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Director Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. At the A.R.T.: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (winner of Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Director), Prometheus Bound, Death and The Powers: The Robots' Opera, The Donkey Show, Johnny Baseball, and Best of Both Worlds. Her other recent work includes Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil's newest creation which had its world premiere in Montreal in April 2012; The Public Theater's Tony-Award winning revival of HAIR on Broadway (2009 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for 8 Tony Awards including Best Director, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League Award for Best Revival of a Musical), and London's West End; Kiss Me, Kate (Glimmerglass Opera) and Lost Highway (ENO co-production with the Young Vic.) Her opera credits include The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company), Il mondo della luna (Hayden Planetarium in New York); Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Turn Of The Screw, Cosi fan tutte, and the Monteverdi trilogy Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Orfeo (Chicago Opera Theater). She is a Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University's English Department, and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Boston Conservatory. Paulus received The Drama League's 2012 Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.
Gypsy Snider cofounded Les 7 doigts de la main in Montreal in 2002 with 6 other co-directors. Born into the circus ring as daughter of the founders of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, Gypsy began her artistic career at age four. She has been performing ever since. She performed internationally (Cirque du Soleil; Cirque Knie; Pomp Duck and Circumstance; Teatro Zinzanni). An original performer in Loft, Mistress of Ceremonies in Cabaret des 7 doigts de la main, co-creator of Loft and co-director of Traces (nominated Outstanding Choreography, New York Drama Desk Awards, TOP 10 TIME Magazine in 2011, Special Guest in America's Got Talent). She teaches and directs at multiple circus centers.
Choreographer Chet Walker was a close collaborator of Bob Fosse, co-created and choreographed the Tony and multi-international-award-winning musical Fosse, and appeared in Fosse's musicals The Pajama Game, Pippin, Dancin', and Sweet Charity. Other Broadway credits include Lorelei, The Ambassadors, and On the Town. He is the recipient of the L.A. Dramalogue Award for Best Choreography for Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Sweden's equivalent of the Tony Award for Best Choreography for Annie Get Your Gun; and Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for his co-choreography of Pal Joey at the Goodman Theatre. He has also choreographed and directed works for Cirque du Soleil, Compania Internacional de Teatro Musical in Buenos Aires (where he is co-Artistic Director), Jacob's Pillow (where he serves as Director of the Jazz Program), for television in the US and internationally. He is also Artistic Director of WALKERDANCE, a nonprofit Musical Theatre Dance Company.
For more information, visit www.PippinTheMusical.com.