By Dave Crawley

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A TV show that airs on Nickelodeon is looking for performers and the producers were in Pittsburgh today.

But “Supah Ninjas” is not looking for people to act. They want people who can dance, tumble and kick! The coming season will be taped in Pittsburgh.

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Stunt coordinator Hank Kingi told hopefuls auditioning at Pittsburgh CLO Academy what he’s looking for.

“We have people that need to be able to flip off walls, bounce around, look like they’re able to defy gravity in many sorts of ways.”

Tattoo shop owner Keith Hernandez says he’s studied martial arts since the sixth grade.

“I finally get a chance to put that skill to use, and I’ve been taking some acting classes, and just trying to put it all together now.”

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Karate school owner Rachael Cipriani hopes her mastery of swordplay helps her slice through competition.

“Something like this doesn’t happen every day, and when an opportunity comes through Pittsburgh, I like to take advantage of it.”

Most of those who are chosen will end up playing the role of bad guys. That would be a reversal of roles for stage and screen veteran Billy Hartung, a father of five.

“I run the Center for Theater Arts, and I study the martial arts now as well. So for those worlds to come together is a dream, and it’s a show my kids can watch.”

And that’s nothing to kick about.

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