Basic Tap Technique

The Basic Tap Technique class will provide the foundation for becoming a strong tapper through simple, repetitive exercises - the first hour will focus on sound clarity, articulation, weight shifts, relaxation of the hips, legs, and ankles, and provide the building blocks for an overall relaxed form of tapping. The second hour will focus on learning combinations.

All classes are at Champions Dance Studios
257 West 39th St., 14th Floor
Sundays from 11AM to 1PM

See the PROJECTS page for additional information about the dance classes and location.

Singers Workout

Vocal Coaching with Michael Lavine

This is a 2-week opportunity for NAAP Members to work on their audition book. Each week, singers will have 20 minutes to work with Michael Lavine (aka. MD, Vocal Coach, and Sheet Music Archivist-Extraordinaire) on any material they choose. Have a new piece that you want to try? Looking to make a piano accompaniment for your own practice? Need to update your audition book? This is place for you!

Next Sesssion Dates:

Cost: $40 - Must be paid in advance to secure your space.

See the PROJECTS page for additional information about the Singers Workout.

Our Mission

To showcase the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach and educational programming.

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NAAP Donors

As of April 13, 2015

Chairman’s Club ($10,000 +)
Tong Wi Lee
The Paul Rapoport Foundation, Inc.  

Producer’s Club ($5,000 - $9,999)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,
New York State Council of the Arts

Director’s Club ($3,000 - $4,999)
Jose Rivera

Choreographer’s Club ($1,500 - $2,999)
Bob Avian &  Peter Pileski
Freddie & Myrna Gershon
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Creative Team ($750 - $1,499)
Jim & Marcia Flock
Brooks Hale
Chester & Rosanna Lee
Yuriko Kikuchi
Jung Kim
Erick Kivnick & Susan Kikuchi
Elaine Lai
Ronald Morrison
Albert Stephenson
Marie Tanabe
Linda Lew Woo

Design Team ($250 - $749)
Brian Albert & Jose Ahumada
Adrian Bailey
Gene Castle
In Loving Memory of Alice Chan
Teresa & Steve Chan
Amanda Chin
Steven Eng & Neal Stone
Ettie Chin Hong Fund
Gregory Harris & Marian Hyun
JoAnn Hunter
Michael Kaplan
Karin Kawamoto
Kathryn Keneally & Thomas Marshall
Nina Zoie Lam
Fay Ann Lee
Jason Ma
Napoleon & Adele Munsayac
Thomas Murray
Jerry Nadal & Gene Lubas
Stefanie Powers
Marguerite Straus
Dauna Williams
Hui J Wong
Wallace Wong
Judy & Jeremy Yi

Cast Team ($100—$249)
Ageloff & Associates
Julie Azuma
Luanne Castle
Ted & JoAnna Chapin
Amy Chin
Lori Tan Chinn
Julian DeGuzman
Susan Dooha
Diane Duncan
Sandra Eng
Helen Funai Erickson
Priscilla Lopez Fanuele
Ray Gin
Ivy Goldstein
Andrew Greenberg
Maddy & Steve Gunders
Fred Hanson
Ann Harada
Simon Hardwick
Linda Hayashi
Yunah Hong
Maria Denyse Ignacio
Larry, Karen & Kendyl Ito
Dr. D. Bradley Jones
Sue Kobin
Marilyn & Julian Korn
Jean Lerman
Bella Malinka
Elliott Masie
Dr. Jesse C. McCarroll
Joseph Molfetta
Kaoru Nakajima
Marc Oka
Ellyn Chan Roberson
Siegel-Gu Family
Jane Soudavar
Gilbert Tauber
Emiko & Yasoko Tokunaga
Peter vonMayrhauser & David Jackson
Barbara Walsh
Richard Winkler
Gin & Regina Yee

Crew & NAAPster Team (up to $100)
Anonymous (3)
Stephen Baumann
Beverly Bullock & Nick Stannard
Andrew Byrne
Will Centurion
Viveca Chow
Ron Dennis
Joshua Ellis
Shirley & Willie Eng
Toni Farkas
George Fulginiti-Shakar
Larry Fuller
Ann Galloway
Michael Gorman
Katie Lee Hill
Meggin Holtz
Elaine Lee Hoo
Timothy Huang
Christine Toy Johnson
Lauri Kraft
P. Michelle Kucsma
Rosemary & John Lee
Lee & Carole Leonard
Arthur & Sabrina Lerman
Alice Mathias
Scott Morris
Merete Muenter
Jane Murakoshi
Rachel Park
Michael Perreca
Rebecca & Jerry Rosenthal
Allison Ruddock
Monique Salle
Kevin Schuering
Margaret Schuering
Dorothy Toy & Gitki Chin
Megan & Melody Ung
Kenneth W. Urmston
Virginia Wing
Brenda Dee Wong
Marcus Woollen
Marcus Yi

NAAP Broadway Community Chorus:


New Segment Begins April 21st:

We are delighted to announce that rehearsals for the NAAP Broadway Community Chorus will begin again on Tuesday, April 21st. This segment will be lead by Musical Director, Ryan Sigurdson, and we will be performing the music of George Gershwin.

Rehearsals will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Pearl Studios. Please visit our NAAP CHORUS page for rehearsal dates and locations.

Ryan Sigurdson is a New York-based music director, pianist, voice coach and composer. He holds a Master of Music (Orchestral Conducting) from the University of Cincinnati (CCM) where he recently received a League of Cincinnati Theatres Nomination for outstanding Music Direction for Singin' in the Rain. He has music directed over 40 productions, in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as well as in Cincinnati. Currently, he music directs and accompanies a monthly cabaret at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, PALiN: the Live Televised Musical Campaign.

An experienced voice coach, Ryan has completed a diploma in Musical Theatre from MacEwan University, as well as Canada's National Voice Intensive and Opera NUOVA's Summer Intensive. His choral experience includes singing with one of Canada's few professional choirs: ProCoro Canada, as well as being a member of the National Youth Choir of Canada. Ryan is also an award-winning composer of musical theatre, and a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.


Welcome to National Asian Artists Project

NAAP is a community of artists, educators, administrators, community leaders, and professionals. It is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the need to build bridges between the work of artists of Asian descent, and the many communities that the work can serve, from underserved primary school students to seasoned arts patrons. 


Our Mission

National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) exists to be a leader in educating, cultivating, and stimulating audiences and artists—current and future—through showcasing exceptional work by vibrant artists of Asian descent. Art constantly evolves, and NAAP strives to command a place at the fore with a uniquely compelling American voice.

Our Goals

NAAP believes that artists of Asian descent have many vital roles to play in the fostering of American communities.

  • Through thoughtful educational programming, we seek to present the richness of theatre arts to underserved children, fostering creative self-discovery and expression.
  • Support the artistic growth of theatre artists of Asian descent through professional employment opportunities.
  • Build and cultivate new local and national audiences that encourage patronage and participation in the Carts, including predominantly Asian communities unaccustomed to playing a role in the local or national arts dialogue.
  • Capture and archive stories of prominent artists of Asian descent that they may be made available for future generations from which to learn and inspire.