We’re RockNacappella, a Los Angeles-based a cappella performance group comprised of local talented kids & teens, specializing in pop, rock, musical theatre, patriotic and gospel genres. Additional exciting elements to our pieces and performances include vocal percussion (beatboxing) and dance. Our performers range from 8 to 18-years-of-age.

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Our program is structured in a unique fashion, allowing us to provide a beautiful and full harmonic sound with as few as four performers, or as many as thirty. Our co-directors, Molly and Lindsay Ryan, utilize their years of experience as professional singers, dancers, and actresses, including roles on Broadway, national tours, in professional regional musical theatre, film, television, commercials, and as award-winning show choir performers. In addition, the duo has been arranging and performing multi-genre a cappella music for many years in the groups “Little Ladiez” and “4 of Hart’s.”

Performances with the girl groups include boot camp finalists on X-Factor, and at many impressive venues, including the Key Arena in Seattle, LA’s Dodger Stadium, multiple appearances at Staples Center in Los Angeles before and during Lakers, Clippers and Sparks games, at the Home Depot Center, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, and more.

 

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RockNacappella’s staff is additionally well-supported by coaches and technical advisors Jeff Smith and Laura Saggers. Jeff is a beatboxer & vocalist for the award-winning vocal group, “m-pact”. Since joining the band in 2004, he has toured across four continents in venues ranging from jazz clubs and festivals to concert halls and opera houses. While attending the University of Kansas on a bassoon scholarship, and along with a group of fellow music students, formed “measureXmeasure” (“measure by measure”), and a cappella eventually turned into a full-time profession. Jeff enjoyed 8 adventurous years with mXm, touring more than 30 U.S states and releasing 3 CDs. As a vocalist, he has performed in a wide range of settings, including recording sessions for Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Disney TV, and Yamaha Electronics; and live performances for Disneyland Resort and the MTV Video Music Awards. As a vocal percussionist, Jeff has been a featured performer for numerous national corporate events and meetings (Wal-Mart, Toyota, H&R Block, and others), as well as on recordings for film (Epic, Dance Flick) and television (Glee). Jeff is also in the U.S. Army Reserve and is commander and conductor of the 300th Army Band in Los Angeles.

http://www.jeffsmithmusic.net

 

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Singer and songwriter Laura Saggers is also a Roland-endorsed keyboardist and keytarist, classically trained in piano from the age of four. After 14 years studying with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools Music in England, Laura started her own teaching business at the age of 19. She also started and fronted her own heavy rock band, Sennah, finished a BA (Hons) degree in Music Business, moved to Los Angeles, and is now a singer/songwriter with multiple singles, music videos, and a new album coming soon. The kids of RockNacappella will be also be re-recording an a cappella version of one of Laura’s new songs, and will be seen singing and dancing in one of Laura’s new music videos to be released in the summer of 2014!

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www.jordanfisherofficial.comJordan Fisher has been training and working as an actor, singer, songwriter, dancer, and choreographer since he was 10 years old. He has worked with ABC Family, Disney, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Sony and most recently, starred as SEACAT in Disney’s Teen Beach Movie! Jordan is writing his own music and is
in the recording studio at every opportunity! He has a passion for most genres of music, but is particularly drawn to Retro Pop/R&B. He also enjoys playing the piano, the guitar, the bass and the drums. Birmingham, Alabama is where Jordan was born and raised, and is also where he began his career with a professional musical theatre company where he performed for seven years. He had the opportunity to work with many Broadway stars and perform many lead roles. Besides working as an actor, he had many opportunities to choreograph shows, teach dance and acting, assistant direct, and many behind the scenes activities. Jordan’s dancing career started with a love for gymnastics. At two years old, he began classes and by the time he was 10, he had won many gold medals in the South Eastern Region Men’s Gymnastics. While he was working as a gymnast, he started teaching himself to dance. Jordan has worked with and trained with many renowned choreographers!

