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Now enrolling for shows, CLasses & Workshops


Classes for All Ages. Laugh, LearN & make lasting memories on stage & off with Birder Studio! Join the fun for just a week, a few hours or all summer! 

Performance Workshops 

Our On Stage Musical Theater Workshops allow all children, who choose to participate, the experience, joy and thrill of being in a musical. No one is eliminated by audition. We believe it is essential that all children have the opportunity to perform regardless of age or ability. Through the rehearsal process, backstage management and performance experiences, each child will gain artistic and social maturity. This is our Studio’s goal. All productions culminate with performances on various local stages for our friends, family and community.

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Acting | Dance | Voice | Makeup | Auditions  

Call or Email Studio for Private lesson Inquiries (Voice, Piano, Acting or Dance)

920.339.9999  info@birderstudio.org

Welcome to Birder!


…where we aspire to inspire, educate, create and achieve

with artists of all ages!                 

Welcome to Birder!


…where we aspire to inspire, educate, create and achieve

with artists of all ages!                 

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About Us


About Us


Our Mission 

To educate, inspire, create, Achieve! 

Our artistic educational program is for students of all ages and levels in the performing arts. It instills confidence, creativity and discipline. The training program includes jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre, acting, voice, piano, guitar, stage management, yoga and zumba. Our professional staff welcomes you to visit! 

Our cause 

Arts education for All 

We are committed to providing a secure foundation in the arts for both children and adults. As a 501©3, non-profit organization, we also seek to make arts education accessible and affordable to all children in the Greater Green Bay Area.  Through our scholarship programs and other community outreach efforts, donations enable us to provide live entertainment and arts education to those who would not otherwise receive it. 

Our vision 

An arts inspired community 

We hope that our programming not only instills a love and appreciation for the performing arts in our community, but also an adept understanding of artistic influence. We envision live entertainment and arts education accessibility for adults and children alike in our era. In this digital era, we hope to inspire our community’s professional & personal lives, by fostering a community-centered artistic culture. 

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Learn to Perform like a Star! 
Little Mermaid Jr. 2014

  Become a triple threat performer!     Jr. Triple Threat Class, 2014 

Become a triple threat performer! 

Jr. Triple Threat Class, 2014 

  Join Us! 

Join Us! 

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Summer 2018


Sign up for all that we have to offer: group and private classes in voice, acting, dance, performance and so much more! 

Summer 2018


Sign up for all that we have to offer: group and private classes in voice, acting, dance, performance and so much more! 

NOW ENROLLING FOR summer Classes and camps 2018!


CLASSES FOR ALL AGES. LAUGH, LEARN & MAKE LASTING MEMORIES ON STAGE & OFF WITH BIRDER STUDIO! join us as we open the curtain for another educational season! 

 

student musical productions 

Our On-Stage Musical Theater Productions allow all children, who choose to participate, the experience, joy and thrill of being in a musical. To participate, each student must take a minimum of one weekly class to register as an actor or stagehand in a studio musical. Once registered, no one is eliminated by audition. We believe it is essential that all children have the opportunity to perform regardless of age or ability. Through the rehearsal process, backstage management and performance experiences each child will gain artistic and social maturity. This is our Studio’s goal. All productions culminate with performances on various local stages for our friends, family and community.  For more information regarding our student musical productions, click below.

for summer brochure, click here

For Print & Mail Registration Form, Click here

for online registration, click here

ACTING | DANCE | VOICE | MAKEUP | AUDITIONS

CALL OR EMAIL STUDIO FOR PRIVATE LESSON INQUIRIES (VOICE, PIANO, ACTING OR DANCE LESSONS)

920.339.9999  info@birderstudio.org

Instructors


Instructors


 
 Dance

Dance

 Musical Theatre, Voice, Dance, Yoga

Musical Theatre, Voice, Dance, Yoga

 Acting

Acting

 Voice

Voice

 Acting

Acting

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Musical Theatre, Voice, Dance

anna allen

Anna has 30 years of tap, ballet and jazz training and performance. She is a 6th grade teacher in the Howard-Suamico School District. She also choreographs for schools in the area. Anna very much enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ana lissa bakken

Ana has been with Birder Studio since the very beginning. As a senior at St. Norbert College, she studies vocal performance and communication media studies. Ana has danced her entire life and continues to do so for as long as possible. Her favorite genres include modern, jazz and musical theatre. Ana has performed in a countless number of musicals, but some highlights include CATS (Demeter), A Chorus Line (Val) and Into the Woods (Cinderella). 

