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Ayodele Casel

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

Productions

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

Photos

 Ayodele Casel, Crystal Monee Hall, Tim Hall, Jordan Carter, and Bobhartley “Boushe Photo

Ayodele Casel, Crystal Monee Hall, Tim Hall, Jordan Carter, and Bobhartley “Boushe” Etienne welcome guests to the 2022 A.R.T. Gala

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06/10/2022
Ayodele Casel Photo

Ayodele Casel

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04/25/2022
Ayodele Casel Photo

Ayodele Casel

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04/25/2022
Torya Beard and Ayodele Casel Photo

Torya Beard and Ayodele Casel

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04/25/2022
Ayodele Casel, Nikki M. James, Treya Lam and Shaina Taub  Photo

Ayodele Casel, Nikki M. James, Treya Lam and Shaina Taub

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11/23/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

Productions

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Tap Choreography[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer

Ayodele Casel Biography

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.

Ayodele Casel Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Choreography
Ayodele Casel, Funny Girl

Ayodele Casel News

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch To Depart FUNNY GIRL This Fall Photo Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch To Depart FUNNY GIRL This Fall
by Team BWW - Jun 15, 2022

Get the scoop on when Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch will depart Funny Girl this September. 

New York City Center Encores! 2023 Season Will Include THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with R Photo New York City Center Encores! 2023 Season Will Include THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with Ruthie Ann Miles, OLIVER! and DEAR WORLD with Donna Murphy
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022

Full programming for New York City Center’s 2022 – 2023 Season was announced, including Adam Guettel’s Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, Jerry Herman’s 1969 musical Dear World and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! See the full schedules and how to get tickets!

Royal Family Productions to Present A Re-imagining of ROMEO AND JULIET Photo Royal Family Productions to Present A Re-imagining of ROMEO AND JULIET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

Royal Family Productions will present the inaugural production in a new Young BIPOC Directors series, Romeo and Juliet. This new adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by Lindsay Price is directed by Lily Ventura.

Photos: American Repertory Theater Raises $1.35 Million & Honors Linda Henry at Gala Photo Photos: American Repertory Theater Raises $1.35 Million & Honors Linda Henry at Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University raised $1.35 million in support of the theater’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater through its artistic productions and educational offerings at its annual fundraising gala held last Monday, June 6. Check out photos from the gala!

Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Continue With Juneteenth Celebration as Part of th Photo Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Continue With Juneteenth Celebration as Part of the Contemporary Dance Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on June 18 with the final performance of the Contemporary Dance Series, a special Juneteenth Celebration.

COVID STILL SUX: The Musical Part 2 to be Presented at the Franco Center Photo COVID STILL SUX: The Musical Part 2 to be Presented at the Franco Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Following the sold-out success of COVID SUX: The Musical at Cumston Hall, Chris Henry, and Mark Falconer have written a new sequel to their previous original musical comedy about the pandemic featuring parodies of hit Broadway songs from shows like Hamilton, Les Miserables, Tick Tick Boom, West Side Story, Chicago, and Annie.

COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List! Photo COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. See the full list here! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant on June 14th. See who was honored from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

The Broadway Sinfonietta, Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble & More to Perform at Bryant Park P Photo The Broadway Sinfonietta, Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble & More to Perform at Bryant Park Picnic Performances in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America season of free, live performances this summer will continue with Carnegie Hall Citywide series, five nights of genre-spanning music on each Friday in July.

Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present New York City Opera's PRIDE IN THE PARK Photo Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present New York City Opera's PRIDE IN THE PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on June 17 with New York City Opera’s annual celebration Pride in the Park. City Opera will also be joined by the LaGuardia High School Choir, directed by Jeanne Cascio.

Ayodele Casel Videos

VIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month and we have our first look at the cast singing with the orchestra for the first time at the musical's sitzprobe.

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month! Check out all new footage from rehearsals!

VIDEO: First Look At Streaming Production Of Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at The Joy VideoVIDEO: First Look At Streaming Production Of Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at The Joyce
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2022

In lieu of live performances which have been postponed due to COVID-19, The Joyce is offering on-demand streaming of Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic from Friday, January 7 at 6pm ET through Sunday, January 23 at 11:59pm ET.

VIDEO: First Look at Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at the Joyce VideoVIDEO: First Look at Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at the Joyce
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

Ayodele Casel captures the spark of connection and creation in her latest work, Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic, running at the Joyce in 2022.

VIDEO: Fall For Dance Festival Returns To City Center VideoVIDEO: Fall For Dance Festival Returns To City Center
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2021

The 18th Fall for Dance Festival launches City Center's re-opening for in-person performances. Experience the thrill of live dance again in five unique programs - each featuring three different groups of artists and companies presented this year without intermissions - all for the price of a movie ticket.

VIDEO: NY Phil Bandwagon 2 Brings Music to the Bronx VideoVIDEO: NY Phil Bandwagon 2 Brings Music to the Bronx
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2021

NY Phil Bandwagon 2 brought the beat to the Bronx last weekend with partner Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education! This weekend Bandwagon 2 activities have been cancelled due to rain and cold weather.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Ayodele Casel: CHASING MAGIC VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Ayodele Casel: CHASING MAGIC
by Alan Henry - Apr 9, 2021

Trailblazer Ayodele Casel captures the spark of connection and creation in her latest work, Chasing Magic. Check out a preview of the streaming event below!

VIDEO: DANCE AGAINST CANCER: AN EVENING TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Comes  VideoVIDEO: DANCE AGAINST CANCER: AN EVENING TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Comes To Lincoln Center May 7th
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2018

Dance Against Cancer producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the eighth annual fundraising event on Monday, May 7, 2018. The gala benefit brings together artists from leading dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of performances and world premieres.

VIDEO: Meet Acosta Danza Artistic Director Carlos Acosta VideoVIDEO: Meet Acosta Danza Artistic Director Carlos Acosta
by Alan Henry - Apr 9, 2018

International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta—who has graced all the major stages with The Royal Ballet of London, American Ballet Theatre, and Houston Ballet—returned to his hometown of Havana and assembled the finest performers from the worlds of contemporary dance and classical ballet to form his own company, Acosta Danza.

VIDEO: Preview City Center Studio Event - ¡ADELANTE, CUBA! FESTIVAL VideoVIDEO: Preview City Center Studio Event - ¡ADELANTE, CUBA! FESTIVAL
by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2018

New York City Center today announced a studio series of master classes and conversations with artists and other guests as part of the ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival. This celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba begins Sunday, April 22, with an evening of music and conversation at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR featuring jazz giant Arturo O'Farrill, tap artist Ayodele Casel, and trumpet player Yasek Manzano Silva. Offering an up-close look at the work of these inspiring artists, the festival also includes intimate conversations, held in City Center's studios, exploring the Cuban American Songbook and what it means to be an Afro-Latin artist today. Master classes for advanced students and professionals will be hosted by dancer Carlos Luis Blanco of Acosta Danza and choreographer Ronald K. Brown (City Center Choreography Fellow), and Arturo O'Farrill and Yazek Manzano Silva will deconstruct Afro-Latin jazz in a master class open to the public to observe.


Ayodele Casel Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Ayodele Casel been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Funny Girl .