Information on Professional Acting, Singing, and Dance Coaches
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Kim Ball is a well-known and recognized dance teacher and choreographer in the Central Florida area. She studied dance at University of South Florida and continued her studies in Orlando, New York, and Los Angeles. She was a Walt Disney World dancer and a private dance studio teacher for many years. She has choreographed for Seaside Music Theater, Orlando Repertory Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, The Athens, The Abbey, Daytona Playhouse, Daytona State College, and Flagler College. Recent projects include Smokey Joe’s Café (Daytona State College), Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins (Orlando Repertory Theater), Peter and the Starcatcher and Pinkalicious (Orlando Shakespeare Theater), Footloose! and Spamalot (The Athens), and A FunnyThing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Flagler College). She is excited to be choreographing Orlando Shakespeare’s upcoming production of Man of La Mancha, starring Davis Gaines. She is a dance instructor at Flagler College in St. Augustine and is also the choreographer for the Orlando Repertory Theater's Power Chords.
Gail S. Garrisan is a professional director and acting teacher. She was the Founding Artistic Director of City Theatre (Summer Shorts) and is currently the Director of Special Projects. She has directed at venues throughout South Florida, as well as regionally. She has a private coaching practice for professional actors and students pursuing careers in theater. She is also a Teaching Artist at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Her workshops — Audition Techniques, Breath and Body Exploration and Monologue Building — have been presented nationally. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Kenneth Kay (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, MFA) is an award-winning producer, director, actor & teacher with over thirty years of professional theatre and film experience, The former Producing Artistic Director of the acclaimed Blowing Rock Stage Company, he has over 300 stage productions to his credit. When not acting or directing, Mr. Kay is a teaching professional with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Professional Training Program and an Adjunct Professor with Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Drama Department.
Julia Davidson Truilo is a singer-actor and teacher with a wealth of experience in musical theater, opera and cabaret music. In addition to performing all over the United States and in Europe, she served for many years as the Managing Director at Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach, hiring talent for over 200 shows in markets as diverse as New York, Nashville and Orlando. Directing credits include musical theater, operetta and original works. She is the co-author, with Nathan Hull, of Savoyards Unchained and A Victorian Valentine. She currently performs and directs as part of the core ensemble at City Repertory Theatre Palm Coast doing small cast contemporary works and original musicals.
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