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Adam Cates

InnerRhythms is honored to welcome back Adam Cates to choreograph the opening act of our Yearend Showcase! Adam has held faculty and guest positions at prestigious New York institutions, and directed, choreographed, and starred in productions on Broadway and beyond.

Because of his ability to connect with students from a wide range of abilities and ages, Adam’s classes have proven popular with kids, teens, and adult professionals alike.

Saturday, April 13


All Dancers Welcome (ages 13+)

We are so excited to welcome all dancers to learn this Broadway Theatre Jazz choreographed piece during a one-day workshop. This piece will be geared towards Intermediate and Advanced dancers. This workshop will feature a full day learning and running the opening act choreography. There will be breaks for snacks and lunch. And additional practices for this piece will be scheduled.

Please wear clothing that is form-fitting and makes you feel GREAT! And for footwear, please bring both flats and heels.

About Adam Cates

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. @adamcnyc