Studio Bleu Dance Center Vocal and Theatre Arts

Studio Bleu is proud to announce our vocal and theater arts programs!

Kim Rishi has always loved music and theater and that love has led her to bring on Tina Smothers as our theater arts and vocal director at Studio Bleu. Meet our theater arts and vocal director..... Tina Smothers is a sought after soloist, vocal coach, and theater instructor. She has been teaching voice for over 15 years and has taken lessons and training for over 18 years. She is comfortable teaching both contemporary and classical voice and she herself excels at both. She herself has won numerous awards and competitions including being a finalist in NATS and a Top Michigan Vocalist. Tina has been a sought after vocalist for many charity events and also major and minor league baseball games. Ms. Smothers has been sought after to do workshops for churches, schools, show choirs, and more. Her students have gone on to win many local competitions, have made it on American Idol, and have also been seen on shows like Rising Star and MTV’s Copycat. She is a songwriter who has helped write and co-produce numerous songs for other singers and her students. She is also a sought after vocal coach for recording sessions throughout the country and has worked with country, pop, r & b, gospel and opera singers. In addition, Tina has also been in numerous shows growing up and has always been active in theater productions. She is excited to also be bringing her knowledge of theater in our new theater arts program here at Studio Bleu!

Happy World Theater Day, from our Bleu family to yours. As our world faces these difficult and scary times, it’s important to remember the wonderful things that bring our community together! 💜💜💜

THURSDAY FROM 7:30 to 8:30 pm! So excited! Our next question and answer session is with the incredibly talented @1brunovida from the National Tour of Jersey Boys! Bruno Vida is Currently Frankie Valli's Understudy in the Broadway National Tour of Jersey Boys. A NYC resident, he was born and raised in Cuiaba, Brazil. From traveling the world performing overseas, touring the country, and doing countless workshops and shows, Bruno's greatest ambition expands to be fulfilling his heart-song to impact and connect to as many humans as he possibly can as a story teller and vocalist. Check his website out to see his performing adventures! #excited #adventure #talkback #online #theatre #vocal

Bleu Vocal and Theatre Students-
Today’s Virtual Bleu class is Tap with Bleu teacher Mr. Justin! If you are a current registered Bleu student, head on over to our student-only Instagram @virtual_bleu and join us for class at 3pm! The Video will be posted later tonight. See everyone there! 💜

Team Bleu!
Today’s Virtual Bleu class is Contemporary with Bleu teacher Miss Victoria! If you are a current registered Bleu student, head on over to our student-only Instagram @virtual_bleu and join us for class at 3pm! The Video will be posted later tonight. See everyone there! 💜

Vocal and Theatre students!!!! Go on over to @virtual_bleu and take dance class- work on those skills! Class today is with the AMAZING @amandaram87 Team Bleu!
💜Today’s Virtual Bleu class is Jazz/Funk with Bleu teacher Miss Amanda! If you are a current registered Bleu student, head on over to our student-only Instagram @virtual_bleu and join us for class at 3pm! The Video will be posted later tonight. See everyone there! 💜

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! If you’ve watched Newsies on Disney+ you have seen this amazing actors! He will be taking over our Instagram Wednesday at 7:30 pm to answer questions about performing and to give audition, self tape tips and more!

Chaz Wolcott is an actor, director and choreographer based in New York City, and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. He earned his BFA in Dance from Oklahoma City University.

As a performer, Chaz has been seen as Buttons on the First National Tour of Disney’s Newsies. You can also catch Chaz’s performance in Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical, available for digital download on Disney+, iTunes and Amazon Prime. Chaz also starred in the 30th Anniversary Tour of Cats as the Magical Mr. Mistoffelees. Chaz was featured on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. His Favorite regional credits include: 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Mary Poppins, Gypsy, Legally Blonde and productions at Music Theatre of Wichita, Arena Stage, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, The Gateway, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Fulton Theatre, The Fireside, Casa Mañana, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Gretna Theatre and more.

Chaz is a popular master class instructor, traveling all over America teaching for Celebrity Conventions, The Broadway Collective, Broadway Connection, Disney Musicals in Schools, Stage Door Connection, Inside Broadway, The Streetz convention, Dancers Against Cancer and Dancers Responding to AIDS.

