Fancy Nancy loves to explore and perform for her friends! In this class, students write their own version of a Fancy Nancy tale and explore fun circus skills such as juggling, clowning, simple tumbling, and much more! Beginning and emerging readers will love this creative class!
Jolene Frankey is a diverse entertainment artist who works as a director, choreographer, performer, and educator. A Grand Rapids native, she studied at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University before moving to NYC to embark on a career that would span stage and screen performance and production. As a member of Actors' Equity Association, Ms. Frankey performed with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Cherry County Playhouse, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and made appearances on the Today Show and Saturday Night Live with NBC Studios. She also worked in artistic production for Gateway Playhouse and CRW Productions in New York. At Wojcik-Seay Casting, she served as Associate Casting Director for theatre companies including Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Theatre, and the Gallery Players in NYC. For Fahey Dreher Casting in Grand Rapids, she worked on such films as 30 Minutes or Less, Things Fall Apart, Playback, and the television series Noodle & Doodle for PBS Sprout. Here at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Ms. Frankey has taught acting and musical theatre classes for six years, choreographed Blue's Clues the Musical, and won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Grand Award for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Her work has also been featured locally with Circle Theatre, Actors' Theatre, Mixed Roots Collective, Creative Edge Productions, LaughFest, and ArtPrize, with workshops and masterclasses being taught for Ebony Road Players, Girls' Choral Academy, Catholic Central High School, and T.E.A.M. 21. Ms. Frankey is also a featured cabaret performer frequently seen at Mixology, SpeakEZ Lounge, Frederik Meijer Gardens, and private events from Grand Rapids to the lakeshore.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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