the amazing women that have been part of our guest panel

Powder Room Secrets, is about learning how to turn your passion for dance into a lifelong career.  Get individual critique on hair, make-up, wardrobe and head shots. Work on your presentation as we take you through a mock audition. Get the does and don'ts  of auditioning from our expert panel. Ask the questions you've always wanted to and gain invaluable advice from our industry's best.  Powder Room Secrets is meant to empower you and help you take control of your career. 

Toronto, Canada native, Fatima Wilson began her career casting commercials, music videos, and print. In 2007 she brought her expertise stateside, joining Bloc Talent Agency’s Los Angeles staff in 2007. Shortly thereafter, Fatima was commissioned to move to New York in 2008 where she currently heads the Commercial, Choreography & Dance department.

 

the PANEL

MISHAY PETRONELLI

An accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City and Los Angeles. A “compellingly dramatic and athletic” multiform dancer (BOSTON GLOBE), Mishay has danced for a wide variety of artists including Jonte’, Janes Addiction, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Cipolla and Arie Dixon (O.C.A.D.), Icona Pop, Carey Nokey, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, FKA Twigs and in music videos for Whitney Houston, Darwin Deez, Nikki Williams, Beyoncé, Madonna and Janet Jackson. Mishay was a founding member of Dana Foglia Dance, a featured performer in Rhapsody James’s Siren Assassins, and was a long-time performer and featured soloist in Jared Grimes’ Broadway Underground, NYC. Mishayhas also worked closely with Michelle Dorrance and Dorrance Dance since its inception, performing at Jacob’s Pillow, The Kennedy Center, Danspace Project and The Apollo Theater (for the 30th Anniversary of The Bessie Awards).

Other credits include performances on Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, MTV’s “Run’s House,” the Uganda Arts Outreach Dance Benefit, Creations (by Nuri Productions),Fashion Rocks, Glee, Lip Sync Battle, Kids Choice Awards, BET Awards and Assisting Dana Foglia (Choreographer/Creative Director) for Beyoncé’s “Mrs. Carter” World Tour and "On The Run World Tour" to name a few. Mishay’s work in the fashion world includes choreographing and performing in Aeropostle’s 2015 Spring and Holiday Video Campaign for Times Square as well as performances for Nike events in New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm and on Nike’s Campus in Portland, OR. Mishay has also performed for Sephora’s Fashion’s Night

Out NYC, assisted Jermaine Browne on the premiere of his new dance clothing line with designer Dominic Louis, appeared in a print campaign for Converse (with Luam), was featured in a dance fashion article in Dance Spirit Magazine and ESPN Women.

A passionate teacher, Mishay has been on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, and World Dance Movement/Italy. She has taught at numerous National Conventions and choreographs for award winning studios and arts organizations throughout the country. Most recently Mishay can be seen dancing on Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable World Tour."

BROOKE WENDLE

Brooke most recently worked on Cirque Du Soleil’s new Broadway show Paramour as Associate Choreographer. This year Brooke directed and choreographed Adam Lambert’s Original High World Tour, which kicked off New Years Eve 2016. She worked as the associate director and specialty act designer for Franco Dragone’s Taboo at the Hard Rock Hotel in Macau, China and has been supervising choreographer for America’s Got Talent for the past four seasons. Brooke’s choreography has appeared on Orange Is The New Black, VH1’s Best in Music 2015, American Idol, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015, I Am Cait, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, East Bound and Down on HBO, Dancing with the Stars, and The Carrie Diaries. Other credits include RENT in Shanghai, China, Rebel Bingo (NY and London), Cirque Du Soleil’s Delirium (Dance Supervisor), NBA Brooklynettes, Adam Lambert’s Glamnation World Tour, Flashdance the Musical (Dance Associate and Coach).

Her associate choreography credits include The Donna Summer Project 2016 (Signature Theater NYC)The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty starring Kristen Wiig and directed by Ben Stiller, Gossip Girl on the CW and Rescue Me on FX. Brooke is currently on faculty at The Joffrey Ballet School and has taught at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Edge Performing Arts Center, Peridance and Pepperdine University. As a performer, Brooke was seen on Broadway in Wicked The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida and The 2009 Revival of Guys and Dolls. Brooke was as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, danced with Mia Michael’s Dance Company Reality At Work and performed with Britney Spears, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and P-Diddy. Brooke was also seen on The MTV Video Music Awards, The American Music Awards, Saturday Night Live and national commercials for E-Trade and Joe Boxer. 

ANNA KAISER

An international fitness authority, dancer, and choreographer, with a background in professional dance and sports medicine, Anna Kaiser began her career in NYC in 2002. After earning a BFA in dance from the University of California (Cum Laude), she studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to acquire teaching certificates in Pre/Post Natal, Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine). Her natural enthusiasm, terrific sense of humor, and reputation for results quickly made her the preferred trainer of such celebrities as Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Karlie Kloss, Hilary Duff, and Sarah Jessica Parker. 

 

Anna’s artistic success as both a dancer and choreographer, are the backbone of her approach to fitness. For the last four years, Anna has been the resident choreographer for Live! W/Kelly, winning an Emmy each of those years. She was featured inShakira’s “She Wolf” video, assisting HiHat with choreography. Some of Anna’s other performing credits include: international tour of Fame!, Swing, Disney’s feature film Enchanted (principal dancer), Broadway’s 50th Anniversary of West Side Story, Carnegie Hall’s revival of Showboat.  She has performed the works of Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Donald McKayle, and Chase Brock. Most recently, she choreographed Reebok’s finale to close NYC Fashion Week. 

 

Her experience as an artist, coupled with her expertise in fitness, led her to create her own brand and chain of luxury fitness studios, AKT. As CEO and Founder of AKT, Anna has opened studios in NYC, East Hampton, and CT, as well as an in-studio elite private training certification, created specifically for dancers.  Her first DVD Expecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be, received rave reviews internationally, and received a GOLD medal at the National Parenting Publications Awards. (NAPPA) She has since released her signature workout “Happy Hour”on DVD, the AKT streaming membership app, her renowned 8-week AKTransformation Program, retreats in Mexico and Costa Rica, and continues to train and travel internationally to teach and expand the AKTechnique.  Anna has been featured in Vogue, The NYTimes, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, The Today Show, Good Morning America, SELF, Glamour, Shape, WWD, E!, InStyle, W Magazine, Women’s Health, Well&Good, and is currently a contributing editor for People Magazine. Most recently, she can be seen as the co-host for the prime time ABC series “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.”