JEFF SHADE DANCE
DANCE FOR YOU!
LET'S DO THIS!
WELCOME! HAPPY DANCE DAY!.......because everyday should be a DANCE! I love THE DANCE.....all things DANCE!!!! Check out my site - - and see if we are a good match for what you are looking for in THE DANCE!!!! PLEASE e-mail me with any questions - - and please be sure to sign up for my news letter at the end of the site!!!!
PEACE AND LOVE IN THE DANCE CITY!
Jeff Shade, MA, MBA
Theater Dance, Tap (Broadway style and Broadway-Rhythm fusion style), Fosse-Style, Jazz
MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
......at your theater, studio, college, conservatory, academy, or arrange one here in NYC!
MATERIAL UNIQUELY TAILORED!
CHOREOGRAPHY ....... DIRECTION/CHOREOGRAPHY
for your musical
for your company
for your studio
LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!
Let me know what you need!
PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE!
Technique, Stylistic diversity, Theater Dance, Tap (Broadway and Broadway-Rhythm-fusion), Fosse-style, Jazz, Learning/creative approaches, Audition prep & strategies, finding your confiDANCE!
DESIGNED UNIQUELY FOR EACH STUDENT!
A QUICK BIO!
Mentored by Bob Fosse - - Jeff Shade has danced on Broadway in SWEET CHARITY (directed and choreographed by Mr. Fosse), CHICAGO (dance captain for Ann Reinking’s Tony Award winning choreography) and TEDDY & ALICE. He has been a guest on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Spoon Mountain Opera Special, HBO Christmas, THE TODAY SHOW, and numerous other tv specials. He has also been featured at Radio City Music Hall and featured in Susan Stroman’s first national tour of CRAZY FOR YOU!!! His choreography has received critical acclaim, including a rave in VARIETY, a New York Musical Theater Festival BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD, and a Carbonell Award nomination for his choreography of the world-premiere of CAGNEY! His choreography has been seen off-Broadway (Atlantic Theater and Chelsea Playhouse) and on American and Japanese Television, and on stages around the world! He has been on the faculty of Harvard University, the Boston Conservatory, and Point Park University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University and Marymount Manhattan College. He also finds time to teach at STEPS ON BROADWAY and do private coaching and lessons and visit dance studios and colleges nationwide. He is formerly the head of dance for the Broadway Artists Alliance. He enjoys teaching all levels (BASIC-THRU-BROADWAY) of THEATER JAZZ, FOSSE, TAP, LEARNING/AUDITIONING STRATEGIES, and dance that just makes life better. He has an MA in dance therapy (psychotherapy that includes the creative arts), an MBA in marketing from Columbia University, and he is the founder of HOUSE OF THE ROSES dance-based outreach network (helping to build self-esteem and confidence in hundreds of NYC homeless and at-risk children every week). His students are thriving on Broadway, National tours, off-Broadway, cruise lines, and LIFE!!!
*Professional Growth * Personal Growth * Joy*
or ALL THREE!
STRENGTHS FIRST! Know what the student/coachee does well - - and build upon that! A SUCCESS driven model, for sure. Building on years of experience on Broadway, television, teaching, and choreographing - - my approach is influenced by my education (MA in dance therapy) - - that for all intents and purposes is like a sports psychologist coming to the performing arts! Learning strategies, audition strategies, creative approaches, and performance confiDANCE!!!! I love coaching and teaching - - it is is my vocation and my passion. My students are succeeding on Broadway, in national/international tours, on cruise ships, as professors in higher education, and as directors of arts programs nationwide!......oh! - - and succeeding "at LIFE!"
