MADELEINE JAYE has performed as a dancer/singer/actor across USA, Europe, Japan and the Middle East. Shows include: West Side Story, Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, the pre-Broadway workshop for Chicago, as well as industrials, nightclub shows, summer stock and musical reviews including 3 years as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. She has appeared on episodes of Sex and The City, One Life to Live, and Germany’s Verbotten Leibe, as well as independent film projects. She holds a BA, w/honours in Dance, from Butler University, and continued professional training as an actor/singer/dancer in NYC.
Choreography credits include: Workshop Theatre’s The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchitt and six plays/musicals for The Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, LSTFI Productions: On the Verge, Dancing at Lughnasa, ART, NYU Practicum, industrials for Mattel Toys, Bell South, Barbie, Hewlett-Packard and IBM ThinkPad.
Teaching credits include: Ballet, Jazz/Theatre Dance, Movement I and II at LSTFI (NY) and NYU/Tisch SOA Field Instructor, for past 22 years. She has been on faculty at AADA, Steps Studio, Third Street Music School and Ballet Hispanico, Guest-teacher/sub. at AMDA, Broadway Dance Center, and LaGuardia HS of Performing Arts. Privately, she teaches “Effective Communications”tm to clergy, trial attorneys and business executives, as well as coaching young dancers/actors for auditions/performance. Madeline is the creator of Jaye Actors Movement: a movement program designed to bridge the gap between dance, singing and acting training and to incite physical fluency and emotional and vocal connectedness in performers of all kinds and ordinary people, and the co-founder w/Ron Navarre of www.actorslaunch.com
ROBERT CREIGHTON is Robert is currently starring as the Duke of Weselton in Disney’s new Broadway
musical FROZEN. Other Broadway credits include: THE LION KING (Timon), THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Durdles), ANYTHING GOES (Purser/Moonface), CHICAGO (Amos), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Chef Louis), CHITTY CHITTY BANG
BANG, and JACKIE MASON’S LAUGHING ROOM ONLY. He was co-author and star of the hit off- Broadway musical CAGNEY which ran in 2016-17 for over 500 performances. For that role he won the Fred Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as best Lead Actor in a Musical. Last season he was a recurring guest star on the CBS
series The Good Fight as Clarence Kolb. Other guest-starring roles include Elementary (CBS), Law & Order (NBC), The Family (ABC), and Life on Mars (ABC). For
his cabaret AINT WE GOT FUN! he won NYC’s prestigious Bistro Award for “Outstanding Entertainer.” His debut album Ain’t We Got Fun! was released in 2012 on the LML music label. www.robertcreightonnyc.com insta: @rcreightonnyc
CHRIS YORK is a voice teacher with over ten years of experience teaching professional singers in and around New York City. While maintaining a full private studio in midtown Manhattan, Chris has also served as the staff vocal coach for the children in the Broadway productions of School of Rock and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the current national tour of MOTOWN the Musical, as well as the full-cast vocal coach for Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway, and singing consultant/coach for Fox’s hit television series Gotham.
His students have starred and been featured in countless Broadway productions and national tours, as well as major films and television shows. Chris is also in his fifth year on the voice faculty in Pace University's BFA Musical Theatre program, and served as a contributor to the popular vocal pedagogy book The Vocal Athlete by Wendy Leborgne and Marci Rosenberg. Chris has a degree in Vocal Music Education from Ball State University, completed a year-long performing and teaching fellowship at the Fulton Theatre, and extensively studied the science of the voice (including the Estill Voice Method) under Tom Burke, Robert Sussuma, Joan Lader, Andrew Byrne and others. He has studied acting at the Jen Waldman Studio.
Chris’s teaching philosophy is “Know Your Voice, Love Your Voice” and he works from a place of positivity and support.
ANN COOLEY Ms. Cooley is a New York City based director, choreographer and educator engaging in multiple theatrical disciplines. Ann’s diverse career performing professionally in the theatre and dance arts has evolved into directing and choreographing her own solid body of work. Interested in examining and realizing new stage worthy material with playwrights, composers, arrangers and actors, she likewise thrives to collaborate with artists in presenting engaging and fresh offerings of existing musicals and plays. With a lifelong background rooted in technical dance and choreography, storytelling has taken her to many parts of the world as guest artist, director-choreographer, teacher and student.
Some highlights: Direction/Choreography: Musicals/Commercial Theatre: Victor/Victoria (1stNational Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, (National Tour, Pioneer, Music Circus,Arrow Rock, Merry Go Round), The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and events nationwide, The Music Man Arkansas Shakespeare, The Producers(Coastal Carolina Arts), Oklahoma! Oklahoma State University, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Muhlenberg College, Peter Pan & Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre By The Sea), Bee Hive (Arrow Rock), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Off-Broadway TWTB), Singin’ In the Rain and 42nd Street (Seoul Opera, Korean translation), The Today Show, USO, Leading Ladies, White Christmas, Damn Yankees, The Menhattans (Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center). Plays: Gordon Penn's Into the Zone (Signature Theatre, Mandarin translation New Space, Shanghai China), The Meth in Method, I Don't Know, John Patrick Shanley’s The Big Funk (Nylon Fusion, NYC), Cowboy Cut (T. Schreiber Studio, NYC), Disarm (Columbia University), Kill Hamlet (Signature Theatre, NYC), The Arsonists,Fairy Tale Project, Lysistrata (City University of New York). Original Devised work: Baby Steps a prop 8 response, My Man featuring Noah Racey (Nuyorican Poets, NYC), The Future Freaks Me Out (CUNY), Protest (Cherry Lane, NYC award winner), The Masque of the Red Death (Players, NYC award winner). Creative Associate/Supervising Pre-production: The Producers (National Tour),Ragtime (Kennedy Center - Broadway), Gypsy & Forum (Sacramento Music Circus), How To Succeed and Cabaret (Encores, LA), Annie Get Your Gun (Goodspeed Opera), Singin’ in the Rain & 42nd St. (Korea), Chicago, Shine On at Radio City (Good Housekeeping ), Chix 6! (Broadway Workshop) Teaching / Masterclasses / Academic Educational work: Guest Lecturer NYU, The City College of New York, Oklahoma State University, Radio City Rockette Experience Intensives, Shanghai Theatre Academy, I Musical Academy Shanghai China, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Seoul Arts, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Broadway in the Mountains, Nanjing Jinling International School China, This Way to Broadway, Artistic director Dance North Summer Intensive and Performance since 2001. Guest Artist in residence for multiple universities, schools and theatre companies internationally.
SDC Stage Directors and Choreographers Society | BA Theatre Directing - summa cum laude The City College of New York SAG/AFTRA, AEA, AGVA.