Given the extraordinary level of talent that has gone through the New York Film Academy from Brazil, it’s no wonder we booked another trip to the beautiful country. “I was amazed at the level of talent and enthusiasm that I found in Brazil the last time we went,” said Director of Acting Admissions, Roger Del Pozo. ”Everyone was passionate and ready to advance to the next level.” In addition to his work at NYFA, Roger has been a casting director for over a decade, having casted many television commercials, as well as films, plays, voice-overs, video games, music videos and industrials for many of the top casting companies and advertising agencies in New York City.
Kristy Cates as Elphaba in Wicked
“The United States, specifically New York and Los Angeles, is still the epicenter of the entertainment business. If you are looking to do film and theatre at the highest level, you have to try it in the U.S. Also, the level of faculty in NYC and LA is unsurpassed. All of our teachers are working professionally and that makes such a difference in terms of training and opportunity.” In fact, joining Roger will be musical theatre performance and private voice instructor, Kristy Cates. Kristy is best known as Elphaba in the Broadway, Chicago, and National Tour of Wicked. She holds the honor of being only the third person to perform the role on Broadway. Prior to playing the role full time, she was in the Original Broadway Cast as the understudy to TONY winner, Idina Menzel and can be heard singing several solo lines on the cast recording. Participants at our open house will have the honor of attending a Musical Theatre Master Class with Kristy on September 21st from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the beautiful Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras.
Just last month another member of the NYFA family, Brazilian native, Gabby Egito, came home with two festival awards for her thesis film, Stuffed. Gabby maintains a popular bilingual blog, Brazilian Girl in LA, where she tells all about her filmmaking adventures and the life experience of studying at NYFA.
If you’re in Brazil and would like to audition or check out an Open House, here’s where you need to be!
September 17th – Auditions 12-8PM
September 19th – Auditions 12-5PM
September 19th – Open House/Info Session 6PM – 8 PM
Location: Comfort Suite Oscar Friere
Rua Oscar Freire, 1948 – Jardim Paulista Sao Pauto, 05409 – 011, Brazil
12:00pm-2:00pm Master Class with Kristy Cates
Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras
Rua Santo Amaro, 44 – Glória 22211-230 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
CLICK HERE for more information or contact Roger Del Pozo at Brazil@nyfa.edu.
Our Road Trip doesn’t stop in Brazil. Find out where we’re heading next on our South American tour!