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Dianne McIntyre

Dianne McIntyre (born July 18, 1946) is an African-American dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Her notable works include Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Dance Adventure in Southern Blues (A Choreodrama), an adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, as well as productions of why i had to dance, Spell #7, and for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, with text by Ntozake Shange. She has won numerous honors for her work including an Emmy nomination, three Bessie Awards, and a Helen Hayes Award. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Bailey De Young

Bailey De Young (née Buntain; September 16, 1989) is an American actress and dancer most well known for playing the characters Ginny Thompson on Bunheads and Lauren Cooper on Faking It.

Jean-Carlos Garcia

Jean-Carlos Garcia (born 5 July 1992) is a Gibraltarian footballer who plays for Gibraltar National League side Bruno’s Magpies, and the Gibraltar national team. Mainly a right back, he can also play as a right winger.

Sara Mearns

Sara Ann Mearns is an American ballerina who dances as a principal dancer for the New York City Ballet. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina, where she began dance training at the age of three. As a teenager Mearns continued her studies with Patricia McBride and Stanislav Issaev, before entering the School of American Ballet in 2001. She joined the New York City Ballet as an apprentice in 2003, and became a member of the corps de ballet in 2004. She made her debut in a leading role just 18 months later in the dual roles of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake at the age of 19. Mearns was promoted to soloist in 2006 and to principal in 2008.
In 2013 Mearns starred in A Dancer’s Dream, a New York Philharmonic production choreographed by Karole Armitage and conducted by Alan Gilbert, which was broadcast nationally. In 2015 she made her Broadway debut in the “Lonely Town” pas de deux from the Tony-nominated musical On the Town, choreographed by Joshua Bergasse.

Claire Tran

Claire Tran est une actrice et danseuse franco-britannique, née en 1985 à Londres.

Pamella D’Pella

Pamella D’Pella (born Pamela Denise Manley; August 22, 1957) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, photographer and dancer. Pamella is recognized for her extensive acting career, most notably for her years spent as “Julia” in the long running soap opera The Young and the Restless and as Teresa on The Bold and the Beautiful. She has appeared in numerous other films and television shows such as, Ted and Venus, Hot Boyz, Caged Heat II: Stripped of Freedom, and Diagnosis: Murder. Additionally, D’Pella was one of the founding members of the Location Managers Guild of America and held the office of Vice President .

Victoria Vokes

Victoria Vokes (25 August 1850 – 1 November 1894) was a British music hall, pantomime and burlesque actress and dancer of the 19th-century and a member of the Vokes Family of entertainers. For more than ten years they were the central attraction at the annual pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from 1868 to 1879 when their popularity began to wane.

Kristin Seifert-DeCarlo

Kristin Seifert-DeCarlo’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Gus Giordano

Gus Giordano (July 10, 1923 – March 9, 2008), born August Thomas Giordano III, was an American jazz dancer, teacher and choreographer. He performed on Broadway and in theater and television. He taught jazz dance to thousands in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. He was the founder of Gus Giordano Dance School (1953), founder of Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago (1963), creator of the First American Jazz Dance World Congress (1990) and the author of Anthology of American Jazz Dance (1975). He taught at institutions around the world including American Ballet Theatre, The American University of Paris, Duke University, Joffrey Ballet, New York University and hundreds more. He choreographed award-winning shows for television, film, stage, commercials and industrials. Giordano is one of the founders of theatrical or Broadway jazz dance styles, not to be confused with African American vernacular jazz styles that he drew upon.

James Hernandez

JamesChicoHernandez (born April 14, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois) is an accomplished athlete in the sport of Sambo and a twelve-time member of the Team USA National Team.

Emily Rose Brown

Emily Rose Brown’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Kai Widdrington

Kai Widdrington (born 23 August 1995) is an English dancer and choreographer. In 2012 he reached the final of the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent. He is also known as being one of the professional dancers on the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars.

Alexander Petrov

Alexander Petrov’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Elaine McDonald

Elaine Maria McDonald (2 May 1943 – 8 December 2018) was a pioneer ballerina in Scotland.

Edna Deane

Edna Deane’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Ryan McShane

Ryan McShane (born 22 January 1985) is a Northern Irish dancer and choreographer. He, alongside his professional partner, Ksenia Zsikhotska, were the 2016 United Kingdom & British Latin Professional Champions and British Show Dance Champions. He is also known as being one of the professional dancers on the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars.

Hermione Farthingale

Hermione Farthingale est une mannequin, actrice, danseuse et artiste anglaise née en 1949 ou 1950. Elle a profondément influencé le chanteur-compositeur David Bowie, dont elle a été la compagne de 1968 à 1969.

Katherine Heid

Katherine Heid’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

John Moran (composer)

John Moran is an American composer, author and choreographer. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1965.

Joan McCracken

Joan Hume McCracken (December 31, 1917 – November 1, 1961) was an American dancer, actress, and comedian who became famous for her role as Sylvie (“The Girl Who Falls Down”) in the original 1943 production of Oklahoma! She also was noted for her performances in the Broadway shows Bloomer Girl (1944), Billion Dollar Baby (1945) and Dance Me a Song (1950), and the films Hollywood Canteen (1945) and Good News (1947).

