Movement & Characters
Now Offering Virtual Classes!
Keep creative and physically healthy during these changing times.
Our virtual private lessons allow you to work on your craft all while in the comfort and safety of your home!
WORKSHOPS, COMMUNITY CLASSES & PRIVATE COACHING
IS TO OFFER A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF TRAINING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS TO
CULTIVATE CREATIVITY, INSPIRE ART & INVEST IN THE PASSION OF STUDENTS OF ALL AGES & BACKGROUNDS.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
A VARIETY OF TRADITIONAL & NON - TRADITIONAL
DANCE, ACTING & VOICE WORKSHOPS, COMMUNITY CLASSES & PRIVATE COACHING OPTIONS.
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Cultivating Curiosity 2017
NYC Dept. of Youth & Community
This past month, Movement & Characters had the honor of teaching over 150 students at 10 different sites throughout Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. This opportunity and experience have been true soul food and I
am forever grateful to have met all of these wonderful kids.
Thank you to; the #NYC Department of Youth & Community
PRIVATE COACHING FOCUSING ON
DANCE - ACTING - SINGING - PUBLIC SPEAKING - AUDITION PREPARATION
"Broadway Dancer Hettie Barnhill is a sensation, both on and off the stage."
-K. Kuchar (DEMO Magazine)
Hettie Barnhill, is the professor of musical theater at Nazareth College, a Broadway actress, a director, a choreographer and the founder of ‘Movement & Characters’ a school dedicated to providing industry level, professional classes in the performing arts for students of all ages, levels and financial backgrounds, located in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Recently nominated for a 2017 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography, Hettie has performed on Broadway in the production's “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark”, Tony Award-winning “FELA! (original cast), and the Tony award nominated “Leap Of Faith” (original cast).
Other selected credits include; NYIT Award nom. A Cabaret At The End Of The World (choreographer) The Metropolitan Opera’s Romeo & Juliet, Elektra, and Lulu, Dallas Theater Center’s “FLY” A New Musical, Face-Off Unlimited Improv NYC’s Batsu, Pillow Fight (choreographer) The St. Louis Muny Opera’s Hairspray, Aida, Camelot and Meet Me In St. Louis. Riverside Theater’s La Cage Aux Follies and St. Louis Black Rep, Guys & Dolls. Television and Film; Law & Order SVU, The Knick and King Bolden.
Hettie Graduated from Columbia College in Chicago IL. As an instructor, Hettie has taught at Stephens College MO, Mark Morris NY, SUNY Ulster NY Theater Department, JCC Triple Threat, Mohonk Mountain House, SUNY New Paltz NY Music Department and Encore Dance Competition for the Stars NJ ( judge).
Offstage, Hettie uses her art as therapy for people in need receiving many awards for her outreach and service in communities since. In 2016, Hettie Cofounded ‘Create A Space Now’ an interactive social platform that uses performing arts and multimedia to further discussion around #blacklivesmatter and the recent events and race relations in America!