Dan Knechtges will be part of the faculty of the Broadway Dreams New Zealand program.
Dan Knechtges will be part of the faculty of the Broadway Dreams New Zealand program.
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Broadway Dreams will soon be adding New Zealand to its roster of international stops.

The performing arts education nonprofit will host a nine-day program at Takapuna School in Auckland, New Zealand, January 14-21, 2018. The Broadway faculty for the New Zealand program will include choreographer-director Otis Sallid (Smokey Joe's Café), Tony Award-nominated director-choreographer and Theatre Under the Stars artistic director Dan Knechtges (Xanadu), composer and music director Lynne Shankel (Allegiance), Craig D'Amico (Fiddler on the Roof), and casting director and Broadway Dreams founder Annette Tanner.

Auditions for the program, which will culminate in a public performance, are already underway in cities throughout New Zealand, and will continue through October 30.

In addition to its many programs throughout the U.S., Broadway Dreams has, in the past two years, hosted programs in Moscow, Russia, and Fortaleza, Brazil. The organization will also host a "Voice, Body & Soul" workshop in Sweden January 5-7, 2018, and another program in Brasília, Brazil, March 24-April 1, 2018.

The Broadway Dreams Foundation provides training to thousands of young performers through a series of intensive programs led by a faculty of Broadway's biggest stars, directors, casting directors and agents.