Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program Director •
2011 School Programs
Chet Walker has performed on Broadway since the age of sixteen.
He appeared most prominently in the Bob Fosse musicals The Pajama Game, Pippin, Dancin' and Sweet Charity. As a director and choreographer, he has staged Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Singin' in the Rain and A Chorus Line, to name a few. Walker is the original conceiver of Fosse, the Tony Award-winning musical. He has staged The Producers in Argentina, Brazil and Israel, for which he won the Israel Theatre Award for Best Choreography. This past year, Walker created La Cage aux Folles in Brazil, Jazz On Jazz in Norway and Triumph at the Las Vegas Hilton. He also served on the jury for YoungArts in Miami and Expression '11 in Florence, Italy and led residencies at the University of Tulsa and in Houston. Walker has served as a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs in Serbia and Italy. He is the founder and Artistic Director of WALKERDANCE, a jazz dance company based in New York City. This spring, the company participated in a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow to work on The Jack Cole Project. This is Walker's 12th season as the director of the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program.