Phoenix Fire is the Liberate Artists version of nationals. Dancers from around the world come together to train in the greatest city in the world. Phoenix Fire culminates with a performance and opportunities for dancers to have their entire tuition covered for one year at their home studio. The dancers who attend Phoenix Fire are called Prodigies, because through adversity, they rise to the top. This summer, it’s going to be fire. #WeRise18
Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Stephanie was born and raised in Massena, New York where she trained in all styles of dance since the age of five and has been in love ever since! After singing as a cantor at her local church at a young age, Bissonnette set her sights on Broadway. She studied trumpet, violin, and piano while continuing to achieve performance recognition, choreography awards, and scholarships at dance competitions on the regional and national level.
After graduating as Valedictorian, she attended Point Park University's Conservatory of the Performing Arts as a Jazz Concentration where she appeared in over twenty pieces and mainstage productions. These included: D-MAN in the Waters(Bill T. Jones), The Bench (Kiesha Lalama), Contagion(Garfield Lemonius), Dragana and The Jazz Nutcracker(Doug Bentz), Dance with Me, Latin Quartre, and The Big Bang (Ron Tassone), just to name a few.
In 2012, Bissonnette graduated from Point Park after just three years and started her professional career with Royal Caribbean Productions as the Featured Dancer on the Azamara Journey. She then continued on as Brenda/Shelly (U/S Penny, Velma) for HAIRSPRAY on the Oasis of the Seas. Stephanie is currently in the Original Broadway Cast of Tina Fey’s Mean Girls!
After graduation from Boston Ballet School, Nathalie danced classically with professional companies such as: Boston Ballet, Alberta Ballet, The Goh Ballet Youth Company, English National Ballet, Ontario Ballet Theatre & Canadian Symphony Orchestra. After a time on the road she moved to London, England where she danced with Synergy, a modern ballet company, as Soloist.
While in London Nathalie caught the eye of pop queen Madonna who hired her over 700 hopefuls to be her body & movement double. Nathalie worked with Madonna’s team in commercial, stage & tv, most recently on a series of Japanese Brillia Mare Ariake ads by Steven Klein. In 2006 she landed her first major theatre role for the tour of Dirty Dance Nights, which would go on to be the smash hit Dirty Dancing on Broadway. She has since performed in ove 100+ stage productions around the world, winning rave reviews for her portrayal of various characters, most notable Kitty in Tony Award winning show The Drowsy Chaperone.
In 2010 Nathalie was selected as backing vocalist for singer Michael Buble. As part of The Bublettes she performed at the Vancouver Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies, broadcast to 20 million people worldwide.
She has sung for various bands/singers on stage & tv including Janelle Monae, Pussycat Dolls live, The Agency & Candy Girl Cabaret (now Cabaret Torlage). She has performed as a showgirl with The Thursford Christmas Spectacular and in Paris, France in various reviews. Her solo burlesque show Le Cabaret Suzy Q was featured at Des Wintergarten Varieté in Berlin, Germany (2012-2015).
Nathalie has choreographed/creatively directed live stage & television productions for fashion house Dosso Dossi with supermodel Miranda Kerr, Koc Festival, Miss Turkey Elidor, Adidas, Smirnoff for Madonna (MDNA), British Petroleum (BP), Sony Experia, Ziynet Sali, Hale Caneroğlu, Yuksek Sadakat for Eurovision, maNga for RedBull Soundclash, Tarkan, Star TV, The Beyaz Show, equity musicals Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, South Pacific and more.
Sarah has choreographed for S'well Bottle, Yahoo's Failure Club, Elizabeth Chan, Devvon Terrell, and acclaimed Burmese singer Supan Htwar. She has performed in various venues like Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Ballroom for Broadway Bares, BAM Fisher Hall, The Frederick P Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Theater at BAX, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, PMT Dance Studio's Performance Space, and New York City Center. Sarah is also the voice of Spotify America for all the Spotify Premium Ads.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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What are the age groups?
With the purchase of the observer badge what will I have access to?
How much are showcase tickets?
Are payment plans available?
What is the refund policy?
Do you have to win a scholarship to attend Phoenix Fire?
My family has more than one dancer who would like to attend?
Okay! How much does it cost to attend both Phoenix Fire and Focus?
My dancer won a scholarship to Phoenix Fire 2018 and an invitation to Focus 2018: which one should they attend?
When will faculty be announced for Phoenix Fire?
My dancer won a scholarship: how do I claim it?
What are the age groups? At Phoenix Fire our dancers are called Prodigies. Registration is open to all Prodigies ages 5-18 and 19+ for Liberate Artists Primas/Primos. Dancers are split up by age into different crews, Bronx Crew: Ages 5-6, Queens Crew: Ages 7-9, Brooklyn Crew: Ages 10-12, New York Crew: Ages 13+ With the purchase of the observer badge what will I have access to? You will have access to your Prodigies "Main Event" class of the day which will be held in the theatre with our Daily Headliner celebrity or master teacher. Observer badges will be available for purchase when we open showcase tickets in July 2018. How much are showcase tickets? Showcase tickets are $20.00 per person. We will be holding two showcases on the last day of Phoenix Fire. Are there payment plans available? Yes, we provide monthly payment plans. See below for all payment plan information. What is the refund policy? There is a no refund policy. In the event that your Prodigy cannot attend Phoenix Fire, a credit will be issued for the fees paid to be used for 2019 Phoenix Fire. Do you have to win a scholarship to attend Phoenix Fire? No way! Phoenix Fire is open to everyone :) My family has more than one dancer who would like to attend? We always work with families. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll figure out a payment option for you. Okay! How much does it cost to attend both Phoenix Fire and Focus? For dancers who won scholarships to Phoenix Fire and invitations to Focus, price stays the same for Focus, but you can attend Phoenix Fire at a discounted rate for $695.00. Please contact us at email@example.com for more details. My dancer won a scholarship to Phoenix Fire 2018 and an invitation to Focus 2018: which one should they attend? If they won a scholarship to Phoenix Fire 2018 and an invitation to Focus 2018, we think they'd be a great fit at both experiences. They feature two different things. Focus is all about Commercial Dance and will be an intensive study where we put on a music video with a recording artists at the end of the experience. Phoenix Fire is a full experience with classes in all styles of dance; a taste of commercial dance, concert dance, and Broadway! It's really up to you. We say go for both (and we'll give you a discount to do so). When will faculty be announced for Phoenix Fire? Faculty is announced every spring. Since we fly in several teachers from Los Angeles and all of our teachers are working professionals, schedules are subject to change. We try to avoid announcing artists before all professional commitments are booked and confirmed. My dancer won a scholarship: how do I claim it? Registration details are listed in the section below. Click on $500 Scholarship Winners. The scholarship is valued at $500.00 and has already been subtracted from your registration price. How does my dancer win a scholarship?
When should we travel in and leave Phoenix Fire?
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