Jennifer Johns-Grasso

Jennifer Johns-Grasso Adjunct Professor - Voice

jjohns@pace.edu

 

Jennifer is a performer, director, voice teacher, and self-proclaimed voice science nerd. In addition to her work on adjunct voice faculty at Pace, she is the Artistic Director and Founder of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC, a year round and summer intensive training ground for aspiring young Musical Theatre professionals. Prior to teaching at Pace she taught on the adjunct Voice Faculty at NYU, and has produced the Musical Theatre and Acting BFA NYC Senior Showcases for the University of the Arts. In addition to her work in education and directing regional theatre, Jennifer has toured as a performer with six Broadway National and International Tours as well as in NYC and Regional Theatre. Favorite roles include Reno in Anything Goes, The Narrator in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Betty in White Christmas, The Mother in A Christmas Story, Margaret in The Light in the Piazza, Babe in The Pajama Game, and as a Singer/Dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She had a 10-year stint performing both stateside and overseas for our troops alongside many celebrity performers as a part of the USO American Belles with USO World Entertainment. TV/film credits include: Hairspray, Garden State, Moulin Rouge, Kate and Leopold, All My Children, One Life to Live, Strangers with Candy, Oz, Saturday Night Live, 3,2,1 Contact, Law and Order, and more. Throughout the year, Jennifer enjoys teaching Master Classes through BAA, at Universities, Performing Arts High Schools, The Classical Singers Convention, and Thespian Festivals across the country, in addition to maintaining a busy NYC and online Voice studio with a career coaching/ Broadway audition coaching focus. Jennifer holds a M.M. in Vocal Performance with a Musical Theatre concentration as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU. She is proud to have witnessed so many of her past and current students achieve Broadway, National Touring, and Feature Film credits, as well as pursue successful recording careers. Jennifer is a proud Mommy of a 5-year old soon to be Rock Star, City Planner, and Park Ranger (by his most recent decree), and a long-time member of NATS, AGVA, AEA and SAG-AFTRA.