I A M T

B r o a d w a y ' s  s c h o o l

 

W E L C O M E

IAMT is a post-secondary, two-year professional training program for students 17 years of age and up (exceptional dancers who are 15 or 16 years of age may be considered). We are looking to work with students who have the passion and desire to pursue a career in musical theatre.  We believe in a positive approach to teaching by celebrating what is unique in you, while refining the unexplored potential of your individual artistry. We anticipate an exciting and energetic school year full of hard work and growth for all of our students. The Institute for American Musical Theatre is "Broadway's School" 

 

Who do YOU want to learn from?

 
 

The Industry Speaks

"I've been working with the students at IAMT since its inception and I believe this school is fast becoming the one to beat for young talent!"   --Merri Sugarman

Casting Director: Tara Rubin Casting NYC.  (Dear Evan Hansen, Six, Aladdin, Phantom of the Opera, Ain't too proud and more.)

“IAMT students are comparable to the students at some of the top 4 year schools like ELON, CCM, and University of Michigan” 

-Katie Murphy, Talent Agent

Pantera/Murphy Agency

 

"IAMT is an incredible institution that is training the next generation of stars for both stage and screen. Being in the presence of these young professionals absolutely fuels my soul and inspires me.”

-Richard J. Hinds (Choreographer) Associate choreographer "Come from Away" (Bway and international, COMPANY (Bway) NEWSIES (National Tour) and more

"The quality of talent and training at IAMT is absolutely wonderful and quite impressive!! I look forward to seeing the emerging talent from this comprehensive program every year!"

-Craig Holzberg, talent agent

Avalon Artists

We were fortunate to partner with IAMT for a workshop of a new musical in development. It was a dynamite experience. We were very impressed with the level of dedication by both staff and students. It was a joyful process all around. We especially appreciate the love and care that Michael Minarik, the Director of IAMT,  shows our team as well as his students. We are looking forward to developing future pre-Broadway shows with IAMT.

INFINECOMPANY Broadway Producers (Moulin Rouge, Company, Jagged Little pill, Rock of Ages, Angels in America and many others.)

"IAMT is so much more than a place to learn how to act, sing and dance.  It is a safe environment that allows its students to explore  and become the Performing Artist they hope to be.  Taught by active members of the industry with real world sensibility is one of the many things that gives the students a solid foundation from which to launch their careers! The students come out of this training program ready to work."

 

-Scott Wojcik 

Wojcik Casting (Jesus Christ superstar national tour, RENT national tour, Kinky Boots national tour, Something Rotten national tour and many more)

"IAMT is doing it right. The care the attention and the training given to these students is unparallel. I have been honored to teach there for many years and seeing the growth in the students every time I return is unlike anywhere else. Not only are they coming out as true triple threats,  they are coming out as good human beings. They are people that you want to hire because they will raise the level of your production on stage and off. "G

 

Gayle Seay Artistic director Stages of St Louis. 

IAMT is a training facility like no other. The students are surrounded by working theatre professionals who can give them knowledge that can only come from people who are currently doing it! What it's really like to be in an audition and in tech and working on a new play or musical or tv show. The bar is set high but the environment is warm and encouraging. I feel so lucky and proud to teach these incredible young performers. They inspired me to be my best in the room and onstage.  
 

-Cameron Adams. 14x Broadway performer. Including Shrek, Mrs Doubtfire, The Music Man, How To Succeed, Hairspray, She Loves Me, My Fair Lady  and many more. 

 

Meet The Director

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Michael Minarik

Mr. Minarik, Co-Founder and Director of IAMT,

Tony Award Nominated

Broadway Producer & performer

Head of IAMT Acting

 

our programs

learn from those who do.

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Developing a healthy vocal technique is one of the most important factors in becoming a reliable performer.  IAMT gives their students a strong vocal foundation which gives them the confidence to know that they will be able to sustain a 400 performances/52 weeks a year schedule on Broadway!

VOiCE

DANCE

Being in New York City provides our students with the opportunity to study with our outstanding working faculty as well as work with special invited guest artists.  When all of your teachers are Broadway professionals, it is easy to see how high the bar is set.  The IAMT students do an average of 13 dance classes a week in Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap, Commercial Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Modern/Contemporary and repertoire. We dance more at IAMT than most college "dance programs".

Work with those who DO at IAMT!

ACTING

IAMT is also the only musical theatre program in the country that teaches "The art of the BREATH™" acting technique created and developed by IAMT Acting Head Mr. Michael Minarik.  Acting is a deeply personal experience, and we want our students to have a broad palette of colors to paint with.

BOOTCAMP

 BROADWAY 

Each Summer, IAMT gives students AGES 12-19 from around the country and around the World the opportunity to work with IAMT's outstanding, all professional Broadway faculty!  We believe that, in addition to having fun at a summer program, the level of training should be HIGH and the IAMT faculty is among of absolute best in the country!

