|2015 SCHEDULE TBA
|Karen Maria Pisani
Director of Education
978.232.7200 Ext. 7223
Maria is thrilled to be part of the North Shore Music Theatre family. She began her singing and dancing
career with her favorite teacher, Mom!
Karen went on to become the Dance Captain and a performer in the
National Touring Company of A CHORUS LINE under the direction of Michael
Bennett; other professional credits include: GYPSY, DAMES AT SEA, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and STOP THE
WORLD! I WANT TO GET OFF.
Artistic Director of the NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE/NEW ENGLAND with Jacques
D'Amboise of the N.Y.C. Ballet, she worked with 500 Boston area school children
choreographing their EVENT OF THE YEAR and their television spot on Channel 4's
KIDSFAIR. Her T.V. credits do not
stop there, however. As well as
choreographing commercials for MediaOne, she was dance captain on the special
BARYSHNIKOV ON BROADWAY starring Liza Minnelli and Mikail Baryshnikov.
Maria's past credits include thirty-one years as choreographer for the Hasty
Pudding Theatricals and the special event at Harvard's 350th celebration. She has even assembled some of her
favorite Hasty Pudding Alumni and choreographed the Jack Lemmon segment of the
Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.
Maria has a Master of Education degree and has traveled to every major city in
the United States teaching Master Dance Classes. She has been on the faculty of both the Boston Ballet and
Harvard University's Summer Dance Programs, and has given choreography seminars
to the faculty of the NEW ENGLAND SHOW CHOIR CAMP held at M.I.T. Previously, she was the Artistic
Director for the GREAT WOODS EDUCATIONAL FORUM.
through discipline' is the philosophy and technique that drives the excitement
in her classes!
"If you love to sing, dance
and act, then I would highly recommend taking the Theatre Arts Week camp!
It's tons of fun and you meet new friends. Best of all, you learn how to
become your own Broadway Star!"
- Brianna, Age 9
"The educational theater
programs at North Shore Music Theatre are fun, challenging, and rewarding.
During my time at Theatre Arts Week and the Triple Threat classes, the teacher
created a comfortable, enjoyable environment that allowed me to take risks and
try new things. I was given individual attention according to my skill level
and was able to work at my own pace. I came out of the programs with new skills
and confidence in my vocal, dance, and acting performance."
- Morgan, Age 17
"My daughter has attended
several summer music camps and Theatre
Arts Week at NSMT is by far the best thing going!! If your child dreams of being a
"Broadway Star"...this camp is a must! It's the real deal, taught by Broadway Professionals! Any child who likes to sing,
dance or act will have the time of their life at Theatre Arts Week!
They will gain friendships and confidence while learning performance
techniques. It's a taste of
Broadway right here in New England!"
- Heather Benkley, Parent of camper, former professional actress with Theater
Under the Stars, Houston TX