Co-worker. Supervisor. Confidante. Scene partner. Guidance counselor. All these terms and more describe one of a Broadway company’s least-known but most important cast members: the dance captain.
From running auditions to managing relationships with other members of the creative team to emergency put-in rehearsals, the life of a dance captain is always a busy and complex one. Dance Captains are Broadway’s secret superstars. On this episode, we speak to three incredible performers who have taken on this position about the joys and challenges of leading their companies from within.
Stephanie Klemons (In the Heights, If/Then), Nathan Peck (Dance of the Vampires, Taboo, Boy from Oz, La Cage Aux Folles, Wicked, Kinky Boots), and Ryan Steele (West Side Story, Billy Elliot, Newsies, Matilda)