ABOUT PREP IN TIME

Founded in 2020 in Boulder, Colorado, Prep in Time was created to serve the needs of musical theatre students applying to colleges in today’s fast paced world. Julie Scott, Shari Polis, and Elaina Osburn combined their years of teaching experience together to create a service that meets the needs of the busy high school student of today. Musical theatre teachers and performers, Julie, Shari, and Elaina had been prepping theatre kids for their auditions for years; and joining forces with college specialist Cameron Moore to create a one-stop shop was the next step. The pandemic inspired them to take their prepping talents to the next level, and Prep in Time was born!

JULIE SCOTT 

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Julie Scott is excited to bring her experience in performance, directing, recording and coaching to Prep in Time! After receiving her Music Education degree from The Ohio State University, Cum Laude, Julie performed professionally both nationally and internationally. For ten years, she performed on the prestigious Royal Viking Line, traveling and singing around the globe. Julie spent time in NYC, as part of a vocal jazz quartet, performing in clubs and for corporate events. In the western region of the U.S., she had numerous lead roles in Musical Theatre, receiving multiple Best Actress awards. Julie is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Kid Clever Music, a series of original music and books that put math to music for children. Julie wrote and performed all music and lyrics for these acclaimed educational CDs. For the past sixteen years, Julie has owned and directed a private studio, helping young singers achieve their personal musical goals. Through the years, her studio has performed on Disney’s stages and participated in their workshops. Julie has helped various students audition and participate in many summer and seasonal programs, including Interlochen in MI, Stage Door in NY, DCPA Teen Intensives, OCU Summer workshops, and Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has especially enjoyed, and had great success with, guiding high schoolers as they find their way into the right colleges to begin their journeys toward a career in Musical Theatre or Vocal Performance. 

SHARI POLIS

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After graduating from the University of Michigan, Shari Polis lived in New York City where she directed and choreographed musicals for kids of all ages for 2 decades. Shari formed the Performing Arts program at Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn. At Hannah Senesh, Shari taught dance and drama to Kindergarten through 8th graders and directed the school's musicals for 17 years. She was a teaching artist with NYC's leading children’s theaters Tada! and City Lights for 10 years. Shari founded her own dance and theater company in Brooklyn, the UpBring Dance Company, which she ran for 12 years. UpBring's 100 dancers traveled the East Coast performing Shari's works. Shari's NYC theater credits include The Vagina Monologues at the acclaimed off Broadway theater Soho Playhouse, Lysistrata in the international touring company, and The Minotaur off Broadway. TV credits include Del Taco commercials, MTV’s The Life and Times of Milo, and VH1 promo commercials,. She can be seen currently dancing on tv in the national Cheerios commercial #behearthealthy. Shari is the Performing Arts teacher at the Boulder JCC, and teaches private dance classes from her home in the mountains of beautiful Boulder, CO. She is thrilled to join Prep in Time as our Dance Specialist! 

ELAINA OSBURN

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Elaina Osburn is an actor, singer, dancer, musician, and teacher/coach who is based out of Colorado. She attended The University of Wyoming where she studied Theatre and Dance with a Musical Theatre concentration, and a Dance minor. She has been professionally performing within the industry for over 13 years, and has been coaching vocal, acting, and piano lessons for 5+ years. While completing her senior year, Elaina moved to New York where she was accepted into the Open Jar Residency Program. During her time in NYC she worked with many Broadway icons (Susan Stroman, Joanna Gleason, Jeff Whiting, Kate Baldwin, Stacia Fernandez, and countless others), while activity taking classes, auditioning, and working within the industry. Elaina has done many shows locally and regionally, some of which include The Imaginary - Staged (Emily U/S, ensemble), Shrek the Musical (Fiona), Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Company (Marta), and many more. She is absolutely ecstatic to be joining Prep in Time as our Acting Specialist!

CAMERON MOORE

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Cameron Moore is thrilled to bring her experience in collegiate matching to Prep in Time! After receiving her Business Degree from The University of Georgia, Cameron spent 30 years in the corporate sector specializing in project and pipeline management.  She became a master at tracking and meeting important dates and deadlines. Having had the opportunity to navigate the admissions process for her three daughters, she became enthralled with the collegiate matching process. As every student brings a unique background, set of qualifications and expectations to the college selection process, finding the best fits art college program can be a daunting process for both parents and students. Dedicated to each student’s individual and personal success, Cameron’s goal is to identify, prepare and guide each student through the admissions process. She is looking forward to helping you stay organized and on top of each prospective college’s audition and admission requirements!

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES

Augustana College

Belmont University

Long Island University 

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma State University

Oral Roberts University

Shorter University

SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Cortland

Thornton School of Jazz

University of the Arts

University of Colorado (Boulder)

University of Kansas

University of Northern Colorado

University of Oklahoma

University of Utah

University of Wyoming

University of Southern California

Vanguard University

Webster University

SUMMER TRAINING & PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM ACCEPTANCES

AMDA (Los Angeles/NYC)

Broadway Artists Alliance (NYC)

Berklee College of Music (Boston)

Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan)

Oklahoma City University Summer Music Program (OCU)

Open Jar Institute (NYC)

Saratoga (New York)

Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts (New York)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting (CA/NYC)