The College Interim
A virtual training program in musical theater or acting for incoming and current college students taking a gap year due to the pandemic. Study with a group of working New York professionals from the comfort of your home for a fraction of the college cost, grow your skills, and be even more ready to tackle your degree when it is safe to do so.
Choose your "major"
1. Musical Theater
Musical theater students take dance classes, acting classes, private voice lessons, the business of theater, and the actor's mindset.
Acting students take acting classes, the business of theater, and the actor's mindset.
Not ready to commit to an entire program?
Be sure to ask about our a la carte options!
Who We Are
Becky Grace Kalman
Becky is a New York City based actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist. After graduating from Wagner College, Becky began working in regional theaters all over the country and became a member of Actors' Equity Association in 2017. As a performer she has worn many hats from playing principle roles and dancing in the ensemble, to being a dance captain, swing, and understudy. This is the kind of versatility she encourages in all her students. She created The College Interim Training Program to offer college students a place to explore the kind of artist they've always dreamed of becoming, without the politics of grades, or other unnecessary pressures. This pandemic is a really dark time for many of us, but like the great Albus Dumbledore once said, "happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." Becky invites you to turn on your inner light with us.
Maria Christina Posada Slye
Raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Maria Cristina is a proud Cuban American, a daughter of an immigrant, a fighter for equity and accountability, and a lover of the arts! She is a graduate of James Madison University where she studied Musical Theatre. She started dance lessons at the age of eight and continued since then adding acting, and voice lessons to widen her versatility of storytelling through art. Maria Cristina has toured nationally with Hello, Dolly!, The Bodyguard the Musical, Ghost the Musical, and Elf the Musical! After returning from touring with Hello, Dolly! she made her New York debut in New York City Center's Evita as the Mistress! Other favorite highlights of her career have been playing the role of Diana Morales in A Chorus Line and Anita in West Side Story. She now uses this quarantine time to brush up on her Spanish, protest for Black Lives, make phone calls, write emails, and write letters demanding that Elijah McClain’s killers are fired and arrested, as well as Breonna Taylor’s. She would be honored if you joined her!
Sabrina is an actress, dancer, singer, proud New Yorker, and animal lover. Since graduating from Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance, she has put that degree to work performing in tours all over the world, and teaching dance and acting to kids across the country. During quarantine, Sabrina’s life has looked a bit different. She still teaches her students via zoom, but she has had time to reflect these past months on something she’s never really thought about - what is it about theatre that she loves so much? The answer is simple: connection. And although theatre looks a little different right now, through a screen and not on a stage, that connection is more important than ever. Sabrina is so ready to get to theatre making and connecting with you all!
Kanyi C is a writer, composer, performer, and teacher currently living in Pennsylvania. Trained primarily in musical theatre and choral singing, has taught voice, theatre, and dance to students of all ages. Most recently, Kanyi began a theatre program for children aged 5-12 in Jinan, China, where he taught all three disciplines (as well as English). Kanyi is inspired by helping performers find the unique qualities of their voice, and is a firm believer that singing should feel good.