Faculty: Eddie Bennett - February 16, Warren NJ
Broadway Pop Master Class
Eddie Bennett has established himself as a professional entertainer with over 20 years of working continuously in the theatre industry. His first professional credit landed him in the lap of well known, L.A. based choreographers, Helene Phillips and Barry Lather. He moved on to national tours and regional theatre credits soon after. During that time Eddie continued to exceed by joining the Broadway show “CHICAGO: TheMusical”. This past year, marked Eddie’s 19th year with “CHICAGO”. He has played every male ensemble role in the Broadway stage production still running at the Ambassador Theatre in NYC. The year 2008 debut Eddie as a choreographer. In his first year he choreographed and artistically directed two full production shows: “Deborah Gibson’s: Pop Goes Broadway”, starring 80’s pop sensation Debbie Gibson, at Harrah’s in Atlantic City and “The Flunky”. Eddie received rave reviews for his choreography for “Pop Goes Broadway” by The Courier Post and The Daily News calling his work “superb” and “wonderfully animated”. The show was hailed as “the very best” in production shows featured in all of Atlantic City in 2008. “The Flunky” marks Eddie’s first show that is in pre-production for Broadway! Since then, Eddie and his choreography have been in high demand. He choreographed“Mira Quien Baila” star Bianca Marroquin’s sold out concert “Luz”. He choreographed his first major film “FISH: A Boy In A Man’s Prison” based on the acclaimed novel by the same name. He choreographed his first major concert “Debbie Gibson And Tiffany: Journey Through The 80’s” which kicked off the tour on “GMA: Summer Concert Series”. He choreographed his first music video “Electric Youth: Reloaded” which debut on the season finale of the popular “The Jace Hall Show”. He was also featured on Season 5 of “Celebrity Apprentice” and has been a guest judge on the widely popular “Dance Moms” series. In his career, he has choreographed a sold out arena concert (Bizarro’s: Hit Parade), worked with celebrities (Patrick Swayze, Patti LaBelle, Usher, Billy Ray Cyrus, ChitaRivera, Angela Lasbury, Ashlee Simpson, Lisa Rinna and Brandy), and is a father to an amazing 12 year old son. Eddie just finished performances across Asia with Debbie Gibson & Tiffany's "BACK TO BACK" & "THE SMASH HITS" arena tour and is currently working on Bianca Marroquin's next show "SOLO PIDO" debuting in Mexico City this fall. He is also a co-host for the podcast #BOOKENDBALDIES & the Long Island TV show "THE LOUNGE". Eddie is on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators. For more: follow him @euphorian54 on Twitter and Instagram.