ENHANCE performance skills in this advanced training for highly committed teens. Courses are taught by some of Portland's top theatre professionals, and include in-depth training in a plethora of skills required for a career in the performing arts.
2016/17 Term Dates and Tuition
Fall Term: September 9 - November 18
Winter Term: January 6 - March 17
Spring Term: April 7 - June 16
Times: Saturdays ~ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Tuition: Each 11 week term is $470.00*
"Wow! Our huge 15-year old athlete grudgingly agreed to take theatre camp this summer, as a part of his "I don't want to get a summer job" negotiation. He groused about it right up until we dropped him off. He got home that night totally engaged. He worked his tail off all week - singing, dancing & acting. He voluntarily put his social life on hold and completely focused on the numbers. We were in complete shock (& were thrilled!).
He and the other participants knocked our socks off at the final performance. It was like watching a Broadway troupe. I was literally in tears most of the time." ~ Parent
CASSIE GREER received her training in the BA Theatre program at Goshen College and the MFA Acting program at Florida Atlantic University, and is a certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. Since 2006, Cassie has taught acting, movement, and voice to theatre students of all ages in Indiana, Florida, and Oregon, where she has also worked professionally as an actor.
In addition to Fitzmaurice, Cassie has studied the Alexander Technique, Middendorf Breathwork, Laban Movement Analysis, the Michael Chekhov Technique, Viewpoints, Linklater Voice, Meisner, and Stanislavski (among other approaches), and she enjoys using a variety of methods to explore new territory with her students.
When she's not teaching, Cassie works in and around Portland as an actor and voiceover artist. Some favorite roles include Jean in David's Redhaired Death, Sarah in Company, Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby and Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. She is currently a company member at Bag&Baggage Productions in Hillsboro, where she also coordinates the Ten4One Education Program.
RANDY ANDRE' DAVIS was raised in Germany and Portland, OR; which is where he started his dancing ‘career’ with the Jefferson Dancers. Randy has been seen in numerous Broadway shows and National tours. His Broadway debut was in the colorful Broadway revival of Guys & Dolls with Peter Gallagher, Faith Prince, and Nathan Lane. He followed this up with CATS and Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan (A&E), before making theatre history by performing in Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. Randy returned to Broadway in All Shook Up as Dance Captain/Swing.
Randy has performed twice at the White House. First, as a tap soloist at the request of the White House after having seen his performance in Hot Mikado and second he and the cast of Harlem Song were invited to visit and perform as part of Black History Month celebrations.
In addition to his skills as a dancer, singer and actor, Randy is known both nationally and international for his choreography work. He was the Children’s Director/Stager for the National tour of Whistle Down the Wind and choreographed the Japanese Musical Revue for one of Tokyo’s theaters. Across the country, Randy’s choreography has been in demand by numerous upscale dance studios.
JOELLEN SWEENEY received her BAs in Theatre and Spanish from Willamette University. She is also a graduate of the Shakespeare & Company Intensive and the Third Rail Repertory Theatre Mentorship Program.
Joellen has performed extensively as both a musical theatre artist and classical singer. Favorite roles include Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Martha in The Secret Garden, Mrs. Zero in The Adding Machine, A Musical and Piggie in Elephant & Piggie. She has been a featured soloist with the Salem Chamber Orchestra, Festival Chorale Oregon and Willamette Master Chorus, and is a six-time regional finalist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions. Joellen teaches students ages 12-18 in her private voice studio.
As an actor, Joellen has performed locally with Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Post5 Theatre, Northwest Children's Theatre and with her own storytelling collective, Wanderlust Theatre, a group that brings folktales to life along local hiking trails. Most recently, Joellen was featured in Vasalisa, a new work by the internationally-acclaimed company, Source Material Collective.
Joellen is passionate about helping young performers to find their unique voices, and is excited to join the amazing team at Spotlight!
CANCELLATION POLICY: Once accepted by Spotlight, thirty (30) days notice must be given of intention to cancel, prior to the camp or term start date. If no notice is given, camp or term fees will be due in full.