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Katrina is a coloratura soprano based in metro Detroit. In addition to her performance schedule, Katrina is passionate about teaching music to students of all ages and backgrounds.
Katrina has been teaching music for over 10 years. She founded Van Maanen Studios in 2015 when she relocated back to the metro Detroit area.
As an active performer, Katrina is tuned in to the vibrant musical scene in metro Detroit. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Great Lakes Region and has taught at institutions such as Cranbrook, Wayne State University, and currently at Oakland University’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance in the Community Music program. She also leads the Youth Choir at Christ Church Detroit.
For more information, visit www.katrinavanmaanen.com.
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With experience ranging from New York audition circuits and professional performance to commercial audience engagement and innovative business strategies, Anna and Pat are all too familiar with the level of innovation and personal discipline it takes to make it across a multitude of creative fields.
Both graduated from Wayne State University’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance where the two began what they know to be a lifelong friendship.
Pat Roache (pronouns: they/them) graduated with their BFA in Acting and hit the ground running with professional work in regional and New York theaters such as The Fireside and Titan Theatre Co. They returned to Detroit to invest in the local performance scene and to begin their work as a teaching artist. They have worked at a variety of local theaters in classics and new works alike, including Planet Ant, the DATC, Matrix Theatre Company, and Opera MODO and have built a freelance career coaching at the high school and collegiate level.
Anna Busse (pronouns: she/her) graduated with her BA in Theatre and wandered into the exciting world of business, using her background in theatre and arts management to establish herself in the Detroit industry. She has used her audience engagement skills on the Red Wing’s Red Patrol team and currently holds a management position in marketing at Rock Ventures. Anna continues to exercise her performance muscle at Planet Ant with classes and production work in improvisation, sketch writing and character development.
Since meeting in college, Pat and Anna have shared the past years together collaborating, developing their roles in the world as creatives, and upholding a respectable level of tomfoolery. With a knack for bringing out the joy and spontaneity in one another, these two friends-turned-teaching-partners are sure to bring out the zany, creative spirit in your child while fostering an engaging and supportive ensemble environment.
The mental and physical safety of your child is of the utmost importance to us. Along with establishing a safe environment for play, Pat and Anna are both certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross. The pair have also successfully completed child safety seminars and background checks for the year 2021 through Protect My Ministry.
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