Get Launched Vegas Mentors

Alex Stopa

Australian-born Alex Stopa is in high demand as a drummer, percussionist, marimba soloist, and clinician and has performed extensively in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, France, Belgium, Japan, and Hong Kong. Dr. Stopa performs regularly as a percussionist and timpanist for the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Ballet Theater Orchestra, and Nevada Pops Orchestra. He has performed with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Amy Grant, Idina Menzel, Placido Domingo, Donny and Marie Osmond, Charo, Evanescence, in productions of “Wicked”, “The Lion King”, “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular”, “Mary Poppins”, “Evita”, “Mamma Mia”, “The Producers”, Cirque Du Soleil’s “Zarkana”, and for the Latin Grammys. He also played drums for rock group “Big Talk” (the solo project of Ronnie Vannucci from “The Killers”) with whom he performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He currently plays drums for “Le Reve” at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Alex Stopa endorses Sabian Cymbals, Majestic Percussion, Vic Firth drumsticks, and Remo drumheads.

Angela Chan

Angela Chan attended the University of North Texas on a piano performance scholarship and holds a Bachelors of the Arts in Music from Texas Womans University. She has performed all over the US, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico as the Associate Conductor and keyboard player on the national tours of “South Pacific,” “CATS,” “Phantom of the Opera,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz,” and most recently in “Sound of Music” and “An American in Paris!” In Las Vegas she has performed in “The Producers,” “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia,” “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” Disney’s “The Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Steve Wynn’s “Showstoppers”, Cirque Du Soleil’s “KA,” and is currently the Music Director for “Brunch to Broadway” and the Associate Conductor/Keyboards at “Le Reve: The Dream” at the Wynn! Angela is also an award winning lyricist and composer, capturing “Best of the Fringe Festival” awards for her show “Legacy of the Tiger Mother” in San Francisco in 2012 (a self produced show that played in Las Vegas, New York, Adelaide, Australia, and San Francisco), and for “Sudoku the Musical” at the Las Vegas Fringe Festival in 2013!

Anne Martinez

Anne Martinez: holds a BFA in acting and an MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice. Past theatrical credits include: Satine in BAZ A MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE, Daisy in BAZ A MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE, Patty (u/s Sandy/Rizzo) in the Euro Tour of GREASE, Mille in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE, Polly in CRAZY FOR YOU, Amneris in AIDA, Cinderella in CINDERELLA, Lucy Harris in JEKYLL AND HYDE, Ellen in MISS SAIGON, Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS and Evelyn Nesbit in RAGTIME, Fastrada in PIPPIN, Winnifred in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. She has toured with Engelbert Humperdinck as a featured vocalist on his North American Tour. Las Vegas credits include: PIN UP, DANCING QUEEN, SHOWSTOPPERS, 50 SHADES THE PARODY, ELECTRIC CANDY, ZOMBIE BURLESQUE, FANTASY, JUBILEE!, BAZ STAR CROSSED LOVE, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SONG AND DANCE, BITE.

Anthony James Johnson

Bob Torti

Robert Torti has a career in Entertainment that spans over 40 years. From Television to Film To Broadway. His Broadway Credits include his Tony Nominated Performance in “Starlight Express” as “Greaseball” in his Broadway debut. Other Broadway credits include “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” as the “Pharaoh” along with the movie starring opposite Donny Osmond and “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Off Broadway Credits include “Reefer Madness The Musical” also the Movie Version starring opposite Alan Cumming. On the big screen Robert can be seen in “That Thing You Do” as Mr. Downtown in which he received a Gold Record and was directed by Tom Hanks. Other movie credits include”She’s The Man” opposite Amanda Bynes, “Race To Witch Mountain” and “The Game Plan” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He has multiple TV series and national commercials and daytime soap opera and multiple voiceovers including the voice of “The Cone” here in Las Vegas. He is also the host and star of “The Filthy Rich Guide” on CNBC.

Caine Keenan

Cirque Du Soleil’s Mystere

Cash Colligan

Cash Colligan, who’s starting his journey towards a Las Vegas residency, brings 15+ years of his performing experience to the Las Vegas community. Colligan is the co-founder of musical act The Cab, spent several years performing in Vegas’ Play for Keeps and is now launching his solo career while maintaining a 10 year career in marketing & brand awareness.

DeLee Lively-Torti

DeLee Lively was born in Houston,Texas. She started her professional career at the age of 9 as Baby June in Gypsy at Theater Under the Stars, aka TUTS. At the age of 17, she was handpicked by Michael Bennett to perform as Maggie and then Val in the smash hit, A Chorus Line. Tommy Tune cast her as Flaemchen on Broadway in Grand Hotel. Smokey Joe’s Cafe brought her a Tony nomination and a Grammy Award for the role of DeLee. She currently performs and co-produces Brunch to Broadway with her husband, Robert Torti.

Emma Baranski

Emma Baranski is a native of Hamden Connecticut and is currently performing in her first show as a professional synchronized swimmer in the Las Vegas show ‘Le Reve- The Dream’ in the Wynn hotel. She graduated The Ohio State University in the spring of 2017 with a degree in Arts Management and a Minor in Dance. She began intense dance training in high school at The Educational Center for The Arts in New Haven, CT where she was trained by Susan Matheke, Earl Mosley and Freddie Moore. Emma is also alumni of the professional semester program at The Broadway Dance Center in New York City where she performed works by world known choreographers at The Alvin Ailey City Center. While working on her dance teaching license, Emma has had experience being a student dance teacher at AIMS Middle School in Columbus, OH. She was also the marketing intern for The Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company in New York City. Emma was a two-time national collegiate solo synchronized swimming champion in college and lead her team as captain to their 30thoverall national championship in history. She was awarded The Big Ten Medal of Honor at The Ohio State University in 2017, the most prestigious athletic award given by a graduating senior each year. Emma loves to combine her dance and synchronized swimming skills while teaching.

