Theatre/Acting Program

Located  in the Entertainment Capital of the world the RC Dance Center offers acting and scene study programs that gives young Thespians and commercial actors technical skills and experience that will assist them on auditions and in life.

 

The program teaches speaking skills, cold reading techniques, character development, scene analysis and has creative writing opportunities.  In addition students learn about props, scenery, costumes and make-up as they explore show production.

 

The program is run by Mrs. Gabrielle Edinburgh-Wald. a graduate of Cal State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. She has developed the program since 2004. Gabrielle is a founder of The Red Chair Children’s Production Company where she has co-produced and directed Cinderella and Aladdin. She has also directed High School Musical and Annie. This is Gabrielle’s fifth year performing as Clara’s Mother and Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker, which she co-produces and co-directs. She studied acting under Robert F. Lyons and Ann Eldridge, voice under Victoria Cutler and tap and jazz under the direction of Marge Patka. She was accepted into the Mark Taper Forum Musical Workshop in Los Angeles and has acted in lead roles including Bonjour La Bonjour, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gypsy, David and Lisa, and Women Behind Bars. Gabrielle has performed in children’s touring theatre productions including Cinderella and Stone Soup.  Gabrielle specializes in teaching children as she  taught preschool for ten years and worked as a Gymboree music teacher for six years.

Acting Scene Study on Tuesday at 5:00-6:00pm

Musical Theatre on Wednesdays at 3:45-4:30pm

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