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 descriptionAlexandra Pernice of An American In Paris

Monday, June 5
5:00pm-6:30pm • $25
Ages 13-18

Experience the magic and romance of Paris in perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in our next master class!  Cast member Alexandra Pernice will join us for this exciting afternoon of ballet inspired by the Tony-winning musical, An American in Paris. Pre-Professional or intermediate dance experience required.  Limited space available - Register TODAY!

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.

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.


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Master Class Registration

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

Summer Master Classes

About Our Instructors

image descriptionAlexandra Pernice

Alexandra trained with American Ballet Theater, Orlando City Ballet and is a graduate of Point Park University. Upon graduation she performed for Royal Caribbean cruise lines and thereafter moved to New York City. Her performance credits include: Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Paramount Pictures, Orlando City Ballet and performing internationally with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Regional Broadway credits include: West Side Story (Graziella) and The Music Man. National Tour: Phantom of the Opera (Meg u/s, corps de ballet). Currently, she is touring North America in the first national tour of An American in Paris (Ensemble, Milo u/s). She has been a dance educator, choreographer, and director for several ballet programs in the New York area and is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association (AEA).

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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