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Ani Taj

 
Bio:
Ani Taj is a choreographer, performer, and founder of The Dance Cartel. She choreographs musicals, plays, concerts, music videos, art parties, flash mobs, and more. She is fueled by research trips to Brazil and loves to make dances inspired by Carnaval. Since 2012, The Dance Cartel's acclaimed event ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ani Taj is a choreographer, performer, and founder of The Dance Cartel. She choreographs musicals, plays, concerts, music videos, art parties, flash mobs, and more. She is fueled by research trips to Brazil and loves to make dances inspired by Carnaval. Since 2012, The Dance Cartel's acclaimed event ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Ensemble

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Choreographer

Ani Taj Biography

Ani Taj is a choreographer, performer, and founder of The Dance Cartel. She choreographs musicals, plays, concerts, music videos, art parties, flash mobs, and more. She is fueled by research trips to Brazil and loves to make dances inspired by Carnaval. Since 2012, The Dance Cartel's acclaimed event ONTHEFLOOR has toured many diverse spaces, including Ace Hotel NY, Velocity Dance Center, Bootleg Theater (LA), The High Line, Brooklyn Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Music videos for Yoko Ono, Reggie Watts, Vic Mensa, Sarh, and The Sway Machinery. While bridging gaps between dance and music scenes, Taj keeps one foot firmly in the world of live theater. Recent projects include Runaways (New York City Center), Lazarus (Associate Choreographer, NYTW), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), NOIR (SAF), The Nomad by Elizabeth Swados (The Flea), Good Men Wanted (ANTFest, Arena Stages), Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Choreographer, Shakespeare in the Park), Jesse Eisenberg's Asuncion (Rattlestick), and several projects with Les Freres Corbusier.




Ani Taj News

Linda Lavin, Daniel K. Isaac & More to Star in the World Premiere of Roundabout's YOU Photo Linda Lavin, Daniel K. Isaac & More to Star in the World Premiere of Roundabout's YOU WILL GET SICK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of You Will Get Sick, a new play by Noah Diaz directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Pinkleton. The cast includes Marinda Anderson, Daniel K. Isaac, Linda Lavin, Nate Miller, and Dario Ladani Sanchez all of whom are making their Roundabout Theatre Company debuts.

Mason Alexander Park to Star in Olney Theatre Center's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Photo Mason Alexander Park to Star in Olney Theatre Center's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

Revolutionary punk-rock sensation Hedwig and the Angry Inch is coming to Olney Theatre Center this winter (November 26, 2021 to January 2, 2022) starring Mason Alexander Park, who earned a Helen Hayes Award for Best Leading Performer in a Musical for their role as the Emcee in Olney’s 2019 production of Cabaret. 

Pioneers Go East Collective Presents CROSSROADS Next Month at Judson Memorial Church Photo Pioneers Go East Collective Presents CROSSROADS Next Month at Judson Memorial Church
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

CROSSROADS is a dance, film, and cross-disciplinary performance series centering the work of queer, BIPOC, and feminist artists. Presented by Pioneers Go East Collective, the fall 2021 series will feature in-progress works by 12 artists with diverse aesthetic and conceptual approaches to dance and performance-making.

Luna Stage Presents 50 DAYS/50 STATES Photo Luna Stage Presents 50 DAYS/50 STATES
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 4, 2020

Luna Stage, in collaboration with The Andrew Goodman Foundation and Dance The Vote, announces 50 Days/50 States--A Virtual Dance Party celebrating civic participation and marking fifty days to the November election.

Luna Stage Launches THE VOTING WRITES PROJECT Photo Luna Stage Launches THE VOTING WRITES PROJECT
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2020

Luna Stage debuts its ambitious, two-month-long Voting Writes Project, a series of interdisciplinary performance events celebrating civic participation. This multimedia experience celebrates democratic participation in advance of the November 2020 election. The Voting Writes Project was created in collaboration with the Andrew Goodman Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Alysha Umphress, Sean Okuniewicz, Rotimi Agbabiaka & More Will Lead THE ROCKY HORROR  Photo Alysha Umphress, Sean Okuniewicz, Rotimi Agbabiaka & More Will Lead THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW In San Francisco
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2020

Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show

Starbird & The Phoenix Release Acoustic Music Video for 'Sunbeam' Photo Starbird & The Phoenix Release Acoustic Music Video for 'Sunbeam'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 12, 2019

Just one year following the release of their stunning summery single ‚ÄúSunbeam,‚ÄĚ NYC folk/pop duo¬†Starbird & the Phoenix¬†have revealed an acoustic rendition of the track with a playful music video to match.¬†

RWS Entertainment Group and Virgin Voyages Announces Global Casting Tour Photo RWS Entertainment Group and Virgin Voyages Announces Global Casting Tour
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 13, 2019

Virgin Voyages and their Creative Collective, tasked with curating original and uniquely Virgin entertainment experiences, are launching a worldwide casting tour for the company's inaugural season.

