Dancer/Choreographer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

02:26

Tabs

Highlights
Tony Charmoli on how choreography evolved over time for television versus the stage
Debbie Allen on when she knew she wanted to be a dancer
June Taylor on the challenges of choreographing a ballet with several dancers on The Jackie Gleason Show, and on the Jackie Gleason composed ballet "Rhapsody"
Cyd Charisse on the craft of dancing on television
Mary Tyler Moore on being a chorus dancer early in her career
Tony Charmoli on choreography for an hour long show versus an half hour show while working on The Dinah Shore Show
Who talked about this profession

Debbie Allen

View Interview
Debbie Allen on when she knew she wanted to be a dancer
Debbie Allen on her dedication to her profession
Debbie Allen on advice she would give to someone aspiring to be a director or choreographer

Kevin Carlisle

View Interview
Kevin Carlisle on his process of choreographing dances for television
Kevin Carlisle on what he liked about choreographing variety specials
Kevin Carlisle on traveling internationally to work
Kevin Carlisle on what he enjoys about choreography, and on what audiences like about dancing on television
Kevin Carlisle on dancers' footwear
Kevin Carlisle on advice to an aspiring choreographer

Marge Champion

View Interview
Marge Champion on her chemistry with Gower Champion and her rehearsal process 
Marge Champion on the process of creating a dance number
Marge Champion on developing her act with Gower Champion and their first time on television 
Marge Champion on the logistics of shooting her and Gower Champion dancing for television
Marge Champion on advice to aspiring dancers

Cyd Charisse

View Interview
Cyd Charisse on the craft of dancing on television

Tony Charmoli

View Interview
Tony Charmoli on choreography for an hour long show versus an half hour show while working on The Dinah Shore Show
Tony Charmoli on having an assistant, Dick Beard, while working on The Dinah Shore Show
Tony Charmoli on preparing to choreograph a TV special and the editing process
Tony Charmoli on how choreography evolved over time for television versus the stage

Anita Mann

View Interview
Anita Mann on doing choreography for television, and what she learned from working for Lucille Ball
Anita Mann on her duties as an assistant choreographer
Anita Mann on her process of choreographing a number for television, and on choreographing the Miss America Pageant for which she won an Emmy Award
Anita Mann on how choreography on television has changed since she started
Anita Mann on what she looked for when she hired dancers on Solid Gold
Anita Mann on how choreography on television has changed since she first started
Anita Mann on what she enjoys about choreography
Anita Mann on advice to an aspiring choreographer

Mary Tyler Moore

View Interview
Mary Tyler Moore on being a chorus dancer early in her career

June Taylor

View Interview
June Taylor on getting music for the June Taylor Dancers
June Taylor on adapting the choreography for the cameras on Cavalcade of Stars and working with director Frank Bunetta
June Taylor on the challenges of choreographing a ballet with several dancers on The Jackie Gleason Show, and on the Jackie Gleason composed ballet "Rhapsody"
June Taylor on the rehearsal process of The Jackie Gleason Show and Gleason's aversion to rehearsing 
About

A Choreographer creates and arranges movements and patterns for dances. A Dancer fulfills, interprets and performs the steps created by the choreographer.