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Bill Szobody

 

Bill Szobody

Bill has performed on professional stages across the globe, including Spain and Tokyo. In Chicago, he was a principle dancer in the dance company DanceScape before starting a successful run in the windy city’s musical theatre scene. On Broadway, he appeared as an original cast member in the Tony Award winning, revival cast of Cabaret and in the Lincoln Center’s Parade. Bill also danced in the Johnny Mercer revue Dream, and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show in New York City. He assisted choreographer Pat Birch on the remounting the 1st Broadway national tour of Parade. The national tour of Martin Guerre brought Bill to the Ahmanson Theater and the west coast where he began his teaching and choreography career.

Some of Bill’s choreography credits include: Hello Dolly, Sweeney Todd, Thoroughly Modern Millie (director), Brigadoon (director), Damn Yankees, Anything Goes, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Sound of Music, Wild Party, Calamity Jane, Singin’ in the Rain, and Crazy for You.

Bill started teaching and choreographing for Pepperdine in 2002 and the following year became director of Pepperdine’s dance company, Dance in Flight. He also teaches at UCLA for the Ray Bolger Musical Theatre program and the UCLA Summer Arts Camp.

Schools
Saint Mary’s College of California- BA in Dance
Broadway Dance Center, NYC
Steps on Broadway, NYC
Lou Conte Dance, Chicago
Gus Giordano School, Chicago

Courses

Dance for Musical Theatre
Stage Dance
Advanced Stage Dance
Musical Theatre Tap
Musical Theatre Audition Workshop
Fundamentals of Choreography

Awards/Affiliations

Actors Equity Association
American Federation of Television & Radio Artist
200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified
Broadways’ Fred Astaire Dance Award for Best Ensemble
Gus Giordano Scholarship Award
Indiana State Dance Champion

Works

Original Cast Recording of CABARET
Original Cast Recording of PARADE

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