JACOB BRENT- Master Class in Jazz
Jacob Brent is a veteran Broadway performer with a MFA in Musical Theatre.
With extensive experience performing, directing, choreographing and teaching, Mr. Brent has been recognized by The New York Times as knowing how to inspire actors.
As a performer, Jacob is probably best known for his portrayal of Mr. Mistoffelees in the Broadway, London and DVD productions of Cats. Now on the other side of the table, he brings the same commitment and passion for performing to directing, choreographing and teaching.
When not working as a Director and Choreographer around the United States, Jacob is the Musical Theatre Coordinator at James Madison University and frequently teaches at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in NYC.
Mr. Brent is actively involved in the international Junior Theatre Festival and pilot productions of new Broadway Jr. musicals... always looking to inspire the next generation of artists and audiences.
NOAH RIVERA- Master Class in Expressing Your Heart Through Dance
Noah has been an Actor, Singer, Dancer and Choreographer for over 20 years.
He is currently on tour with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as one of the four seasons.
He has been seen in New York on Broadway in WICKED (Tin Man. Boq u/s), Best Musical Tony Award Winner, IN THE HEIGHTS (Sonny.- Usnavi u/s), and the Original Broadway Cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL where he Originated the Role of The White Rabbit and can be seen on Netflix and heard on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. He was also in the Original Cast of HAIRSPRAY in Las Vegas and was the Frankie Valli cover in the Las Vegas production of JERSEY BOYS. He was a top 20 finalist on The Wade Robson Project on MTV and has done numerous commercials and TV shows, including being the Lead in multiple segments on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
PHIL SLOVES- Master Class in Tap
Phil is an Actor, Singer, Dancer from New Jersey. He graduated from Montclair State University in 2014 with a BFA in Musical Theatre.
He recently made my BROADWAY DEBUT in Spongebob Squarepants the Musical.
He has worked in theaters all over the country including: The Fireside Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, The Palace Theatre, Mac-Hadyn Theatre, Cortland Rep, Jenny Wiley, Winnipesauke Playhouse, The Wick Theatre, and several others.
Phil found a love for performing in High School and quickly turned his hobby into an art once he decided he wanted to perform full time.
LUKE STRIFFLER- Master Class in Creating the Musical Theatre Character
Luke Striffler is an American-born, London-based actor and singer. His musical theatre credits include Forever Plaid, Hairspray and Avenue Q.
Currently living in Las Vegas, he most recently played "Ross" in the Friends Parody.
Luke grew up in New York. One of his first professional jobs was in EastEnders as Lauren Branning’s American boyfriend, Edward, a role he landed after graduating from The Central School of Speech and Drama in 2010.
As well as starring in various musicals, including the UK tour of Hairspray he also starred in a short film, The Morning After.
He made it to the semi-finals in Britain's Got Talent in an all male group- The Kingdon Tenors.