 

our students 

succeed.

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Miriam Ali

FUNNY GIRL (Broadway)

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Jillian Worthing

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

National Tour (Dance Captain)

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Sarah Chiu

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

National Tour

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Aaron Harrington

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Audrey II

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Kyler Hershman

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

National Tour

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Kammie Crum

THE MUSIC MAN (Broadway)

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Kayla LaVine

THE MUSIC MAN (Broadway)

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Montana Sandoval

IN THE HEIGHTS 

Arts Center Costal Carolina

ELF the Musical

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Justin Mensah

THE LION KING

National Tour

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Gabrielle Larios

BRILLIANCE

off-Broadway 2022

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Morgan Gillott

Finding Neverland Tour

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Garrett Hershey

HAIRSPRAY

Royal Caribbean

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Lena Matthews

CAROUSEL

Riverside Theater SC

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Anika Buchanan

Sueños,

Off-Broadway

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Aiyana Smash

Mimi

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

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Justin Boyd

Coalhouse Walker

RAGTIME: Nashville Rep

FOREVER PLAID: Theatre Raleigh

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Rose Iannaccone

Rumpleteazer

CATS National Tour

Sacramento Music Circus

Gateway Playhouse

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

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Jordan Archibald

Angel/Ensemble

KINKY BOOTS

National Tour

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Katryna Marttala

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's "A Party Worth Crashing" Off-Broadway

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Isaac Rycheghem

Jesus Christ Superstar -ACT of CT

Sound of Music National Tour

Medicine: The Musical off-Broadway

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Esther Ariev

HEATHERS The Musical

Sao Paolo, Brazil

CHICAGO the Musical

Sao Paolo, Brazil

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Martina Loyato

A CHORUS LINE Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Mabelle Davidson

Anything Goes at the Community Theatre League in Williamsport, PA

 

Music Man at the Ritz Theatre Company in Oaklyn, NJ

 

Grimoire (YouTube Series)

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Megan Rudd

Aida The Broadway Theatre of Pitman

Guys & Dolls The Candlelight Theatre 

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Florencia Lorparda

A CHORUS LINE

International Tour

MATILDA 

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Kaitlyn Thomas

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

 National Tour

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Danielle Cooper

Singer/Dancer Baby Shark LIVE US Tour

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Julian Morales

Kings Dominion Christmas Spectacular

Choreographer/Fetured performer

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Simon Randle

Singer/Dancer Baby Shark Nationl Tour

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Tessa Cadieux-Petrie

Featured Dancer on Holland America Cruise Lines

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Rylynn Wood

Featured performer Kings Dominion Christmas Show

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Ruby McCann

Escape to Margaritaville National Tour

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Emma Stricker

Escape to Margaritaville National Tour

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Jean Cruz

HEATHERS The Musical

Sao Paolo, Brazil

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Justin O'Brien

Featured performer for Norwegian Cruise lines

 

our faculty

of Broadway Professionals

Michael Minarik

HEAD OF ACTING
School Director

Nicholas Cunningham
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HEAD OF DANCE

Tonna Miller
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Head of Vocal Dept

Head of Vocal Dept

Jason Howland

Director of International Studies

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INDUSTRY CONSULTANT

RACHEL HOFFMAN
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Jenny Florkowski
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Film & TV Head

Marni Raab
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Gavin Lee
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Lindsay Lancaster
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Deanna Doyle
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Ted Keener
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Cameron Adams
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Ricky Hinds
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Marissa Merliss
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Christine Cornish Smith

Lizz Picini

Jenny DiNoia
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Bio

Justin Ramos

Music Staff

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Summer Strallen

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Dee Roscioli

Film & TV

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Ryan Emmons

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David Michael Garry

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Sharon Kenny

Music Staff

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ADMISSION

We are thrilled that you are considering IAMT for your professional musical theatre training! Click below to find information regarding our application process, requirements, audition dates, and deadlines. If you have any questions, please email

admissions@iamusicaltheatre.com

don't dance for the audience,

                     dance for yourself

Bob Fosse

 

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IAMT STUDIO RENTALS

 

IAMT Boasts three large, unobstructed dance studios at its 3835 Broadway location.

Studio 1:      35 x 35 marley floor $50/hr

Studio 2:      40 x 32 solid wood floor (spung) $50/hr

Studio 3:      45 x 37 marley floor (sprung) $50/hr for rental or

$75/hr for use as a performance space

There are also 2 vocal practice studios that are available for $25/hr

STUDIOS ARE AVAILABLE SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 9am to 9pm

Limited availability MONDAY through FRIDAY after 5pm

Please call 347-266-4048 for more info

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