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 'New Frontier' Lineup Photo Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 'New Frontier' Lineup
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 5, 2018

Sundance Institute spotlights work at the dynamic crossroads of film, art and technology with the New Frontier selections for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, announced today. This curated collection of cutting-edge independent and experimental media works are by creators who are pushing artistic innovation across new mediums that include VR, AR, mixed reality (MR) and AI. Programmers assembled a global slate of work from a mix of invitations and submissions to an open call for VR work earlier this year.

George Street Playhouse Debuts ANYTOWN About Opioid Abuse Photo George Street Playhouse Debuts ANYTOWN About Opioid Abuse
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2018

George Street Playhouse's Educational Touring Theatre, courtesy of support from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health, will premiere a new musical about the opioid crisis and its impact on teens and families. This original musical was developed in response to the devastating impact prescription opioid misuse, heroin, and fentanyl have had on communities throughout New Jersey. Anytown will premiere on September 25, 2018 at George Street Playhouse as part of a special Spotlight Conference on Opioid Abuse.  The Spotlight Conference will feature a keynote address from New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal along with workshops for educators, school administrators, and public health professionals conducted by experts in the field from RWJBarnabas Health's Institute for Prevention and Recovery.  

Ani Taj Videos

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Alum Courtney Bassett Releases Music Video For 'Sunbeam' Featuring Videoplay
VIDEO: GREAT COMET Alum Courtney Bassett Releases Music Video For 'Sunbeam' Featuring Familiar Broadway Faces

by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2018

Courtney Bassett, seen on Broadway in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, has released a music video with her band Starbird & the Phoenix for their song 'Sunbeam.'

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the Public Theater's Gala Performance of RUNAWAYS! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the Public Theater's Gala Performance of RUNAWAYS!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2018

Last night, The Public Theater's Annual Gala celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Elizabeth Swados' iconic musical RUNAWAYS at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

VIDEO: Charmante! See the New Music Video for GREAT COMET's 'Charming'
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

See the brand-new music video from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Amber Gray, who plays Helene in the show, the video features the show's most villainous anthem, 'Charming.'

VIDEO: 'GREAT COMET's Josh Groban Reveals How His Fat Suit Saved Him from Injury
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 14, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET performed live on today's ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Prior to the performance, Groban chatted about the experience of making his Broadway debut in the musical.

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Perform 2 Songs Live on GMA!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 14, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET performed 'Prologue' and 'Pierre' live on today's ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Watch the appearance in full below!

VIDEO: Lucas Steele Gets Personal with BC/EFA Speech After 'GREAT COMET'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Lucas Steele took a moment after a performance of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to give a touching speech encouraging donations to BC/EFA. See what he had to say below! 

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Releases Music Video for 'Sonya Alone'
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2017

See the brand-new music video for 'Sonya Alone' from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Brittain Ashford, who plays Sonya in the show, the video features one of the show's most tender moments as the actress sings the moving, act two ballad.

'GREAT COMET' to Welcome HAMILTON Star as Josh Groban's Summer Successor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning July 3, 2017, starring alongside Denée Benton as 'Natasha.' Click below to watch a fun video introducing the new star!

VIDEO: Josh Groban Talks Immersive Audience Interaction in 'GREAT COMET OF 1812'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Josh Groban spoke to Stephen Colbert about making his Broadway debut in the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.

BWW TV: RUNAWAYS Takes Over the NY City Center Stage for Encores! Off-Center- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

New Your City Center's Encores! Off-Center series is back and better than ever! The series will kick off the 2016 season with Runaways from July 6-9th. RUNAWAYS is set in 1977 when Liz Swados spent several months observing and interviewing child Runaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work in its day, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. The Encores! Off-Center production will honor a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon.


Ani Taj Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ani Taj been in?
Ani Taj has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ani Taj been in?
Ani Taj has not appeared in the West End


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