- 2018 Season
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. Broadway/Off Broadway credits include: Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, LIZA! Steppin’ Out At Radio City Music Hall, Back To Bacharach, and The Kathy And Mo Show: Parallel Lives. Television: The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Regis and Kathie Lee, General Hospital and was the piano playing hands of Nancy McKeon on the sitcom The Facts of Life. John has eight CDs of original piano music and a ninth on the way. While a student at UCLA, John received the Frank Sinatra Award for popular instrumentalists.
Klea Blackhurst (Musical Theater/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. She’s performed with symphony orchestras and in theatrical productions across the country and abroad including the London Palladium, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Chicago Humanities Festival and as Ado Annie in the BBC Proms concert of Oklahoma! in London’s Royal Albert Hall. Klea’s nightclub engagements include tributes to the Broadway career of composer Vernon Duke at the Café Carlyle with a subsequent sold-out engagement at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater and Dreaming of a Song: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael, a collaboration with Billy Stritch. TV and radio: Shelby Cross on the IFC Channel comedy series, Onion News Network, Law and Order: SVU, Sesame Street and A Prairie Home Companion. Klea’s albums are on the Ghostlight Records label and available at www.ghostlightrecords.com. Klea is a Distinguished Alumna of The University of Utah and a member of Trinity Boxing Club NYC.
Vibecke Dahl (Dance/Choreography)
Vibecke Dahle has choreographed many children’s musicals in the U.S. 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.
In the U.S. she has choreographed: Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas, Violet, Daisy in Disguise, and The Game Boy, and for 9 years, the prestigious Broadway Rising Stars concerts at New York’s Town Hall. She also served as the resident director/choreographer and install director for Norwegian Cruise Line.
As a performer, she has performed in the U.S. National Tour of Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas and in regional theater productions of Crazy for You, Brigadoon, Camelot, Beauty and the Beast and Grease. Vibecke performed in the European tour of Evita and is a two-time Norwegian Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Germaine Goodson (Tap)
Germaine Goodson is one of New York City’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. Every year Ms. Goodson teaches master classes in Tap and Jazz all over the world, most recently at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Students eagerly respond to the uniqueness of her talent, style, technique and fitness. Being a part of a dynamic, sophisticated, classy tap act, The Rhythm Queens, Germaine creates and choreographs dances that are inspired, in part, by her students. Her style is a cross between Astaire and LeTang. She executes energetic flash and intricate footwork with an effortless precision. She sincerely believes a great teacher affects each student uniquely. Germaine hopes to encourage her students to reach their goals of becoming great dancers. Faith, hope and love continue to be the tenets for the success of all she has accomplished in her life today. https://www.germainegoodson.net/
Billye Kubiak (Education Manager)
Billye’s performing credits include Broadway, television, and industrials (Annie Riley- David Merrick’s 42nd Street, Canada Dry, Metropolitan Life…). Currently, she serves as a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Artist, directing and choreographing musicals and show choirs for elementary, junior high and high school students. Billye also conducts musical theatre lectures and motivational workshops for children and educational professionals. Billye has directed and choreographed the Stroudsburg Area School District Musical and Show Choirs for 24 years, and has served as the Festival Education Manager for the past two years.