Department of Performing Arts
Bob Boross began as a musical theatre performer, debuting on Broadway in the 1981 revival of Can-Can, choreographed by Roland Petit. Since then he has choreographed Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, Victor/Victoria, Blood Brothers, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Most recently his concert dance work has been seen in the NY Jazz Choreography Project, VelocityDC Dance Festival in Washington DC, and in Los Angeles at Jazz Dance LA. His evening length dance theatre piece Empty Sky…The Rising, set to twelve songs by Bruce Springsteen, premiered in 2005 in NJ. Internationally, Bob has been invited to teach and choreograph for the 3rd International Jazz Dance Forum in Paris, the Boris Eifman Dance Academy in Russia, Just Jazz Dance Company in Finland, Millennium Dance 2000 in London, Pro Danza Italia in Italy, and the University of Dance and Circus in Sweden. Bob has guest taught in NYC at Broadway Dance Center, STEPS, Peridance, and Dance New Amsterdam, and for university master classes at Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Hunter College, and SMU. Bob holds the M.A. in Jazz Dance from New York University. He has held professorships at Shenandoah University, Radford University, and the University of California, Irvine.
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