Guest Artist, Teaching Artist
Thomas Schultheis has served as a teaching artist creating the Inspiration Workshop, Let Me Try That Again, Signs & Synchronicity, and Musical Theatre Exploration Clinic. He received his Master of Arts in Strategic Communications from National University and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University. He is on the Creative Team with the Musical Theatre Competitions of America as well as the Engagement Manager with The Spark File Creativity Group Coaching. Thomas worked for 15 years at the Disneyland® Resort, primarily as the Youth Programs Sales Manager for Disney Performing Arts. Under his award winning leadership he created the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory, as well as Inspiring Brilliance , a 2 day Summit which brought leading educators together from around the world. Thomas has performed on Broadway in the revival of Grease! as well as tours of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Chicago, and South Pacific. Thomas is a Board Member with the Arts Schools Network, Akomi Dance, and a member of the Concordia University Advisory Council, Actors Equity Association, California Educational Theatre Association, Educational Theatre Association, and the Teaching Artist Support Collaborative of California.
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
Interaction, Performance, 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. This dynamic and interactive workshop delves into unexplored areas of performance and connection.
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.