Opening Act Summer Program
Two River Theater is back at last, and we are kicking off our outdoor performance series with a unique and exciting evening summer education program for high schoolers!
Each week you’ll team up with composer Elliot Roth (Music Director, Two River Theater Summer Intensives) and choreographer Dionna PridGeon (Founder and Creative Director, moveDIPR, Guest Choreographer for TRT Summer Intensives ‘19) to learn a fun and challenging song and dance number, which you’ll perform that Friday as the Opening Act for Two River’s Plaza Players outdoor performance.
Sessions are from 5pm to 7pm Monday through Friday, with performances at 7:00 pm each Friday before the Plaza Players show. Full and partial need-based scholarships are available. Spots are extremely limited, so sign up today!
MEET THE ARTISTS
Dionna PridGeon is the Founder/Creative Director of moveDIPR, a published poet/writer, and freelance consultant for Dance Media; a Point Park University graduate who’s also trained with Illadelph Legends, American Dance Festival, Monsters of Hip Hop (alumni), Ballroom Dance Chicago, & Self Explore, to name a few. Dionna holds 17 years of experience in Dance Education/Choreography and she’s served on faculty at prestigious facilities including The Ailey Extension, Steps on Broadway, The Joffrey Ballet School/Academy, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, plus more. Some of her company credits include: The Pillow Project (PA), Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble, Xpressions Dance (PA), Dance 2XS (Chicago), Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (Chicago.) Dionna has shared her choreography at multiple venues: Pritzker Pavilion/Millennium Park (Chicago), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Choreographer’s Carnival (CHI/LA/NY), Ailey Citigroup Theatre NY, and the US Open, as well as many dance programs and studios across the US. Dionna hopes to continue expressing her joy in teaching dance and continue her passion for mental health and arts advocacy.
Elliot Roth is a NYC based singer/pianist/actor, composer and instructor. Hailed by the New York Times for his “silky smooth voice”, he is a masters graduate of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music jazz arts program. Broadway: Our Sinatra and A Christmas Carol, Off-Broadway credits include Village Voice lauded role as ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert at the Living Room. He has appeared in Downbeat Magazine as one of the area’s “Top 20 Performers to Watch” and is one of the most versatile performers in the tri-state area. Elliot also currently teaches voice, rock/pop audition technique and jazz/soul recording arts in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY. Elliot currently serves on the voice faculty at Marymount Manhattan College’s Theatre Arts Department. www.theElliotRoth.com