Acceleration Masterclass

GET AUDITION READY FOR FURTHER EDUCATION

Martin Croft and Natalya Bobenko

GET READY FOR UNIVERSITY AND FURTHER EDUCATION

JOIN MARTIN CROFT AND NATALYA BOBENKO AS THEY GUIDE YOU THROUGH A FIVE (5) WEEK MASTERCLASS SERIES EACH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. OPEN TO STUDENTS IN YEAR 10+ OR  ADULTS. YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED TO APPLY FOR FURTHER EDUCATION  AND LEARN HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE PACK AT AUDITIONS. THIS WILL PROPEL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LEARNING AT FURTHER EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES INCLUDING:

  • VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

  • GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

  • NIDA

  • WAAPA

  • SHOWFIT

  • AND MORE

LEADING TEACHER MARTIN CROFT WAS THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR THE INITIAL AUSTRALIAN SEASON OF COME FROM AWAY AND THE HEAD OF MUSICAL THEATRE AT THE VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (VCA) FOR 10 YEARS INCLUDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VCA DEGREE PROGRAM.

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SUPPORTING TEACHER AND CHOREOGRAPHER NATALYA BOBENKO IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S LEADING DANCE EDUCATORS DRAWING FROM HER EXPERIENCE IN ESTABLISHING THE DANCE PROGRAM AT THE VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (VCA) AND GUEST TEACHING AT THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL SINCE 2000. 

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The Program

Week One

July 25th, 2020

1pm - 3pm

Week Two

August 8, 2020

1pm - 4pm

Week Three

August 15, 2020

1pm - 4pm

Week Four

August 22, 2020

1pm - 3pm

Week Five

August 29, 2020

1pm - 4pm

2 Hour Class

Guide to the further education program. This week will provide an overview of choices available to students, enrolment requirements and key dates. Students will begin their first project focused on monologues.

3 Hour Class

(Week off between one and two - Technically this will be week three)

Students will present their first project to the class and core creatives for feedback and analysis. Students will also complete a mock call back for University auditions in the style of VCA, Griffth and WAAPA.

3 Hour Class

Students will work with a pianist with two songs each. These songs will be used to audition for Universities. Each student will get dedicated time for personal feedback, workshopping and improvement.

2 Hour Class

Students will complete a Dance Workshop in the style of VCA and ShowFit. Working with an Industry Professional, students will be provided feedback throughout the session.

3 Hour Class

Students will complete a mock audition in front of the creative panel and be provided feedback on the entire process. Additionally, a filming studio will be available for students to professionally film aspects required for their application. The class will finish with a dance workshop masterclass and certificate ceremony.

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About Martin Croft (Leading Teacher)

Martin Croft started his professional career at the age of 17 with appearances on Melbourne TV. Initially trained as a classical singer, his first major show was Jesus Christ Superstar for Harry M. Miller touring Australia and New Zealand. This led to a full career in music theatre and opera, first as performer and then adding director/musical director, writer, teacher, event manager and producer to the list.

Martin has starred in most of the major shows of the last 25 years in Australia, the U.K. and USA including Les Miserables, Godspell, Cats, Miss Saigon, and The Phantom of the Opera. He has been a guest principal singer with Opera Australia and he produced and performed in Closer Than Ever, Putting It Together and the award-winning 3 Vile Men. Martin produced, co-wrote and starred in the highly successful Joe Starts Again which received the 2004 Green Room Award for Best New Musical and was invited to the inaugural New York Music Theatre Festival in September 2004.

Martin's recent credits as resident director include: Jersey Boys (New Theatricals Australasian Production), Les Miserables (Asia/South Africa Tour), The Boy From Oz (Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth), Oliver (Cameron Mackintosh Australia/Singapore), and as director: Into The Woods In Concert at Melbourne's Regent Theatre, Hats Off 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 Hats Off To Sondheim, Chelsea Plumley - Live and Luscious, Nothing's Changed - Nehama Patkin, Alex Rathgaber - Momentary Act, Ship of Fools, Dutch Courage, Boxed In, Kim Smith is Madly Adored, Thrill Me - The Leopold and Loebe Story, Up, Is There Life After High School, Into The Woods, Company, and A Little Night Music.

He has also directed numerous award ceremonies, concerts, workshops, cabarets and plays in Australia and overseas. Martin produced The Inside of Ed's Head (Eddie Perfect's first solo CD), is currently Vice President of Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is the recipient of 1 Mo Award and 2 Green Room Awards.

 
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Natalya Bobenko (Choreographer)

Natalya has now been teaching for over twenty years, participating in all Summer Schools, Winter programs and guest teaching at the Australian Ballet School since 2000.

Studying in many styles of dance, Natalya had an extensive performing career, from television, film, and Musical Theatre. Natalya’s most recognised role was Maria in Saturday Night Fever that toured Australia, Asia, and New Zealand, where she received a GreenRoom Nomination. ‘Dream Ballet Laurey ‘ in Oklahoma (Production Company) and dancing in front of the Queen of England at the Manchester Commonwealth games were definitely career highlights. Natalya began her career in television with over ten years of experience, also featuring in many of Australia’s leading music artists' film clips. 

Natalya also has extensive choreographic experience from Television commercials, ad campaigns, television shows, and corporate theatre.  

Natalya has taught in many prestigious schools around the country in the last twenty years,  however, played a major role in establishing the dance program at the Victorian College of the Arts Musical Theatre Bachelor. Natalya is a passionate teacher that thrives on getting the very best possible results for her students, as many of them are currently employed in major musicals around the country. 

 

PRICE $385+GST FOR 6 WEEKS OF CLASSES

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