The School of the Performing Arts is excited to connect with you during this time! Don’t miss a beat and hone your skills at home virtually through Google Hangouts. Our virtual classes will connect you with Broadway professionals in a small group class setting to give each student individual attention!
May classes will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
To register by phone, call 518.382.3884 x 150.
Questions? Please email Grace Janiszewski or call 518.382.3884 x 150.
Our virtual faculty:
Enrique Brown is a theatrical performer, director, choreographer, arts educator, and producer. After beginning his training in Dallas he continued at the Houston Ballet Academy and Virginia School of the Arts. He spent four seasons with Ballet Oklahoma, where he danced many ballet roles, including Prince in The Nutcracker and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. Other favorite roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, and George Bailey in the premiere of It’s a Wonderful Life.
Mr. Brown went on to perform in many Broadway, national touring, regional, and stock productions. His Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man (performing the role of Tommy Djilas), and Oklahoma! He can also be seen dancing in the film Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor. Off-Broadway, Mr. Brown performed in Carnival, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Anne Hathaway, for New York City Center’s Encores! series. Among his favorite productions were Evita (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Oklahoma! (MUNY/Ogunquit Playhouse), Chess (L.A.’s Ford Amphitheatre), The Boyfriend (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The Most Happy Fella (5th Avenue Theatre), Fame (North American tour), and Tommy (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma).
Enrique’s choreography credits include In the Heights for NYU/Tisch’s musical theatre program, as well as a new musical, Temple of the Souls, at the 2017 New York Musical Festival, for which he received an Outstanding Choreography nomination. He served as the associate choreographer for the first national tour of Oklahoma! and has directed/choreographed numerous productions, including The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Pippin and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Most recently, Enrique choreographed 1776 at The MUNY in St. Louis, MO.
As founder of Brown Productions, Mr. Brown has been involved as a producer with the mounting of numerous shows from Broadway to the West End. Productions include The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, and a new musical adaptation of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor (West End premiere).
Mr. Brown is currently also on the faculty of RIOULT Dance Center, Ballet Academy East and Shuffles NYC in New York City.