/dance

Anthony Gasbarre III



Anthony J. Gasbarre, III A.K.A Bubba G was born in Leavenworth, Kansas and raised as an Army brat. He moved seven times in seven years, until his family returned and planted roots in Leavenworth. As a young man, Anthony discovered his love for the performing arts and immersed himself in it. He was strongly influenced by triple threat

performers such as Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Dance and theatre moved him into a positive direction in his life. Dance gave him an outlet and opportunity to pursue a goal bigger than himself, friends, and community. Utilizing the overwhelming support of the arts in the Kansas City Metro area, Anthony auditioned for a youth arts program Starlight Stars. This exposed him to professional actors, singers, and dancers for the first time. With the guidance of Anthony Edwards and Julius Thomas III, he was encouraged that his passion could be a profession. He perfected his craft further by graduating from Wichita State University, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Anthony gained professional experience on stage throughout his years in school. A pivotal turning point was when he booked his first professional job, landing the leading role of Rum Tum Tugger in CATS. This experience set his career path in motion.

Outside of performing arts, Anthony has an eclectic variety of interests. He has always been a well-rounded athlete, competing in baseball, basketball, and soccer. He remains an avid sports fan, and roots for his local teams in Kansas City. Throughout school, Anthony was always eager to learn about history, and he continues to self-educate by visiting museums, attending conferences, and reading new works. Anthony loves music of all genres. Some of his favorite artists include Teddy Pendergrass, Boz Scaggs, Hall and Oats, Van Morrison, J.Cole, The Notorious B.I.G., Elvis, and Frank Sinatra. Anthony has always been moved by music and refers to the famous song “That’s Life” by Frank as he pursues his dreams. Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race.