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Elvis Presley's Graceland is pleased to announce that actor, voiceover artist, and acting coach Katelyn Nichols will once again lead its Performing Arts Camp in July.

Nichols graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis, where she  earned a BFA in Theater Performance. Now based in New York City, she coaches  kids and
teens through K. Nichols Studio and regularly records for TV and radio.

She was recently the voice of Kohl's and has been seen and heard on ABC, NBC, Lifetime, and in several off Broadway festival productions. Nichols has always been  
passionate about bringing arts education to kids and teens.
She worked for several years with young clients such as the Jonas Brothers, Demi  Lovato, and Jordin Sparks, as well as with talent agencies and casting offices in New York
and Los Angeles.

Her wealth of knowledge will provide students with a look behind the show business scenes and offer a grounded approach to auditions and the performing arts.& The
Graceland Performing Arts Camp is so much more than any other performing arts camp, stated Nichols. & The kids really get to experience not only a regular performing arts
camp but also the Elvis side, so they get to experience exhibitions, museums and tour Graceland Mansion.

The other part that I think is really, really special is that it's kids & literally from all over the world.  They immediately connect, have fun and make new friends from all over the
country and the World.& Joining the faculty this year as a Special Guest Counsellor is Reagan Strange who was a finalist on Adam Levine's team during last year's season of
the hit NBC show The Voice.

Born in Germantown, Tenn and raised in the Mid-South, Strange comes by her love  for entertaining naturally, as she comes from a family of talented musicians and singers.
She began singing on her own at the young age of two and became involved in vocal lessons at the age of eight. She has also been involved in local family theater, as well as
singing and skits at church. Strange is a staple each season for the Memphis Redbirds, Desoto River Kings and Memphis Grizzlies as a National Anthem singer. In addition to
appearing as a  Special Guest Counsellor, Strange will also perform with the campers as part of their finale showcase.

I am so excited to be participating in this year's camp stated Strange. It will be a joy  for me to work with all of the kids and share my experience and knowledge about
performing.  Last year's camp was a huge success. Families from all over the world attended and gave rave reviews. For a look at last year's camp including testimonials
from some of the kids and parents visit here.

The Graceland Performing Arts Camp offers two different date options this year: the    July 10-14 session is exclusively for kids ages 13-17, and the second, July 17-21, for
kids ages 6-16 (with instruction segmented by age).  Camp participants will explore their talents in workshops on stage at The Guest House at Graceland Theater and on
actual production sets featured in the acclaimed Sun Records TV series. They will participate in daily workshop sessions that include acting, singing and dancing.

Over the four days of camp, campers will develop their own showcase, culminating in an evening performance on stage at The Guest House Theater for family and friends on
the last night of camp.  Additional Graceland Performing Arts Camp Faculty include: Hayley Bell will serve as Acting Director this year. She has participated in a wide range of
the performing arts  including theater (performance and tech), choir, and has ten years of dance  experience, having studied ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical. Memphis native Joel
Valdez will return as Music Director. Valdez, a veteran instrumental and vocal music teacher at Memphis' Overton High School, has performed with several popular Memphis
bands for the last 20 years.

McKenzie Day will also return as Choreography Director. Day is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She earned her BA in Dance and English Literature. She has taught
various dance styles in studios, recreation centers and schools including the New Ballet. During the camp experience, each participant will follow in the footsteps of Elvis
Presley, as they explore the Graceland campus, including the new Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex and The Guest House at Graceland resort.

They'll tour Elvis' legendary home and learn how he became the greatest entertainer of all time - in the studio, on stage, and on the big screen. A welcome party, movie  
screenings and other camp activities will take place over the four days, in addition to  the performing arts workshops and creative sessions.

Originating Source - USA TODAY

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