NEXT CAMP | August 2020

August 1 – August 9
(BAC Jr August 7-9 | Ages 7-11)

8 days of Intense training with Broadway faculty, creating lifetime bonds, and finding joy in your work

The Performing Arts Center
Van Nuys, CA 91406

This workshop truly expands your abilities in singing, dancing and acting, and allows you to gain a deeper understanding of who you are as an artist. BAC is a must go!
Emilee Theno, B.A. Loyola Marymount, currently in NYC

email for more information
or call 818.528.5167

Broadway Arts Community Is

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A 8 day performing arts intensive in Los Angeles, California for aspiring artists, ages 12 to Adults at any level who are serious and passionate about honing their skills in dance, acting, and singing. We train our students to love doing the work focusing on the technique and dedication it takes to be come great storytellers.

BAC Jr: is for our younger aspiring artists ages 7 to 11, who are excited to learn and have fun. We take the fundamentals of BAC—finding joy in the work and solid training, and we create an inspiring environment for younger artists to begin to develop their craft. BAC Jr is 4 days during BAC so our youth campers will have an opportunity to learn from and interact with our older campers, becoming inspired by their commitment and passion.

The BAC Curriculum Includes

Musical Theatre Song Coaching
Acting for Camera
Dance: Ballet, Jazz Technique, Tap, Theatre Dance
Original Choreography
Mock Audition/Techniques
Q&A Talkback (Industry prep/college considerations)
Celebrity Faculty: Taye Diggs along with guest Broadway faculty
Final Work Case
Headshot Photography with LA Celebrity Photographer, Lesley Bohm: (not included with BAC Junior)

Meet the Co-Founders

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Co-Founders & Directors
Alexis Carra & Chryssie Whitehead

Alexis and Chryssie are Broadway and TV veterans and long time best friends who met performing on the 1st National Tour of Fosse in 2001. They have both shared a passion for teaching while working in the industry. Alexis graduated from Yale University, Cum Laude, with a BA in Theatre Studies, and Chryssie graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College and earned a certificate in Musical Theatre Concentration at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Throughout their performing careers they have taught dance, directed and choreographed, coached musical theatre performance, acting for camera, and monologues for auditions across the globe. They are both on faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York and Los Angeles. They still DO what they TEACH and embody their teaching philosophy. They’re mission and impetus for Broadway Arts Community is to pass along what they’ve learned and impart the wisdom from their 20 years of experience in Hollywood and on Broadway as professional actors, singers, and dancers.

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Inside the work of BAC

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Celebrity Master Classes


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Teaching Philosophy

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Our mantra is “The joy is in doing the work!” Our faculty focuses on instilling the work ethic it takes to become a professional on Broadway, as well as an on-camera actor or any other career paths as a professional performing artist. Aspiring artists at BAC will experience what it takes to work in a conservatory type setting where they work together as an ensemble, as well as what it takes to step into a leading or supporting role. BAC students perform several works of original choreography, a 32 bar cut of a song, 3 ensemble music numbers, a monologue, as well as take master classes in all different styles of dance (tap, jazz, lyrical, theatre dance), and receive a professional headshot session. BAC’ers also experience a mock audition with professionals providing feedback, and Q&A’s with all our guest faculty. In addition for those interested there is an information session on colleges and what it takes to be a working professional in our industry.

We inspire our students to find joy in their work while they grow and hone their specific crafts. Our intention is to prepare them for a possible career in the entertainment industry whether on stage or screen and to give them a chance to interact and learn from those who have experienced it all! We find joy I watching our students grow into confident, strong human beings who take what they’ve learned from their hard work and persistence and share their gifts with the world!

Scholarship Fund

Broadway Arts Camp has joined forces with the 501c-3 The New Hollywood  (TNH). TNH is a non profit dedicated to supporting socially conscious change makers and storytellers. Alexis has been a member of TNH for 10 years and is on the board, so it was a natural fit to parter with TNH as Broadway Arts Camp’s official fiscal sponsor. Our intention is to create a Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund which will allow us to provide opportunities to marginalized, less fortunate children giving them a chance to learn from Broadway’s best. In turn 5% of our money raised goes back into TNH initiatives such as micro-grants for socially conscious artists, the TNH Charity Challenge and more! To donate click here  or you can make a check payable to The New Hollywood, and in the memo write “Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund.” Mail the check to 137 North Larchmont #151, Los Angeles, CA 90004. We are very honored and excited to co create with this amazing group of change makers! Every child deserves a chance to learn, grow, push herself, and experience joy! We are passionate about the positive affect arts education has on youth.


Right now we cap our camp at 50 students for BAC and 30 for BAC Junior. We are dedicated to providing very individualized coaching, so at this time we can only have 50 and 30 students at a time.

Yes! We encourage family and friends to attend and more detailed info about the showcase is provided during the camp session.

We offer a generous discount leading up to our camp, so we encourage families to enroll early and take advantage of these accounts. Other than that please email us below for further needs or assistance and check out our Broadway Arts Camp Scholarship Fund.

Our BAC campers have a fridge so they can bring snacks and lunch and we will also have opportunities for our interns to leave campus and bring lunch back for campers. The average cost for lunch is $10-$15 and there are healthy options nearby.  

As of now housing is not provided or included. However we can assist you with finding housing at local hotels and nearby Air BnB’s. That is at your own expense and will not be covered by the BAC tuition. If you choose to send an under 18 year old to BAC from out of town, a partner or guardian must be staying with them overnight. They can attend the camp without a chaperone as all faculty is over 18 and BAC has insurance to cover liability in the studio, however we are not liable or responsible for your child outside of BAC. Please email if you have a child under 18 who wants to attend. 

Yes please email and we can send you a list of hotels we have vetted and Air BnB locations and Super Hosts!

We will do one group evening activity and our interns will host several other outings like going to a movie, a trip to Hollywood’s premiere studio, Edge Performing Arts Center, and pending availability for an extra cost we will acquire tickets to a Broadway show playing at the Ahmanson or the Pantages theatre.