Julie Pappas Smith to Guest Teach at Marblehead School of Ballet
Broadway performer, Julie Pappas Smith, a North Shore native, returns to the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) in Marblehead, Massachusetts this summer to teach two master classes, floor-barre and musical theatre jazz. Originally from Swampscott, Massachusetts, Pappas Smith began her professional training at MSB.
During the first week, floor-barre will be taught Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. The following week, from Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30, musical theatre jazz will be taught from 9:30-11:00 a.m. In these classes, students will learn correct body alignment, placement and technique. Dancers will be challenged and delighted in the musical theatre jazz class. The Marblehead School of Ballet is located at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. For further information and to register for these exclusive master classes, call 781-631-6262.
Pappas Smith, a mentor for Zena Rommett Floor-Barre, studied floor-barre with world renowned Zena Rommett. She received a BFA from The Boston Conservatory of Music majoring in Musical Theatre.
A seasoned performer, her professional career was launched at Walt Disney World and she opened at Epcot Center, as a dancer and singer. Pappas Smith has presented in various shows and events, alongside and opening for Ben Vereen, Maureen McGovern, Carol Lawrence and Debbie Boone, and she also worked for Tokyo Disneyland.
She has been a featured vocalist at the Royal Albert Hall, on cruise lines, and with international and First National Broadway tours across the United States and Europe. Among her credits, she performed in A Chorus Line, Beauty & the Beast, and Showboat, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winners Harold Prince and Susan Stroman.
Pappas Smith's off-Broadway work includes performing regional leading and supporting roles, such as Cats, Kiss of the Spider Woman, South Pacific, West Wide Story, My Fair Lady, and 42nd Street. Today, she teaches dance and voice in the Miami area, choreographs for several magnet programs and is the co-founder of the Miami Young Artists Conservatory.