Kevin Michael Raponey is an Actors Equity performer from Connecticut now residing in New York City! Kevin attended school at University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he studied Dance. After college, Kevin started working professionally at Theme Parks such as Six Flags, Sea World and Hershey Park. After, Kevin jumped on Holland America Line Luxury Cruise Liners as a Singer/Dancer traveling the world and performing at sea. Cruise Ships opened the door to moving to New York City and pursuing a Musical Theatre career. You may have seen Kevin in the National Touring companies of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Chorus Line and Legally Blonde: The Musical! Kevin has also performed regionally across the Country at the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ (Ever After, West Side Story) and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC (Kiss Me Kate) just to name a few. For the past four years, Kevin has been a judge for dance competitions around the country. Kevin is currently working as a Choreographer at Applause New York, A Musical Theatre Workshop in Manhattan for young aspiring performers.
Cassie Nordgren is a New York City based choreographer, director, and teacher, whose work is focused in musical theater and physical narrative. A two-time finalist in the Capezio A.C.E. Awards for Choreographic Excellence, Cassie's credentials span both the theater and dance world. She has worked on Broadway as the SDCF Observer for Emmy Award winning and Tony nominated choreographer, Josh Bergasse, in the 2014 Revival of On The Town. Her work can also be seen in two feature films: Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon); and its sequel, Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting. While working on the “Waiting in the Wings” series, Cassie has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Academy Award Winner Shirley Jones, Emmy Award Winner Bruce Vilanch, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Lee Meriwether, and the world famous Naked Cowboy of Time Square. Cassie also serves as the Artistic Director of the Danza Heights Festival, a choreographer showcase produced by the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights. Cassie's work has also been featured in NYC at the Neighborhood Playhouse, BC Beat, the NYC Theatre Barn, and the Salvatore Capezio Theater. She has also been featured in Dance Informa Magazine, the Capezio website, and one NY1's "In Transit." A California native, Cassie maintains an ongoing presence on the West Coast. She has choreographed and directed the Miss California and the Miss California Outstanding Teen Pageant from 2010-2016, as well as regularly teaching at many dance studios and dance camps over the summer. Along with developing new work, Cassie has a passion for teaching. She is on faculty with the dance convention, Marquee Your Name In Lights, and at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. She subs regularly at Broadway Dance Center and travels as a guest teacher and choreographer to studios throughout the country sharing what she is most passionate about: Theater and Dance.
Jake Vacanti is New York based actor who is tapping his way through life! He began tapping 15 years ago and hasn't been able to keep his feet still since. He was born and raised in Rochester, New York and received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the Hartt School. During his time at Hartt, Jake acted as the tap tutor as well as Teachers Assistant to various levels of tap. He now lives in NYC where he is represented by the Meg Pantera Agency! Jake teaches for the Manhattan Tap Dance Center, where he teaches CardioTap NYC as well as various levels of tap technique and master classes. When he is not tapping, he can most likely be found reading fiction/graphic novels, running, playing Xbox and frequenting Barnes and Noble. Past credits include: 42nd Street as Ensemble (The MUNY), PA/Dance Captain in On Your Toes, Mark in Rent, Kenneth Gibson in Call Me Madam, Feldzieg in The Drowsy Chaperone, Speed Tapper in Thoroughly Modern Millie.