WABI the Program
Create a Sustainable Dance and Movement Practice
Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Theatre Dance, Intro to Martial Arts
WABI theatre and dance was created in 2015 in Denver following Ms. Younger’s move west from NYC. WABI shifted the landscape of training in CO by offering the young singer/actors ages 12-18 formal dance training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Theatre Dance. The students were able to strengthen their third skill for Musical Theatre and gain success at local auditions as well as auditions for BFA Musical Theatre Programs. College Prep is also included in the WABI curriculum. Currently WABI is represented at these colleges; Boston Conservatory, PACE, NYU, Michigan, Texas State, Belmont, the Hartt School, Shenandoah Conservatory, PENN State, Montclair, Utah University, Carnegie Melon, Lipscomb and Molloy/CAP21.
Caroline Younger is the creator and director of WABI theatre and dance which she launched in 2015 in Denver, CO after moving west from NYC where she spent 20 years working as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. The program filled a specific niche; serious dance training for young singer/actors ages 12-18 as well as College Prep and Intensives to prepare students for a career in Musical Theatre.
She has performed in six National Tours, one European Tour, a slew of Regional Theatre, TV Commercials and was cast on Broadway in Little Me in 1998. After an injury prevented her from doing the show, she dove in teaching, writing and choreography. She is a member of AEA and SAG. She has taught at Wagner College, Marymount College, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and many studios throughout NY, NJ, CT and CO.
Caroline has choreographed for Musical Theatre and Concert Dance. In 2019 she won the Bobby G award for Outstanding Choreography for her work on Thoroughly Modern Millie at Valor Conservatory in CO.
As a teacher, Caroline believes in being a positive mentor for her students and inspires young artists to grow fully into their potential as well as instilling confidence, individual self expression, discipline and a reverence for the arts. Her students are in many of the top BFA programs for Musical Theatre including: Carnegie Mellon, Shenandoah Conservatory, PENN State, Boston Conservatory, PACE, NYU, Molloy/CAP21, Michigan, and Montclair.