- 2019 Season
Generously underwritten with grants from ESSA Bank and Trust Foundation and Marina Ottaway, Ph.D.
At this performance, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to
world famous tap dancer, choreographer and actor, Mr. Savion Glover.
The festival is thrilled to present a roof-raising concert featuring the students from the Festival’s Performing Arts Camp. The students will present the material they’ve been working on during camp and will be joined by their award-winning faculty members and a guest vocalist or two from New York City. The concert will honor all that was learned and created this summer.
Learn more about the Camp here!
*Valid student ID required for student tickets.
John Boswell (piano, music director) Highly acclaimed pianist John Boswell has served as musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams, Bob Newhart, Faith Prince and many others. He has appeared on Broadway and television.
Klea Blackhurst (musical theater performance, vocal coaching) Klea Blackhurst is an actress, singer and comedienne known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything the Traffic Will Allow. Most recently she starred in the celebrated production of Hello, Dolly! at The Goodspeed Opera House and The Nutty Professor, which premiered in Nashville, directed by legendary comedian, Jerry Lewis and featuring a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes.
Vibecke Dahle (dance, movement, choreography) Vibecke Dahle has choreographed many children’s musicals in the US and Europe. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Dance Teacher, from the Norwegian College of Dance and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Sports Coaching from The University of Sports, in Oslo, Norway. In New York, she teaches at the most prestigious dance studios including: Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Peridance, Ballet Arts and The Ailey Extension.
Germaine Goodson (tap dance) Germaine Goodson is one of NYC’s top tap dancing talents. Currently a master teacher at Steps on Broadway, Germaine was last seen in the Duke Ellington Broadway musical Play On. Germaine has also appeared on Broadway in Black and Blue and Off-Broadway in Back in the Big Time.