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KJPAS 2017 Summer
Performing Arts Camps
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KJPAS 2017 Summer Performing Arts Camp Staff
Kevin Jones 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 of Evita, 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!
Melia Jones –Director for all camps. Melia has been involved with KJPAS camps since their inception 19 years ago. Her many performing credits include the Mistress in Evita, Maria in The Sound of Music, Anything Goes and Mame. Melia can be seen in several commercials, training videos and print ads. She is also an accomplished artist, scenic painter and costumer. Recent scenic work includes Hairspray and The Little Mermaid.

Andrea Boone – 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!

Jonathan Stoots –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.
Amy Nance-Pearman - 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!


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