JOSHUA BERGASSE is the Emmy Award winning choreographer for NBC’s musical drama “Smash.” He choreographed the feature film “Grown Ups 2” with Adam Sandler, a Ford commercial, and choreographed the “Guys and Dolls” concert at Carnegie Hall directed by Jack O’brien.
Bergasse is a New York-based choreographer as well as a master teacher and has been a member of the Broadway Dance Center (BDC) faculty since 1998.
This season, he choreographed the opening group routine on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Bergasse has also choreographed a variety of musicals, including the off-Broadway production of “Bomb-Itty of Errors”; “Captain Louie” at the Little Shubert and York Theaters; the national and international tours of “Fame the Musical”; “West Side Story” at the Stratford Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Fulton Theatre and North Carolina Theatre; “Guys and Dolls,” “Carousel,” “The World Goes Round” at the Barrington Stage; “La Cage…,” “Beehive,” “Cagney” at the Riverside Theatre; “Smokey Joe’s Café” at AMTSJ, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and the Riverside Theatre; “Tommy,” “South Pacific” and “Crash Nation” at the Cherry County Playhouse; and “The Baker Dances” at Indiana University.
Bergasse’s other credits as a choreographer include “The Sound of Music” at Carnegie Hall, “American Songbooks: Fascinatin Rhythm” at the Lincoln Center, “The Face of Tisch” gala at the Lincoln Center, BC/EFA’s “Gypsy of the Year” opener for 2007 and 2008 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and “Solo Pido — Bianca Marroquin in Concert” in Mexico City.
Bergasse has performed in the Broadway companies of “Hairspray” and “The Life” and national touring companies of “Movin’ Out” and “West Side Story.”
Besides being on faculty at BDC, Bergasse is the artistic director for the Musical Theater Performance Project at BDC. He has been a guest artist at New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Indiana University, James Madison University, Shenandoah University, Kean University, Creighton University and the University of California Satellite Program.
In June of 2013, Josh choreographed “On the Town” at the Barrington Stage and recently on Broadway to rave reviews. Other recent credits on Broadway include “Bell Durham” and “Gigi”. Most recently, he choreographed the Broadway revival of “Sweet Charity,” and “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory”, currently running on Broadway.
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