She received her 200 hour yoga certification from Core Power Yoga in the summer of 2015. Ana is in the midst of launching her student yoga program "YogAna: Yoga for Every Body."

 

 

 

ross dippel

Ross has performed professionally in a variety of regional theatres including The Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Seattle Shakespeare Festival, The Olney Theatre, The Milwaukee Rep and American Players Theatre. He received his MFA in Classical Acting from The George Washington University as a member of the inaugural class of The Academy for Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. His teaching philosophy has been greatly influenced by the Master Teachers he has had the great good fortune to spend time with. As a teacher of acting at The Birder Studio it is his personal mission to inspire his students to revel in the infinite capacity of their intelligence and innate creativity.

 

 

 

 

Tomás domíngues

Tomás Dominguez received his BM from UW- Eau Claire and his MM from DePaul University, where he studied with Metropolitan Opera tenor Michael Sylvester.  Recently, he was heard as Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola in Weimar, Germany and portraying Jimmy Reno in Opera for the Young's The Elixir of Love. He teaches voice lessons in the Green Bay area, including at the Birder Studio in DePere and as adjunct faculty at UWGB.

 

 

 

 

 

parker drew

Parker Drew has been performing professionally as an actor and musician since the age of fourteen. His one-man show, MARK TWAIN REVISITED has toured nationally to over three hundred theaters, and he has played leading roles in over 75 plays and musicals. A well-known radio and television personality in Wisconsin, Parker is also a founding member of Play By Play Theatre, Green Bay's first regional professional theater company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah knutson

Hannah Knutson is a senior Vocal Performance/Media Studies double major at St. Norbert College. She is a dancer of 18 years and a dance instructor of 7 years. After performing in numerous productions, including CATS, A Chorus Line, Chicago, A Christmas Carol, the Musical and Legally Blonde. She has grown a passion of teaching what she has learned about dance and performance to children. She is so excited to be holding an instructor position at Birder Studio and Performing Arts and being able to work with such talented kids and fellow instructors. 

 

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Piano

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Yoga

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ARTreach Coordinator, Voice, Wee Actors

 Musical Theatre, Dance

Musical Theatre, Dance

 Voice

Voice

rylee kramer

Rylee Kramer is in her third year at St. Norbert College as an instrumental and general music education major. She is originally from Little Chute, Wisconsin, and found a passion for music after she started playing piano and flute in 5th grade. Rylee recently joined Birder Studio of Performing Arts as a piano instructor and is eager to pass on her tips and tricks to anyone who wants to learn! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna linsley

Anna began practicing yoga in Columbus, Ohio upon graduating from The Ohio State University in 2012. It became a regular routine and something she looked forward to most during the week. She completed her 200 hour teacher training through the Baptiste Institute at Balanced Yoga Studios in Columbus, Ohio before relocating to Wisconsin.

Anna is passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others as well as the benefits of a regular practice. She would describe her teaching style as powerful, mindful, and musical (you can always expect a thoughtful playlist). Her goal is create connection and self-reflection in each of her classes. She is a fan of meaningful quotes and believes that "Yoga is where we are one."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy mcgee

Peggy McGee has worked in youth outreach and development for over a decade in Brown County. Her experience with The Salvation Army, YMCA and Howe Community Resource Center has provided experience in working with families and youth of our community by establishing the after-school Kroc Youth Club (KYC) at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, teaching fine arts at the YMCA school sites and working as a parent educator for families of young children.  With her training in asset focused programming and understanding in the life-long benefits of performing arts education, Peggy works to coordinate the ARTreach initiative by connecting Birder Studio of Performing Arts with community organizations, establishing new community workshops and generating awareness of the benefits of arts education and a thriving arts community. 

 

 

michelle oren

Michelle is a graduate of Millikin University with BFA in Musical Theater.

She has taught dance, voice, acting and general music education to children for 18 years.  

She also loves teaching her passions and also loves pursue them by performing Birder Players, Dudley Birder Chorale and other local community and professional theaters.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

katie schmidt

Katie Schmidt received her B.A. in History and Music from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and her Master of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Katie made her San Francisco debut in 2013 at the Hot Air Music Festival as the mezzo soloist in the west coast premiere of Benjamin Boyle’s To One in Paradise. Katie regularly sings both opera and music theater and works at Heritage Hill State Historical Park.