Al Blackstone is a New York-based choreographer, performer, and educator and the recipient of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence. Dance Magazine has called his work “sweet, silly, sly... infectious.” While working mostly in musical theatre, his passion for contemporary and jazz dance enriches his unique approach to storytelling. In July of 2012 he directed, and choreographed the original dance narrative Happy We'll Be at the legendary Roseland Ballroom. Other original works include: The Blues a Little for University of the Arts, Hello Dolly for Dancers Responding to Aids’ Dance From the Heart, the solos performed on So You Think You Can Dance by season 8 finalist Jess LeProtto, and an original piece for Broadway Bares 2013. Theatrical credits include directing and choreographing the opening number of Easter Bonnet 2013 (featuring Marin Mazzie) and Sweet Charity at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, Long Island (choreographer). Favorite performing credits: Wicked(Broadway and 1st National Tour), Carousel (Barrington Stages), the feature film A Winter’s Tale, NBC’s American Dreams and TLCs Trading Spaces. His most recent adventure: assisting Sonya Tayeh on the new musical The Last Goodbye. He is currently on faculty at the Broadway Dance Center and Pace University in NYC and JUMP dance convention. www.alblackstone.net
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