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CHRYSSIE WHITEHEAD - PERFORMING ARTS - MASTERCLASSES
PASSING IT ON!

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CHILDHOOD

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             Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chryssie grew up dancing with the Columbia City Ballet and Southern Strutt dance studio competing nationally. Her love for musical theatre began at the age of 10 years old when she got cast as an orphan in ANNIE. (*Rehearsal picture of Chryssie in black leggings, 1990). Her training would continue in the summers' in Los Angeles and in New York at the Edge dance studio and Broadway Dance Center. During adolescence she also performed in A Chorus Line at Workshop Theatre. She pursued more theatre in her high school drama program at Richland Northeast, as well as modeled with Millie Lewis Modeling & Talent agency.

Clips of dance competition days

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN..

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        Her career of 20 years started as a Rockette and got her first start in film as a dance double in Save the Last Dance with Julia Stiles. Chryssie then went on to schooling in New York at The American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA) where she majored in musical theatre. After school, Chryssie went on to work  in Los Angeles in theatre, television, film and in New York on Broadway as an actress, dancer and singer sharing the stage with stars such as Neal Patrick Harris, Patti Lupone, Stephen Colbert and Mel B. 



Chryssie in “SING” Broadway Revival

CAREER

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After the Rockettes, Chryssie began her first touring job in the 1st National tour of Fosse. Chryssie can be seen in the hit documentary, Every Little Step, where she was featured landing her Broadway Debut in the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line as Kristine, heard also on the cast album in "Sing" with Tony nominated actor, Tony Yazbeck (On the Town). Her last role on Broadway was Kitty in CHICAGO  where she went on to perform the lead role of Velma as an understudy.  One of her favorite New York theatre role's included Kathy in Company opposite Neal Patrick Harris, as Bobby, at Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra (Now on DVD in PBS's Great Performances).  

Chryssie in "Company" Live at Lincoln Center

ACTRESS

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FEATURED CREDITS

A career for over 20 years...


BROADWAY & NEW YORK THEATRE

CHICAGO - Kitty, US Velma (Performed the role)

COMPANY - Kathy filmed live at Lincoln Center

A CHORUS LINE - Kristine on Revival Soundtrack 



TELEVISION: 

Greys Anatomy,  Private Practice, Castle, The Mentalist, Warehouse 13, Man up, Switched at Birth & more..



REGIONAL THEATRE/TOURS

Damn Yankees - Lola

A Chorus Line - Cassie

CATS  - Bombalurina

Gigi  - Liane

The Will Rogers Follies - Z's Favorite

The Producers - 1st National Tour

FOSSE - 1st National Tour



FILM: 

WEST SIDE STORY (2020) 

Directed by: Stephen Spielberg

Revenge of the Bridesmaids 

(ABC Family TV Movie with Raven Simone

Every Little Step (Documentary on casting of A CHORUS LINE, Broadway Revival)  The Producers, Save the Last Dance, 

Lucky Stiff ... 

Chryssie in "Revenge of the Bridesmaids"

MASTERCLASS TEACHER

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Chryssie  has worked as a proud faculty member and adjudicator for AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, www.amda.edu, since 2005, where she is also a graduate. There she crosses over divisions teaching in musical theatre performance, acting on camera, audition technique and all styles of dance, including directing/choreographing for final showcases and dance workshops.  


She is a former adjunct lecturer at UCLA teaching theatre dance for two years, as well as a faculty member at the California Dance Institute and National Dance Institute teaching in public elementary schools. Chryssie can also be seen on the dance convention, VERVE, where she will be returning for her 3rd season this summer In Dallas, Texas with Marcea Lane & Caroline Lewis Jones. She has also taught at the acclaimed Edge Dance Studio in Los Angeles for many years. 


Chryssie travels all over the globe teaching masterclasses in dancing and musical theatre. You can hire Chryssie for masterclasses through her agent at GO 2 TALENT or message her here. If you are interested in a musical theatre in-studio weekend intensive, check out www.BroadwayArtsCamp.com. 


