Broadway Arts Camp was one of the best experiences I’ve had as a professional artist! Before going, I thought that I was only a dancer. After the camp, I’m now a lot more confident in singing and acting! Singing in front of others has always been a fear of mine, but thanks to Alexis, Chryssie, Michael and all of the other guest teachers that worked with us, that fear is long gone and this is only the beginning! Thank you all so much!!!
NEXT CAMP | June 2019
Dates Announced Soon
The Performing Arts Center
7932 Haskell Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
This workshop truly expands your abilities in singing, dancing and acting, and allows you to gain a deeper understanding of who you are as an artist. BAC is a must go!
Emilee Theno, B.A. Loyola Marymount, currently in NYC
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Broadway Arts Camp Is
A 7 day performing arts intensive for aspiring artists at any age and level who are serious and passionate about honing their skills in dance, acting, and singing. We train our students to love doing the work focusing on the technique and dedication it takes to be come great storytellers.
BAC Junior: is for our younger aspiring artists ages 7 to 12, who are excited to learn and have fun. We take the fundamentals of BAC—finding joy in the work and solid training, and we create an inspiring environment for younger artists to begin to develop their craft. BAC Jr is 3 days during BAC so our youth campers will have an opportunity to learn from and interact with our older campers, becoming inspired by their commitment and passion.
The BAC Curriculum Includes
Musical Theatre Song Coaching
Acting for Camera
Dance: Ballet, Jazz Technique, Tap, Theatre Dance
Q&A Talkback (Industry prep/college considerations)
Guest Faculty: Alisan Porter, Tyce Diorio and more!
Headshot Photography with LA Celebrity Photographer, Lesley Bohm: bohmphotography.com (not included with BAC Junior)
I could not speak more highly about Broadway Arts Camp! Chryssie and Alexis have developed a smart, challenging and FUN environment for individuals to grow and hone in on their craft! Their passion and professional experience is absolutely palpable when you are in the room with them. This workshop will push you to grow in all areas of movement, vocals and acting techniques. ANY level can benefit from this environment. Broadway Arts Camp is worth every second of your consideration and time. Don’t miss a unique opportunity to train with industry professionals and GOOD HUMANS!!!!
The experience that I have had is so amazing. The blood, sweat, and tears that went into this intensive shows how much we bonded. I have never been in a group of like-minded people like this.
This camp was an absolutely amazing experience! Chryssie, Alexis and all the guest teachers offer so much insight that helps you grow in singing, dancing, and acting. Getting to work with these incredible teachers every day for a week equipped me with helpful audition tips and experiences that I will take with me forever. I personally loved the workshop feel of each session and the support that I felt from the rest of the students. If you are considering it, I highly recommend investing in this camp!
Meet the Co-Founders
Co-Founders, Alexis Carra and Chryssie Whitehead
Alexis and Chryssie are long time best friends who met performing on the 1st National Tour of Fosse in 2001, and they have always shared a passion for teaching while working in the industry. Alexis graduated from Yale University, Cum Laude, with a BA in Theatre Studies, and Chryssie graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College and earned a certificate in Musical Theatre Concentration at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Throughout their performing careers they have taught dance, directed and choreographed, coached musical theatre performance, acting for camera, and monologues for auditions across the globe. They are both on faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York and Los Angeles. They still DO what they TEACH and embody their teaching philosophy. The mission in creating Broadway Arts Camp is to pass along what they’ve learned and impart the wisdom from their 20 years of experience in Hollywood and on Broadway as professional actors, singers, and dancers.
