Angela Marie Pardini is a rising sophomore at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway studying Musical Theatre. She has had a passion for singing, dancing and acting since age 7 and has followed her dream from the stellar acoustics in her California bathroom shower to performing live at the National Opera Center in New York! Favorite San Francisco Bay Area theater credits include: Aladdin (Jasmine), Once on this Island (Ti Moune), Grease (Sandy), RENT (Maureen u/s, ensemble) and Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear). She is ecstatic to be continuing her vocal training this summer with everyone at the 2015 Stagebound Summer Intensive!
Torie Wilson is a rising 8th grader at Artios Academies in Greenville, South Carolina and is very grateful to be part of the Stagebound Intensive Program this Summer. Her past roles include Belle in Beauty and The Beast, Jr., Beverly in the Best Christmas Pageant Ever as well as some extra roles in several feature films and television pilots. Her other accomplishments include third place CITA Regional Duo Musical Theatre. In her free time, she loves to play piano, write music, ride her bike, play golf, hang out with friends and travel.
Meg Spearman is a rising senior in high school. At age 13, she fell in love with Musical Theater when she had the opportunity to perform in a school production of “Les Miserables” as Eponine. She plans to study Musical Theater or Vocal Performance in college. Meg enjoys performing whenever she has the opportunity. She helps lead worship at Clemson United Methodist Church and frequently performs at local coffee shops and nursing homes. In addition to taking private voice lessons with Karen Parks, Meg feels extremely privileged to be attending the Stagebound Summer Vocal Intensive for the third time.
Sarah "Blingy" Adams is a rising junior at UNC Chapel Hill. She had a passion for singing as a child and began her classical vocal training while attending Greenville, South Carolina’s Fine Arts Center in August of 2011. Her desire to develop her talent and pursue a career in music quickly grew. Ms. Adams has been honored to perform in some of the finest concert venues such as Steinway Hall in New York City. In 2012, she was selected as one of the top ten classical singers in the US to perform in Miami, Florida for a week as a part of the National YoungArts competition. After YoungArts, she was selected as the top high school soprano in the United States and was honored with a gold Presidential medal and a performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Ms. Adams considers these to be some of her greatest accomplishments thus far and looks forward to what the future holds.
Garrison Christian is a rising Senior in High School. Among other roles in Musical theater, he was a Fagan Boy in Oliver and Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. His other accomplishments include first place CITA regional winner in Duo Musical Theater. He was also first and second place CITA winner in Musical Theater Dance Ensemble. Garrison is currently in a core drum line and enjoys composing music. His recent accomplishment was composing several musical scores for a full-length film production. Garrison is thrilled to be a first time attendee to Stagebound and looking forward to all the great things he will learn.
Skyler S. La Nier from Queens, New York is a classical singer with roots in R&B. In 2010 and 2012, while in high school, Skyler performed in Carnegie Hall along with neighboring high schools in New York City. In 2010, he performed an original composition which he helped write titled "Are We Closer?" and in 2012, a solo in Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana". In 2013, Skyler was a finalist in the competition held by National YoungArts Foundation where he performed for music great Placido Domingo. Skyler has been a member of the Stagebound intensive, hosted by Karen Parks, for the last three years.
Grace Stewart is entering the sixth grade at Calvary Episcopal Preparatory in Richmond, Texas. She has enjoyed performances under the direction of Paula “Cookie” Smith in Seussical the Musical Jr. (Bird Girl) and Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Middle Alice). She dances with the Keller Academy of Performing Arts in Fulshear, TX and enjoys swimming year round with Katy Aquatics. She is very excited about attending Stagebound Summer Intensive and is looking forward to this great opportunity.
Frankie González is entering his third year at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he studies at the New Studio on Broadway for Musical Theatre. New York Theatre credits include: The Rise of David Levinsky (Shlankie) at the Symphony Space and Vassar Powerhouse’s Blood Wedding (Moon). NYU Credits include: Songs for a New World, The Secret Garden, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also participated in New York Stage and Film’s workshop of the screenplay, Sensational & Inappropriate. Miami regional credits include: Within Reach (Performer/Co-Creator/Producer), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph), Into the Woods (Jack). He could not be more excited to be a part of the 2015 Stagebound Summer Intensive!
Elyse Barnett is an incoming College Freshman. Among other roles, Elyse has portrayed “Mary Jo” in Piece of My Heart, “Kate” in Exit the Body, was in the Georgia All-State Musical Theater Production, and a soloist in LaGrange High School's Spring Musical Theater Showcase for four years running. Additional work in theater includes Set Design and Musical Directing for Times Square Angel. Elyse's recent work includes creating and directing a one-woman Cabaret performance. She also completed the Pre-college Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway last summer.
Along with voice and music theory, Elyse is talented at playing the guitar. She enjoys participating in artistic endeavors in her community. While attending high school she received the AP Art Award and assisted with major set design and music directing for the theater.