Master Classes for Students

Pittsburgh CLO Academy Master Classes and Workshops are one-time classes that allow students the opportunity to learn directly from working professionals. Past master classes have featured guest artists from  Broadway companies and current national tours.

  • Master classes are scheduled throughout the school year.
  • Participating ages and cost may vary depending on the content of the class.
  • You do not have to be an Academy student to attend.


image descriptionJillian O'Neil: Acting for the Camera

April 23 • $25
Ages 8+

Join Jillian O'Neil (Actor, Director, and Founder: Wright Road Productions) for an afternoon of intensive on-camera acting study in this essential master class.  Students will learn about auditioning for television and commercials through scene study and improv.  Ace your next audition and gain confidence in front of the camera in this fun, supportive environment.  Great for beginners and those looking to hone their skills.



image descriptionBoot Camp

June 13-15 & August 15-17
4pm-8pm • $125

Ages 10+

Are you ready to be a Triple Threat?  Join us for three intense days of acting, dancing and singing that are guaranteed to whip you into shape. Featuring guest artists from every dicipline.

image descriptionNewsies Master Class

Wednesday, July 19
5:00-6:30pm • Ages 8+
$37.75 - Master Class & Ticket to the show
$25.00 - Master Class Only

“Seize The Day” with this exclusive event! Join cast members from Pittsburgh CLO’s production of Disney’s Newsies for an exciting, all-ages master class featuring choreography directly from the show. Package includes the Master Class at the CLO Academy, a question-and answer session with the industry pros, and a ticket to the 8pm show at the Benedum Center.

Please Note: Chaperones will not be provided to transport students from the Master Class to the show. We recommend a parent accompany any participants under 12 years old. Discounted Tickets are available for parents who wish to accompany their student to the show.

Register for the Master Class only below. To register for the Master Class & Show package, please call 412-325-1582.

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Bring your friends - you do not not have to be an Academy student to enroll!

Spring Master Classes

Summer Master Classes

About Our Instructors

image descriptionJillian O'Neil: Acting for the Camera

Jillian O’Neil is both a Director and Actress who attended New York Film Academy as well as Point Park University and has taught numerous acting workshops in Los Angeles, NYC and Europe. Jillian’s recent film, A Separate Life, has gained notoriety for winning such awards as the 2013 Direct TV Movie of the Week and also premiered at Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, Jillian was named Best New Director at the AOF International Film Festival. With over 25 years worth of experience both in front and behind the camera, Jillian has such credits to her name as Mad Men, Medium, Hot in Cleveland, All My Children, 6 Souls, King of the Road and many more. She has also been cast in numerous national commercials and international stage productions including Grease, Cinderella and Starlight Express (Germany and USA). She is currently developing an uncover cop TV show Western Avenue, also a teen talk show. Jillian is a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity. Currently, Jillian is Executive Producer and Director of “TTYS..The Teen Talk Show,” on FOX53.

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Upcoming Master Classes: Triple Threat Boot Camp

Past Master Classes: Altar Boyz

Past CLO Academy Master Classes

  • Altar Boyz
  • American Idiot
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Come Fly Away
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Dreamgirls
  • Eileen Grace - Precision Dance
  • Finding Neverland
  • Fosse Technique
  • Grease
  • In the Heights
  • Kinky Boots
  • The Lion King
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mastering the College Application Process
  • MTX
  • Once
  • Pippin
  • Rock of Ages
  • Shrek, the Musical
  • Special Skills Spectacular! (Jugglng, Improv, and Stage Combat)
  • Something Rotten
  • Tap with Toxie!
  • The Magic of Movement with Dan Kamin
  • Triple Threat Boot Camp
  • West Side Story
  • Wicked
  • World Cultures
  • Young Frankenstein