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Choreographer, Kiesha Lalama has created more than 50 works to date. Kiesha choreographed feature film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sorority Row and hit television documentary series Broadway or Bust (PBS). Theatrical credits include National High School Musical Theater Awards (Broadway), All ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Choreographer, Kiesha Lalama has created more than 50 works to date. Kiesha choreographed feature film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sorority Row and hit television documentary series Broadway or Bust (PBS). Theatrical credits include National High School Musical Theater Awards (Broadway), All ... (read complete bio)
 

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Van Kaplan, Kiesha Lalama, and Jimmy Awards alumni Photo

Van Kaplan, Kiesha Lalama, and Jimmy Awards alumni

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Bernard Telsey, Rachel Hoffman, Marc Platt, Adam Kantor, Andrew Barth Feldman, Renee Rapp, Van Kaplan and Kiesha Lalama

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Van Kaplan, Andrew Barth Feldman and Kiesha Lalama

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Kiesha Lalama Biography

Choreographer, Kiesha Lalama has created more than 50 works to date. Kiesha choreographed feature film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sorority Row and hit television documentary series Broadway or Bust (PBS). Theatrical credits include National High School Musical Theater Awards (Broadway), All Shook Up (North Shore Music Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Kansas City Starlight Theatre), and Judge Jackie Justice, Ruthless! The Musical, and A Grand Night for Singing (Pittsburgh CLO). Concert dance highlights include Shed (DCDC), Alegria (Giordano Dance Chicago), and Torque (August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble).

Lalama has created two full-length contemporary dance theater productions. The Bench received rave reviews and was named by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s “Best of Dance” Top Ten list in both 2009 and 2010. The Bench is currently under commercial development with Titus Theatricals. HeartShakes for DCDC will launch the World Premiere in January 2015.

Lalama has also choreographed works and events for diverse companies such as Ballet Arkansas, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Jazz Dance World Congress, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, the Youth American Grand Prix, Opening events for PNC Park, Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball, WQED Elsie Awards, Richard Rogers Awards, and Tech 50 Awards.

In 2009, Kiesha Lalama was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and has been awarded a Leo’s Award for choreography at the Jazz Dance World Congress. The Youth American Grand Prix has twice named Lalama to the coveted “Top 12” and honored her with numerous Outstanding Choreography Awards.

As an educator, Kiesha serves as an Associate Professor in the Point Park University Dance Department and as the Education Director for the Pittsburgh CLO. She has taught master classes and workshops for Cirque Du Soleil, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Oakland University, Carnegie Mellon University, Wright State University, Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Booker T. Washington H.S. for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Dance Educators of America.

Kiesha Lalama graduated with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and has her BA in Dance from Point Park University. Kiesha is a proud member of SDC.

Current creative projects include a full-length dance theater piece titled HeartShakes for DCDC, choreography of Into the Woods for DreamCatcher Theatre, and an original dance work for Dance Kaleidoscope. For the most recent updates and news, find Kiesha on Facebook and Twitter.






Kiesha Lalama News

Nicholas BarrĂłn and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards Photo Nicholas BarrĂłn and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

The 2022 Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actor was presented to Nicholas Barrón representing Las Casas Foundation's Joci Awards. The 2022 Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actress was presented to Kendall Becerra representing The Broadway San Diego Awards.

Point Park University Invites Would-Be Zombies To Dance In Market Square Photo Point Park University Invites Would-Be Zombies To Dance In Market Square
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

Taking its inspiration from Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller video, Point Park University will host the first-ever “Thrillerama,” a Halloween-themed dance fundraising event on Friday, October 29 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Wake Up With BWW 7/12: Nick Jonas Begins JERSEY BOYS Tech, Meet the Jimmy Award Nomin Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/12: Nick Jonas Begins JERSEY BOYS Tech, Meet the Jimmy Award Nominees, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021

Today's top stories: watch Nick Jonas' video from the first Jersey Boys tech rehearsal, meet the Jimmy Award nominees and more!

VIDEO: Van Kaplan & Kiesha Lalama Give a Sneak Peek of the Jimmy Awards on Backstage  Photo VIDEO: Van Kaplan & Kiesha Lalama Give a Sneak Peek of the Jimmy Awards on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 11, 2021

Watch below as Richard chats with two of the masterminds behind Broadway's biggest night... the the Jimmy Awards! Director Van Kaplan and choreographer Kiesha Lalama check in ahead of the broadcast, which airs on Thursday, July 15 (7:30PM).

