KJPAS 2017 Summer Performing Arts Camp Staff
serves as the artistic director and musical director
of the Summer Performing Arts Camps. He has worked
professionally for twenty-five years as an actor,
musical director, director and choreographer. His
many credits include the Broadway first and fourth
national tours of Beauty and the Beast
the Asian tour of Annie
, The European Tour
of Annie Get Your Gun
, three productions
, and two of Phantom
Kevin has served as choreographer for the award
winning Roanoke Valley Children's Choir for the
past fifteen years and continues to work professionally
as an actor, filming commercials and print ads.
Welcome to our 19th annual camps!
–Director for all camps. Melia has been involved
with KJPAS camps since their inception 19 years
ago. Her many performing credits include the Mistress
, Maria in The Sound of Music
can be seen in several commercials, training videos
and print ads. She is also an accomplished artist,
scenic painter and costumer. Recent scenic work
and The Little Mermaid
– Choreographer for all VA and SC camps. Andrea
graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor
of Science in Dance Education and a minor in Business
Administration. Credits at Radford include seasonal
fall and spring performances as well as Sounds
of Stories Dancing, Eating Appalachia:
Selling Out to the Hungry Ghost, and The
Nutcracker. She has taught for Radford University
Ballet Youth, Giles County School of Dance, and
currently teaches at Linda Watkins School of Dance.
She choreographed Oliver! for North Cross
School of Roanoke, VA and also served as assistant
director/choreographer for their productions of
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,
Oklahoma! , and Aida. Andrea continues
to train and perform with City Modern Ensemble of
Roanoke Ballet Theatre. This will be her seventh
year choreographing for KJPAS and she cannot wait
for another summer of fun!
–Program Director and assistant musical director
for VA residential camp. Jonathan graduated Radford
University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music in Music
Business. He is an alumnus of the Kevin Jones Performing
Arts Studio where he studied under Kevin for 8 years.
At Radford University, he studied French Horn under
Wallace Easter III and toured with the Radford university
Wind Ensemble in Ireland as a featured member of
the Highlander Woodwind Quintet. Jonathan is a composer/arranger
and has had arrangements/compositions played by
the Radford University Highlander Woodwind Quintet,
Radford Pitches, and, most recently, the Roanoke
Symphony Orchestra. While studying for his degree,
he held many leadership roles including Vice President
of the Music Business Student Association and Music
Director for the a cappella group the Radford Pitches.
Jonathan has worked with both Opera Roanoke and
the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
- Camp Headshot Photographer for VA residential
camp. Amy returns to KJPAS for her fourteenth year
to photograph the camp headshots. Amy is a leading
female commercial photographer in Southwest Virginia.
She has won many national ADDY awards for her work,
including four in 2014. She has photographed Fortune500
companies, national medical centers and advertising
agencies across the country. Amy also has extensive
modeling experience, which makes her such a great
Headshot photographer for KJPAS!