Adam Cates is the Education and Development Manager for the Pioneer Center in Reno, where he also produces several projects. Previously based in New York City, his creative credits include the original Broadway productions of Anastasia and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, the revival of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey, productions of Babes in Toyland, Cinderella, and Hansel & Gretel at Lincoln Center, operas and concerts for The Juilliard School, and original off-Broadway productions. He taught on faculty for several years at Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Rosie O’Donnell’s Theater Kids, and others.
Regional credits as a director and/or choreographer include musicals, plays, and operas for Hartford Stage, Santa Fe Opera, Syracuse Stage, Gulfshore Playhouse, Theatre Under the Stars, Arkansas Rep, Music Theatre Wichita, Theatre Aspen, Anchorage Opera, Memphis Playhouse, Pacific Conservatory Theatre, The Sondheim Center, Bard Music Festival, New London Barn Playhouse, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, Kansas City Starlight, Seattle Opera, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Old Globe, and commercial work for Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, and shows in Reno/Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Orlando, Walt Disney World, and Barcelona. Television credits include Chicas de Viaje (Viacom/South America), 90210 (CW Network) and Live from Lincoln Center (PBS). National tours include Tommy Tune’s Doctor Dolittle, The Wizard of Oz, and A Gentleman’s Guide…
Adam holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and a BA in Theatre. He is the author of The Business of Show, co-book writer of The World According to Snoopy, and has taught across the US, and in Canada, Spain, and Bermuda. He is a proud founding faculty member of Commercial Dance Intensive, TAPS Las Vegas, and Dancers Inc. conventions. He has taught and created as a guest artist in residence and guest lecturer for NYU, Texas State University, The Hartt School, Ithaca College, UC-Irvine, UNCSA, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Iowa State University, University of Nevada-Reno, and others.