From January 2018 - May 2019,  Chryssie Whitehead-Disbrow stepped into the role of a full time performing  arts school teacher on the Cherokee Reservation, grades 6 -12th where she directed SHREK, ALADDIN, JR. and INTO THE WOODS. It was an honor and a privilege to  shine a light  on all the students gifts and to help build  their performing arts program with their director, Michael Yannette. 

www.ccs-Nc.org


TEACHING INTENSIVES

DIRECTOR/ CHOREOGRAPHER

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Represented by: GO 2 TALENT AGENCY 

(818) 843-9800 - Terry & Lisa Lindholm


BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Choreographer)

Western Carolina University

Directed by: Hunter Foster


INTO THE WOODS (Director) - Cherokee  High School  


ALLADIN, Jr. (Director/Choreographer)  Cherokee Middle School 


GREASE  (Choreographer)- 5th Avenue Theatre


JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS  (Ass. Director)

ACT Theatre 

Directed by: David Armstrong


CAMELOT (Choreographer)- Biola University


HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

5th Avenue Theatre's Highschool "Rising Star" Project

Re-staging Bill Berry's production


SHREK (Director/Choreographer) -Cherokee High School 

CONTACT GO 2 TALENT AGENCY

Currently

BAC SUMMER INTENSIVE: AUGUST 1ST - 9TH, LOS ANGELES, 2020

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She loves being  Co-Founder/Director of  The Broadway Arts Community  with long time best friend after meeting on the national tour of FOSSE in 2001,  Alexis Carra. This training based intensive occurs for 8 days in Los Angeles every summer, as well as now venturing out to more cities in 2019 for IN-STUDIO INTENSIVES and ONE DAY WORKSHOPS. Register on our site below.

BROADWAY ARTS CAMP WEBSITE

ART GALLERY OWNERS

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Chryssie married her best friend and favorite person to laugh and hang out with, Mr. Craig Disbrow at the end of 2017. They live in New York City, as well as have a home in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains where they first met in North Carolina. They joined their admiration for visual arts and started a new business together, C&C ARTHOUSE, as the sole art dealer for the artist, Sven. 


C & C ARTHOUSE

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

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NYC Directing in 2019 

AMDA Musical Theatre Graduating Showcase

2020

Directing

 *HAIRSPRAY  - May

Cherokee High School

*June

 Highlands  Playhouse  

(SHOW  TBA)

Highlands Playhouse

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Chryssie Whitehead - Passing it on!

UPCOMING CLASSES, SHOWS & EVENTS...

April 11 - 14th

"BEAUTY & THE BEAST" - Directed by: Hunter Foster Choreography: Chryssie Whitehead-Disbrow

8pm & 2pm (Sunday)

Bardo Center, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828) 227-7211

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April 11 - 14th

"BEAUTY & THE BEAST" - Directed by: Hunter Foster Choreography: Chryssie Whitehead-Disbrow

Western Carolina University in Sylva, NC's production. Rehearsals begin first week of March. 

8pm & 2pm (Sunday)

Bardo Center, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828) 227-7211

May 2nd - 5th

"INTO THE WOODS" Directed & Choreography by: Chryssie Whitehead - Disbrow

Thurs, Friday & Sat at 7pm Sunday at 2pm

Cherokee Central Schools, Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center, 86 Elk Crossing lane, Cherokee, NC 28719

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May 2nd - 5th

"INTO THE WOODS" Directed & Choreography by: Chryssie Whitehead - Disbrow

Music Director: Michael Yannette

Art Director: Megan Barnes

Tickets $5 - Pay at door!

Thurs, Friday & Sat at 7pm Sunday at 2pm

Cherokee Central Schools, Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center, 86 Elk Crossing lane, Cherokee, NC 28719

July 16 - 18th

TRIPLE ARTS INTENSIVE

All day

SYLVA, NC

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July 16 - 18th

TRIPLE ARTS INTENSIVE

Guest Teacher for Charlotte D'amboise and Terri Mann's summer intensive held at Western Carolina University.

All day

SYLVA, NC

July 21 - 28th

THE COLLEGE AUDITION

All day

ORLANDO, FL

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July 21 - 28th

THE COLLEGE AUDITION

Guest Teacher for AMDA College Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

All day

ORLANDO, FL

July 29 - 31st

VERVE DANCE CONVENTION

All day

DALLAS, TEXAS

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July 29 - 31st

VERVE DANCE CONVENTION

A break of from Adrenaline and part of CORE DANCE MOVEMENT, Guest Faculty with Marcea Lane and Caroline Lewis-Jones. 

All day

DALLAS, TEXAS