Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler Named Pace Performing Arts' Guest Artist
Pace Performing Arts' (PPA) has announced Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler as a guest artist in its Commercial Dance program for the fall 2013 semester. He is currently the choreographer for the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie.
As guest artist, Blankenbuehler will teach master classes and stage DO WAH DO, a piece from his new theater project Only Gold. The work will be presented at Dancespace on December 15, 2013 at Pace University.
"Andy Blankenbuehler is one of the brightest choreographers working in the commercial theater. It has been a pleasure watching him teach and create work with our young artists in the Commercial Dance program," said Rhonda Miller, head of Commercial Dance.
Blankenbuehler won the 2008 Tony Award for his choreography of In the Heights. His work on In the Heights also garnered the Lucille Lortel Award; the Joe A. Callaway Award; the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk award. His other Broadway credits include Bring It On, 9 to 5, The People in the Picture, and the revival of The Apple Tree.
"We believe it essential to provide our students opportunities to work with accomplished professionals like Andy. Such opportunities prepare our students for professional success and further enrich the educational experience we provide," said Dyson College dean Nira Herrmann.
About Pace Performing Arts: Pace Performing Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting; Acting for Film, Television, Voice-Overs and Commercials; Commercial Dance; Production and Design; and Musical Theater. It also offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting and Directing under the International Performance Program.