5:30pm - 7:00pm
Open Level

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Open Level

Offering a working professional's approach to the rich world of musical theatre dance. Pivotal American Musical choreography by such artists as Jerome Robbins,
Bob Fosse, Susan Stroman, and Kathleen
Marshall is taught. Particular attention
is paid to the impact these dances have
had upon the American theatre scene.

This session, along with classic American musicals
like West Side Story, Stephen has taught
actual choreography from current running
Broadway musicals like Hairspray,
Mama Mia, The Producers,
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

Yes, sometimes you have to sing AND dance in this class, but hey, it's fun and -- it's
"Musical" Theatre!

Beginners will be extremely challenged
-- but are welcome at all times!


TEPHEN REED has appeared on Broadway in six different musicals including Once Upon A Mattress with Sarah Jessica Parker, How to Succeed in Business... with Matthew Broderick, Crazy For You, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, 110 in the Shade, and CATS -- twice (once starring as the wild rock-n-roller Rum-Tug-Tugger). He's traveled America, Europe, and Japan in Broadway touring productions of shows such as Ragtime, Crazy For You, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, and the recent Tony award winning revival of Kiss Me Kate. He has danced in rock videos for recording artists Prince, Gloria Estefan, Peter Frampton, and Steve Winwood, and was dance supervisor for stage legend Liza Minnelli on her Broadway Tour of Minnelli on Minnelli. As a concert dancer Stephen has performed with Gus Giordano’s Jazz Dance Chicago, as a demi-soloist with the Milwaukee Ballet, and can always be seen tap dancing on top a tin roof shed in PBS Great Performance Presents: Crazy for You!

In addition to performing, Stephen is a full member of S.S.D.&C., the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographer. He has been resident choreographer and guest Director for Tri-Arts Theater in upstate New York for a number of seasons, and directs and choreographs professional musical theater around the United States. Most recently Stephen was Assistant Choreographer for the New York Philharmonic "PBS Presents" Candide! starring Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth Live from Lincoln Center, and directed Kiss Me Kate at the Sharon Playhouse, a A.E.A. LOA theatre in Sharon, Conn.

Most significantly, it's Stephen’s direct work with Broadway choreographic legends such as Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Gillian Lyne, Wayne Cilento, and Kathleen Marshall that brings a wealth of professional knowledge to his teaching and workshops. Coupled with his work as an S.S.D.C. director and choreographer, he gives students invaluable insight into the grueling audition process and strenuous requirements of being a professional dancer in the American Musical Theatre scene.


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