Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program Guest Artist Choreographer• August 14-22
2011 School Programs
Bill Hastings is a veteran Broadway artist, appearing in over fifty musicals and
plays including Broadway and national touring productions of The Most Happy Fella, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Rags, Bob Fosse's Dancin' and Sweet Charity. He has choreographed for US, European and Japanese theater, television, video, industrial and concert dance companies. Hastings is privileged to have worked with such dance luminaries as Graciela Daniele, Michael Bennett, Luigi and the great teacher Harvey Hysell. He proudly assisted Chet Walker and Gwen Verdon with the creation of Fosse, the 1999 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. Hastings has been on the faculty of University of Nebraska, University of Georgia, University of Richmond and Manhattanville College. Hastings served for six years as Resident Choreographer for Houston's Theatre Under the Stars and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. His piece, Nabta Playa, created for the modern dance company RhythMEK to an original score by composer Marty Beller, premiered at a Jacob's Pillow Season Opening Gala. As a teacher, choreographer and lecturer, this is Hastings 7th year mentoring students in the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program.