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Liza Gennaro

Former Lecturer in Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts

LIZA GENNARO choreographed the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of The Most Happy Fella and the Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Making her Carnegie Hall debut in December 2010 she created the choreography for The New York Pops production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Brian Stokes Mitchell. She has choreographed extensively in regional theaters across the country including: The Guthrie, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Actor’s Theater of Louisville  The Goodspeed Opera House, and collaborated with Stephen Flaherty and Frank Galati on their chamber musical Loving, Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein for the About Face Theater in Chicago. She choreographed the 30th Anniversary tour of Annie and Roundabout Theater Company’s  Tin Pan Alley Rag (2010 Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical). Her choreography was recently seen in the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) production of The Great Unknown. In addition to her choreographic career Liza teaches at Barnard College and Princeton University and holds a master’s degree in Dance Studies from New York University. Her essay, “Evolution of Dance in the Golden Era of the American 'Book Musical'” will appear in The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, later this year. Her essay “’Broken Dolls’: Representations of Dancing Women in the Broadway Musical” can be read in the online Journal Bodies of Work.


Campus Address

Lewis Center for the Arts
185 Nassau Street

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