The Road to the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory-How To Audition For Disney
Zack’s particular passion is dance-more specifically, Zack is a hoofer. He came out of the womb tapping and hasn’t stopped ever since. Trained by Katherine Malaby of the acclaimed Katherine Wheeler Dancers from the ripe old age of 3, over the years Zack has not only grown as a performer but perfected his art both as a dancer, and as a competitor as a member of the award winning, nationally ranked Katherine Wheeler Competition team .
Recently, Zack has branched out into teaching and choreographing. And while dancing and being on stage is a part of his soul and who he is, when the email came letting us know that Disney was excited to have him as a participant and please come ready to sing your favorite musical theater song, I must admit we were thrown for loop-at least a little bit. However, like with all good Disney storytelling, because after all, isn’t it the story telling that Disney does best; this story has a happy ending.
- First, pick a song that best fits you. Be comfortable, be yourself and remember in the end, you aren’t there to impress others-you are there to showcase who you are.
- Pick a song that allows you to show who you are through your stage presence-a song that will allow you to show your confidence and most importantly a song you can have fun with.
- · Be friendly, confident, in control, courteous and happy to be there. If you come across as a positive person who is fun to be around, you’ll be amazed at how strong the reaction will be.
- · Always remember, the director truly wants to like you and is on your side. Have fun and enjoy your audition! The rest will all fall into place
The rest, as they say, is magic-fast forward to today, his training must have paid off because Zack went on to be accepted into the Disney College Program and has now been a full-time Cast Member as a dancer and performer in Entertainment at the Walt Disney World Resort making magic for thousands who come to the most magical place on earth.