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Leon Henderson

Leon Henderson, a native New Yorker, living in Hollywood, has been dancing for over a decade, 8-years as a professional. Upon entering his professional career, he has been training rigorously in acrobatics. With that training, he was blessed to be a part of the released film “Bring It On 5” where he got to show his extensive training with tumbling as well as dancing. He also had the privilege to be a featured trampolinist in the Britney Spears Music Video “Circus” to end off 2008. In 2010, Leon and crew “Heavy Impact” were chosen to compete on the hit MTV show ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew). Big boys out to break negative stereotypes and prove dancers come in all sizes. These guys have big hearts and hope they can inspire others who have a passion for dance. “No matter what the size, if you love to dance, you are a dancer.”

Leon’s infectious feel good dancing and inspirational charm has definitely won over Am erica. After growing in the industry over the years, Leon was asked to be a featured Dancers in Will. I. Am’s new Video “#ThatPower” featuring Justin Bieber, also in a collaborating hit single “Feelin Myself” featuring Miley Cyrus French Montana and Whiz Khalifa. Will. I. Am brought Leon on board for his Promo then World Tour in 2013-2014, This opportunity has taken Leon around the world, performing in front of thousands, and also spreading knowledge in teaching dance. Along with his talent in acrobatics and dancing, he has a strong passion for choreography. That passion has led him to choreographing for up and coming signed recording artists and major networks such as; Musiq Plus in Canada, Hub Network, MTV, and Disney. Leon hopes to continue to share his talent with the world whether it be on tour with an artist or teaching workshops.

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Virginia Stewart holds a Master of Arts with emphasis in Music Education from University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Music with emphasis in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. She has studied with opera legend Juliana Gondek, Earl Coleman and Martha Shiel and has coached with Metropolitan Opera’s Martin Katz, Broadway coach Brad Garside and LA Opera’s Ken Cazan. She holds a California Single Subject Teaching Credential for K-12 Music. Virginia has an extensive performance resume in theater, musical theater, opera, concert and recordings. She was most recently featured on Hershey Felder’s national broadcast of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE singing the classic “Someone to Watch Over Me.” International credits include a European tour as the soprano soloist alongside world-renown organist Marilyn Mason for a series of recordings created for the Library of Congress. She has performed in the beautiful La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris singing opera and oratorio highlights with the Orchestre Classik Ensemble, and has performed jazz standards at the 7 Lezards Night Club also in Paris. She performed a night of Broadway and Jazz Standards to a standing room only crowd at the Cocodrillo Verde Club in Lima, Peru. In New York City, Virginia performed in jazz clubs, notably the Blue Note and the Parkside Lounge, and premiered lead roles in Off-Broadway musicals The Great Gatsby, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Little Women, among others. In Los Angeles, she has sung lead operatic roles with Los Angles Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Casa Italiana Opera Company, Center Stage Opera, Repertory Opera of LA, and El Dorado Opera as well as musical theater roles with the Santa Clarita Regional Theater, for which she has been nominated for several performance awards. She regularly performs as the lead vocalist with the College of the Canyons Jazz Band, which included THE THREE PIGGY BE-Bopera, a Jazz adaptation that she wrote with the late Dirk (Stuart) Fischer) of her children’s opera THE THREE PIGGY OPERA. Virginia writes and produces children’s operas that all have international distribution and multiple national broadcasts. THREE PIGGY OPERA was nominated for a Best Children’s Song by the 2011 Independent Music Awards and is a newly released iPad app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3-piggy-opera/id647451011?mt=8), and RED RIDING HOOD was nominated for Best Children’s Album by the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Her children’s opera company, Once Upon An Opera (http://www.OnceUponAnOpera.org), coordinates and trains children’s ensembles for local opera companies and recording contracts. The National Arts Reach Foundation is currently using one of Virginia’s ensembles’ recordings as their theme song.Virginia has taught voice privately for the past 8 years. Her unique and creative teaching style has led several of her students to be regularly featured on movie soundtracks, commercials, national radio stations, CD recordings, television broadcasts and have performed on Broadway and professional opera stages throughout the US and Internationally. She works as a vocal director for regional and community theaters and has been nominated for several awards for Best Musical Direction.

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