Ken has choreographed and/or directed more than 200 works for the concert, opera and theatre stage. His choreography has been commissioned by dance, opera, theatre and musical theatre companies in 8 states. Ken’s direction of book shows spans the styles of the work of Edward Albee, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams to the musicals of Kander and Ebb, Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hammerstein. His training in acting and dance allows for a seamless approach to all staging while emphasizing honest communication through dialogue, song and movement. In his studies, Ken has focused on the technique of José Limón as a student of Ruth Currier, Risa Steinberg and Betty Jones. His article, Ruth Currier: Translating Humphrey, can be found in the August 1990 issue of Dance Magazine. Ken has received awards in choreography from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
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