Elefante Performance Troupe

Musical theater kids! Here’s a great opportunity to hone your skills, sing and dance, learn from the best, perform with your friends, build up your resume, AND serve local communities.

The Elefante Performance Troupe is an elite team of top area teen and tween performers. The Troupe rehearses weekly, with Elefante’s fabulous instructor, Laura Chaneski, at the helm. Rehearsals will be spent learning theater-oriented and pop-based dance routines, group songs, and solos, which will be performed at area events, concerts, and functions.

Participation in the troupe is by audition only. Please submit a video of a 16–32 bar musical theatre-style piece, accompanied by a backing track. The piece should showcase your vocal strengths and show a lot of personality. If you’d like to submit a link to a dance video, as well, that would certainly be welcome, but not mandatory.

Please email video links (no downloads, please) to karen@elefantemusic.com. We are accepting video submissions now through December 1st.

DATES: Tuesdays December 6 – February 28
(No class December 27)
TIME: 6:45pm – 8:15pm
AGES: Tweens & Teens
PRICE: $200 participation fee if accepted into troupe


LAURA CHANESKI obtained a double B.A. in Dance and Sociology from Rutgers University. As a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity, her favorite credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy) with the Ocean City Theater Company, White Christmas (Rita) at Surflight Theater, Greetings (Randi) at Off-Broadstreet Theater and White Guy on the Bus (Molly) at Passage Theater.

She has worked with Centenary Stage Company, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, Luna Stage, Bickford Theater, Writers Theater of NJ and East Lynne Theater Company. Her television appearances include Law & Order: SVU, House of Cards, YOU, Do No Harm and over 50 commercials.

Laura has been teaching dance and acting for students age 2-adult at studios throughout NJ for the past 15 years. Laura’s recent choreography work includes The Little Mermaid and Oklahoma! at Madison High School and Chicago at Governor Livingston High School. For more, visit laurachaneski.com.