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING EXPERIENCE
BROADWAY PERFORMING CREDITS:
CHICAGO (choreographed by Ann Reinking) - dance captain
SWEET CHARITY (directed/choreographed by Bob Fosse)
TEDDY&ALICE (choreographed by Donald Sadler)
TELEVISION PERFORMING CREDITS:
MR. ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD
NIGHT OF 100 STARS, 2
THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW
THE TODAY SHOW
THE TONY AWARDS
NBC’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
LIVE WITH REGIS AND KATHI LEE
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
CHICAGO - dance captain
CRAZY FOR YOU (choreographed by Susan Stroman
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL:
SELECT CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AS CHOREOGRAPHER OR DIR/CHOEO
CAGNEY - world premiere - Florida Stage (Carbonell nomination)
PLATFORMS - New York Musical Festival (Best Choreography)
CRAZY FOR YOU - - Pittsburgh Musical Theater
CHICAGO - - Boston Conservatory
SWEET CHARITY - - Marymount Manhattan College
RAGS - - Montclair State University
NEW YORK MOVES - - Atlantic Theater
WATCHING MY HAIR GROW - - Chelsea Playhouse, NYC
DEVIL IS AN ASS - - Club Nirvana, NYC
HEAVEN - - Harvard University
GOT DREAMS - - Marymount Manhattan College
RANDOM ACTS OF TAP - - Boston Conservatory
PERCUSSIVE US - - Harvard University
INSPIRATION: FOSSE - - Harvard University
ROSES ARE DANCE - - Symphony Space, NYC
“The students love Jeff’s commitment and passion for what he does. he is always enthusiastic and caring about each student.” “Jeff is a dynamic individual who has a distinguished reputation in the dance community both nationally and internationally. he is inspiring, caring, and a brilliant teacher.” -Elizabeth Bergman, Director of Dance Harvard University
“His classes are athletic and technically demanding, yet Mr. Shade’s eperience as a dance therapist makes his approach to training dancers one designed to build self- esteem rather than belittle students.” “I believe Mr. Shade’s approach to dance education is one that allows students to grow as technicians and performers.” -Kim Hale, Movement Talent Agency
“We know that he will offer superior, innovative training and commitment wherever he goes. He is an impressive teacher, and innovative director and choreographer, and a wonderful colleague.” -Neil Donohoe, Director - Theater Division, Boston Conservatory
"Jeff has spearheaded our Musical Theatre dance classes here at Montclair State University and has built a strong following of students who are eager to work under his guidance. He is a very demanding teacher of musical theatre dance, and I am amazed at the results of his work. Our students have made incredible progress over the years and are easily getting cast on Broadway, National tours, major regional theatres and cruise lines because of their high level of audition technique and ability to pick up combinations quickly. His students respect him for how he conducts class. They admire him for what he has accomplished in his career. In turn, he offers students quality and practicality. Jeff, as well as his teaching, is methodical and organized. While he is demanding, he is aware of and nurtures the individual student who may have problems or lacks the background for the advanced class work. Students know where they stand from session to session as to what is expected and what was achieved. - Clay James, Director - Theater Division, Montclair State University
“The evening only comes into its own with showstoppers that have nothing to do with Cagney the person: a U.S.O. show replete with George M. Cohan songs; the inevitable "Give My Regards to Broadway"; a tap-dancing duel from "The Seven Little Foys" with Joel Newsome. These are the pure hallelujah moments...........Jeff Shade creates rousing routines in Cagney's idiosyncratic dance style.” Bill Hirschman, VARIETY
Director Bill Castellino and choreographer Jeff Shade keep Cagney! moving......... entertaining the audience with musical numbers that move, amuse or dazzle them.....the audience goes crazy for the show.” BY CHRISTINE DOLEN
The New York Musical Theatre Festival will present the 2007 NYMF Awards inExcellence Nov. 4 at a gala to be held at the Hudson Theatre.Excellence in Choreography: Ron De Jesus, Linda Goodrich, Jeff Shade, Nick Kenkel and Matt Williams, for Platforms. - - BACKSTAGE
Jeff Shade as choreographer and creator of Playground is brilliant. From the moments of intense, painful writhing to the wide spectrum of play and companionship, Jeff clearly tells us a beautiful story of a suicidal man who, through dance, is shown the lighter and sweeter sides of humanity. Adrienne Jean Fisher “A Dancer’s Life”
“.....Shade hasn’t given himself a series of bravura set pieces, but integrated every step and every pause and every movement into a flowing whole.....” Larry Stark, The Theater Mirror
“.....Mr. Shade and his director, Brian Feehan, have a marvelous sense of the theatrical...” - Christopher Byrne, LGNY Arts
“An A for Astonishing” - Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“.....deft choreography and direction by Jeff Shade.....” - Ed Blank, Pittsburgh Press
“Everyone on the Byham stage knows why he or she is there, and appear happy to be there...........Directed and with inventive choreography by Jeff Shade.” David Sallinger, Daily News