BELLE LINDA HALPERN (Vocal Technique & Songs) a cabaret singer and actress, has taught singing since 1986 in Boston, San Francisco, Italy and France. Belle has performed at clubs and theaters in New York, San Francisco, Paris, Munich, Jerusalem, and Bombay. She has taught at Harvard University and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Her influences include cabaret singer Martha Schlamme (cabaret), Penelope Kreitzer (acting), Edwin Gray (musical theatre), and Christa Ludwig (opera). Belle is co-founder of the Ariel Group (www.arielgroup.com) and co-author of the best-selling Leadership Presence, a book about leadership and dramatic performance. Most recently she created the critically acclaimed show: CRAVINGS — Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction a funny and thought-provoking look at our search for what feeds us. The Boston Globe and Jewish Advocate named it their Best Theater of 2009, and it was nominated for an IRNE Award in 2010. Belle and music Director/accompanist, Tuscany Projects own Ron Roy, recently went in to the studio and we’re excited to announce the CD is now available. Please visit www.cravingscabaret.com for details. During the workshop, Belle will focus on the art of cabaret: connecting performers to their song and to their audience through feelings and life experiences.