NYC's Pace School Will Open Los Angeles Intensive for Acting, Dance and Choreography for Film

News   NYC's Pace School Will Open Los Angeles Intensive for Acting, Dance and Choreography for Film
The Pace School of Performing Arts (PPA) announced Dec. 11 that a three-week intensive course in Los Angeles for undergraduate students in acting, dance and choreography for film will begin Jan. 5, 2015.

The program is part of Pace School of Performing Arts' commitment to be the first in the United States dedicated to bi-coastal training in the performing arts. It will occur every year as a regular part of PPA's program.

"At the School of Performing Arts the goal has always been to make sure that our students are ready for the profession," said Jorge Cacheiro, executive director of the Pace School for Performing Arts, in a statement. "Our Los Angeles Intensive is another major step in this direction. The Intensive will empower young performing artists to hit the ground running in Los Angeles and seamlessly integrate into the industry. We are collaborating with some of the top names in the film and dance business to provide Pace students a leg up in their careers."

Participants will be divided into two concurrent workshops, enrolling 20 students in Acting for Film and 20 in Dance and Choreography for Film.

The program, according to press notes, "offers an 'insider's look' at the creative and business side of the entertainment industry. Along with teachers in acting and dance training, guest lecturers will include professionals in film, television and commercial casting, producing, social media and marketing. The course will conclude with a digital showcase that students can present to casting directors, talent agents, and talent managers."

The Los Angeles Acting for Film Intensive will be operated in collaboration with College to Career Acting (CTCA), founded by Wendy Kurtzman and Caroline Liem. The Los Angeles Dance and Choreography for Film Intensive will be run by Mandy Moore, a two-time Emmy nominee, director, choreographer and dancer best known for her work on "So You Think You Can Dance."

Moore added, "As an Entertainment Industry choreographer I am thrilled that Pace School of Performing Arts Commercial Dance Program is educating their dancers to be knowledgeable about the world of dance for the camera. How exciting for these performers to learn the process of working on a set. This intensive is so beneficial to their success and I am thrilled to be the instructor for this bi-coastal program."

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