Ouch. The COVID-19 PANDEMIC is changing our world!
Broadway theatres and Hollywood sound stages are on ‘lock down!’
Does that mean every pro in the biz isn’t working? Absolutely not. In spite of the challenges thrust upon us … smart dancers are using the ‘lock down’ as a growth opportunity. On the internet, they are polishing their communication tools in advance of the turnaround that will get them back on those stages again.
How do A4Ders polish the good stuff they already have?
First, they accept that there are ways to strengthen any asset, including demo reels, submission letters, and the ‘chops’ for serving the needs of every choreographer, director, and producer they hope to work with.
In other words, this is the time to stay home and become the communicator, caretaker, and team player that’s percolating inside you. Reach out online. Grab every new idea you find there. Become the performer that others love, welcome, and enjoy working with. The lock down we’re coping with may not be as bad as we think! – Grover Dale
A4D members collaborate around the table. Pictured left to right, Brandon Hudson, Emily Dann, Kim Ross, Holly Googe, NaTonia Monét, Sarah Perlman, Erik Clack, Gregory Osborne, and Grover Dale
Work Experience:Disney Cruise Line - Disney Dream
Disney Cruise Line - Disney Magic (Character Line Captain)
Disney LIVE! - Mickey's Music Festival
Tokyo Disneyland - One Man's Dream II (2014-2016)
Norwegian Cruise Line
Guys and Dolls - Musical Theatre West
42nd Street - Norris Theatre
My Training:EDGE PAC
West Coast School of the Arts
Orange County High School of the Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara
Proficient in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre
Additional training in Tap, Salsa, Swing, Lindy Hop, Hip Hop, Aerial Arts
Special Skills:Partnering, Tumbling, Yoga, Basic Ballroom and Latin Styles, Spanish Web, Aerial Bungee, Roller Skating, Swimming, PADI Open Water Scuba Certified, Basic Guitar/Ukulele, Elementary Spanish and Japanese, Valid US Passport
Recent Job(s):42nd Street - Ensemble - Norris Theatre (Palos Verdes) - Dir./Choreo. Christine Negerbon, Assoc. Chor. Kenon Hooks
Guys and Dolls - Hot Box Girl - Musical Theatre West - Dir. Mark Martino, Chor. Daniel Smith
Dancer on the Norwegian Gem
"Blazing Boots" (NCL Original Cast) Directed by Raj Kapoor, Choreography by Chase Benz and Linda Garisto
"SWING! The Musical" Directed and Choreographed by Lynn Taylor-Corbett
"Get Down Tonight" Directed and Choreographed by John Skufca