Session: Summer 2019
Chapter:  Lafayette
Location:  The Bayou Church
Time:  9:00am - 7:00pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  07/09
Ages:  8-18
Tuition:  $55.00
Open Spots:  2

Class Description

Hey CYT students here's the chance to have fun, learn new skills, and do what you love!  We have brought performing arts professionals from around Acadiana and beyond to help you hone your skills and help you grow in your performance abilities. You do not want to miss the chance to learn from these amazing and talented artists. 
Here's a closer look at who willing be leading the workshops and master classes.

         Amy Waguespack (Director/Founder) is Artistic Director and founder of Acting Up (in Acadiana). A Louisiana native, Amy finished her BA in English Literature at the University of Maine and her MFA in Theatre Arts at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She teaches privately (students of all ages) at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, and has taught at UMM, SUNY Stony Brook, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College. She has former students who have worked in television, film, theatre, and commercials in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, as well as touring internationally. Acting Up (in Acadiana)’s classes are training based, not production based. It is Amy’s belief that the fundamentals of acting and theatre will serve students no matter their path in life—concentration and focus, collaboration and teamwork, and presenting oneself in front of others.
         ​As an actor and director she has a passion for the classics and for the development of new works. Favorite directing projects have included LYSISTRATA, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TEMPEST, MACBETH, RICHARD III, SUSTAINED WINDS, PLAY.MUSIC. HEAL., and UNBEARABLY LO_ELY (as artistic and assistant director to guest artist Justin Zsebe). As a Director and Artistic Director, Amy believes in ensemble driven work.
​         Acting credits include Harper in ANGELS IN AMERICA under the direction of Martha Banta in New York. She played a character named Amy in Tom Krueger’s film YOU’RE IN CHARGE.  Currently, Amy works part-time for the NYC based GreenSlate that does payroll for film and television production companies.  Amy has also worked in arts and education encouraging the arts to be integrated into the academic curriculum.

         Brie Castro is the owner/director of Lafayette School of Performing Arts and The Ballet Studio and current Ballet Mistress of Ballet Acadiana. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Brie was classically trained in ballet by Beverly F. Spell and has travelled the country studying with companies including American Ballet Theatre, Louisville Ballet and Ohio Dance Theatre working with Finis Jhung, Bill Hastings, and James Robey. In 2017, she served as a faculty assistant at Dance Teacher Summit held in Long Beach, California. She has performed locally in Firebird with the Clare Cook Dance Theater and Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Degas with the Lake Charles Civic Ballet and many other UL works including Swan Lake, Paquita, Raymonda, Les Sylphides and Giselle. As a choreographer, Brie has presented work in UL’s State of La Danse and Evening of Dance and enjoys choreographing for local dance studios and projects such as Dancing with the Stars for both Crowley and Sacred Heart.

          Founded in April of 2012, Silverbacks Improv Theatre (Lafayette, LA) mixes special improvised brews for audiences across the U.S. Favorite improv creations include The 90’s Show, SuperCollider, Lafayette Famous, and the annual Holiday Show. Silverbacks are always energetic, nerd-tastic, and not afraid of costumes. Silverbacks consist of members who have trained and performed in places as far as Mississippi, Texas, Illinois, California, and D.C. with a combined total of over 75 years of improv experience. Silverbacks Improv Theatre performs regularly in locations around South Louisiana.
Silverbacks are also available for classes, workshops, corporate training, and tailored experiences.

     After a decade of living and working in NYC, Clare Cook returned to her home town of Lafayette, Louisiana to build a homebase for her professional work while still choreographing and teaching throughout the United States and abroad. Basin Arts is an extension of Cook’s passion for artistic collaboration combined with her experience in arts management and theatrical production. It comes out of her desire to support the development of professional artists in a hands-on, accessible environment, thereby helping to build a more diverse and widespread creative community.
      Lauren Daigle is atwo-time Grammy Award winner,five-time Billboard Music Award winner, andtwo-timeAmerican Music Award winner. With a voice that is both smoky and sweet, Daigle hasforged a unique sound that is reminiscent of the soulful, heart-in-throat vulnerability of Adelemixed with the raw power of Amy Winehouse. Her ability to connect with heraudience hascaptured critical acclaim and recognition as the fastest-selling new artist for her genre of the lastdecade.Daigle’s Grammy Award winning crossover single, “You Say,” has appeared in the Top40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and Grammy Awardwinning album,Look Up Child, debuted atNo. 3 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.Her debut album,How Can It Be, has been certifiedplatinum by the RIAA and has produced three certified Gold singles.
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Class Location:

2234 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508