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Based in New York City, Jason Wise (he/him) has directed and choreographed over 20 productions around the world - most recently, Anything Goes (starring Sally Struthers and Andrea McArdle) at Gateway Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse. Other recent credits include Lifetime's Dance Moms (Season 5 -‘s Season 7), and serving as the choreographer for Mamma Mia! at ACT of Connecticut (under the Artistic Advisory of Stephen Schwartz)...read more
This class is a celebration of the Broadway musical, featuring a curriculum based on the styles of Michael Bennett, Gower Champion, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Kidd, Peter Gennaro and Tommy Tune. With great attention to presentation and performance, students will use teamwork and communal efforts to develop a stronger understanding of the proper execution of a Broadway production number, by applying the necessary techniques, musicality, discipline, and confidence towards the goal of maintaining a successful career as a professional dancer in the American musical theater.