to Aug 11

Broadway Workshop Excel Teen Intensive

I am excited to be coming back to Broadway Workshop's Excel Teen Intensive from August 7-11. You will get hands on training in dance, acting, and singing.

Program Dates: Monday August 7-11, 2017
Program Times: 10AM-4:30PM (Daily) 
Final Showcase: Friday August 11, 2017 at  5:30PM


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SAS Class at Broadway Workshop

When: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Where: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 16th Floor, NYC

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: 10-21

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BROADWAY AND TV STAR – RACHELLE RAK is back for her signature SAS Class. Rachelle has been offering this incredible class at Broadway Workshop for the last 5 years, leaving parents and students raving. We see such amazing growth from students who are part of Rachelle’s classes we bring her back time after time. Students in this class will gain confidence in their dance abilities and work on putting their best self forward in the dance classes and auditions. Rachelle will truly challenge each student to work to their greatest potential in this workshop.

A true Broadway star, Rachelle has starred on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Look Of Love, Cats, Starlight Express, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fosse, Thou Shalt Not and Oklahoma! as well as being featured in the documentary Every Little Step. Regionally Rachelle starred as Sheila in A Chorus Line at Paper Mill Playhouse and on tour in the musical Flashdance. Rachelle was presented with the award for outstanding achievement in the world of dance from Dance Educators of America. She has made a huge impact on the Broadway and musical theater community. Students will learn how to bring out their special spark in dance auditions from Broadway’s ultimate Gypsy. Rachelle appeared as a judge on the Lifetime TV show Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition as well as a guest teacher on Lifetime’s DANCE MOM’S. Rachelle will be back on more episodes of Dance Mom’s later this season!

Rachelle Rak

THIS IS A INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL CLASS, students should have dance training in a studio setting.

This class will focus on:

Picking up combinations
Honing Dance Technique
Telling The Story
Bringing choreography to life
Mastering the movement callback

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2:00pm 2:00pm

Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus & Theater

I am so happy to announce that I will be choreographing 13 The Musical for the Lower Valley Hudson Youth Chorus & Theater! The musical will be directed by Jared Rosenblum.

Auditions: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: 2:00pm-6:30pm, Ages 10-16

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rose Hall, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 9:30am-1:00pm

Performances: December 2-4, 2016

Register to audition at:

Questions: 845-300-1925

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"The Collaborators" Audition

Pilot Presentation
No Union Affiliation
New York, NY

Rachelle Rak’s newest venture, a pilot presentation of her new show, THE COLLABORATORS – a reality competition show for up-and-coming choreographers. Seeking dancers to collaborate with our featured choreographers for this episode. Leading the audition will be RACHELLE RAK. Other choreographers on the project include:

Tricia Brouk
Ljuba Castot
Ryan Kasprzak
Jeffrey Page

Casting: Daryl Eisenberg Casting

Work dates: Shooting sporadically between April/May/June
No compensation, No Union Affiliation
This audition will be filmed for use in the pilot. All attendees must sign a release form upon arrival.

Wednesday April 6
Ripley Grier, 520 8th Ave, Studio 17D
10 am
Sign In begins at 9:30 am.
Be prepared to stay until 1 pm. Bring a picture/resume, stapled together, and all dance shoes!

DANCERS – All styles, all sizes, all ethnicities. Must be legal; 18 and up.

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Sas Class

My next Sas Class will be held through The Broadway Workshop, on Saturday, February 6 from 10:30am-12:30pm at Ripley Grier in NYC. Come out and Sas It Up™ with me!


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to Nov 22


I am so excited to be judging for NYDE again this year! I will be at the following cities:

November 7-8: Chicago

November 14-15: Boston

November 21-22: Houston

January 30-31: Long Beach

Please visit the NYDE website for more information.

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to Oct 29

Ireland Master Classes

I am so excited to visit Ireland for the first time in October. Already booking up Cork, Waterford, and Dublin. I'll be having a 3 day workshop in Dublin. Contact Rory at for more details. Don't miss it!

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to Aug 14

Broadway Workshop Excel Teen Intensive

Broadway Workshop’s Excel Teen Intensive is a 5-day summer program geared toward our older students with a strong passion for the performing arts. While every Excel student will study the 3 disciplines of musical theatre (Acting, Singing and Dance), this program allows students to choose a major (Acting, Voice or Dance). Students will prepare solo and small group pieces in preparation for our end of program production, where they will perform for a panel of New York agents, mangers and casting directors, as well as family and friends.

Our past showcase guests include: Telsey + Company Casting, Jennifer Rudin Casting, the LA division of Disney Talent Development, Mark Simon Casting, Tara Rubin Casting and many others.

  • VOCAL MAJORS should have 2 musical theatre song selections and one contemporary monologue prepared for the EXCEL program
  • ACTING MAJORS should have 2 contemporary monologues and one Musical theatre song prepared for the EXCEL program
  • DANCE MAJORS should have 1 musical theatre song prepared for the EXCEL Program

In addition to their core classes Excel students will take master classes with New York’s top Casting Directors, Broadway Actors, Musical Directors and Choreographers. Broadway Workshop’s Core teachers are highly regarded professional actors/teaching artists who have starred in major Broadway shows, on Television and in Film.

Some of the guest teachers from past summers include: SIERRA BOGGESS (The Little Mermaid, Phantom), CASSIE LEVY (Les Mis, Ghost, Hair), NIKKI JAMES (Book of Mormon, Les Mis), RORY O’MALLEY (Book of Mormon), FARAH ALVIN (Nine, Grease) DAVID AYERS (Wicked, Mamma Mia), JESSICA LEE GOLDYN (A Chorus Line), ANNE L. NATHAN (Once, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins, Ragtime), RACHELLE RAK (Catch Me If You Can, Flashdance, Fosse), JOY SUPRANO (HBO’s How to Make it In America) LESLIE KRITZER (Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair) and many others.

During the Excel week, students will also see a Broadway matinee of a new musical. After the performance students will have a private “Talk Back” with cast members of the show. For 2015 Excel Teen Intensive students will see the new  musical – HAMILTON at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway! After it’s record breaking Off-Broadway Run, Hamilton is one of the most egerly awaited musicals to ever come to Broadway. From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights, Hamilton is a wildly inventive new musical about the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. We know this show will inspire our Excel Teen Intensive students to amazing new heights.


Please visit for more information. The intensive will be held at Ripley-Grier Studios in NYC.

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