I’m a song-and-dance guy. Musical Theater has been a part of my life since I was a little boy, and I am fortunate to have made it all the way to Broadway – first as an actor and now as a choreographer. But it may surprise you to hear that there is no place for choreographers and their collaborators to test their dance-driven ideas.
I decided it was time to create a solution to this problem facing our industry. So in October, 2012, I launched a new non-profit organization called Broadway Dance Lab (BDL) – a choreography incubator designed to give theater dance makers the proper tools they need to practice their craft and test their ideas. Broadway Dance Lab provides space, dancers, and private creative time to choreographers of all backgrounds so that they may grow their own ideas from the ground up and collaborate more effectively with their colleagues in the field.
Please join me in supporting the people who make Broadway dance. Give them the opportunity to succeed and you, too, will one day go to the theater to see a big dance show that was inspired, nurtured, and/or developed right here at Broadway Dance Lab!
ABOUT JOSH PRINCE
Josh began his career as an actor, appearing on Broadway in Little Me and Saturday Night Fever, where he understudied the role of “Bobby C”. Among numerous regional theater and concert credits, he starred Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway, toured the country as “Skimbleshanks” in Cats, and played “Carmen Ghia” in The Producers opposite Jason Alexander and Martin Short at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.
In 2006, Josh made his Broadway choreographic debut with Shrek, The Musical (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), which opened on Broadway in December, 2008 and went on to tour the US, play in London’s West End, and tour the UK. He has choreographed shows at prestigious venues across the US and UK, including New York City Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Signature Theatre (DC), BAM, The New Group, The Old Vic, Royal Festival Hall, and The Royal Albert Hall. Josh recently choreographed a new adaptation of the animated film, Frozen, for Disney Cruise Lines, and made his directorial debut with Grease at the Winter Garden Theater in Toronto, CA. This summer, he will collaborate with acclaimed director, Sheryl Kaller, on the new musical, A Walk On The Moon at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
Josh is currently the choreographer for the hit Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Tony, Olivier, and Fred and Adele Astaire Award nominations), which is currently touring the US, UK, and Australia. Josh enjoyed reuniting with director, Marc Bruni, on the Broadway bound musical, Trevor, based on the Academy Award winning short film of the same name.