Believe Summer Camp Experience
Patrick Hays is from the great state of Nebraska and has been a part of Believe Summer Camp experience since 2016. Patrick is currently a professional middle school vocal music educator and director in Gretna, Nebraska.
Patrick received a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education from Midland University in 2017. Through Midland University’s performing arts department he also performed in many productions such as Godspell (Jesus), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Zombie Prom (Jonny), Once on This Island (Tonton), and Aida (Radames) to name a few. Patrick also directed and music directed Midland University’s first two cabaret productions.
Patrick has performed and taught all over the United States as well as in countless countries around the world. One of Patrick’s passions is in composing and arranging music. Outside of arranging all of the vocal parts for the Believe summer camps, Patrick has written many compositions and arrangements for groups such as Midland University’s Clef Dwellers, the Midland University Chamber Choir, the Young Americans, as well as high school choirs and show choirs throughout the state of Nebraska. Patrick feels blessed that he can share his talents with the Believe Performing Arts Experience!
Nick Rocz is currently a working actor living in New York. When he first arrived in Southern CA from Texas, he began performing with The Young Americans. With this international performance group he traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, and Japan performing and teaching the craft of acting.
Following this he received his B.F.A in Acting at California State University, Fullerton. Here he performed in a number of plays, such as Songs for a New World, Noises Off, The Laramie Project, Romeo and Juliet, and The Idiot Box.
In addition to his performance work he also produced the Musical Theater and Acting Showcases for two years. Upon leaving the world of academics, Nick has worked on projects on television, on the internet, and film. He is currently an active member with Theater NEO as well as a recurring actor with Courage Theater Company. He is currently in production filming Occupation BG which will debut soon. Nick is an advocate for music and theatrical studies in schools around the globe.
Eric "Spider" Paul
Erick "Spider" Paul, originally from Seattle, WA, began dancing at the age of 17. In 2005 he joined the group called the Young Americans where he received his training.
Passionately driven, he has traveled throughout the world in over 20 countries and 4 continents as a performer and instructor.
Spider has taught at numerous dance studios and conventions, and performed at various venues alongside Broadway stars. His credits include starring and featured roles in “Illuminate”, “Hello! My Baby! The Musical”, and “Chronicles of Narnia” stage play.
Spider has worked alongside some of the top dancers in today’s industry from Los Angeles to Broadway. He is now currently working in Hollywood as a professional dancer. Credits include: Adriana Grande, R. Kelly, Alyson Stoner, Todrick Hall, Anjelah Johnson, and Team I-Luminate.
Abby grew up in Michigan and began training in Jazz, Tap and Ballet at age 12.
In 2005, she moved to Southern California after being accepted into the internationally known performance group The Young Americans. In her 11 years with the organization she had the opportunity to teach, perform and direct national and international tours.
Abby spent two years as resident choreographer for Dixie State Universities performing arts Company, while also dancing full time on the University's Dance and Ballroom teams.
A current resident of Los Angeles, Abby continues to travel the world choreographing and teaching students of all ages. She continues to study under the top dance educators in LA to maintain relevance and understanding of the current dance industry in many genres.
Her goal as a teacher and leader is to encourage and motivate students into truly believing they are capable of more than they could ever dream.