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Stephen Reed has appeared in six different Tony Award winning Broadway musicals including Once upon Mattress (starring Sarah Jessica Parker & Jane Krakowski), How to Succeed in Business (starring Matthew Broderick), Crazy For You, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, 110 in the Shade, and Cats (as the wild rock-n- roller Rum-Tug-Tugger). He has performed Nationally and Internationally in Broadway touring productions such as Ragtime, Crazy For You, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, and Kiss Me Kate. Stephen has danced in rock videos for recording artists Prince, Gloria Estefan, Peter Frampton, and Steve Winwood, and was Liza Minnelli's dance supervisor for the Broadway touring production of Minnelli On Minnelli. Stephen was a repertory company member of the Milwaukee Ballet (demi-soloist) under the direction of Jean-Paul Comelin and for Gus Giordano’s Jazz Dance Chicago. Among his filmed performances, Stephen can be seen tap dancing across a tin-roofed shed in PBS Great Performance Presents: Crazy For You!

In addition to his performing, directing, and choreographing, Stephen served as resident-choreographer and guest-Director for Tri-Arts Theater in upstate New York and as Assistant Choreographer for New York Philharmonic's "PBS Presents" Candide! (starring Patti Lupone & Kristin Chenoweth) and for Hello Dolly at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle Washington. Stephen is currently director of Ballet Arts Center for Dance, the longest-established continuously-operating dance studio in New York City (www.balart.com) located in the landmark City Center Theatre, 130 W. 56th Street, NYC.

Most significantly, Stephen’s direct work with theatrical icons such as Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Frank Galati, Gillian Lyne, Michael Blakemore, Wayne Cillento, Fred Ebb, Gerald Gutierrez, Mike Ockrent, Tina Landau, and Kathleen Marshall adds a wealth of professional knowledge to his class teachings. And coupled with his work as an SSDC director / choreographer and owner / director of the historic Ballet Arts Center for Dance in New York City, Stephen can give his students invaluable, professional insight into the grueling audition process and strenuous requirements of being a professional performer in the American Musical Theatre scene.

Stephen is proud owner and studio director of Ballet Arts Center for Dance, the longest-established ballet school in Manhattan. Established in 1937, the school is located in the landmark City Center Theatre, 130 W. 56th St, NYC. Originally founded by the legendary Yeichi Nimura, the studio was operated for many years by the Dean Crane family. Stephen continues this historic tradition and the studio continues to provide professional-level classical ballet training to serious students from around the world. "When you want to get serious... Ballet Arts"