Catching Up with the Jimmy Awards Alumni- Part 5 Photo Catching Up with the Jimmy Awards Alumni- Part 5
by Team BWW - Jun 29, 2021

Before we get to know this year's Jimmy Awards nominees, BroadwayWorld is catching up with some of the program's alumni! Below, get to know just a few, including: Travis Anderson, Anna Ascheman, Laurel Bollard, Anna Gassett, Matt Gurniak, Lauren Harkness, J.R. Heckman, Morgan Higgins Pereira, Bethany Menjivar, Shauni Ruetz, and Jeremy VandenHout.

VIDEO: Jeremy Kushnier Joins PATHWAYS TO PERFORM Photo VIDEO: Jeremy Kushnier Joins PATHWAYS TO PERFORM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2021

On episode 5 of Pathways to Perform, Jeremy Kushnier shares stories about his journey on a bus ride from Canada to landing a leading role in his Broadway debut and talks about the benefits of approaching industry rejection to play in your favor because “You Have to Find a Way to Win.”

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Institute Of Performing Arts Photo Pittsburgh CLO Announces Institute Of Performing Arts
by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2020

For 75 years, the Pittsburgh CLO has been in the forefront of developing world-class musical theater. For the past three decades, it has also been an industry leader in creating innovative arts education programs.

Meet The Cast & Creative Team Of UNTITLED Photo Meet The Cast & Creative Team Of UNTITLED
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2020

Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's World Premiere of the award-winning musical comedy UNTITLED: A New Musical Comedy About Serious Drama at the Greer Cabaret Theater April 3 - May 3, 2020. Originally developed during Pittsburgh CLO's SPARK Festival, UNTITLED has since gained wide acclaim, including earning writer Matt Schatz the ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Award. Don't miss this edgy new musical satire about showbiz, stardom and self-reflection.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Jimmy Awards! Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Jimmy Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 25, 2019

Last night, The Jimmy Awards held their 11th annual ceremony at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. The top awards went to Ethan Kelso and Ekele Ukegbu, for Best Performance by an Actor, and Actress, respectively. Kelso took home the prize for his performance as Will Bloom in Big Fish at Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts in Logan, Utah, while Ukegbu won for her performances as the title role of Aida at Elmont Memorial Junior-Senior High School in New York City.

JIMMYS BLOG: Samuel Aubuchon- Pure Broadway Glory Photo JIMMYS BLOG: Samuel Aubuchon- Pure Broadway Glory
by Guest Blogger: Samuel Aubuchon - Jun 24, 2019

Earlier this year, he won the title of Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Terry Connor in Blue Springs High School's Side Show. Read Samuel's second entry below and be sure to check out his first and second too!

Kiesha Lalama Videos

VIDEO: Van Kaplan & Kiesha Lalama Give a Sneak Peek of the Jimmy Awards on Backstage  VideoVIDEO: Van Kaplan & Kiesha Lalama Give a Sneak Peek of the Jimmy Awards on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 11, 2021

Watch below as Richard chats with two of the masterminds behind Broadway's biggest night... the the Jimmy Awards! Director Van Kaplan and choreographer Kiesha Lalama check in ahead of the broadcast, which airs on Thursday, July 15 (7:30PM).

STAGE TUBE: High Schoolers Shine at the 8th Annual Jimmy Awards; Watch the Full Ceremony!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

Every year the nation's most talented high schoolers flock to the Minskoff Theatre for the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS. This year's the eighth annual ceremony took place on June 27, hosted by Tony Award®-nominee Zachary Levi. The coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor was presented to Josh Stroblrepresenting The Jerry Herman Awards and Amina Faye representing The Blumey Awards.

STAGE TUBE: There's Something About This Night! Watch the Opening Number from the Jimmy Awards
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2016

Below, we're excited to bring you the epic opening number, which featured musical excerpts from some of Broadway's most beloved shows. Check out the full song below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Press Preview of INTO THE WOODS at the Arsht Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2015

In this PRESS PREVIEW see interviews with the cast and watch selected clips from the show that they performed just for us. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - PBS Series BROADWAY OR BUST, Premiering 9/9
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 24, 2012

PBS is bound for Broadway this fall with a three-hour primetime documentary series that tracks the real life stories of America's top high school musical performers vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation's best young theater stars.