Balance Arts International presents: Audition Intensive - Sierra Madre
May 31 - June 4, 2018

Location: Sierra Madre, CA

Get 2018 off to a fresh start with this five-day audition workshop.

One-on-one training in voice and body work with master teachers Thomas Michael Allen (LA/USC, Berlin),Suzanna Guzman (LA) Ann Rodiger (NYC) and Boon Koh (LA, Singapore).

Voice lessons, personalized coaching, Alexander Technique, mock auditions,performance training, Gyrotonic training, career and financial advice, headshots, culminating in a live performance/audition on Monday, June 4.


Students will receive:

◦                           2 Voice Lessons (45 minutes and 30 minutes)

◦                                  2 Musical Coachings (30 minutes)

◦                                  2 Alexander Technique Lessons (45 minutes and 30 minutes)

◦                                  2 Acting Coaching (30 minutes)

◦                                  1 Gyrotonic for singers (45 minutes)

◦                                  1 Mock Audition

◦                                  1 Performance on Monday, June 4

◦                                  Speed headshots

◦                                  Survival jobs for singers in So Cal Workshop



Course is limited to 16 students.

Fees: $525

To Apply for enrollment:

Please send your audition tapes (Please include bio, photo and 3 vocal samples) with a $25-application fee  (payable via Shopify) to:



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OPERA: Berlin (Staatsoper, Komische Oper), Zurich, Geneva, Paris (Champs-Elysees), Baden-Baden, Amsterdam, Brussels, Stuttgart, Cincinnati, Handel Festival Halle, Lucerne Festival, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Spoleto Festival, Cincinnati, Glimmerglass Festival

CONCERT: New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony (Washington D.C), Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Les Arts Florissants, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Academy for Ancient Music, Opera Lafayette, Les musiciens du Louvre

RECORDING: EMI, Sony/Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classics, Chandos, Capriccio

TEACHING: 20+years private studio Berlin, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Singing Course Beveren (Antwerp), guest faculty Amsterdam Conservatory, faculty USC-Thornton School of Music (beginning August 2017)


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SUZANNA GUZMAN – Mezzo Soprano/Masterclass

As an Advocate for Arts Education she serves on the USC Thornton Board of Councilors, on UCLA’s Design for Sharing Board, on the Los Angeles Opera Education Committee and served as the Director of Community Engagement for the L.A. County High School for the Arts.

OPERA: Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera,  Opera de Geneve, Dresden Opera, Opera Montpelier, Edinburgh Festival, Opera de Nice, Spoleto Festival

EDUCATION: California State University, Los Angeles, Occidental College (Honorary Doctorate)


ANN RODIGER – Alexander Technique   

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center, New York City

DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course

TEACHING: 30+ years private studio Alexander Technique with focus on voice in New York City, Berlin and Antwerp. Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Singing Course Beveren (Belgium), guest faculty: University of Hawaii, University of Illinois

SPECIALIST: Laban Movement Analysis

EDUCATION: University of Oregon, University of Ohio,  Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique

PRODUCER: Conferences and Workshops: Freedom to Move, Act, and Sing, and the Act of Writing


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BOON KOH - Gyrotonic®

Boon is a Licentiate of Speech & Drama from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. An actor-director who is comfortable on- and offstage, he has directed Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites for Balance Arts Opera Berlin, and assistant-directed Carmen for Singapore Lyric Theatre.

As a Gyrotonic® trainer, he focuses on helping singers to use their body as an extension of their performance.  

As an actor, he has been seen in critical feature films like Apprentice, In The Room and 12 Storeys, and in numerous plays including Tango, Tropical Traumas, Private Parts and Magic Fund