Sixteen dancers from the region took advantage of the Fosse Workshop presented at Bay City Players today. 90 minutes if dancing was followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. It was made available through the efforts of Players, Pit & Balcony, and Midland Center for the Arts in connection with the Great Lakes Bay Regional production of MAMMA MIA! The workshop was led by Jennifer Hopkins
Jennifer Hopkins was thrilled to be working with the Michigan arts scene for the first time. After many years working in New York she is happy to call the DC theatre community her home. There she has been fortunate to work with several companies including The Folger, Constellation, Rorschach, Taffety Punk, Longacre Lea, and Keegan. In addition she has been an educator both in the US and abroad teaching Shakespeare and Musical Theatre workshops to students at Cambridge University in England, and as a founding instructor of The Berridge Conservatory in France. Her direction and choreography credits include 6 summers with Festival 56 in Illinois where she choreographed Cabaret, The Full Monty, Gypsy, The Addams Family, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Mary Poppins. She also directed their productions of As You Like It, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Charity, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello. For Providence College in Rhode Island she choreographed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bat Boy, and the upcoming Something Rotten for their fall production. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster Conservatory and an MFA from George Washington University and Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting. .
Everyone had a great time and thankful they chose to spend their Saturday afternoon with us.