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.
2017/18 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 $475.00*
"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 the Associate Artistic Director at Bag&Baggage Productions in Hillsboro, where she also coordinates the Emerging Artist program.
KRISTIN HELLER received her Bachelor of Arts and Communications in Theater Arts from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Kristin then moved to Chicago, IL where she was Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company that focused on new play development.
In 2009, she moved to Portland to pursue her Master in Theatre, graduating in 2011. Kristin has apprenticed under world renowned directors such as Tito Capobianco, David Edwards and Elizabeth Bachman. She has worked as Acting and Dance faculty for the Tyrolean Opera Program in Maurach Austria and the Napa Music Festival in California.
Recently, Kristin has worked with Portland Actors Ensembles as State Director for the touring production of The Winters Tale, Stage Director & Co-Choreographer for Anything Goes, and Music Director & Choreographer for The Phantom Tollbooth.
This fall at Sherwood Foundation of the Arts, she directed The Odd Couple and will serve as the Choreographer for Oklahoma this spring.
Currently she privately coaches voice, flute, acting, acting for singers, public speaking, and tap dance as well as instructs larger Master classes on Auditioning, Acting, Voice, and Movement. You can also find her instructing group classes at Vision8 studios in Portland.
SAM SCHULTZ received his BA in Theatre Performance from Western Washington University and a minor in Spanish from Washington State University. After college he moved back to the Portland area to pursue his acting and teaching careers.
Sam has performed with various theatre companies throughout Washington and the Portland area including Broadway Rose, Lakewood Theatre Company and Experience Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya (Valley Repertory Theatre) and Caliban in The Tempest (Experience Theatre Project).
Sam is also a classically trained singer and works as a voice and acting teacher. He has worked for Journey Theatre Arts in Vancouver, and also teaches private lessons. Sam is currently music directing Merry Christmas Strega Nona (Columbia Center of the Arts) in Hood River.
Theatre changed Sam’s life, and he is passionate in sharing that with people of all ages. He firmly believes that what a student learns about performing is not nearly as important as what they learn about themselves in the process.
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.