2019 WINTER INTENSIVE at PINNELL DANCE CENTRE!
PINNELL DANCE CENTRE
WINTER INTENSIVE 2018!
Sarah Grooms is a native of Columbus, OH, and an alum of Pinnell Dance Centre! She started dancing at the young age of three when her mother realized how much fun she had in pig tails and pink tutus. In the summer of 2007, Sarah moved to New York City to further pursue a career in dance and fitness. Having just finished her eleventh season as a Radio City Rockette, Sarah understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle to maintain longevity not only in this industry but everyday life. After performing with Pinnell Dance Centre in Europe with the Tanzsommer Stars of Tomorrow, she then headed to the Big Apple to perform in numerous television shows such as Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Live With Kelly and Ryan, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Michael Buble’s Christmas Special, Oprah’s 10th Anniversary of “O” Magazine special, Project Runway, Rockefeller Center’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, and The Today Show. Sarah is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. When she’s not performing, she’s personal training and teaching group fitness classes throughout the city. City Fit Life is Sarah’s perfect idea of how to continue positive motivation alongside people who share the same health and fitness goals. Primary Focus: Strength training and creating a positive environment during sessions all the while achieving daily personal goals.
Mary Grace McNally
Mary Grace grew up in Massachusetts, training at the Diane Kelley Dance Studio for sixteen years. This is where she discovered her love of movement and creation. She received her BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. She produced, directed and choreographed her first evening length work, Not For Picking, which premiered at Theaterlab (NYC) in June 2018. An excerpt from this production earned her the 2018 Capezio A.C.E. Award. She has also been awarded ADA’s National Choreographer of the Year (2016).
Her work has been presented at The Dance Gallery Festival, Dixon Place, Young Choreographer’s Festival, NewSteps Series, REVERBdance Festival, Salvatore Capezio Center, Centre National de la Danse in France, and deSingel in Belgium. She has studied with artists such as Medhi Walerski, Adi Salant, Jiri Pokorny, Tilman O’Donnell, and has performed the works of Doug Varone, Netta Yerushalmy, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Katie Swords-Thurman and Emma Portner. In 2017 and 2018, she was featured in March/April issues of Dance Studio Life Magazine discussing ideas around contemporary and improvisational studies in the competitive dance studio setting. Mary Grace is based in New York City, working as a dancer, teacher and choreographer, as well as a company member of Erica Sobol’s LOBOS Art Collective.
Seth recently performed as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, after previously being an original Broadway cast member in the award-winning hit show, “Hamilton the Musical.” With Hamilton, he has performed for the President of the United States, as well as the Grammy’s, where the show won for Best Musical Theater Album, and the Tony’s where the show won Best Musical! Seth also played the OBC role of Graffiti Pete, in the Tony winning musical “In The Heights” on Broadway, and was an original cast member in the Tony nominated musical “Sweet Charity.”
Seth has graced the silver screen in the Sex and the City Movie, Music and Lyrics By, and Friends With Benefits. He played the lead role of Owen, for award winning independent film, Karma Club. As well as, Jason, in the award-winning independent film, Inside a Change, directed by Rik Cordero.
He has performed all over the world alongside some of the world’s most well-known artists including Madonna in her “Reinvention Tour,” Jennifer Lopez “Brave” European Tour, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, and Jay-Z.
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.