Our mission at BAC is to cultivate and support a community of artists through mentorship and elite training that promotes process, joy in the work, and a healthy mindset.
Our community is for high school, college and early professionals who want to dive deeper into the work.
MEET YOUR DIRECTORS & MENTORS
“Be who you needed when you were younger.”
- Broadway: Fosse (1st National Tour) Wicked, Sweet Charity, The Pirate Queen
- Off Broadway: Fame on 42nd Street
- Regional: Damn Yankees (Lola), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Gypsy (Gypsy Rose Lee)
- Choreography: A Christmas Carol, West Side Story, Music Man, Doritos Nat’l Commercial, HBO Pilot “Showtime” directed by Adam Mckay
- TV: Mixology and Recovery Road (Series Regular) Fosse/Verdon (Emmy Nominated Episode) Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, The Mentalist, Major Crimes, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Anger Management, Young & Hungry.
- Broadway: A Chorus Line (Original revival cast, “Kristine”), Chicago (Kitty & US Velma, performed), Company (Lincoln Center), The Producers (1st National Tour), Fosse (1st National Tour).
- Regional: Cats, Damn Yankees, Gigi, A Chorus Line, Grease & Will Rogers Follies.
- Director/Choreographer: Grease, How 2 Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Into the Woods & SHREK.
- TV/Film: West Side Story Film (2020), Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge of the Bridesmaids (ABC Family), Castle, The Mentalist, Switched at Birth, Private Practice, Warehouse 13.
Broadway arts community is…
Freedom to express yourself
For all backgrounds & abilities
Provides time for journaling & self reflection
Excellence in dance, acting & vocal training with Broadway pro’s
A slice of conservatory training gearing up for college
A healthy mindset
An opening to a healthier mindset
A re-energizer for the pro
Connection to ourselves & others
Alexis & Chryssie are the co-founders & directors of Broadway Arts Community since 2017. They are both Broadway and TV veterans and long time best friends who met performing on the 1st National Tour of Fosse in 2001. They have experienced it all working for 20 years on Broadway, film, and television and share a passion for teaching and passing on what they’ve learned. Alexis graduated from Yale University, Cum Laude, with a BA in Theatre Studies, and Chryssie graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College and earned a certificate in Musical Theatre Concentration at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Throughout their performing careers they have taught dance, directed, choreographed, coached musical theatre performance, acting for the camera, and monologues for auditions across the globe. They have been on faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York and Los Angeles. They practice the tools they teach which led them to create this community, a place for emerging artists to gain not only top notch training, but also a family. Knowing an artist has a community to lean on is essential in making it in this industry. We are Broadway Arts Community.
AMDA Graduate and BAC
Broadway Arts Community was one of the best experiences I’ve had as a professional artist! Before going, I thought that I was only a dancer. After the camp, I’m now a lot more confident in singing and acting! Singing in front of others has always been a fear of mine, but thanks to Alexis, Chryssie, Michael and all of the other guest teachers that worked with us, that fear is long gone and this is only the beginning! Thank you all so much!!!
Loyola Marymount Graduation, and BAC
I could not speak more highly about Broadway Arts Community! Chryssie and Alexis have developed a smart, challenging and FUN environment for individuals to grow and hone in on their craft! Their passion and professional experience is absolutely palpable when you are in the room with them. This workshop will push you to grow in all areas of movement, vocals and acting techniques. ANY level can benefit from this environment. Broadway Arts Community is worth every second of your consideration and time. Don’t miss a unique opportunity to train with industry professionals and GOOD HUMANS!!!!
High school sophomore, BAC
The experience that I have had is so amazing. The blood, sweat, and tears that went into this intensive shows how much we bonded. I have never been in a group of like-minded people like this.
Current Musical Theatre student UCLA
This camp was an absolutely amazing experience! Chryssie, Alexis and all the guest teachers offer so much insight that helps you grow in singing, dancing, and acting. Getting to work with these incredible teachers every day for a week equipped me with helpful audition tips and experiences that I will take with me forever. I personally loved the workshop feel of each session and the support that I felt from the rest of the students. If you are considering it, I highly recommend investing in this camp!
Broadway Arts Community has joined forces with the 501c-3 The New Hollywood (TNH). TNH is a non profit dedicated to supporting socially conscious change makers and storytellers. Alexis has been a member of TNH for 10 years and is on the board, so it was a natural fit to parter with TNH as Broadway Arts Camp’s official fiscal sponsor. Our intention is to create a Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund which will allow us to provide opportunities to marginalized, less fortunate children giving them a chance to learn from Broadway’s best. In turn 5% of our money raised goes back into TNH initiatives such as micro-grants for socially conscious artists, the TNH Charity Challenge and more! To donate click here or you can make a check payable to The New Hollywood, and in the memo write “Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund.” Mail the check to 137 North Larchmont #151, Los Angeles, CA 90004. We are very honored and excited to co create with this amazing group of change makers! Every child deserves a chance to learn, grow, push herself, and experience joy! We are passionate about the positive affect arts education has on youth.
STORYTELLING YOUR SONG: 3 TIPS CHECKLIST
By Alexis Carra & Chryssie Whitehead
Approach singing as storytelling on pitch. Great storytelling is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
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