Dancer/Choreographer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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

Highlights
Tony Charmoli on how choreography evolved over time for television versus the stage
01:38
Debbie Allen on when she knew she wanted to be a dancer
00:54
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"
02:09
Cyd Charisse on the craft of dancing on television
07:44
Mary Tyler Moore on being a chorus dancer early in her career
01:33
Tony Charmoli on choreography for an hour long show versus an half hour show while working on The Dinah Shore Show
01:32
Who talked about this profession

Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on when she knew she wanted to be a dancer
00:54
Debbie Allen on her dedication to her profession
01:10
Debbie Allen on advice she would give to someone aspiring to be a director or choreographer
01:32

Kevin Carlisle

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Kevin Carlisle on his process of choreographing dances for television
03:19
Kevin Carlisle on what he liked about choreographing variety specials
00:39
Kevin Carlisle on traveling internationally to work
02:06
Kevin Carlisle on what he enjoys about choreography, and on what audiences like about dancing on television
02:10
Kevin Carlisle on dancers' footwear
01:55
Kevin Carlisle on advice to an aspiring choreographer
00:59

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on her chemistry with Gower Champion and her rehearsal process 
04:15
Marge Champion on the process of creating a dance number
03:21
Marge Champion on developing her act with Gower Champion and their first time on television 
08:50
Marge Champion on the logistics of shooting her and Gower Champion dancing for television
04:12
Marge Champion on advice to aspiring dancers
02:00

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on the craft of dancing on television
07:44

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on choreography for an hour long show versus an half hour show while working on The Dinah Shore Show
01:32
Tony Charmoli on having an assistant, Dick Beard, while working on The Dinah Shore Show
04:40
Tony Charmoli on preparing to choreograph a TV special and the editing process
02:17
Tony Charmoli on how choreography evolved over time for television versus the stage
01:38

Anita Mann

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Anita Mann on doing choreography for television, and what she learned from working for Lucille Ball
05:36
Anita Mann on her duties as an assistant choreographer
04:45
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
07:52
Anita Mann on how choreography on television has changed since she started
00:59
Anita Mann on what she looked for when she hired dancers on Solid Gold
06:37
Anita Mann on how choreography on television has changed since she first started
02:15
Anita Mann on what she enjoys about choreography
01:57
Anita Mann on advice to an aspiring choreographer
02:39

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on being a chorus dancer early in her career
01:33

June Taylor

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June Taylor on getting music for the June Taylor Dancers
02:12
June Taylor on adapting the choreography for the cameras on Cavalcade of Stars and working with director Frank Bunetta
02:59
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"
02:09
June Taylor on the rehearsal process of The Jackie Gleason Show and Gleason's aversion to rehearsing 
04:01