The Broadway Dreams Foundation NZ, in association with Broadway Dreams US, proudly presents A New York State of Mind, the 2019 Summer Intensive Showcase.
Our 2019 Dreamers will be performing alongside the creative team from Broadway who will be putting them through their paces at the 2019 Summer Intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to support our talented Kiwi Dreamers and at the same time watch the amazing Broadway performers, including Quentin Earl Darrington - who will be coming directly from performing in Once On This Island on Broadway; Victor Jackson - who has worked as choreographer and creative director to Iggy Azalea, Kandi Burruss, Lil’ Wayne, August Alsina and Jennifer Hudson; Matthew Scott, BD US Education Director and performer in the Broadway and US national tour of An American in Paris; and Kirsten Scott, whose Broadway credits include Hairspray, Big Fish and Follies, with Bernadette Peters.
BDFNZ provides performing arts training for committed students, while removing financial barriers wherever possible for those who wish to develop their triple-threat skills and performance abilities. The aim is to provide a world class opportunity to connect young Kiwi performers with the local, international and Broadway performing arts communities, and to help them identify their next steps as performers.
Broadway Dreams is open to all ages and levels of ability. Sixteen cities across the US and around the world now run this programme. In addition to the week-long intensives – which culminate in a showcase performance- Broadway Dreams offers a number of other professional-level training programmes.
All students who attend a Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive anywhere in the world are considered for selection to perform in the Broadway Dreams International showcase in New York, which is held annually and attended by the movers and shakers of the US performing arts industry. Four Kiwi students were selected from the 2018 Summer Intensive, and their dreams became a reality when they performed on the New York stage in November 2018.
The Broadway Dreams Foundation NZ (BDFNZ) is a not-for-profit, registered charitable trust.