Monday, February 8, 2010

Camp CenterStage Announces Music and Dance Directors

Camp CenterStage is pleased to announce the hiring of two outstanding professionals for its new summer camp program. Kathy Fink has been hired as the camp’s Music Director, and Brian Swasey has accepted the position of the camp’s Dance Director for 2010! Both come with a long history of performing arts in education.

Kathy has worked at many New England theaters, serving as both pianist and musical director. She teaches all levels & styles of piano, leads the Fourth Street Jazz Choir, and serves as musical director for St. Thomas Episcopal church in Dover, NH. She holds a B.A. in piano performance and an M.A. in music history from the University of New Hampshire. Kathy has been a music educator, musical director, and pianist for theater for over 30 years and looks forward to mentoring the next generation of actors, singers and audience members. Her offerings this summer will include coaching for auditions, piano accompaniment CDs and demo CDs for individual campers, ensemble singing, musicianship for the actor/singer and much more. Kathy is “excited to join this terrific team of professional artists for a season at Camp CenterStage”

Brian will be joining Camp CenterStage immediately following 3 summers as a director/choreographer for Bristol Valley Theater. Brian holds a B.A. in Musical Theater and Dance and is currently an Assistant Producer for Queens Theater in the Park in NYC. Brian has directed and/or choreographed for theaters such as Astoria Performing Arts Center, Lakes Region Summer Theater, New London Barn Playhouse and the University of New Hampshire. Brian has also worked as a dance teacher and choreographer for the Walnut Hill School summer program in Natick, Massachusetts. Brian will be teaching Musical Theater for Camp CenterStage as well as running the camp’s afternoon Dance MasterClass program.

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