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                                                    TEACHER

AMDA, American Musical Dramatic Academy, Faculty Member, LA and NYC (2005 – present)
                 *     Director/Choreographer for Showcase and Dance Workshops,  

                 *     Musical Theatre Performance

                 *     Industry Prep 
                 *     Audition Technique for the actor on camera and stage

                 *     Mock Audition
                 *     Ballet

                 *     Jazz/Lyrical 

                 *     Theatre dance/Movement for Actors
                

UCLA Film, Theatre and Television, Faculty Member, Los Angeles, CA (2011- 2014)                

                 *     Theatre Dance (Fosse Repertoire/Original Choreography)                

                 *     Jazz/Lyrical

                 *     Audition Technique


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, Guest Teacher (2014)

               *      Theatre Dance/Jazz in the Musical Theatre department


CORNISH COLLEGE FOR THE ARTS, Seattle - Guest Teacher (2014)

               *      Theatre dance/Movement for Actors (Theatre department)

               *      Fosse Master class for dancers (Dance department)

               *      Talkback/Q&A for all departments


LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, CA, Guest Teacher in Dance department (2013 -2014)

               *      Theatre Dance

               *      Fosse

               *      Audition Technique

               *      Talkback


EDGE Dance Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Faculty Member (2011-2014)

                 *      Musical Theatre
                 *      Movement for Actors
                 *      Sub Jazz 2/3/4


TRIDAC ARTS CONSORTIUM, Columbia, SC (6th -8th graders), Guest Artist/Teacher (2014)

                 *      Speaker and Performer at the opening of the three weeks camp

                 *      Choreographer for the closing ceremony for the drama department

                 *      Jazz, Fosse and Theatre dance for the dance department


Norris Center for the Performing Arts, Faculty Member, (Ages 8-18)  Rolling Hills Estates, CA, (2007- 2011)

                 *      Musical Theatre Audition Technique,

                 *      Television Auditioning

                 *      Jazz

                 *      Ballet

                 *      Lyrical

Professional School for the Arts, 1329 Sartori Avenue, Torrance, CA (2009 - 2013)
                 *      Guest teacher for Ballet and Musical Theatre


Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, South Carolina, Guest Teacher (2010, 2013 and 2014)                

                 *      Acting for Camera (Theatre department)             

                 *      Theatre Dance  (Dance department)             

                 *      Auditioning for Musical Theatre Techniques (Theatre Department)


Dreher High school, Columbia, South Carolina, Guest Teacher in Drama Department (2013 - 2014)

                 *     Acting for Camera            

                 *      Theatre Dance for Actors              

                 *      Auditioning for Musical Theatre Techniques


“Six Days of Broadway” Summer Camp, Costa Mesa, SCFTA.ORG (2012-2013)
                 *     Theatre Dance

                 *     Choreography


YWP (Young Writers Project for Theatre of Note), (2010)
                 *    Director of the short play, SO THERE’S THIS GUY.


Young Actors Theatre Camp, Faculty, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA (2008)
                 *    Head of Musical Theatre Program and Guest Teacher for elementary, middle and high school 


DMA, Dance Masters of America Convention, National tour of  USA, (2009)
                 *    Guest Teacher for Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Audition Techniques for all ages.


Starpower Competition, Judge, 2170 Old Waldorf Road, Waldorf Maryland, (2008)
                  *   Judge for all styles of dance


Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention, Faculty Member (2004)
                  *   Teacher/Judge teaching Musical Theatre and Lyrical dance.  


Guest Teacher at dance studios (USA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN) 



EDUCATION

Certificate from The American Musical Dramatic Academy Conservatory, Integrated Program, NYC, 2001

Currently earning a BA in Performing Arts in the Leap program at St. Mary's College

(Hopeful graduate Spring 2017)





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THEATRE


How to Succeed in Business                      Director                                        5th Avenue Theatre, "Rising Star Project"


How to Succeed in Business                      Associate Choreographer                5th Avenue Theatre w/ Bob Richard


AMDA NY Graduate Showcase               Co-Director/Choreographer              Amda NYC Conservatory

GREASE                                                Choreographer                              5th Avenue Theatre

“JACQUES BREL…”                                 Assoc. Director/Choreographer         ACT Theatre


CAMELOT                                            Choreographer                              Biola University            

ZOMBIE PROM                                      Co-Director/Choreographer             AMDA College w/ Scott Conner

OKLAHOMA                                        Assoc. Choreographe                      Fulton Opera House/Tyce Diorio)

DANCE WORKSHOP                             Choreographer                              AMDA College (2007-2014)


TELEVISION

Two and a Half Men                              Choreographer                               CBS

So You Think You can Dance                   Assistant to Tyce Diorio                  FOX


INTERNET

“Vampires Suck” DVD Promo                   Choreographer                                FOX Promotional video