As a director/choreographer, Chaz's favorite regional credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Me and My Girl, Bright Star, Crazy for You, Newsies (4x), Cats, Kiss Me Kate, Mamma Mia, La Cage aux Folles and Mary Poppins.
Chaz donates tons of his time to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, having supervised the collecting efforts while on tour. His choreography has been featured in Gypsy of the Year (at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre) and Broadway Backwards (at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre). Chaz has also produced, directed, and choreographed multiple cabaret fundraising events for BCEFA, which were picked up and brought to NYC's Feinstein's/54 Below.

You can learn more about Chaz at or by following him @dancinchaz

We are so excited to announce our first event for our kids! At 5:30 pm tomorrow @jo_shortstack will be doing an Instagram live answering any questions you may have, giving advice, and hopefully he may even sing a bit for us! (He has one of @voicebytina favorite voices!!!!) so make sure to tune in! JOE MONTOYA is a New York City-based actor / musician and recent graduate of Pace University's Musical Theater program. Recent theater credits include Newsies (Crutchie) at Arena Stage, Modern Day Martyrdom (Fuerza Fest NYC), Les Miserables (Eponine), Sweeney Todd (Tobias). In addition to theater work, Joe has also made concert appearances at New York City concert venues - 54Below, the Green Room 42, Rockwood Music Hall, and Greenwich Village's the Duplex. Instagram: @jo_shortstack Website:

All Bleu Families!
PRIVATE LESSONS WITH MISS TINA ARE STILL ON! She is doing both in person or FaceTime/Skype. We have decided to remain closed for groups and theater for the safety of our families through Thursday, March 26th, 2020. Please check your email for important updates! Thank you to everyone in our incredible Bleu community for your continued support!

The studio is closed for classes and rehearsals BUT private’s will still be happening for voice and piano. Please make sure to use hand sanitizer as you walk into my room and as you walk out. #studio #lessons

We are so excited to announce our High School Summer Production! Auditions for Beauty and the Beast are Sunday, April 26th. Here is the link for the sign up genius -
Rehearsal dates will be June 15th to June 26th with shows on the 26th and 27th.
Video auditions will be accepted for those who cannot make it in person. #excited #summer #disney #beautyandthebeast #showtime

Took some video during our Vocal Explosion rehearsal’s a little snippet of You Will Be Found from @dearevanhansen 💚 I am constantly amazed with these wonderful kids I get to work with #youwillbefound #love #dearevanhansen

Happy birthday to our beautiful, talented, humble, hardworking, fun and all around amazing Assistant Theatre Director Miss Kristin! We love you so much! Thank you for being my partner in crime always! 💜 #theatre #director #love #birthday

Happy birthday to our beautiful, talented, humble, hardworking, fun and all around amazing Assistant Theatre Director Miss Kristin! We love you so much! Thank you for being my partner in crime always! 💜 #theatre #director #love #birthday

And now for our second AMAZING student director for Seussical Kids! Annabelle has been with Studio Bleu for about 2 years, and has loved every minute of it! With Studio Bleu, her 2 favorite roles have been Rafiki (Lion King), and Anna (Frozen). Annabelle has previously student directed with Studio Bleu for their most recent kids production of Aristocats. She can not wait to to help these kids learn and grow a love for theater! #grow #learn #direct #theater #broadwaybound

Introducing one of our VERY talented student directors for Seussical Kids!
Lydia is very excited to be student directing “Seussical Kids”! Lydia student directed “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at Studio Bleu and was dance captian in Studio Bleu’s production of “Frozen Jr” Lydia has also helped dance wise with other shows she’s been in. You probably see Lydia more on stage then helping however. Lydia is currently in her 7th production at Studio Bleu playing the role of Bakers Wife in “Into the Woods Jr”. Lydia takes private voice with the amazing Tina Smothers, was a previous member of vocal groups, and is on the dance competition team at Studio Bleu. Lydia is in her 14th production over all and can’t wait to keep moving forward with acting, singing, dancing, and ofcourse helping with what is needed.#learn #grow #direct #kids #theater #act #sing #dance

We are so excited to announce our Summer Production Camp for rising 3rd graders to rising 9th graders!

