MTW Master Class May 21

MAMMA MIA! Here we go again!

“Super Trouper”/”Dancing Queen” Dana Solimando is BACK with an encore presentation of the Master Dance Class that has students singing “Take a Chance on Me” and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” as they learn choreography from the hit musical “Mamma Mia!”

Everyone who takes this class is a winner, and “The Winner Takes it All!”

This class is for grades 6-12 with skill levels from advanced-beginning to intermediate, and above.

About our Master Class Teaching Artist

DANA SOLIMANDO is proud to collaborate with Musical Theatre West, where her career as a Choreographer began! After 10 years as a professional dancer in New York and on Broadway, she made the move to California, where MTW launched her career with SWING! and she has been directing and choreographing ever since. She most recently choreographed MAMMA MIA for McCoy Rigby Ent. Other credits include: REBEL GENIUS (world premier) CABARET (2019 Ovation and LA Drama Critics Circle nominations- Best Choreography), AMERICAN IDIOT (2016 Ovation Nom), Disney’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, RENT, THE ADDAM’S FAMILY (starring Rachael York and Bronson Pinchot), BILLY ELLIOT (2015 LA Drama Critics Circle Award nomination), RAGTIME (2015 Ovation Award Nom), PARADE (2103 Ovation Award Nom), DAMN YANKEES (2014 Ovation Award Nom), HAIRSPRAY, ALL SHOOK UP, SWING! (2004 and 2006 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards- Best Choreography). MISS SAIGON at the Macau International Arts Festival/ McCoy Rigby Entertainment (2012 Ovation nomination- Best Choreography), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR national tour (NAACP Theatre Award nomination). Other Favorites: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HAIR, and THE WIZARD OF OZ (Sacramento Music Circus), LITTLE MISS SCROOGE (world premiere), SPRING AWAKENING, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, OLIVER!, and BUDDY. Dana also serves as Director/Choreographer (and helped bring from screen to stage) the beloved American classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER-THE MUSICAL. The show touts ten National Tours as well as successful runs at Madison Square Garden and The Grand Ole Opry. She is also the co-writer/director/choreographer for MAESTRO and ROUTE 66 on Crystal Cruise Lines. Broadway performing Credits include PETER PAN (Tiger Lily-also filmed for A&E), CATS (Rumpleteazer), and SWING! (West Coast and Country featured dancer).