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John Ruocco
JOHN RUOCCO is a Director and Choreographer. Credits include Cedar City Falls: A Midwest Conflict, Smoking Bloomberg (New York Music Theater Festival - Winner of the Verizon Audience Choice Award), Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth (Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Randy Newman's The Middle of No Where (Prince Music Theater), Nerds (New York Stage & Film), Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years (Repertory Theater of St. Louis), A Good Man (NAMT Festival 2004 and Musical Theater Works), Liz Tuccillo's Joe Fearless: A Fan Dance (Ford's Center) and Fair Fight 2: The Sequel (Naked Angels), Second Skin by Chay Yew (Brave New World), Stephen Sondheim's Company (Actor's Express), The Rothko Room by Stuart Spencer (EST Marathon 2000), Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine by Warren Leight (Penguin Rep), Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts's The Gingerbread House (New Harmony Project and Playwright's Horizons), Avenue X (Repertory of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park & Merrimack Rep), Little Kit and Appelamando's Dreams (Vineyard Theater), The Music Man (Sundance Theater Institute), Fair Fight: A Mean Little Dance (Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, New York Stage and Film, Naked Angels), a national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella with the Joffery II, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charles Playhouse), Hair (Emelin Theater), as well as productions with the Juilliard School, Ensemble Studio Theater, New York Stage & Film and Naked Angels and Goodspeed Musicals. Choreography credits include Really Rosie (Atlantic Theater Company), Quincy Long's The Lively Lad (NYS&F), the Off-Off-Broadway hit Viva Las Vegas, Mojo (Atlantic Theater Company), and Michael Mayer's productions of Hundreds of Hats (WPA) and A History of the American Film (The Juilliard School). As an educator, he heads the Music Theater program at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, , sits on the faculty at Pace University and teaches the on-going professional musical theater forum THE GYM (www.thegymnyc.com). John is a Drama League Directing Fellow, , a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of SDC.

Bio as of December, 2010.



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SpringboardNYC Mentor - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009