Camp dates will be August 3rd-7th and August 10th-14th with shows on the 14th and 15th.
Times are 9 am to 4 pm with before and after care available for an additional fee.

Tuition is $500 for both weeks. Space is limited to make sure to register today! We can’t wait to see “how far we’ll go” on this musical adventure! #summercamp #moanajr #excited

We love being able to use students in leadership roles and help them build their skills. We could not be happier and prouder than to welcome @maggie.n.miller as our overall Student Technical Director and PR Student Director. 💜💜💜💜Maggie is so excited to be the Overall Student Technical and PR Director at Studio Bleu! Maggie really enjoys working with lights, sound, and all aspects of technical theater and she loves marketing and PR. She is so excited to learn more and further develop in these areas with this opportunity. Previously she was the student technical director for Rent at Studio Bleu, and has done light and sound for many Bleu shows over the last two years. She has also performed on stage in some of their productions, and sings with the Vocal Groups, Clefhangers and Treblemakers. She would would like to thank Ms. Tina and Mr. David for there support . #tech #student #director #leadership

Miss Tina is so incredibly proud of her former student from Florida Anthony Peebles Music he was one of the very first students she taught and she still keeps up with him and his song debuted on @greysabc 😱😱😱 the link to his song-
so go check it out! #proud #besttoneever

So excited to introduce our Student Director for Into the Woods Jr! Tyler has only been a part of Studio Bleu Via for a few months but he has learned a lot and had so much fun! He is currently a member of our vocal group Vocal Explosion. He has portrayed Corny Collins (Hairspray), Mr Reyes and Scary Stock Boy (Be More Chill) a Hollow boy (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), Banzai the hyena (Lion King Jr.), and Uncle Henry (The Wizard of Oz). Tyler has also been an ensemble member in The Addams Family, Cry Baby the musical, 13 the musical, Sister Act, and Sweeney Todd. He is excited to get to know everyone and help them improve as actors and we are excited to watch him grow as a leader! #studentdirector #excited #intothewoodsjr

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Seussical Kids starts this Tuesday and it’s not too late to register! This theatre company is for grades K to 5th. Class meets from 5:30 to 7:00 pm each week with a show on May 22nd. We can’t wait to start!

John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford and More Join Encores! Production of LOVE LIFE; Complete Casting Announced

So proud of our Bleu baby Owen! 💜 New York City Center today announced complete casting for the Encores! production of Love Life. Joining previously announced cast members Kate Baldwin (Susan Cooper) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sam Cooper) are John Edwards (Hobo), Sara Jean Ford (Miss Ideal Man), Isabella Houston (Elizabeth Cooper),....

These cute alley cats and friends are ready to dazzle an audience! Come on out on Friday, Feb. 7th at 7 pm -Crossroads United Methodist Church in Ashburn! Tickets are $10 at the door! #aristocatskids #mtishows #excited #socute

Up next is Aristocats Kids! Can’t wait to see our youngest actors and actresses take the stage. Friday night at 7 pm at Crossroads United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10 at the door! #aristocats #disney #mtishows #theater

Join our Jenna for the day as she takes over our Instagram for the last two shows! Come and see this talented cast at 1 pm and 6 pm at Farmwell Station Middle School. Tickets are $10 at the door!

Two more chances to see Be More Chill! Come to Farmwell Station Middle School at 1 pm and 6 pm today! Tickets are $10 at the door! #bemorechill #studiobleu

Show one is down! Come and see this talented cast at 7 pm tonight at Farmwell Middle School. $10 tickets at the door BE MORE CHILL #BEMORECHILL #showtime

Get excited for a take over on our dress rehearsal day from one of Jenna’s @nanceish 💜 Be More Chill- Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday at 1 pm and 6 pm at Farmwell Station Middle School 💜 Tickets are $10 at the door! #bemorechill #show #dressrehearsal

This weekend!!!!!! Come on out to Farmwell Station Middle School on Saturday or Sunday to catch our casts of Be More Chill! Tickets are $10 at the door! #bemorechill #tickets #fun #pg13

Join one of our amazing Chloe’s in our Be More Chill casts as they take over our story today! @caitlinlucyv 💜 #bemorechill #takeover #showweek

Into the Woods Jr starts THIS Wednesday! We are so excited! Who is joining us? #intothewoodsjr #mtishows #thisweek #excited

One more chance to see this super talented cast! Tonight at 7 pm at Farmwell Station Middle School. Tickets are $10 at the door.

