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Gary Pierce

A former U. S. Ballroom Champion, Mr. Pierce co-founded and performed with the American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York City. For over ten years he served as resident choreographer for the company. He has performed all over the world and as a guest artist in festivals and special arts events for television and stage.

Televison Directing and Choreographing
2004 - Legends of Dance Awards, "A Tribute to June Allyson" , Director, Choreographer -Palm Beach
2000 - World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director - Target Center, Minneapolis
1999 - World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director - Target Center, Minneapolis
1995 - PBS - Shall We Dance - Producer, Director, Palm Beach
1993 - CBS - Kennedy Center Honors , Tribute to Ginger Rogers, Choreographer, Washington, DC
1991 - WGBH - That's Dancing, (Guest Artists, Juliet Prouse and Bobby Short), Choreographer, Boston
1990 - WGBH - Salute to American Musical Theater - Evening at the Pops, Choreographer, Boston
1988 - WGBH - Evening at the Pops - A Tribute to Fred Astaire , Choreographer, Filmed in New York City
1988 - PBS - Salute to Performing Arts, Choreographer, Chicago
1988 - PBS - Happy New Year PBS, with Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme, Choreographer, Baltimore
1985 - WGBH - Masterpiece Theatre "The Citadel", Dance Shorts, Choreographer, Boston

As a choreographer Mr. Pierce has created over three hundred shows, revues and industrials. Artistically his work has been acclaimed by the New York Times, The Village Voice, The New York Post as well as many other publications. He seeks to crystallize the essence of ballroom dancing by exploring its passionate, volatile, playful and joyous moods through theatrical dance story-telling. The dance companies he has choreographed for are:

The American Ballroom Theatre
Manhattan Festival Ballet
New York Ballroom Company
Rhymek modern dance
Le Trocaderos de Monte Carlo
Ballroom Theatre Nashville
Humphrey Dance Ensemble
Beyond Ballroom Dance Company
Brigham Young Dance Company
New York Knicks Cheerleaders
Verb Ballets Cleveland
Take the Floor Touring

Mr Pierce has assisted and choreographed with award winning choreographer Geoffrey Holder, Graciela Daniele, Patricia Birch, and Marge Champion for the musical theater.