“They call me Cheeks” video                    Choreographer                                Internet Artist: Cheeks


Referrals

David Armstrong: darmstrong@5thavenue.org

Michael Medico (Director of Fox Promo and works in Television): michaelmedico@mac.com

Marina Benedict, co-chair of dance at AMDA, mbenedict@amda.edu 

Tyce Diorio (Contact upon request)


Choreography Styles

Jazz, Ballet, Fosse, Lyrical, Jazz funk, Tap, Character, Cheerleading, Showgirl/Rockette               

DIRECTING/ CHOREOGRAPHY

  PERFORMER


Chryssie Whitehead




​​​​BROADWAY & NY THEATRE: 

CHICAGO (Go to Hell Kitty/ Velma Understudy)                                           Walter Bobbie (Ambassador)

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Staged Concert for ACS)                                  John Simpkins (Hudson)     

COMPANY with NY Philharmonic (Kathy)                                                  Lonny Price (Lincoln Center)

A CHORUS LINE Revival (Kristine in Revival Cast Album)                             Bob Avian  (Schoenfeld)

THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES                                                                    Bobby Longbottom (Radio City Music Hall)




TELEVISION:

GRIMM (Guest Lead)                                                                                    NBC

WAREHOUSE 13(Recurring)                                                                         SYFY

PRIVATE PRACTICE(Recurring)                                                                    ABC

MAN UP (Recurring)                                                                                   ABC

REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS (TV Movie - Lead)                                   ABC Family

HAPPY ENDINGS (Guest Star)                                                                      ABC

SWITCHED AT BIRTH (Guest Star)                                                               ABC Family  

CASTLE (Guest Star)                                                                                    ABC

THE MENTALIST (Guest Star)                                                                      CBS                                                                                            

IN PLAIN SIGHT  (Guest Star)                                                                       USA

MELISSA AND JOEY (Guest Star)                                                                 ABC Family

GREYS ANATOMY (Guest Star)                                                                   ABC

TWO AND A HALF MEN (Choreographer)                                                  CBS

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Assistant)                                            Tyce Diorio

MTV MOVIE AWARDS (Dancer)                                                                Marguerite Derricks

MTV MOVIE AWARDS (Dancer)                                                                Toni Basil

BOSTON PUBLIC (Recurring Role and Dancer)                                                Joey Malone (FOX)

ITALIAN TV SHOW - “Torno Sabato” (Dancer)                                              Billy Goodson




THEATRE/TOURS:

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (5th Avenue Theatre)                                Associate Choreographer
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (Rising Star Project high school students)        Director

GREASE (5th Avenue Theatre)                                                                      Choreographer

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS (Act Theatre)  Associate Director/Ass. Choreographer

A CHORUS LINE (Cassie at 5th Avenue Theatre)                                            David Bennett/Kerrie Casserly                                       

CATS (Bombalurina at La Mirada Theatre)                                                     Dana Solimando

DAMN YANKEES (Lola at Papermill and 5th Avenue Theatre)                       Mark Hoebe

A CHORUS LINE (Cassie at Music Theatre West)                                            Roger Castellano

THE STUDIO (Lisa at the Signature)                                                               Chris Damboise

GIGI (Liane at Reprise LA)                                                                             David Lee

ROMI AND MICHELLE (Pre-Broadway workshops as Cristy)                            Christopher Ashley

A CHORUS LINE (Kristine at Casa Manana)                                                  Kerry Casserly

THE PRODUCERS (1st National Tour)                                                             Susan Stroman 

ALL SHOOK UP (Goodspeed)                                                                        Chris Ashley

WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (Sacramento Music Circus)                                         DJ Salisbury

OKLAHOMA  (Asst. Choreo to Tyce Diorio)                                                    Fulton Opera House

ROUGE BURLESQUE (Dancer)                                                                       Lisa Eaton

AFI Tribute to Michael Douglas (Dancer w/ Catherine Zeta Jones)                      Rhonda Miller

FOSSE (1st National Tour - Dance Soloist)                                                        Anne Reinking

RADIO CITY ROCKETTES (LA - Universal City Ampitheatre)                          Linda Haberman

Paul McCartney's "DRIVING RAIN" Tour (Dancer)                                           National/International


 


FILM: 

LUCKY STIFF (Starring Jason Alexander and Nikki James)                               Chris Ashley

EVERY LITTLE STEP (Documentary on A CHORUS LINE)                               Endgame Ent./Sony Pictures

COMPANY filmed with the NY Philharmonic                                                 Lonny Price

THE PRODUCERS                                                                                         Susan Stroman

SAVE THE LAST DANCE (Julia Stiles's Dance Double)                                     Fatima Robinson




COMMERCIALS:

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COUNTRY INN AND SUITES                                                                       Dir: Peter Chelsom

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SUBWAY (Dancer)                                                                                       Choreo: Michael Rooney