PAST MASTER CLASS TEACHERS
Sharna Burgess is a native Australian based out of Los Angeles. She is a creator, story teller, professional pretender, choreographer and all around performer whose work spans theater, film, Broadway and television. Her popularity rose very quickly once she joined ABC's hit show, Dancing With The Stars, where she is a regular finalist and fan favorite having won the Mirror Ball with celebrity partner, Bobby Bones. A fiery red head, she also has a real passion for singing, acting, hosting, and giving back.
Rhonda Kaufman Malkin was a professional dancer in Los Angeles and New York City for 17 exciting years. While attending UCLA as a Sociology major, Rhonda performed as a Los Angeles Laker Girl for 3 years and received a championship ring for the 2000 inaugural season at Staples Center. She was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette for 12 years and a Rockette Swing (memorizing all 36 Rockette dance tracks) for 7 of those years. Some of Rhonda's favorite credits include: "The Producers: The Movie Musical" dancing with Matthew Broderick, The Academy Awards dancing with Robin Williams, The MTV VMA's performing with Panic at the Disco, MTV Movie Awards Irish Step dancing with Mike Myers, the film "Beautiful" with Minnie Driver, national commercials for Sears, Macy's, CBS, and Westfield Shopping Towns, multiple live stage shows for Disney's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and Hyperion Theatre at Disney's California Adventure Park, The Today Show with Katie Couric, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Martha Stewart, Regis and Kelly, Suddenly Susan with Brooke Shields, Mad TV, and a special performance in the East Wing at the White House for President Obama.
RICHARD CHEN SEE
Richard Chen See has been staging the dances of Paul Taylor since 1999 while he was still actively performing for Mr. Taylor, originating and assuming numerous roles from the choreographer’s extensive repertory of works, dating from 1954.
Mr. Chen See started his performing career in 1979 with Northern Ballet Theatre (Manchester, UK) and went on to dance with companies that include Oakland Ballet (California, USA) and ODC/San Francisco (California, USA), before becoming a featured performer of Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City from 1993 through 2008. Mr. Chen See’s dance repertoire ranges from classical ballet to experimental modern works, and he draws on this breadth of experience when coaching dancers to technical excellence, grounded in the artistic intent of a dance or choreographer.
Lloyd Culbreath, a veteran Fosse dancer, has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Currently, he is lead instructor for the Fosse Master Class Series sanctioned by the Verdon Fosse Estate. Lloyd’s Broadway credits include DANCIN’, Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid, Big Deal, National Tour of Sweet Charity, Honky Tonk Nights, Guys and Dolls, On The Town (Assistant Choreographer), Man of La Mancha (Assistant Choreographer), National Tour of Chicago (Dance Captain) and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life.
PAST INDUSTRY PANEL
Charlie Williams is a choreographer and performer, currently in The Cher Show in Broadway. He is the associate choreographer or Frozen. Other Bway credits include Memphis and How to Succeed... Film and TV credits include Ted 2 (asst. choreographer), A Million Ways to Die in the West..., "The Sound of Music Live!," Academy Awards, Tony Awards and NY Fashion Week (choreographer).
Lori Malkin started her career at Casting House in 2003, a full service casting company focusing on film, TV and commercials. There, she worked on several indie features that discovered talented actors that you now see on the big screen today. Lori also worked for Discovery Networks as their Talent Coordinator. There, she worked on casting hosts for all 10 Networks. After Discovery, Lori continued to freelance with Casting House, where she cast several projects with Miramax and Michael Bay's Amityville Horror. She also worked on shows for ABC, NBC, MTV and BBC. For the last 10 years, Lori has been freelancing at Paladino Casting, a full service casting company. Some notable projects include NBC's Taxi Brooklyn and several indie features/shorts, some of which have won awards at film festivals. Lori also has her own company, LB Casting, where she produces and casts her own projects. She cast a web series for TIME Inc, an award and festival winning web series Q's One Night Stands, the play A Room of My Own and most recently the indie feature, By Dawn. She cast a scripted podcast for Audible.
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