Jason Andino

Jason Andino is addicted to making music, he’s addicted to acting, he’s addicted to the stage! He is a man with a problem and he needs to be stopped!

After performing on stages in over 80 countries on five continents, singing on the small screen and acting on the big screen, Jason Andino still hasn’t had enough! He wants more!

Since his childhood he has had a dream to “Play the first rock concert on the moon…” and he is dead serious. Nothing less will satisfy him. He will continue to sing his heart out, dance his butt off and rock faces off of bodies until that happens.

To our friends at NASA, only you can make this happen now! You can stop the insanity that is Jason Andino by sending him off planet to rock the cosmos. It’s up to you.

Kelli Andino

Lisa Marie Smith

“Full of soul and known for her captivating voice” (Lucky Magazine), Lisa Marie is “A Las Vegas favorite…” (Robin Leach) who “will blow your mind- all we can say is… WOW!” (Stratosphere Hotel and Casino). She is a performer in all realms: singer, songwriter, actress and a published model and writer.

After earning her degree in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, Lisa Marie co-starred in the Award-Winning Las Vegas show PIN UPat the Stratosphere hotel for 4 years. After earning an accalaid as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Las Vegas, she joined the original cast ofBAZ: A Musical Mashup,at the Palazzo Hotel (Best of Las Vegas- “Best New Show”) She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Currently, Lisa Marie is the front woman of “Generation”, currently at Caesar’s Palace, Rush Lounge and The Paris Hotel.

Lisa Marie is excited to have recently signed with the popular indie Record Label, “FERVOR RECORDS”, and will be releasing her first 6-song EP in the early Fall. COO Jeff Freundlich of Fervor Records credits her- “Lisa’s voice is magic. The strength of her heart reveals itself in her performance.”

Rob Mader

Rob Mader is a multi instrumentalist based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rob was a member of the remarkable Clint Holmes band that ran at Harrah’s for seven years and went on to perform with Bette Midler at Caesars Palace, and currently with the Donny and Marie Show at the Flamingo. You can also see him performing with Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, Brunch to Broadway, Cocktail Cabaret, Legends in Concert and Vegas, the Show.

Ron Remke

Ron Remke recently completed a 2 year run in “BAZ-Star Crossed Love” at the Palazzo and is currently in “Cocktail Cabaret” at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars Palace. He was also in the closing cast of “Donn Arden’s Jubilee!” and was a soloist with the renowned “12 Irish Tenors”. He is a frequent Guest Artist with symphonies throughout North America and is also a sought after performer on the high seas having visited over 70 countries while performing on board the Silver Spirit and the Regent Voyager as their production singer. He has appeared in numerous regional theater productions and toured the US with “Kiss Me, Kate” His debut CD is entitled Broadway Classics and available on iTunes.

Samantha Johnson

America’s Got Talent

Timyra-Joi

20 year old Timyra-Joi has been singing since age 2. She was top twelve on TeamXtina on The Voice Season 5 and most recently starred as Juliet in BAZ: A Musical Tour de Force. Timyra-Joi is currently working on new original music is excited to share in the near future.

Tony Coppola

With long-standing national recognition as a tap dance virtuoso, All-American gymnast, master dance teacher, and professional percussionist, Tony Coppola is in high demand as a performer, choreographer and master instructor.
His television choreographic credits include commercials for McDonalds, Aramis cologne, and Autolite autoparts, as well as the Superstars of Gymnastics for USA TV network, John Tesh Live at Redrocks for PBS. He choreographed the World Gold Gymnastics tour starring Nadia Comaneci and a cast of Olympic medalists and Hollywood dancers. *Tony was honored to have a Capezio tap dance shoe named after him. He has taught outreach classes for the Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration. Tony’s music theatre credits include the lead role in GEORGE M and choreographer role in productions of WEST SIDE STORY, CHICAGO, TOMMY, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, KISS ME KATE and many others. While on faculty at UNLV for five years, he became the published author of INVITATION TO THE DANCE, found on amazon.
Tony began his performing career as a dancer for Donny and Marie, and toured the world with the Osmonds for several years. He continued his performing career as a tap soloist for many staged shows, tv shows, and film. He was the master tap teacher for Tremaine conventions for twelve years.
Tony has written for many dance publications and is presently a contributing writer for Dance Informa magazine.
Presently Tony directs and choreographs the Las Vegas based Coppola Rhythm Ensemble and their show “Kickin’ It!” He is the tap instructor for Don Mirault’s Theater Arts Preparatory School at The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas.
*Tony’s endeavors in the outreach arena have led him to a project for children, which combine fitness, dance, and music called “The Rhythkiddz”.

Tony espouses a philosophy of versatility and relevance for himself and his dancers.

Tyler Williams

Tyler Williams is a diverse bassist/composer from the pacific northwest. He enjoys playing a variety of genres on the upright or electric bass. Tyler is currently the musical director and bassist for the show Le Rêve at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Tyler has performed and/or recorded with several artists such as: Dirk K, Peter Erskine, Andrea Bocelli, Clint Black, Kenichi Fujiwara, Richard Oberacker and Karina Gauvin. He has performed in several broadway style production shows including Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q and Monty Python’s Spamalot.
For more information please visit TylerWilliamsMusic.com

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