ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University 2019 graduate Christine Powers and third-year student Shelby Glover have been accepted into the Open Jar Institute in New York City.
Founded in 2003, the Open Jar Institute is one of New York City’s most Broadway-integrated actor training program and provides select students intensive one-on-one training with some of Broadway's biggest stars, performers, directors, choreographers, agents and casting directors.
Powers and Glover were two of only 60 students accepted worldwide. To be accepted into the Open Jar Institute, Powers and Glover went through a grueling three-hour dance audition, as well as a one-hour vocal audition.
“After our auditions, we were dismissed and told to expect news in a month or so,” said Glover. “A little after a month, I got the call while I was in the ceramics studio and I immediately cried. I had to call my mom right after.”
The Open Jar Institute will take place the first week of July, 2019, in which those accepted will be attending a week-long intensive training in NYC at the 52nd Ave studio. There, Powers and Glover will learn from some of Broadway's most respected professionals in one-on-one masterclasses and workshops.
Accepted students will also get to see four of the hottest new shows on Broadway and have exclusive opportunities to work with the best in the business in preparation for their own Broadway journey.
About Northern State University
Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.