ABOUT TIFFANY GATES
Tiffany has performed consistently since age seven, and her career highlights include a starring role in a staged reading of a rock musical called Another Tomorrow at Lincoln Center and solo vocals as well ensemble and dance work at The Triad, also in New York City. Regionally, Tiffany has been seen at Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Beck Center, Lakeland Theatre, Cain Park, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Bailiwick, Light Opera Works, Metropolis, and Chicago Folks Operetta to name a few.
As a passionate instructor of the performing arts, Tiffany has taught dance classes for all ages since 1995 and private voice lessons since the year 2000. She is the Head of the Voice Department at Metropolis School of the Performing Arts in Arlington Heights. Tiffany specializes in the Musical Theater style, with a concentration in mixed-voice, head-voice, and belting techniques, but feels equally at home in all styles of vocal music. Many of her private students have gone on to major in the performing arts at the college level at The University of San Diego, Wagner College in New York City, Millikin University, Kent State University, Drake University, and Tulane University. Several of her students have had agent representation through Stewart Talent Agency, Aria Talent, and Paonessa Talent Agency here in Chicago.
Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Ohio Northern University, where she had leading roles in dance showcases, musicals, and operas. She was a member and Assistant Conductor of The University Singers national touring chorus. Tiffany was a frequent soloist with the group, singing Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, to name a few. As the Assistant Conductor, she was seen leading the choir on national television at the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles. Tiffany was the founder/director of the ONU Women’s Chorus, as well as a performer and choreographer for The Northernaires, a touring vocal jazz quartet.
Tiffany has continuously kept up her studies in the performing arts since her rigorous academic work in college. She can be found in acting coachings, voice lessons, and dance classes throughout the city of Chicago, always eager to learn more about her craft. Tiffany was also chosen for The Circle in the Square Theatre School’s Summer Intensive Workshop in Manhattan, where classes were held in The Circle in the Square Theatre, the only accredited acting school on Broadway.
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