choreography & musical staging

SUMMER OF í42 (2007)

Paul Barnes, Director

Round House Theatre, MD

TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND THE
  TREASURE OF URSA MAJOR
 
(2006)

Gregg Henry, Director

Kennedy Center, Wash, D.C.

HUCK FINN'S STORY (2006)

Kate Bryer, Director

Imagination Stage, MD

ANYTHING GOES (2006)

Brad Watkins, Director

Olney Theatre Center, MD

OLIVER (2005)

Brad Watkins, Director

Olney Theatre Center, MD

SINGINí IN THE RAIN (2005)

Ilona Kessell & Larry Munsey, (Co-Directors)

The Glove Theatre, NY

CAROUSEL (2004)

Brad Watkins, Director

Olney Theatre Center, MD

BUNNICULA (2004)

Janet Stanford, Director

Imagination Stage, MD

BROADWAY BOUND (revue, 2004)

Philip Collister, Director

MD Arts Festival, Towson Univ.

KISS ME KATE (2004)

Susan Hoffman, Director

Montgomery College, MD

DAMES AT SEA (2003)

Dallet Norris, Director

Olney Theatre Center, MD

SHE LOVES ME (2001)

Jim Petosa, Director

Olney Theatre Center, MD

FALSETTOS

Toby Orenstein, Director

Rep Stage, MD

ITíS A WONDERFUL LIFE

Toby Orenstein, Director

National Tour, Troika Org.

DAMES AT SEA

Tom Width, Director

Swift Creek Mill Playhouse, VA

 

 

Tobyís Dinner Theatre, Columbia, MD (selected), Toby Orenstein, Producing Director:

 

KISS ME, KATE (2006)
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (2006)
Disney's AIDA (2005)
Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2005)
MISS SAIGON (2004)
CATS (also Co-Direction, 2004)
RAGTIME - THE MUSICAL (2003)
FOOTLOOSE (2003)
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (2002)
JEKYLL AND HYDE (2002)
THE JAZZ SINGER (2002)
ANNIE (2001)
CAROUSEL (2001)
DAMN YANKEES (2001)
JOSEPH...TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (2001)
EVITA (2000)
42ND STREET (2000)
FOLLIES (1999)
STATE FAIR (1999)
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (1999)
WEST SIDE STORY (1998)

THE WIZARD OF OZ
MY FAIR LADY
GUYS & DOLLS
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
SHENANDOAH
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
THE MUSIC MAN
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
(Tilford & Nehls)
RED, HOT & COLE
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
(Tilford & Alonso)
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
HELLO, DOLLY!
ZIEGFELD - A NIGHT AT THE FOLLIES
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
THE KING AND I
SOUTH PACIFIC
ON THE TOWN
FUNNY GIRL
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
MAN OF LA MANCHA

 

choreography for concert dance

1994

NO ABSOLUTE TIME

jazz ensemble

DANCE ON THE EDGE SHOWCASE, MD

1992

IN RETURN

jazz duet

Chautauqua Institute, NY

1991

HONEYSCUKLE ROSE

lyrical soft-shoe duet

Chautauqua Institute, NY

1991

IN BETWEEN ITÖ..ALL

solo tap

OUT ON A LIMB CHOREORAPHY PROJECT, MD

 

faculty positions

2005

Instructor, Summer Dance Program

Royal Acad. of Dance-USA, at Goucher College, MD

2004-Present

Adjunct, Department of Performing Arts

American University, Washington, D.C.

1989-Present

Director of Dance Programs, Grades 5-12

McDonogh School, MD

1992-1994

Co-owner, Instructor

Morton Street Dance Center, Inc., MD

1989-1993

Instructor, Summer Dance Program

Chautauqua Institute, NY

1985-1992

Instructor, Preparatory Dance Division

Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins U., MD

1989-1990

Instructor, Dance Department

Goucher College, MD

1983-1998

Instructor

A plethora of commercial studios, MD

1967-1975

Instructor

Ruth School of Dance, NJ

 

awards & honors

Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography:  RAGTIME (2004), DAMN YANKEES (2002)

Helen Hayes Award Nominations for Outstanding Choreography:  Disneyís BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2006), CATS (2005), THE JAZZ SINGER (2003), JOSEPH (2002), 42ND STREET (2001), FOLLIES (2000), STATE FAIR (2000), WEST SIDE STORY (1999)

Semi-finalist DANCE BREAK 2004, SCD Foundation, NY

Individual Artistís Award for Choreography (1995), MD State Arts Council

 

training

Ballet

Alfredo Corvino, Ruth Hausen, Princeton Ballet, Toledo Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, Peabody Institute

Tap

Paul Draper, Brenda Buffalino, Ruth Hausen

Jazz

Luigi, Matt Mattox, Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Joe Tremaine, Ruth Hausen

Modern

Kathy Wildberger

Character

Vera Mirova

Stage Direction

Toby Orenstein

 

education

1983-1987

Graduate Studies/Teaching Assistant: Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of MD Baltimore County, MD

 

Publication:  Kessell, I., Holst, B.D. & Roth, T.F. (1989) Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 86, 4968-4972.

1978-1979

Graduate Studies:  Dept. of Pathology, University of MD School of Medicine, MD

1975-1978

Graduate Studies/Teaching Assistant:  Dept. of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University, OH

1975

B.S. Biology with Honors, College of St. Elizabeth, NJ

 

other employment

1978-1983

Research Assistant, Veteranís Administration Medical Center, MD

 

affiliations

Member of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers (SSDC), an independent union

Member of the National Dance Association (NDA)

Member of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

 

REFERENCES AND VIDEO-EXCERPTS OF CHOREOGRAPHY ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST