2018 WINTER INTENSIVE at PINNELL DANCE CENTRE!
PINNELL DANCE CENTRE
WINTER INTENSIVE 2018!
Pinnell Dance Centre’s Patrick is Back! Patrick began his dance training at Litchfield Dance Arts Academy in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, under the direction of Ilka Doubek. He went on to study at The South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts, Virginia School of the Arts, The Harid Conservatory, and the Atlanta Ballet School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in dance from Troy University, which he attended on the chancellor’s scholarship. Patrick has toured internationally with Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, appearing on nationally televised events in Switzerland, Spain, Austria, and Germany. His industrial credits include work for Maryland Festival Ballet, The Carolina Opry Christmas Show, Sports Illustrated, and Royal Caribbean. Patrick also teaches master classes and choreographs for institutions around the country, including New Orleans based NTG Dance, where he serves as ballet and contemporary faculty. In 2014, Patrick’s piece “Going Home” was selected to perform in the New Works Concert at Alabama Dance Festival.
A choreographer, dancer, teacher, and producer, Kristin Sudeikis is a highly involved and influential member of the New York metropolitan, national, and international dance communities. As both Artistic Director of Kristin Sudeikis Dance and as a commercial choreographer, Kristin creates work that is rooted in igniting social activism and connected to the world—seeking to affect lasting change through ephemeral moments. Her commercial work ranges from screen to brand promotion, and includes dance events for SELF Magazine, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo Bank. Most notably, Kristin created with and for NIKE as part of the NIKE Blast women’s training event in Stockholm, Sweden (2010-2014). She and her choreography have also been featured on NBC’s 30 Rock; with Mariah Carey on Good Morning America; in music videos and tours for recording artists; and in such publications as Marie Claire, Vogue, Dance Teacher Magazine, and SHAPE Magazine. Most recently, Kristin was commissioned to choreograph music videos for Chinese pop star Bibi Wu, expanding her cliental of recording artists to include international musicians.
Kristin has also produced, directed, and choreographed four original, sold out productions in NYC. Her 2010, “Even in Silence…” and its companion piece, “Even in Silence part deux, the light Remains…” explore the power and poignancy of the unsaid. In May 2012, Sudeikis had the honor of creating for the Peridance Contemporary Company, presenting the world premier work, “I Am You”. With social activism as a constant influence, Kristin choreographed and produced “STAND”, a benefit to promote awareness of the human trafficking epidemic. “STAND” was produced in conjunction with the GEMS organization and the Half the Sky Movement, both of which provide services for female victims of oppression and sexual exploitation. In addition to full-evening productions, Kristin Sudeikis Dance has also performed in festivals throughout the New York metropolitan area and the United States, including the Brooklyn Dance Festival, The Gratitude Project, Young Choreographer’s Festival; and tours in San Francisco, Raleigh, Houston, and Stamford, CT. Kristin Sudeikis Dance made its film premier in March 2014, with an original dance film set to John Legend’s, “Made to Love”. The company is currently in the midst of creating their second series of dance films.
When at home in New York City, Kristin teaches at Broadway Dance Center and at Peridance Capezio Center. She also travels nationally and internationally, choreographing, performing, and presenting master classes at colleges, studios, and festivals. Most recently, Kristin taught at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina, and remarks, “a space that honors global visionaries such as Maya Angelou, Pina Bausch, and Bill T. Jones is a cool and invigorating place to move”.This year, Kristin was among such artists as Camille A. Brown in representing “Women in Dance,” a mentorship program for up and coming creators and choreographers. Whether on stage, on set, or in the studio, Kristin’s driving focus is to allow others to experience the true and real social impact that is created when music, time, space, and ‘the other’ connect. Ultimately, Kristin encourages dancers to reach far beyond any limitations they may perceive themselves to have, “only then, can they tap into what they want to become. Dance is a gift. Study hard. Take care of it. Never cease striving to become the artist you want to be.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Andrew started his performing career at the early age of 17 dancing for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida as a “Kid of the Kingdom” as well as a dancer in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. He then continued on to perform for Royal Caribbean, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC and Branson, MO), as well as numerous industrials, television commercials, movies and episodes of SNL. Andrew was also an original member of Mia Michael’s dance company R.A.W.(Reality At Work). Other performing credits include A FEW GOOD MEN… DANCIN’, FAME (Off-Broadway/National Tour), A CHORUS LINE (Lenape PAC), CARNIVALE (Radio City Music Hall), original company member of the American premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU in Las Vegas and the role of “Chistery” in WICKED (Chicago).
