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The New York Times featured freshman Leonay Shepherd as a next generation cabaret showstopper in "Meet the Next Generation of Cabaret Showstoppers"

10/22/2020

The New York Times featured freshman Leonay Shepherd as a next generation cabaret showstopper in "Meet the Next Generation of Cabaret Showstoppers"

Teens competing for the New York Cabaret Convention are proving that young people are invested in the Great American Songbook.

Leonay Shepherd, 18: Born and raised in Harlem; 2020 graduate of Professional Performing Arts School, now a freshman at Pace University.

“I would love to do everything — Broadway and cabaret, and I’m open to TV and film,” Shepherd said, adding, “I’m half Puerto Rican and half Caribbean, and growing up, I didn’t see many people that looked like me in musical theater. So that’s another driving force in my head — I want another little brown girl to see that if I can do it, she can do it.”

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Broadway World featured Dyson Professor Peter Thoresen in "'William Waldrop And Peter Thoresen To Offer Upcoming 'Kander And Tesori Zoom Edition' Of Their Musical Theatre Masterclass Series"

10/08/2020

Broadway World featured Dyson Professor Peter Thoresen in "'William Waldrop And Peter Thoresen To Offer Upcoming 'Kander And Tesori Zoom Edition' Of Their Musical Theatre Masterclass Series"

Broadway music director and conductor William Waldrop (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and award-winning voice teacher and music director Peter Thoresen (faculty at Pace University, Peter Thoresen Vocal Studios, Musical Theatre College Auditions; students in Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls & many more) will offer their 3 installment masterclass series Broadway Combos beginning October 13.

Dr. Peter Thoresen is an award-winning voice teacher, performer and music director. He maintains a thriving private studio in NYC (Peter Thoresen Vocal Studios) and is an adjunct professor of voice at Pace University. His students appear regularly on Broadway (Dear Evan Hansen, Caroline, or Change, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Kinky Boots, Beetlejuice and many others), off-Broadway, in national tours, and on TV and film. Peter also teaches, music directs, and performs in the Middle East and Asia with the Association of American Voices. He holds a Doctor of Music degree in voice from the Indiana University Jacob School of Music.

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Pop Sugar featured Dancer Sydney Mesher in "Dancer Sydney Mesher: "It's Time to Start Reshaping the Perception of the Word Disability""

09/29/2020

Pop Sugar featured Dancer Sydney Mesher in "Dancer Sydney Mesher: "It's Time to Start Reshaping the Perception of the Word Disability""

Growing up in Oregon, Mesher went to a public high school with a dance performing arts division, and she then studied Fine Arts at Pace University (her degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Dance). Her focus of dance, she said, is hip-hop and jazz. Though having a limb difference brings its challenges - especially during partner work or using props - it has helped her become a problem solver, which she said benefits her in everyday life and in her career.

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Dance Spirit featured freshman Dyson student Abigail Jackson in "Catching Up With Cover Model Search Finalist Abigail Jackson"

09/10/2020

Dance Spirit featured freshman Dyson student Abigail Jackson in "Catching Up With Cover Model Search Finalist Abigail Jackson"

I'm so excited for my first year at Pace University—college is something I've always looked forward to. I know it's not the best circumstances for my freshman year, but I'm so excited to learn from my teachers and grab all the information they can give me. I really want to focus on developing my artistry, and figuring out who I am as a dancer. I'm excited for what's to come.

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Teller Report featured alumnus Bradley Cooper in "Science-loving Hollywood stars ... Know their university degrees"

08/31/2020

Teller Report featured alumnus Bradley Cooper in "Science-loving Hollywood stars ... Know their university degrees"

When Bradley was a little boy, he initially wanted to go to military school, and as he got older he chose to pursue something more realistic like acting; So he collected all his belongings after graduation and moved to New York, and there he obtained a master's degree in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in 2000. Before that degree was in Bradley's hands, he was His path has started by performing in small roles on the movie screen.

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NY Times featured Film Studies Professor Jon Danziner in "Duchess Goldblatt Is a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Twitter Account"

07/02/2020

NY Times featured Film Studies Professor Jon Danziner in "Duchess Goldblatt Is a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Twitter Account"

Jon Danziger, a film studies professor at Pace University and a longtime Duchess fan, has twice nominated the imagined writer for an honorary degree at Pace. “Her being fictional shouldn’t prevent her from getting a degree,” he said. “There was a moment where I thought, ‘This is the last thing I’m going to do, they’re going to terminate me from the faculty.’ But I thought, ‘If that’s how I’m going out, I’ll take it.’” (“Duchess and I are both quite bitter that she hasn’t been recognized by academia,” her creator said.)

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