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Max Vasapoli, M.Ed. is a graduate and former staff member of the Brind School of Theater Arts at The University of the Arts. He currently serves as an Academic Advisor for High School Programs at The University of Pennsylvania. He is an experienced adjudicator and educator entering his eighth  competition season, having adjudicated dancers across the US and Canada for a multitude of companies. Most recently, Vasapoli adjudicated the Season 8 Finale of Lifetime’s Dance Moms and consulted the Wilma Theatre’s production of Pulitzer Prize-finalist, Dance Nation. He is currently on the roster of Impact Dance Adjudicators and regularly contributes to their blog and podcast. Vasapoli was a founding member of North Shore Music Theatre's Youth Performance Academy, danced competitively throughout high school, and was awarded a Promising Artist Award to attend The University of the Arts. While pursuing his BFA in Musical Theater, Max taught with companies like Wakefield Repertory Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Appel Farm Arts Center, and Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Since 2008, Vasapoli has performed and taught with Opera Philadelphia, appearing in the Opera On The Mall broadcasts of Carmen, The Barber of Seville, the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, and teaching with Opera Philadelphia’s HipH’Opera Program. Max worked alongside Cirque du Soleil’s international ternational tour of Totem in Camden, NJ and his guest speaking credits include The Arden Theatre Company, The University of the Arts, Temple University, Villanova University, ArtsTechNJ, and Theatre Communications Group. Vasapoli has been profiled as an Emerging Arts Leader by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, named a Connector and Keeper by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, and completed his Master's Degree in Education from the Professional Institute for Educators at The University of the Arts. Recently, he danced in Sylvain Émard's Le Super Grand Continental as part of the FringeArts Philadelphia Fringe Festival on the iconic Rocky Steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Instagram: @mx_vsp  

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