Ayodele Casel

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Casel is an American actress, tap dancer and choreographer. Raised in Puerto Rico, she derived inspiration for her tap style from salsa music. While in college, she studied with Baakari Wilder and Charles Goddertz. She became the first, and remains the only, woman to be a member of Savion Glover's Not Your Ordinary Tappers.

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Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017


Ayodele Casel Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Tap Choreography
[Off-Broadway, 2017]

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All Tickets $20 For Ballet Hispánico's 4/27 En Familia Matinee

Ballet Hispánico presents En Familia Matinee, a special program for young audiences and families, featuring classic pieces from their repertoire. Tickets are $20 and available through the RBC Foundation USA and New York City Center. Don't miss the chance to meet the dancers, learn dance moves, and enjoy Caribbean beats after the show.

Video: Sting Talks MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE at New York City Center

Hear from music icon Sting on this extraordinary new dance-theater show, Message in a Bottle, set to 27 of his most beloved songs.

Review: FUNNY GIRL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center

Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical that follows real-life actress, singer, and comedian Fanny Brice. The story explores her humble beginnings as a struggling stage performer who dreams of making it big with the famed Ziegfeld Follies as well as her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Through it all, Fanny defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Following out-of-town tryouts in Boston and Philadelphia, the original production starring Barbra Streisand opened on March 26th, 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.

Tickets For FUNNY GIRL at Playhouse Square On Sale Tomorrow

FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, is coming to Cleveland for a limited three-week engagement. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Ballet Hispánico to Celebrate Eduardo Vilaro's 15th Season With a World Premiere & More

Ballet Hispánico celebrates Eduardo Vilaro's 15th season with a program featuring the world premiere of Vilaro's 'Buscando a Juan,' Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Mad'moiselle,' and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's '18+1.'

Two World Premiere Musicals & More Set for La Jolla Playhouse 2024/2025 Season

La Jolla Playhouse has unveiled its 2024/2025 season, featuring two world-premiere musicals. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Review: FUNNY GIRL at The Hippodrome

What did our critic think of FUNNY GIRL at The Hippodrome? When I was a kid, I wanted nothing so much as to be Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl. I mean, it literally shaped my career aspirations. And I desperately wanted to see the stage version, having practically worn out my LP of the Broadway musical.

Review: FUNNY GIRL at Blumenthal Performing Arts

They haven't fixed the clunky storytelling or finally used actual Fanny Brice material, but FUNNY GIRL still scores big when it comes equipped with an electrifying lead and a top-notch cast.

New York City Center Unveils Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #357

New York City Center unveils work by Sol LeWitt not seen in New York since 1981. Wall Drawing #357 on view in the Grand Tier Lobby.


The complete cast has been set for the world premiere of Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Broadway Inspirational Voices Hosts HOPE IN HARMONY Fundraising Event At Sony Hall

Last night, Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) held its HOPE IN HARMONY: Fundraising Cocktail Party and Award Ceremony on October 9, 2023, at Sony Hall located at the Paramount Hotel.

Billy Porter, Michael Urie, Joaquina Kalukango & More Join New York City Center 30th Encores! Series

Get the latest news on the star-studded cast joining the New York City Center 30th Encores! Series, including Billy Porter, Michael Urie, Joaquina Kalukango, and more. Find out all the details here.

Photos/Video: First Look at the North American Tour of FUNNY GIRL

Hello, gorgeous! All new photos and video footage have been released from the North American Tour of Funny Girl. Check them out here!

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & WHATSNEXT?, Jeff Harnar, and More to Play Birdland Next Month

Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater will feature a number of exciting performances from top jazz artists this October. Check out the lineup here!

Exclusive: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Join Broadway Inspirational Voices' Annual Event

The event will now feature special performances by some of Broadway's finest talents, including two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis and Tony Award-winner Adrienne Warren, joining Emilie Kouatchou, Shoshana Bean, J Harrison Ghee, and more. Audra McDonald will be honored with the 2023 Inspiration Award.

Maude Maggart to Present New Show HERE COME THE DREAMERS at Birdland

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the singular cabaret artist Maude Maggart in the premiere of her new show “Here Come the Dreamers” on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 PM.

Joshua Bergasse-Directed World Premiere of SUGAR HILL to Play New York City Center

The World Premiere of SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker, the jazz-steeped reimagining of The Nutcracker based on the genre-defying collaboration of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, will debut at New York City Center.

Video: FUNNY GIRL Tour's Katerina McCrimmon Sings 'Don't Rain On My Parade'

We have your first listen to Katerina McCrimmon singing 'Don't Rain on My Parade' from Funny Girl. McCrimmon will lead the upcoming North American tour of Funny Girl as Fanny Brice. Check out the video here!

Watch as Lea Michele Surprises Final FUNNY GIRL Audience with 'My Man' Encore

Watch at the end of the performance, when as did Barbra Streisand after her final show, Lea Michele surprised everyone by singing 'My Man' as an Encore. 

Lea Michele Bids Farewell to FUNNY GIRL in Emotional Instagram Post

Lea Michele has penned an emotional goodbye to the role of Fanny Brice in the Funny Girl revival, which plays its final performance Sunday, September 3rd.


Ayodele Casel has been nominated for the Outstanding Choreography award at the Drama Desk Awards for her work on Funny Girl.

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