Dance Instruction

with Andy ParkhurstManaging Director, Spinning Tree Theatre

Andy teaches private dance instruction to young musical theatre and concert dance performers as well as to Kansas City’s emerging professionals. With a focus on building a solid and healthy technique, Andy coaches American musical theatre dance styles to prepare the young artist for a variety of auditions and performing experiences. The one-on-one dance class provides a secure, focused environment free of unnecessary competition.

For Private Coaching rates and availability:  (816) 569-5277 or aparkhurst@spinningtreetheatre.com

 

Kansas City directing/choreography credits:  Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hello Again, The Fantasticks and Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn (Spinning Tree Theatre); Flat Stanley and Narnia (Starlight Theatre at The Kauffman Center); Annie Jr, Once Upon a Mattress and Bugsy Malone Jr (Coterie Theatre); Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (2013 and 2010), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hats starring Joyce DeWitt, Married Alive! starring Barry Williams, Cactus Flower starring Loretta Swit, Run For Your Wife starring Garrett Morris, Boeing-Boeing starring Marla Gibbs (New Theatre Restaurant).

Upcoming directing/choreography credits: Motherhood Out Loud and A Little Night Music (Spinning Tree Theatre)

Broadway:  Assistant choreographer on Curtains (choreographed by Rob Ashford).

Broadway national tour:  Mamma Mia!, Chicago.

Europe:  Tanz der Vampire directed by Roman Polanski (Vereinigte Bühnen Wien - Vienna, Austria); West Side Story European tour (Milan, Berlin, Zurich, Frankfurt, Vienna); West Side Story (Theater Augsburg, Germany)

NYC choreography creditsWood (New York Musical Theatre Festival); the first NYC revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party; Eternal Anniversary (59E59 Theatre); Over the Tavern (Penguin Rep).

Regional choreography credits:  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Brigadoon (The Barnstormers Theatre in New Hampshire); Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing.

Teaching Artist:  Coterie Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Accelerated School Overland Park, Princeton Day School.

Education:  BFA, Texas Christian University. Young Artist Scholar, American Dance Festival.

Union Affiliation:  Actors’ Equity Association; Associate, Society of Directors and Choreographers.