The Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy (PCMT at NYFA) released a dance video titled Inhale/Exhale starring PCMT alum CorBen Williams and So You Think You Dance season 10 and Broadway Star winner Amy Yakima.
Created to inspire reflection as we enter into the new year, Inhale/Exhale is a reminder to appreciate where you’ve been and where you’re going. In today’s ever-frenetic world, it’s important to take in your surroundings and remind yourself to breathe and connect with those around you. You never know what new opportunity or inspiration is right around the corner.
Raised in North Pole, Alaska, CorBen Williams first attended NYFA’s Musical Theatre Camp for Teens in 2013. A year later he enrolled in the 2-year program at PCMT. After graduating from PCMT, CorBen immediately found work with Disney Cruise Lines and and recently played TJ in a regional production of Sister Act.
Amy Yakima is from Northville, Michigan and was crowned winner of So You Think You Can Dance’s tenth season. Yakima has starred on Broadway as Peter Pan in Finding Neverland, in addition to numerous other stellar performances.
Showcasing the talents of both performers, the story is one of art imitating life: a student and Broadway hopeful meets his idol, a veteran who’s already achieved stardom. After a chance encounter in downtown Manhattan, the two dance together in a stunning sequence — shot in Battery Park, across the street from NYFA’s New York campus.
The inspiring video was directed by Chair of Short-term Intensive Programs Jonathan Whittaker, edited by Sean Robinson, and produced by Kristy Cates, the PCMT’s Creative Director. Cates is a Broadway veteran as well, with credits including Wicked (Broadway, First National Tour, Chicago) as Elphaba, Miss Bassett in Finding Neverland (Broadway), and Grandma Josephine in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Broadway).
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