Jeni Le Gon

Jeni LeGon (August 14, 1916 – December 7, 2012) was an American dancer, dance instructor, and actress. She was one of the first African-American women to establish a solo career in tap.
She was born Jennie Bell in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were Hector Ligon, a chef who also worked as a railway porter, and Harriet Bell Ligon, a housewife. She graduated from Sexton Elementary School in 1928, and at the age of thirteen got her first job in musical theater. She eventually auditioned for the chorus line of band leader Count Basie and was selected.
LeGon and her half-sister, Willa Mae Lane, formed a song-and-dance team. They were given the opportunity to go to Detroit and work with nightclub owner Leonard Reed. While there, they received an offer to travel to Hollywood and perform with composer Shelton Brooks. Upon arrival, they discovered there was, in fact, no job. LeGon heard about auditions being held by Ethel Waters’ former manager, Earl Dancer. The audition was for a film that Fox Studios was producing. She won the part and subsequently appeared in dance numbers in several musicals.
While in Hollywood, LeGon had the opportunity to work with performers such as Ethel Waters and Al Jolson. She danced with Fred Astaire and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, becoming the first African-American woman to do so on screen. During this time, she was given a role in Hooray for Love, which led MGM to offer her a long-term contract, making LeGon the first African-American woman to receive such an opportunity. In 1969, LeGon settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she taught tap and pointe. In 1999, the National Film Board of Canada released a documentary film about her life, Jeni Le Gon: Living in a Great Big Way, directed by Grant Greshuk and produced by Selwyn Jacob.

Jeff Calhoun (choreographer)

Jeff Calhoun (born 1960) is an American director, choreographer, producer and dancer.
As a student at Richland High School, now Pine-Richland High School (Gibsonia, PA; North of Pittsburgh), Calhoun was interested in both athletics and performance, playing football and studying tap dance. He danced in the ensemble at The Kenley Players in Ohio in the late 1970s where he met Tommy Tune. Tune later hired Calhoun to perform in the First National Tour of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Calhoun made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982). He also starred opposite Twiggy in My One and Only (1983). Calhoun’s collaboration with Tommy Tune resulted in the 1991 Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Will Rogers Follies. His Broadway directing debut was Tommy Tune Tonight! (1992).
Calhoun began his association with Deaf West Theatre in 2000 when he directed and choreographed a world premiere adaptation of Oliver!. Calhoun continued his work with Deaf West Theater with Big River the following season. Big River subsequently played Roundabout Theatre Company’s America Airlines Theatre in 2003 on Broadway and garnered the 2004 Tony Award for Excellence in Theater. Calhoun also directed the world premiere of the first original American Sign Language musical, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, at the Kirk Douglas Theater in 2007. In 2009, he directed and choreographed the Deaf West Theatre & Center Theater Group production of Pippin at the Mark Taper Forum, which included new and revised material from composer Stephen Schwartz.
Calhoun directed both the world premiere and international productions of Disney’s High School Musical: On Stage and Disney’s High School Musical 2: On Stage. He also provided choreography for Xena: Warrior Princess (The Bitter Suite), Downtown, Happy Together and Weekend Warriors.
Calhoun’s additional Broadway credits include the first Broadway revival of Grease (1994), Annie Get Your Gun (1999), Bells Are Ringing (2001), Brooklyn The Musical (2004), and Grey Gardens (2006). Off-Broadway he appeared in One More Song/One More Dance (1983) with Ann Reinking, choreographed Bouncers (1987) and Comic Potential (2000), and directed Holy Cross Sucks! (2005). His regional theater credits include the First National Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas presented by Theater of the Stars (2008), Shenandoah at the Ford’s Theater (2006) and Himself and Nora, a musical based on James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, which he choreographed and co-directed (with Joseph Hardy) for the Old Globe Theatre in 2005.
Calhoun is an Associate Artist at Ford’s Theater, Washington, DC where he directed both the 2008 Presidential Gala presentation of Frank Wildhorn’s The Civil War, and a new production of that same work as part of the Ford’s Theater 2009 reopening season.
Calhoun recently directed and choreographed the Broadway musical Bonnie & Clyde, a collaboration with composer Frank Wildhorn, lyricist Don Black and librettist Ivan Menchell. The showed opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on December 1, 2011 and closed on December 30th. Bonnie & Clyde had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2009 and had another out-of-town tryout at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, in 2010. Calhoun also directed and choreographed the national tour of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, which began performances in September 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Calhoun’s most recent success is Disney’s Newsies. After a critically acclaimed run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey in Fall 2011, Disney Theatrical Productions announced that the show would transfer to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement. Newsies, which opened at the Nederlander Theatre on March 29, 2012, is now an open-ended run. The new musical boasts 8 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Director of a Musical for Calhoun.
Next on Calhoun’s plate is the first revival of Jekyll & Hyde (musical). The much-anticipated production, starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, will play a 25-week national tour before landing on Broadway in Spring 2013. Calhoun is also set to direct the UK tour of “9 to 5” in Fall 2012.

Teneisha Bonner

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Joshua Tarry

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