Artistic Tutor: Dance
Doug Shankman is the artistic director of Contemporary Dance Arts, a company dedicated to creating new work for theater, film, and television.
Currently, Doug is working throughout the United States as director, choreographer, casting director and dance instructor. He studied acting at the Circle-in-the-Square Theater School and NYU.
Doug learned the art of creating dances by such great dance masters as Paul Taylor, Lee Theodore, and tap master, Brenda Bufalino.
Doug is a dance instructor at Broadway Dance in NYC. He also has choreographed most of the musicals presented by The Summer Theatre of New Canaan recently winning Connecticut’s Best Choreogrgapher Award from the Connectictut Critics Circle for WEST SIDE STORY. Summer Theatre shows including PETER PAN, The MUSIC MAN and JOSEPH, and GREASE (nominated by the CT Critics Circle for best choreographer), MY FAIR LADY, BIG RIVER, CAMELOT, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and HAIRSPRAY (also nominated by the CT Critics Circel for Outstanding Choreographer), LEGALLY BLONDE, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and this past season’s KISS ME KATE.