At Danc'letics we love giving our students the opportunity to work with industry professionals. We think it is beneficial to dancers to be exposed to different genres of dance and different teaching styles. We have hosted many different Master Classes with real working professional dancers from shows such as A Chorus Line, Mary Poppins, Hamilton, Young Frankenstein, In The Heights, Mama Mia and Chicago just to name a few. This year we are bringing in Frankie Paparone to work with our Disney Alumni Group.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Michael received his BFA from Syracuse University. He is currently touring the country with the broadway 1st national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Carolee Carmello. Michael can also be seen in Disney’s “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” now available on Disney Plus! Other touring credits include “Newsies” “Cats”, “The Wizard of Oz”, and the 50th anniversary tour of “Hello, Dolly!” with Sally Struthers. Regional credits include ”West Side Story”, ”Hairspray”, “Peter Pan” and ”Fiddler On the Roof.”
Frankie Paparone: A Rochester native who has worked all over the country for the past 10 years post earning a BFA in musical theatre. New York credits include Shrek and Elf. Tours: Elf and Fame. Off Broadway: I Spy a Spy. Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theatre, St. Louis Muny, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maine State Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Gateway Playhouse, Northern Stage, Actors Playhouse and Westchester Broadway. Some of his favorite productions include Legally Blonde, Hello Dolly!, and Mamma Mia. In addition to performing Frankie loves passing along his passion for the fine arts.
Rachel is currently in CHICAGO on Broadway.
Broadway: Jersey Boys Tours: A Chorus Line, FAME!,
Jersey Boys. TV/ Film: “Mozart in the Jungle”
Forever grateful for my family, friends,
Stewart Whitley, Greg and MSA!