Al Blackstone

Al Blackstone is an NYC-based choreographer, performer, and educator and the recipient of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence. Dance Magazine has called his work "sweet, silly, sly... infectious." While working mostly in musical theatre, his passion for contemporary and jazz dance enriches his unique approach to storytelling. He was recently featured as a Broadway choreographer on Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance. In July of 2012 he directed, and choreographed the original dance narrative Happy We'll Be at the legendary Roseland Ballroom. Al has created original work for; Broadway Cares, Dancers Responding to Aids, Pace University, University of the Arts, Julliard, and Marymount Manhattan College. Theatrical credits include directing and choreographing the opening number of Easter Bonnet 2013 and 2104 and Sweet Charity at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, Long Island (choreographer). Favorite performing credits include: Wicked (Broadway and 1st National Tour), Carousel (Barrington Stages), the feature film A Winter's Tale, NBC's American Dreams, and TLCs Trading Spaces. As an Associate Choreographer Al has worked alongside the great Sonya Tayeh on The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre, NYC), Head Over Heels (Oregon Shakepseare Festival), and The Wild Party (City Center). He is the director of Marquee at Dancerpalooza and is currently on faculty at the Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway in NYC. Al is very proud to be a part of the JUMP family. www.alblackstone.net