Amy Cheifetz Billings is a voice teacher and performer who has recently relocated to Summerville, South Carolina after seven years in Salem, Oregon and prior to that, twelve years in New York City. In Oregon, she had a thriving private vocal studio, performed regularly with local theatres and vocal directed numerous musicals with Pentacle Theatre.
While in NYC, she was a member of the voice faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA NY), performed extensively throughout the region, and maintained a successful private vocal studio. Originally from California, Amy has been performing in Musical Theatre, Opera, and professional choirs since the age of 10. She has earned degrees in vocal performance from the University of California, Irvine (B. Music) and the University of Washington (M. Music, D.M.A. abd).
Her diverse performing credits include Musical Theatres roles such as The Witch in Into the Woods and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, operatic roles including Musetta in La Bohème and Despina in Così fan tutte, a solo recital of at the Salle Cortot in Paris, France, and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Opera Outreach program. Ms. Billings was a Visiting Professor of Voice at Ball State University’s School of Theatre and Dance in Indiana and has taught voice class for dancers at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio in New Jersey.
Her students perform on Broadway (including Waitress, Hairspray, Wicked, The Color Purple), in National and International Tours (including Wicked, A Chorus Line, Cinderella, Oklahoma!), and Regional houses across the United States and Canada. Here website is www.amycsings.com
OLD – Jillian has been involved in the arts since a very young age. Originally from upstate NY, she trained and danced competitively with the Danek School of Performing Arts for over 15 years, earning top awards in both regional and national competitions. She also studied modern for several years under the direction of Amber Perkins, and received additional dance training while earning her B.S. in Management at Binghamton University. Jillian moved to Charleston in 2010 to pursue a career in computer software.
She is currently employed with Blackbaud, Inc. on Daniel Island, but has always continued to dedicate a majority of her free time to her biggest passion (dance). For four seasons she trained and performed with contemporary dance company ‘The Charleston Dance Project’. Now, she teaches and choreographs at several different studios throughout the lowcountry, and truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of tap dancing with all of her students.
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