On Broadway

Gray Studios on Broadway

Its Your Turn to Grace the Stage

Act. Sing. Dance.

Become a triple threat through a program that teaches you the fundamentals of musical theater performance.

Meet the Team

Kim Whalen

Instructor

Kim Whalen was born in Dallas, Texas on February 27. Kim is a classically trained opera singer and planned to attend a music conservatory to pursue an opera career. However, she discovered her love of acting after auditioning for a local musical and booking the lead role. Even after being called back for the opera program at The Juilliard School, she chose to miss her audition because it conflicted with a musical she was in. At that point she knew she had changed her trajectory forever. As she transitioned and trained from singer to actor she did many local plays and musicals before getting an agent. She then started to work in films and commercials. Her first feature film was, The Tree of Life (2011) directed by Terrance Malick, shot in Austin and Matagorda Texas. She planned her move to Los Angeles to purse her career in film when she had the opportunity to audition for the “The Fantasticks” On Broadway. Kim booked the role of Luisa and moved to New York for her Broadway debut. After her run in the show, she finally made her move to Los Angeles and has been working in film and television since.

Jennie Kwan

vocal instructor and accompanist

Jennie Kwan is most notable for portraying the character Samantha Woo on NBC’s hit show, California Dreams. In 1992, she also appeared in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. In January 1993, she began performing the role as Kim in Chicago’s production of Miss Saigon.

Kwan played the role of student Diane in the Los Angeles production of musical Bare, a Pop Opera as well as a starring role in the one-woman play, Faces of America. Other stage credits include a brief appearance in Jewtopia as well as time playing the role of Jasmine in Aladdin. Kwan is also considered a pioneer in the web series genre for her work in the online series Fear of a Punk Planet.

In 2001, Kwan left acting for a while to join the girl group Nobody’s Angel. In 2002, the members of the group received a Gold Record for their work on two songs featured on the soundtrack of The Princess Diaries.

Kwan returned to acting in 2005, when she played the role of female warrior Suki on the Asian-influenced animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. She starred in the Las Vegas original cast of the musical “Avenue Q”, and spent time starring in the national tour as an understudy for the role of Christmas Eve.

Joshua Blaine Wark

movement and dance instructor

Joshua Blaine Wark began his training at Sally Doerr Dance Academy in Cass City, MI, and later attended The Chicago Academy for the Arts, studying under the direction of Randy Duncan and Anna Paskevska. During this time, he also studied with various artists in Chicago at the Joel Hall Center for Dance and the Lou Conte Dance Center, as well as appearing with the Joffrey Ballet in such productions as “The Nutcracker” and “Taming of the Shrew”. Upon graduation in 2004, Joshua moved to NY to attend the Juilliard School, where he worked with a wide array of choreographers, including Adam Hougland, Bennyroyce Royon, Austin MCormick, and Janis Brenner. Joshua has performed and toured with the Ron de Jesus Dance Company, and appeared in the 20th Anniversary performance of Dance for Life Chicago. He was later a lead performer in Cirque du Soleil.

David Gray

Owner/Master Instructor

A longtime student of acting, David Gray grew up on and around the stages of New York City. He is a Graduate of NYC’s High School of Performing Arts. He studied extensively after high school, with his prime mentor Anthony Abeson. He also attended H.B. Studios where he had the pleasure of studying with such teachers (and actors) as Herbert Bergoff, Carol Rosenfeld, Bill Hickey and Uta Hagen. As an actor, David performed on and off Broadway. Most noteable was his critically acclaimed portrayal of Rodolpho in the Tony Award Winning production of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge. He has performed at Lincoln Center, The John Houseman Theater, Playwrights Horizons and many other venues in NYC. He is a company member at South Coast Repertory Theater in Orange County, California. He has appeared in several feature films working with Academy Award Winning directors Oliver Stone in Nixon, and Anthony Minghella in Mr.Wonderful, as well the feature films One Good CopS.F.W.MutinyDead PresidentsLawn DogsCops And RobbersonsWhy Do Fools Fall In Love, and Soldier Boyz. He has been a regular on three network series: Fox’s  21 Jump Street,  NBC’s  Dream Street, and NBC’s  The Client. David most recently played Todd Palin in the critically acclaimed HBO movie, Game Change.  He is thrilled to be teaching along side his wife, and love of his life Shanelle Gray.

See a complete list of David’s credits at IMDB.

Child Performer Services Permit #: CPS-000204810

Shanelle Gray

Owner/Head of School/Industry Relations

Shanelle Gray grew up performing – her first job was on stage in the role of “Young Cosette” in the Broadway production of Les Miserables.  At 13, she starred in the ABC pilot Howie & Rose, and continued her television and theatrical career with recurring roles in Daytime Soap Opera’s One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful, along with guest starring roles in Cory in the House, Grey’s Anatomy, and Rizzoli & Isles.  Shanelle also lends her voice to a number of video games, cartoons, and television and radio commercials.  She is thrilled to teach alongside her husband and love of her life, David.
A complete list of Shanelle’s credits is located at IMDb.

Child Performer Services Permit#: CPS-000242642

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