Mark your calendars:
Company auditions May 6th!
Audition Times are based off
this years Ballet Levels
2:00- 3:00 PM
Studio A: Ballet 5, 6 & 7
Studio B: Primary C, Ballet 1, & Ballet 2
Studio A: Ballet 3A, 3B, & 4
Ages 7 & up welcome to audition. Students must take at least 1 Ballet, Jazz, and Modern class the whole season they are in company. Students are required to attend two weeks of our Summer Intensives during the 2017 Summer break.
Students will perform at multiple community events, as well as, put on an evening length performance at Ingram Hall in January.
Fees and Schedules will be given out at auditions.
Performance at The King's Daughters in Columbia.
Dress and eat at studio.
Join us Downtown Columbia for their annual Trick or Treat on the square. We will have a booth out front of our studio to pass out candy. We will incorporate the older company members into themed flash mobs in the square through out the night. Optional event.
10:30-11:30 Mini Company
11:45-1:15 Junior Company
2:00-3:30 Teen & Senior Company
FSPA Company Members have already paid for this event in company fees.
JP Christensen is originally from Nashville, TN. He has danced for Opryland USA, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Radio City Music Hall. JP was an original company member in the Tony Award winning musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie", (winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical). He also appeared in the Broadway and national touring companies of "CATS" in the role of "Skimbleshanks". JP has also performed in "Fosse" on Broadway and the PBS special where he sang and danced alongside Ben Vereen, Ann Reinking, and "Cheers" and "Frasier's" Bebe Neuwirth. Most Recently JP was featured in "Chicago" the musical aboard the largest ship in the world Allure of Seas.
JP is a sought after Master Teacher he has taught nationwide from California to New Jersey. His students have been featured on Dancing with the Stars, performed with Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Jordan Sparks, and Macy Gray. They have been accepted into many training programs including ABT and the Rock. They have also gone on to do Major Motion Pictures,National Tours, Broadway as well as work for RCCL, Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and Universal Japan. JP has served as rehearsal choreographer for "Chicago" and "CATS" for Royal Caribbean Productions. He is currently the casting director for all Royal Caribbean Productions, casting all dancers, aerialists, ballroom dancers, divers, acrobats , and sychronized swimmers for all 26 ships in the fleet. This includes 5 Broadway productions: "Saturday Night Fever", "CATS", "We Will Rock You", "Mamma Mia" and "Grease".
I have been a professional dancer for almost 30 years. I have studied all forms of dance from Los Angeles to New York City. As a teenager I attended classes at Tremaine and the Edge dance studios in L.A. I was also a student at the Orange County High School of Performing Arts. After moving away from California to work in Japan, I relocated to New York where I continued to train at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway.
In 2004 I became the co-owner and director of The City Performing Arts Academy in Visalia, CA. I taught jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, jumps and turns, lyrical and contemporary. I also choreographed for the schools dance company which competed and performed throughout the state. Former students have gone on to perform with Justin Bieber, Jordan Sparks and Macy Gray. They have also been accepted into training programs including ABT, Alvin Ailey, and The Rock. Also they have been featured in Motion Pictures, National Tours, as well as work for Disneyland, DisneyWorld, Tokyo Disney, Universal Japan, and Royal Caribbean Productions.
In 2010 I accepted a contract to work for Royal Caribbean International. For the past four years I have traveled the world onboard Royal Caribbean ships most recently on the Allure of the Seas, the worlds biggest cruise ship, performing in the Broadway musical Chicago.
I have recently relocated to Fort Lauderdale. I am currently on staff at North Brwoard Preperatory School as an instructor for their dance program. I am a guest artist at Broward Center for the Perfoming Arts, where I have helped create the dance portion of a new program for performers. (Currently in its second session). Also I work for Royal Caribbean as a rehearsal choreographer of small projects.
All FSPA companies are encouraged to participate in the 2016 Tennessee Dance Festival held at MTSU in Murfreesboro.
Teen and Senior Company will hopefully be performing Sunday at the showcase during lunch. More information coming soon.
Junior, Teen, and Senior are eligible to participate in the whole event.
Mini Company members 8 years and older can be part of the Junior Festival on Saturday.