Musical Theater Program

The Musical Theater Program at Inspire School of Ballet aims to support students ages 8 and up on their journey to become stage performers. Courses focus on helping MT@ISB students develop theirs skills as singers, dancers, and actors so they are ready to enter the performing arts world as triple threats!

Is your performer ready to take their skills to the next level? Then join us for our upcoming workshops and performances!


Auditions will be held August 28th and 29th 2021

Performances will be December 17th and 18th 2021 at Coronado School of the Arts

Inspire School of Ballet is excited to announce it's first musical theater production: Matilda Jr.! This performance will be held at the Coronado School of the Arts and will be directed by Mr. Michael Kirsch.

All interested performers must attend the auditions. During the auditions, students will individually perform a 1 minute song of their choice in the style of Matilda Jr. They will also be divided into small groups and taught a dance choreography to be cast for a role in the performance. 

The auditions will be held on at Inspire School of Ballet. Specific time slots will be assigned per performer.

Contact us to reserve your spot! 




6 week workshop begins July 17th 2021

Inspire School of Ballet will be hosting a 6-week audition workshop where performers will gain the confidence needed to have an excellent audition for ISB's production of Matilda Jr. During this workshop, students will get to work first hand with the director and choreographer of the production, Michael Kirsch. As part of the workshop, performers will learn the audition choreography combination, get feedback on audition pieces, learn how to slate, build a resume, and many other important audition techniques.

Workshop will be held on Saturdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm at Inspire School of Ballet.

Registration fee for this workshop is $125 for all 6-weeks.

Registration is NOW CLOSED! Please stay tuned for future MT@ISB workshops and camps.

Meet The Instructor

Headshot of Musical Theater instructor Michael Kirsch.

Michael Kirsch

Michael Kirsch is a Southern California native with a huge passion for the performing arts. He began his theatrical career at age 3 and performed locally and professionally throughout Southern California. His most notable performing credit was the National Tour and Broadway Production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby.


He went to school in New York City where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. While at Marymount, he was the President of both the Residence Hall Council and the Musical Theatre Association; where he created multiple performing opportunities for the students, including full length musicals and workshops. During his second year at Marymount, Michael was exposed to the world of directing and choreographing during the full school musical Sweet Charity, where he associate directed and choreographed for Broadway’s Jeff Shade.


His most notable off-Broadway directing credit was for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) where he was the associate director for Mother, Wife, and the Complicated Life. He most recently directed Legally Blonde Jr., Seussical Jr., Shrek Jr. and All Shook Up.  He is excited to be in San Diego and loves teaching and directing young performers and sharing his passion and knowledge of theatre with his students.

Most recently, Mr. Michael has helped launch the Musical Theater program at Inspire School of Ballet, featuring the Intro to Musical Theater and Musical Theater 6-week workshops where students learned to develop their skills as triple-threat performers.

Lear more about Mr. Michael and his previous work at Inspire by clicking on the video displayed here.

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