Performer, choreographer and director Melissa Thodos joined Broadway Theatre Project’s 2013 season once again this year as a guest artist. In Thodos modern dance classes, she taught apprentices how to move fluidly while staying grounded. Her piece, “Near Light” features ten apprentices performing difficult lifts and balances. This dance will be featured furing the festival on July 27th at the University of South Florida.
Melissa’s work includes: “Thodos Dance Chicago’s Winter Concert 2013”, “A Light in the Dark”, and “Subtle Passages”. Melissa currently serves on the Illinois Arts Council Dance Advisory Panel, and is a founder of The Thodos Dance Chicago.
Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization, is the renowned musical theatre intensive that provides its apprentices with critical training in the disciplines of acting, dancing and singing, taught by a faculty of accomplished educators and performers. As part of its mission, the program strives to engender apprentices with the personal skills necessary to work and survive in the professional world of performing arts. 2013 Artistic Directors are Debra McWaters and Darren Gibson.
Broadway Theatre Project’s 23rd season is currently taking place July 7- 28, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Melissa joins the ranks of Gregory Hines, Austin Pendleton, Julie Andrews, Joel Grey, and Patti Lupone, among many others as a guest faculty member at the Project.
The Broadway Theatre Project’s festival performances take place at 3:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m on July 27th at the University of South Florida. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or http://bit.ly/12XgZRu.