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Mentored by Bob Fosse, Jeff Shade has danced on Broadway in Sweet Charity (directed and choreographed by Mr. Fosse), Chicago (dance captain w/ choreography by Ann Reinking) and Teddy & Alice. He has been a guest on the "Rosie O'Donnell Show", "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood", "HBO Christmas", "The Today Show", and numerous other tv specials. He has also been featured at Radio City Music Hall!
His choreography has received critical acclaim, including a rave in Variety, a New York Musical Theater Festival BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD, and a nomination for a Carbonell Award. His choreography (both musical theater and concert work) has been seen off-Broadway (Atlantic Theater and Chelsea Playhouse), regionally on American and Japanese television, and on stages around the world.
Jeff has been on the faculty of Harvard University, the Boston Conservatory, Marymount Manhattan College, Montclair State University, Point Park University as well as at STEPS ON BROADWAY. He has an MA in dance therapy (psychotherapy that includes the creative arts), and an MBA in marketing from Columbia University. Jeff is the founder of the House of the Roses dance-based outreach network (helping to build self-esteem and confidence in hundreds of NYC homeless children every week). He is here to make dances, train dancers, and DANCE IT FORWARD! Jeff is available for private coaching, master classes, residencies, directing, and choreographing. You can reach Jeff directly at JeffShade@mac.com.