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
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.