News Spotlight: Producer will give free lecture for Lansing youth Peter Sklar comes to scout talent and give show business advice to aspiring artists
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

 Peter Sklar, Broadway producer and Hollywood talent scout, will come to Spartan Dance Center in East Lansing on Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. to give local youth a free lecture on beginning a career in performing arts in his series titled, “Earning a Living in the Arts.”

Sklar has been responsible for discovering or coaching numerous of young performers including: Sarah Jessica Parker, Mischa Barton, Reese Witherspoon, Zachery Ty Bryan, Ricki Lake and other stars of Broadway, television and film. His credentials include time spent studying concert at Julliard School of Music and a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University. Sklar has been hosting similar lectures and seminars since 1984. Currently, he is producing an original Broadway musical called, “The Kid Who Played the Palace.”
The lecture will cover everything one needs to know about a performing arts career. Sklar will explain why his views are in synch with the needs of top New York and Hollywood agents and casting directors.
“Earning a living in the Arts” is open to teenagers, young adults, older children, and parents. There is no charge for admission, but reservations are strictly required and can be made at
Spartan Dance Center is located on the corner of Abbot Road and Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing, Mich. The studio was created by Tiffany Russell in August 2010 and provides a range of dance education courses for children and adults of all ages.
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