A few sneak peak photos from our dress rehearsal tonight! Come and join us at 2 pm and 7 pm tomorrow January 25th at Farmwell Station Middle School! #shows #frozenjr #love #fun #excited

Join our very own @maggie.n.miller for a Frozen Jr take over on our story during dress rehearsal tonight! #frozen #takeover #instagram

We can’t wait for Frozen! Come and see us on Saturday at 2 pm or 7 pm!

Just a few photos from our costume run through this evening! We are so excited for Frozen Jr! Come and check out the show on Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm at Farmwell Middle School! #frozenjr #mtishows #excited #letitgo

Studio Bleu Vocal & Theatre Arts presents Frozen
at JTF 2020 #jtf2020

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Door decorating fun.....JTF OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF TODAY!

Let the weekend begin! So excited to be at the Junior Theater Festival- just waiting for a few more of our team to arrive!

And our last set of Junior Theater Festival kiddos!

Claire is 11 years old and is in 6th grade. Claire loves theater and is so excited to be at JTF. She takes private vocal lessons along with theater. Claire is so excited to perform!

My name is Stella and I am 11. I have been with studio bleu for about a year now. I have been in their past musicals and my school musicals. I am very excited to be a part of JTF because i want to learn new things!

My name is Alicyn Kelly and I am 12. I have done two shows at Studio Bleu and am in the middle of my third show. I am very excited for JTF as I will be able to learn and grow in acting.

Hi! I’m Addie Connor and I am 11 years old! This is my 3rd show at Studio Bleu and I am currently Lefou in Beauty in the Beast at Trailside Middle School. I am so excited to be here at JTF because I love doing theater and maybe want to pursuit it when I am older.

Hi! My name is Lindsay Brody. I am 9 years old. I act, sing, and dance at Studio Bleu. I’m on the competition dance team, in 2 vocal performance groups, and I’m in my 9th theatre production there too. I have learned so much doing Frozen and I am so glad I got the opportunity to do this. At JTF, I am most excited to perform and to learn from professional actors and actresses.

Hi! My name is Ani Dykes. This is my first musical at Studio Bleu, and I’m so excited to be playing one of my favorite roles, Elsa! I am so excited to be at JTF because singing and theater are a passion of mine!

Hi my name is Makena! I’m super excited for the show and will miss my cast I love all things theater and can’t wait to go perform at JTF!

Time to highlight our amazing boys heading to Junior Theater Festival this weekend!

My name is Joe Waxvik and I’m 12 years old. In a few weeks I’ll be performing in my first show with Studio Bleu, which makes my trip to JTF so exciting, because I’ll be learning so much from fellow actors and professionals while having an unforgettable weekend celebrating musical theater.

My name is Drew Speier and I am 14 years old. I am very excited to perform in my first ever Studio Bleu show! I am excited to go to JTF because I get to meet people from different places who do the same thing I do and meet people who have been successful in life doing this.

My name is Daniel and I am psyched to be going to JTF with my Studio Bleu family. I have done lots of shows with SBVTA and am excited to take classes to help me improve my skills. I can’t wait to meet to new people and have fun with my friends.

Levi is 10 years old and in fourth grade and is extremely excited about joining Studio Bleu at JTF and is also excited about performing as Thomas O’mally in Aristocats this February.

My name is Josiah Smothers and I am 10 years old. I have done many theatre shows at Studio Bleu and just finished the production of Newsies at Arena Stage in DC. I was also on the National Tour of Finding Neverland. I am excited to go to JTF and make new friends and to be with my Studio Bleu family!

My name is Jacob Connor and i am grateful to be at JTF. I have been gifted with the roll of Gaston at Trailside Middle school and the wonderful role of Hans here at Studio Bleu! I am very excited to be here at JTF because i love doing theatre and always dream of being on broadway.

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