FLORIDA’S GOT TALENT

Cirque Dreams KidsTime Star Camper Kellie Kessling & Broadway Director Neil Goldberg

Cirque Dreams KidsTime Star Camper Kellie Kessling & Broadway Director Neil Goldberg

FLORIDA’S GOT TALENT

Davie girl shines in Cirque Dreams KidsTime Camp and wins a role in the Broadway production ofCirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

It’s not every day that young performers get to be mentored by a renowned Broadway director. Yesterday, Neil Goldberg, the founder of the global entertainment brand “Cirque Dreams” based in Pompano Beach, Florida had to make a tough decision—was there anyone amongst the 36 South Florida campers participating in Cirque Dreams KidsTime, who had the talent worthy of joining the Broadway production of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy?

Ultimately, he saw a shining star in Kellie Kessling, age 11, from Davie, Florida.

For the past two days, Neil Goldberg watched 36 amazing and talented children who were all enrolled in Cirque Dreams KidsTime at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The campers ranging in age from 10-16 learned new skills, uncovered hidden talents and participated in master classes led by experts from around the world.  Intermittently, Neil stepped in and directed the kids in a variety of scenes from the Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Broadway production.  Their individual skills were combined with the lessons they were learning and at the end of the two day program, Neil determined Kellie Kessling was the program’s shining star.

“Kellie has a special gift…talent, creativity and imagination.  Inviting her to train, rehearse and appear on stage with 25 amazing artists from around the world in the Broadway production of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is not only a once in a lifetime opportunity, but the mission of the Cirque Dreams KidsTime educational program and camp.  Now all of South Florida can witness a star-in-the-making while experiencing the critically acclaimed Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts,” Goldberg said.