OUR INSTRUCTORS!

Rick Lewis, Voice/Vocal Performance

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RICK LEWIS  most recently received the Broadway World Award for oustanding musical direction for his work on Fun Home at Portland Center Stage.  He is a seven-time Drammy winner for his work in the Portland area.  He is the creator/writer/arranger of the hit Off-Broadway musicals The Taffetas, its all-male sequel The Cardigans, and Have a Nice Day! - the 70's Musical Flashback.  Other NYC credits include: casting pianist for Sondheim and Lapine's original production of Sunday in the Park with George (pre-Broadway workshop); Cy Coleman's The Life (Assistant Conductor, Vocal Director (pre-Broadway workshop); Assistant Music Director for Off-Broadway's Charlotte Sweet, Music Director/Conductor for Anything Goes (Equity Library Theatre), Music Director/Arranger for London Days/New York Nights.  Rick has written and/or arranged original music for Disney Family Live Entertainment, MGM/UA Home Video, the Democratic National Convention, American Hawaii Cruises, Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, American West Steamboat Company, and American Classic Voyages.  Rick developed the Cinnamon Bear Cruise, a holiday staple aboard the Portland Spirit.

Del Lewis, Acting

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DEL LEWIS is the former Chair of Theatre Department, Director of Center for the Arts at Northeastern University, as well as the former Associate Professor, Head of Graduate Acting and Director of Theatre at University of Wisconsin - Madison.  He was also former Associate Professor in Theatre at East Caroline University.  Del is the Founding Artistic Director of the Madison Repertory Theatre, University of Wisconsin.  Broadway credits include: Jacob Rothschild in The Rothschilds, multiple roles in the Broadway, National and Las Vegas com of Fiddler on the Roof.  Off-Broadway credits include: Captain Fair-weather in Streets of New York, and Sir Feeble Bredwell in All in Love, Inspector in Accidental Death of an Anarchist.  Del appeared as the Rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof at Portland Center Stage.  Other recent roles:  Yasha in Hardtimes Come Again No More (Sowelu Theatre Ensemble), Pozzi in Waiting for Godot with Gaiety (Boston and Dublin).  Del created a one-man show from Beckett's Texts for Nothing at Northeastern University.

Laura Hizcynskyz, Dance

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LAURA HIZCZYNSKYJ holds a B.F.A. in Ballet from Texas Christian University and an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Oregon.  She has danced with companies in New York, New Jersy, Texas, Kansas, and Oregon.  National Tours include Sesame Street Live and SwingDance America.  Laura has choreographed over 40 full-length musicals, as well as fundraiser events, operas, and concert dances.  Laura has received OTAS awards for her choreography on Lakewood Theatre's production of Showboat and Mame.  She recently appeared on the Lakewood stage as "Mabel" in Three Men on a Horse, and as "Purity" in Anything Goes.  Laura enjoys teaching many dance styles to people of all ages and abilities.  Teaching credits include Stepping Out Studios (NYC), Texas Christian University, University of Oregon, Columbia College, Cornell University, Santa Barbara City College, The John G. She'd Institute for the Arts, and venues in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

KEVIN PAUL CLARK  is delighted to return to Portland after being based in New York City while performing around the country and the world! National/ international tours: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Legally Blonde. Local choreographic credits include productions with Lakewood Theatre, Pixie Dust Productions, and the Jefferson Dancers. Local performing credits include productions at Portland Center Stage, Lakewood Theatre, Pixie Dust Productions, Triangle Productions, and Clackamas Rep.  Kevin is grateful to return home to such a welcoming community of talented artists and is thrilled to join the dedicated staff at the Bridgetown Conservatory

Kevin Paul Clark, Dance Broadway Kids

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board of directors

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Dennis Corwin, President

Portland Spirit Cruises

Nick Serrone, Vice President

Huron Consulting Group

Barbara Hort, Ph.D., Secretary

PsychoDramaturg, Portland Center Stage and Denver Center

Patricia Callaghan, Treasurer

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Erika George

Living Room Realty

Jared Miller

Professional Actor/Singer

Shoshana Bean

Honorary Board Member

Susannah Mars

Artist Resource

Katie Christianson

Volunteer Coordinator

Kate Carrol DeGutes

Artist Resource