Choreography credits include FAME (Capital Playhouse), commercial’s for the Japanese Chocolate Company GLICO, TROJAN brand company, TENA, Bud Light Super Bowl commercial, BREAK OUT IN SONG “Anything Goes” starring Katie Thompson and the workshop of CATY BRIDGEWATER, a new musical by Bobby Cronin. Andrew was the co-choreographer of FAME (Macau International Music Festival) and has been the Associate on HAIRSPRAY, FOREVER PLAID, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (New Theatre), SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (Capitol Repertory Theatre), A CHORUS LINE (Lenape PAC), DANCEBREAK (Alvin Ailey Theatre), SWEET CHARITY (NYC workshop), ORPHEUS (NYC Opera) and CARNIVALE (Radio City Music Hall).
His award winning and nationally recognized choreography can be seen showcased throughout the country as well as in Canada at many local dance studios, dance companies and college dance teams.
Pinnell Dance Center alumnus Chaz Wolcott!
Chaz grew up in Columbus, Ohio where he got his start in the performing arts at the ripe old age of 1. His parents, who were swing dance instructors, taught him how to cha-cha and his feet haven’t stopped moving since!
Chaz enrolled in dance classes at Pinnell Dance Centre in Gahanna, OH and began acting in theatre with Phoenix Theatre Circle. He found his love for musical theatre in The Who’s Tommy while playing the 4-year-old version of the title character. His family relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where Chaz found himself dancing more than ever while continuing his training at The Dance Zone in Henderson, NV. Chaz even appeared on CBS’s “The King of Queens” as a Young Jerry Stiller and competed on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in their Greatest Dancer in America Challenge. Chaz won the US Championships and won the Bronze Medal for the United States of America in the World Tap Dance Championships at the age of 14. Chaz graduated with High Honors from Coronado High School.
Chaz went on to major in Dance Performance at the prestigious Oklahoma City University. He excelled through his four years at the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management, reaching the highest levels in dance technique classes and graduating Summa Cum Laude. Chaz was a member of the award-winning American Spirit Dance Company and served as the Company Deputy and Dance Captain.Over the summers during college, Chaz started adding professional theatre credits to his resumé at Music Theatre of Wichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Gretna Theatre and The Moon River Theatre in Branson.
Since earning his BFA, Chaz has been busy! Two days after graduation, Chaz was offered the role of Mistoffelees on the National Tour of Cats, a dream role of Chaz’s. He toured with the show for about six months and then took the leap and moved to New York City. Chaz has accrued regional credits at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, The Fireside, Gateway Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Casa Mañana, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Gretna Theatre and was invited back to the Cats tour for its 30th Anniversary Tour. Chaz has made appearances in HBO’s “High Maintenance“, “Anderson Live” and off-Broadway in Prince of Christmas. Chaz has performed for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual fundraising shows: Gypsy of the Year and Easter Bonnet. Chaz was featured on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” where he jumped on Mary Murphy’s Hot Tamale Train to the Academy in Season 14! He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Chaz is also building his choreography resume with recent choreography credits at Forestburgh Playhouse – Crazy for You and Mary Poppins. This past summer, Chaz also Directed and Choreographed Cats at Interlakes Theatre, and served as Choreographer / Associate Director of Newsies at The Legacy Theatre. Chaz teaches and choreographs for dance studios across the US and tours with The Broadway Collective, bringing musical theatre training to students nationwide. He has taught for Dancers Responding to AIDS, Dancers Against Cancer, Broadway Connection, Stage Door Connection, Inside Broadway and Chaz presented choreography at Leg Up On Life, which raised money for The Trevor Project, and at The Ho Ho Holiday show, which raised money for Toys for Tots. Most recently, Chaz was thrilled to make his Broadway choreographic debut by directing/choreographing the National Tours presentation at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 29th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition at the New Amsterdam Theatre!
Chaz recently completed touring as one of the newsies, Buttons, in the First National Tour of Disney’s Newsies after visiting 70 cities, performing over 750 performances and spending two years on the road. The show was filmed live at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre, which was released in movie theaters as Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical. The movie is available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon and Disney Movies Anywhere, and is available for streaming for a limited time on Netflix. Check out www.newsiesthemusical.com for more information!
Chaz also produced & directed four cabarets for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS while on tour with Newsies and is proud of leading the fundraising campaign that raised over $400k for the incredible charity. Please check out this video playlist of some of the performances: The Newsboys’ Variety Show. The show has gone on to be produced twice at NYC’s Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Chaz currently teaches at Broadway Dance Center (check out Chaz’s CLASS page). Subscribe to his teaching newsletter for more information on the CONTACT page.