Performing Arts Master Classes and On-Site Auditions

Recent and upcoming master classes in the Performing Arts Department are listed below. For detailed bios, please check out the external links.

Dance Master Classes and Residencies

Leslie Scott, artistic director of NYC dance company

James Pierce, former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Ailey II

Germaul Barnes, Bessie Award Winner, former member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Nicholas Leichter, artistic director of NYC dance company

Laura Dean, Master American Choreographer, ADF Scripps Award Winner

Chuck Davis, artistic director of the African American Dance Ensemble

Lila York, former member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company

Koresh Dance Company 

Hubbard Street II

River North

Ailey II

Richmond Ballet 


Dance Alloy

Ava Vinesett, founding member of the African American Dance Ensemble


Music Theatre Master Classes

   Dave Clemmons

    Hal Prince

    Adam Guettel

    Jason Robert Brown

    Andrew Lippa

    John Bucchino

    Ricky Ian Gordon

    Julia Murney

    Michael Rupert


Theatre Master Classes and Residencies

    Olympia Dukakis, Actor

    Irma P. Hall, Actor

    Geoffrey Holder, Actor

    Scott Eck, NYC Improv Artist and theatrical entrepreneur

    Scott Bradley, Tony-nominated scenic designer

    Alan Nusbaum, TVI Studios

    Preston Lane, Artistic Director, Triad Stage


Many regional companies hold auditions at Elon. Examples include:

Dave Clemmons Casting
Heritage Repertory Theatre, Charlottesville, VA
Stiletto Entertainment, L.A., CA
Broadway Theatre Project, FL
Matt Davenport Productions
Flatrock Playhouse, NC
Busch Gardens