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Inside the work of BAC
Broadway: Wicked, Sweet Charity (Original cast/US Nickie/Dance captain)…
TV/Film: Grey’s Anatomy, Recovery Road (series regular on Freeform), Mixology (series regular, ABC Primetime), Anger Management
Broadway: A Chorus Line (Original revival cast, “Kristine”), Chicago (Kitty & US Velma, performed)
TV/Film: Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge of the Bridesmaids (ABC Family), Company, PBS Lincoln Center’s “Great Performances”
Broadway: CATS, (Original Revival Cast, “Rum Tum Tugger”) A Chorus Line (Original Revival cast as “Larry”), Hairspray, On the Town
Regional: All Shook Up (Chad), 42nd Street (Billy Lawyor), Footloose (Ren Mckormick)
Broadway: Rock of Ages (Constance, Justice/Regina cover), the original cast of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Rhoda)
Television: ABC’s Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23 (Recurring), The Neighbors (Recurring)
Broadway/NYC: 42nd St, A Christmas Carol, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mrs. Clause)
Television: Criminal Minds (CBS), Shameless (Showtime), Scorpion (CBS), Castle (ABC)
Director: Hairspray, Once On This Island, Seussical, Grease, Into The Woods
Our mantra is “The joy is in doing the work!” Our faculty focuses on instilling the work ethic it takes to become a professional on Broadway, as well as an on-camera actor or any other career paths as a professional performing artist. Aspiring artists at BAC will experience what it takes to work in a conservatory type setting where they work together as an ensemble, as well as what it takes to step into a leading or supporting role. BAC students perform several works of original choreography, a 32 bar cut of a song, 3 ensemble music numbers, a monologue, as well as take master classes in all different styles of dance (tap, jazz, lyrical, theatre dance), and receive a professional headshot session. BAC’ers also experience a mock audition with professionals providing feedback, and Q&A’s with all our guest faculty. In addition for those interested there is an information session on colleges and what it takes to be a working professional in our industry.
We inspire our students to find joy in their work while they grow and hone their specific crafts. Our intention is to prepare them for a possible career in the entertainment industry whether on stage or screen and to give them a chance to interact and learn from those who have experienced it all! We find joy I watching our students grow into confident, strong human beings who take what they’ve learned from their hard work and persistence and share their gifts with the world!
Broadway Arts Camp has joined forces with the 501c-3 The New Hollywood (TNH). TNH is a non profit dedicated to supporting socially conscious change makers and storytellers. Alexis has been a member of TNH for 10 years and is on the board, so it was a natural fit to parter with TNH as Broadway Arts Camp’s official fiscal sponsor. Our intention is to create a Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund which will allow us to provide opportunities to marginalized, less fortunate children giving them a chance to learn from Broadway’s best. In turn 5% of our money raised goes back into TNH initiatives such as micro-grants for socially conscious artists, the TNH Charity Challenge and more! To donate click here or you can make a check payable to The New Hollywood, and in the memo write “Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund.” Mail the check to 137 North Larchmont #151, Los Angeles, CA 90004. We are very honored and excited to co create with this amazing group of change makers! Every child deserves a chance to learn, grow, push herself, and experience joy! We are passionate about the positive affect arts education has on youth.
Right now we cap our camp at 50 students for BAC and 30 for BAC Junior. We are dedicated to providing very individualized coaching, so at this time we can only have 50 and 30 students at a time.
Yes! We encourage family and friends to attend and more detailed info about the showcase is provided during the camp session.
We offer a generous discount leading up to our camp, so we encourage families to enroll early and take advantage of these accounts. Other than that please email us below for further needs or assistance and check out our Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund.
Food is only included for BAC Junior. Our BAC campers have a fridge so they can bring snacks and lunch and we will also have opportunities for our interns to leave campus and bring lunch back for campers. The average cost for lunch is $10-$15 and there are healthy options nearby.
As of now housing is not provided or included. However we can assist you with finding housing at local hotels and nearby Air BnB’s. That is at your own expense and will not be covered by the BAC tuition. If you choose to send an under 18 year old to BAC from out of town, a partner or guardian must be staying with them overnight. They can attend the camp without a chaperone as all faculty is over 18 and BAC has insurance to cover liability in the studio, however we are not liable or responsible for your child outside of BAC. Please email info@BroadwayArtsCamp.com if you have a child under 18 who wants to attend.
Yes please email info@BroadwayArtsCamp.com and we can send you a list of hotels we have vetted and Air BnB locations and Super Hosts!
We will do one group evening activity and our interns will host several other outings like going to a movie, a trip to Hollywood’s premiere studio, Edge Performing Arts Center, and pending availability for an extra cost we will acquire tickets to a Broadway show playing at the Ahmanson or the Pantages theatre.