Kiira Schmidt (teaching: BROADWAY SHOW AUDITION) has been a professional dancer in New York City for over 10 years. Kiira’s Broadway credits include the Grammy and Tony-nominated revivals of Follies and Anything Goes, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She has performed regionally and globally with Cats, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Mame, Show Boat, A Chorus Line, Reel to Real, Chicago, Fame, Crazy for You, and much more. Kiira was featured in the 2012 Tony Awards as “Margie” in Buddy’s Blues and highlighted as an outstanding Broadway dancer in the BWAY.com photo series, “Gotta Dance”. Offstage, she has been associate choreographer to Emmy Award-Winner Joshua Bergasse on NBC’s hit TV show, SMASH, as well as the theatrical productions of Its a Bird…Its a Plane…Its Superman, West Side Story, the Fred Astaire Awards, and Warner Brother’s new musical, Second Hand Lions. Kiira is currently full-time musical theater faculty at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX..
“I am really looking forward to being back with ZAK-PAC! I had an amazing time working with the kids in March and left that ZAK-PAC weekend with a heart full of inspiration and excitement for the future of theater! The talent, love, and support was astonishing. I loved having the opportunity to share my many years of experience on Broadway by facilitating a real-life audition class, giving the students a glimpse into the realities of a career in musical theater. The atmosphere of ZAK-PAC nurtures creativity and provides a safe environment for emerging artists to grow. This makes me proud to be on the team and ecstatic to return. Hope to see you in October!”
– Kiira Schmidt