that are being created these days. 

Kristopher just finished three years of traveling the country in the 1st and 2nd National Tours of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, THE BOOK OF MORMON. Most recently he was featured as a performer and Dance Captain in MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl. In 2017, he also made his Off-Broadway debut at the York Theatre in New York City in DEAR WORLD, performing opposite television and film star, Tyne Daly.

Other favorite credits include the National Tour of the Tony Award winning revival of ANYTHING GOES which was directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, BILLY ELLIOT the Musical where he served as the show’s Acro Captain, and Oprah Winfrey’s First National Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE starring Season Three American Idol Winner Fantasia Barrino.

 

Mr. Thompson-Bolden was also a featured Performer in Broadway Classics at Carnegie Hall and he also had the extreme pleasure of appearing in the world premiere of the musical THE NUTTY PROFFESSOR directed by the legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. 

 

INSPIRE, LEAD, & MOTIVATE

M Squared Talent is an organization created by two dancers who combine their knowledge to deliver the most cutting edge dance and musical theater education in America. Co-founders Matthew Prescott and Maximilien Baud both had careers that began in ballet, dancing around the world in the most respected companies and working with the most renowned choreographers. 

They both transitioned into the Broadway world when they were cast in the Tony Award winning production of BILLY ELLIOT, the Musical. Their vast experience as performers adds value and a unique perspective to their collective goals of creating the best environment for which a student can thrive.

Throughout the years, Mr. Prescott and Mr. Baud found that teaching and directing was their passion. They created M Squared as a way to connect working professional actors and dancers with students who want to learn their craft. It is the goal of M Squared to set the new standard in dance and theater training. 

Mr. Prescott and Mr. Baud lead with love and mutual respect, and their success is measured in the success of the students. Everyone has the potential for greatness and with enough hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

*    34 HOURS of solid musical theatre training.

*    TRIPLE THREAT DEVELOPMENT - classes in voice technique, ballet technique, material from various shows, musical theatre film review,        

      musical theatre jazz, tap, choreography from various shows, Broadway Fit, audition prep and acting activities.

*    Training from top BROADWAY COACHES from New York.

*    An opportunity to audition for the MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER INTENSIVE in New York City hosted by THE JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL.

*    The opportunity of winning one of 6 SPONSORSHIPS to a week at the Musical Theatre Summer Intensive in New York City or any of the

      Summer Intensives on offer.

*    A safe, creative environment in which to make NEW FRIENDS with similar interests.

*    HOLIDAY FUN doing something that further enhances your triple threat skills and disciplines.

*    A SHOWCASE at the end of the week that parents can attend.

*    A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION at the end of the week.

CAPE TOWN

Artscape Theatre Complex

Tuesday 02 January 2018 - Sunday 07th January 2018

09h30 - 16h30 for all age groups including scheduled lunch and tea breaks.

Full Price: R3850 if payment is made between 01 Nov - 01 Jan. 

Early Bootcamp Recruits: R3500 for payments made before 01 Nov.  

PLEASE NOTE LIMITED SPACES. Payment installments accepted by arrangement.

JOHANNESBURG

National School Of The Arts

Tuesday 09th January 2018 - Sunday 14th January 2018

09h30 - 16h30 for all age groups including scheduled lunch and tea breaks. 

Full Price: R3850 if payment is made between 01 Nov - 01 Jan.  

Early Bootcamp Recruits: R3500 for payments made before 01 Nov.    

PLEASE NOTE LIMITED SPACES. Payment installments accepted by arrangement. 

As if it couldn't get any better, M-Squared are offering 6 BURSARIES (3 in JHB and 3 in CT) to any participant of the Broadway Bootcamp who the international team feels is deserving of a place at THE JBS JUNE/JULY MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER INTENSIVE IN NEW YORK CITY. The scholarship will cover the cost of ONE WEEK'S TRAINING in the participant's intensive of choice such as Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary or Musical Theatre. This is VALUED AT R10,000.00. Please note that some of the costs such as flights and accommodation to NYC are not included. As an added bonus, further invitations will be made to individuals who make an impact at the AUDITION SECTION of the bootcamp to attend the workshops in NYC - an awesome opportunity to join and meet PARTICIPANTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD who audition to take part in these very popular summer intensives in NYC.

Students who win the scholarship will be offered a one-week, full tuition paid session in one of the following intensives:

JOFFREY MUSICAL THEATRE NYC

The Musical Broadway Theater program partners with existing major Broadway shows. The current stars of the stage come and teach the students acting, singing, dancing and choreography. All of the classes are instructed by CURRENT Broadway Stars. There is no program like this in the world. Each week focuses in on a different Broadway Show.  At the end of each week you will then also attend that Broadway Show.

Intensive runs in weekly sessions: MUSICAL THEATRE NYC 11/06/2018 – 13/07/2018 (1 - 5 Week Sessions)

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL NYC INTENSIVE

The NYC Ballet Intensive is the east coast flagship program with Josie Walsh as the Artistic Director. This seven week experience will transform you as a dancer and provide you access to the worlds best working dancers. You will be taught by todays industry leaders in classes no larger than 25 dancers per class. Each day builds upon the next and each week brings new world renowned instructors. This dance experience has both classical and contemporary ballet. The last week of the program culminates in a massive NYC Theater Performance.

Intensive runs in weekly sessions: NYC BALLET INTENSIVE 04/06/2018 – 20/07/2018 (1 - 7 Week Sessions – NO 1 week session 16/7 – 20/07)

JOFFREY JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY NYC

The NYC Jazz/Contemporary program is the flagship Jazz and Contemporary dance intensive worldwide. The program focuses in on cutting edge contemporary, modern, improv, hip hop and theater dance. The program pushes dancers beyond the realm of their current technique and tradition. Dancers will explore new ideas of movement and artistic excellence in creating the art of motion. The intensive culminates in a life changing performance in a major NYC theater venue.

Intensive runs in weekly sessions: NYC JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY 16/07/2018 – 10/08/2018 (1 - 4 Week Sessions)

*Registration, Housing, Chaperone, Resident Fees, Flights and Accommodation are not included in the scholarship

Please click on the following link to APPLY to take part in the exciting MTW Broadway Bootcamp:

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