RICKY LOFTUS, Jazz
Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
JEFFERY GUGLIOTTI, Musical Theatre
The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts
Musical Theatre Dance at the Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts
A dance-focused, blended program that allows captivating dancers to hone their craft while cultivating their vocal and acting skills. Taught by Broadway and Commercial dance choreographers and Broadway dance captains, MT Dance Performance is incredibly rigorous and physically demanding, with a balance of strong vocal and acting course loads. Add in Gymnastics, Acting for the Camera, and even a Voice-Over course for a well-rounded performer ready to work after graduation. This program is designed for those budding triple threats and those with very strong dance abilities. We offer MT Dance Performance as a two-year program.
With over a decade of experience in the industry Ricky has performed in all aspects of Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre performances in shows such as Kinky Boots, Cinderella, Oklahoma, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and Chicago. While performing Ricky was also a Top Ten Finalist on Britain’s Got Talent in the dance group Four Corners. Creatively Ricky has Directed and Choreographed shows such as Cinderella, Urinetown and Kinky Boots.
Ricky is now a founder and head of the dance program at The Norwalk Conservatory Of The Arts, a training program he was fortunate enough to build and create to nurture and mentor new talent emerging into the industry.
Jeffrey Gugliotti is a Choreographer and Teacher based in New York City. He received his degree in Dance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst while also performing and teaching throughout New England. Jeffrey is currently the Co-Artistic Director of ELSCO Dance, a contemporary fusion dance company, alongside creative partner Ellenore Scott. His choreography has been performed up and down the east coast at StylePointe NYC, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the University of South Carolina among others. His work was also featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The View, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Jeffrey is most recently the Associate Choreographer for the Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, Mr. Saturday Night at Barrington Stage, and the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. IG: @jeffgugliotti