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ADAM CATES

CHOREOGRAPHER

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With over 20 years in the industry Adam Cates has built a career as a choreographer, director, educator and writer. Adam is the co-book writer and choreographer of The World According to Snoopy which will soon launch a US national tour. On Broadway, Adam was the associate choreographer of the Tony-winning ìBest Musicalî A Gentlemanís Guide to Love & Murder and associate directed/choreographed the US national tour. He is the associate choreographer of the Broadway hit Anastasia and worked closely with the other creatives and authors throughout the developmental process.

Adam has choreographed and directed musicals, opera, concerts, corporate and commercial productions. His work has been performed in New York at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, NYMF, Feinsteinís/54 Below, and BB Kings. Regional credits include productions for Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, Anchorage Opera, Gulfshore Playhouse, Bard Music Festival, Theatre Under the Stars, Theatre Aspen, New London Barn Playhouse, and others. He has staged corporate industrials for Revel Resort (Atlantic City) and Walt Disney World, and directed and choreographed the award-winning The Magic of Eli Kerr in Reno/Lake Tahoe. He also choreographed and appeared in an episode of Chicas de Viaje for Telefe TV in Argentina.

Adam began his study of choreography and direction while working as an assistant alongside Tommy Tune, Kathleen Marshall, Peggy Hickey, Patti Colombo, and Darko Tresnjak, among others. He assisted on the Broadway revival of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey (Tony Awards- Best Revival/Choreography). Additional associate credits include 90210 (CW Network), Live from Lincoln Center (PBS), Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, NY City Center, national tours of Tommy Tuneís Doctor Dolittle and The Wizard of Oz, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Holland America Line, Carnival of Wonders (Las Vegas/Atlantic City), and others.

As a dance educator, Adam teaches at the famed Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City where he resides. He has guest taught in Barcelona, Toronto, and across the US and Canada for universities, conservatories, intensives, private studios and on convention tours. Adam is the author of The Business of Show, the essential guidebook for young performers pursuing professional careers that is now a required textbook in several university programs. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Utah.

Adam is a passionate storyteller who enjoys the collaborative process. His stylistic and versatile dance vocabulary has proven a valuable asset to a variety of directorial visions.

For more, please visit: www.adamcates.com

THEATRE
La Boheme
Assistant Director
Santa Fe Opera
The Little Mermaid
Choreographer
Pacific Conservatory Theatre
Jeeves & Wooster in "Perfect Nonsense"
Choreographer
Hartford Stage
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Choreographer
The Gulfshore Playhouse
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Director/Choreographer
Playhouse on The Square
The World According to Snoopy
Choreographer/ Co- Book Writer
Theatre Under the Stars/ Theatre Aspen/ Texas State Univ.
Anastasia
Assoc. Choreographer
Broadway
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Assoc. Choreographer
Broadway & 1st National Tour
The Little Mermaid
Choreographer
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Disney's Beauty & The Beast
Choreographer
Music Theatre Wichita
Maria De Buenos Aires
Director/Choreographer
Anchorage Opera
My Fair Lady
Choreographer
Gulfshore Playhouse
The Magic Flute
Choreographer
Lincoln Center/Julliard Opera
Eugene Onegin
Choreographer
Lincoln Center/Julliard Opera
The Rape of Lucretia
Choreographer
Lincoln Center/Julliard Opera
Cinderella & The Prince
Choreographer
Lincoln Center/Little Orch. Society
Halka
Choreographer
Bard Music Festical
The Brain for Planet X
Choreographer
NYMF
Gypsy
Choreographer
New London Barn Playhouse
Big River
Director/Choreographer
Stephen Sondheim Center
The Magic of Eli Kerr
Director/Choreographer
Golden Phoenix Hotel/Reno
Anything Goes
Director/Choreographer
University of Nevada - Reno
A Christmas Carol, The Musical
Director/Choreographer
University of Nevada - Reno
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Assoc. Director/Choreographer
Networks/2nd National Tour
Anything Goes
Asst. to Director/Choreographer
Broadway/ Dir./Chor. Kathleen Marshall
The Wizard of Oz
Assoc. Choreographer
National Tour
Doctor Doolittle
Asst. Choreographer
National Tour/Dir. Tommy Tune
City of Angels
Asst. Director/Choreographer
Goodspeed Musicals
Kiss Me, Kate
Assoc. Choreographer
Hartford Stage/The Old Globe
Oklahoma!
Assoc. Choreographer
Paper Mill Playhouse
Carmen
Assoc. Choreogapher
Seattle Opera
The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein
Assoc. Choreographer
The Santa Fe Opera
TELEVISION
Chicas de Viaje
Choreographer
Telefe/ Argentina
91210
Assoc. Choreographer
CW Network
Live from Lincoln Center
Assoc. Choreographer
PBS
CORPORATE
Revel Resort
Director/Choreographer
Atlantic City/Stiletto Entertainment
Rentway
Director/Choreographer
Edge Factor Prod./Walt Disney World

Press

"There were a number of dances choreographed immaculately by Adam Cates... Together with the chiaroscuro lighting, the dancer’s movements, the text, and the vocal line, this sequence was a masterful display of total theater..." ~Opera Wire

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