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