Performing on Broadway since the age of 16, Chet Walker has appeared most prominently in the musicals of Bob Fosse. Conceiver of the Tony Award-winning musical Fosse, he is an international director/choreographer and Artistic Director of WALKERDANCE. Recent productions include Cabaret in Oslo and Atalanta, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in Tel Aviv. During a Jacob's Pillow Creative Development Residency in 2011 he re-created and documented Jack Cole's technique, which lead to the 2012 premiere of Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project at New York's Queens Theatre. As a choreographer, Walker worked on the Tony-awarded Best Musical Revival, Pippin, for which he received the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography, The Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreographer.
Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program Director |
August 3-24, 2015