A fun, exciting, hip-hoppin’ workshop for those who are looking to hone their skills, or who are just looking to break into their dancing shoes! Our special ATNY instructor Robert Taylor Jr. will guide you step by step, to learning a few of the most popular and classic dance routines out there! And we’ll have a Musical Casting Director Guest Jamibeth Margolis watching you do your thing and answering your questions about making it in the competitive world of Dance! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, and get ready for a fun workout!
Workshop Instructor: Robert Taylor Jr.
Robert was selected as one of the nation’s top 20 contestants for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance, and made it to the top 16. Other credits include American Idol Season 3, So You Think You Can Dance Season 2, and the national tour of Hairspray as a singer/dancer/actor in 2008. He has performed for Michael Jackson at Webster Hall for the Sony Music protest party, and danced for L.L. Cool J at Carnegie Hall for the CBS Network Rundown (choreographed by Gio Hubela from Iconic). He also performed with Rihanna as a recording artist/entertainer for the Peace and Love festival in Sweden in 2012. Robert recently performed in Rihanna’s Budweiser commercial with fellow faculty member Anthony Rue II aka AntBoogie. This past summer, he was a part of America’s Got Talent as a finalist with The Mothmen. Recently he worked for a Target industrial in which John Legend was the character of The Rat King. Robert’s latest accomplishment was being in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award winning musical SpongeBob SquarePants.
Special Casting Director Guest: Jamibeth Margolis
Jamibeth is now in her 20th year as a professional casting director in New York. She was with Johnson-Liff Casting, Cameron Mackintosh, and Margolis-Seay Casting and is now out on her own as a freelance casting director. Previous credits include the Broadway and National Touring Companies of such mega hits as Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Cats, and Jane Eyre as well as two dozen other shows on Broadway. She also currently casts for Off Broadway, National Touring Companies and shows for prominent regional theaters and all of the major theater festivals in NYC. Her casting office is dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals. Additional casting credits include multiple television pilots and on camera industrials for major US companies.
Currently Casting: Jane Eyre and Pete (Her) Pan (Cleveland Musical Theatre), Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish (Stage 42 Off Broadway), Sistas: The Musical(Off Broadway), Rebel Rebel: The Many Lives Of David Bowie (Tour) The Definitive Sinatra (Tour), Museum Of Modern Art and more. Jamibeth serves on the BFA Acting Faculty at Pace University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Casting Society of America, and the Stage Directors And Choreographers Society and ATPAM.. She served as a Tony Awards Voter for three Broadway seasons. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She holds a degree from Ithaca College in Drama/Directing.