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 descriptionMark Burrell: Fosse

March 19 • $25
Ages 12+

We are elated to welcome Broadway veteran, director & choreographer Mark Burrell (Pippin, Fosse) to the CLO Academy!  In this master class, Mark will introduce you to the intricate dance style of Bob Fosse and share his wisdom about working in film, television, and on the New York stage. 

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.

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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 descriptionIt's A Musical! with Ian Campayno

Ian Campayno was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School, and continued his education at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA where he received his BFA in musical theatre. Upon graduation, Ian went to New York to start rehearsals for the national tour of Cats. He has been seen in Mary Poppins on Broadway and on tour, Trip of Love off-Broadway, that national tours of The Wizard of Oz, Chicago, and many regional theaters. Ian is currently traveling with the 1st National Tour of Something Rotten the Musical.


image descriptionMark Burrell: Fosse

Mark Burrell has performed on Broadway and internationally including performance engagements in Amsterdam, Japan, Zambia, Peru and South Africa. He has served as associate and assistant choreographer of several Broadway shows, in addition to holding positions as dance captain and swing. He has staged numerous works throughout the United States and abroad and performed in original works by Lar Lubovitch, Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, David Paker, Zvi Gotheiner, and Chet Walker, among others. Burrell has trained with legends such as Gwen Verdon, Chet Walker, Ann Reinking, and two-time Tony Award-Winning Director, Diane Paulus, and these experiences have influenced his teaching philosophy. His students have established careers in theatrical markets including Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, national commercials, cruise lines, theme parks, professional dance companies, and several television series both in the reality and syndicated formats. He earned his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy and Lawrence Rhodes.

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
  • 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)
  • Tap with Toxie!
  • The Magic of Movement with Dan Kamin
  • Triple Threat Boot Camp
  • West Side Story
  • Wicked
  • World Cultures
  • Young Frankenstein