Guest Artist, Teaching Artist
THOMAS SCHULTHEIS has served as a teaching artist for numerous academies, competitions, festivals, intensives, invitationals, and showcases. He has developed the workshops Musical Theatre Exploration Clinic, The Spark of Inspiration Workshop, and Let Me Try That Again. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University and his Master of Arts in Strategic Communication from National University. Under his award winning leadership as Sales Manager for Disney Performing Arts at the Disneyland® Resort, he created Inspiring Brilliance, an event which brings leading educators together from around the world. He has developed individual workshop opportunities called Open Enrollment and is part of the team that developed the first Disney Performing Arts Conservatory. Additionally, Thomas performed on Broadway in the revival of Grease! and in the tours of Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago, and South Pacific.
Let Me Try That Again
, , Advanced / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, , , / Regular
In this workshop we will learn a way to process our perceived failures. We will explore how we can transform our beliefs about challenges into something new and useful, learn from it, create from it, and celebrate it.
Musical Theatre Exploration Clinic
, Intermediate, Advanced / , , Musical Theatre, , , / Regular
Music, Movement, and Storytelling come together in this fun, focused clinic. Thomas will work with students with the goal of emphasizing individual strengths and talents, improving connection to material, exploring context, authenticity, technique, purposeful movement, and improved performance. Using, at times, unconventional methods, he will customize his approach according to each performer.
Each student should come prepared with 1 song and the ability to sing a cappella.
The Spark of Inspiration Workshop
Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, , , / Regular
In this interactive workshop we will discover, explore, and share our own curiosities. Through movement, writing, and play, we will discover ways to awaken our inspirations.