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ABOUT JOSH PRINCE:

Josh was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he performed in area theater through high school.  After receiving his BFA in Musical Theater from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), he moved to New York to pursue an acting career.

As an actor, Josh appeared on Broadway in Little Me, starring Martin Short and Faith Prince, as well as Saturday Night Fever, where he understudied the role of “Bobby C”. He starred Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway and the play, In The Wings. He also toured the country as “Skimbleshanks” in Cats and played “Carmen Ghia” in The Producers (opposite Jason Alexander and Martin Short) at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. In addition to many concert appearances (NYC’s Town Hall in NYC, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, etc.) and numerous roles in regional theater, Josh has also appeared on Law and Order: SVU and can be seen in the movie A Cinderella Story with Hillary Duff and Jennifer Coolidge. He can also be heard as “Cat” on the 2001 US recording of the Olivier Award Winning musical, Honk!.

In 2006, Josh decided to turn his attention toward Direction and Choreography and presented his work at a prestigious industry showcase, Dance Break.  Three weeks later, Josh was asked to join the creative team of the Tony nominated Shrek, The Musical, which opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theater in 2009 and went on to tour the US and play in London’s West End at the Theater Royal Drury Lane.  For his choreography in Shrek, The Musical he received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Since then, he has had the pleasure of working at Carnegie Hall (The Jerry Springer Opera, starring Harvey Keitel), Lincoln Center (Camelot, starring Gabriel Byrne – PBS), The Kennedy Center (Spring Gala, hosted by Liza Minelli; Latino Inaugural Celebration in 2013 with Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno), Town Hall (All Singing All Dancing, co-director), The Brooklyn Academy of Music (The Bridge Project 2009/10, directed by Sam Mendes), and The New Group (The Kid; Bunty Berman Presents). In London, he has worked at The Old Vic (The Bridge Project), The Royal Festival Hall (Singin’ In The Rain) and The Royal Albert Hall (My Fair Lady, Chor.; BBC Prom 59 starring Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane. Dir./chor.).

Josh most recently finished choreographing the new hit Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which was nominated for a Tony in 2013.  For his work on Beautiful, he was nominated for the Fred and Adele Astaire Award.  Beautiful is slated open in London’s West End in February 2015 and will launch a US tour early that same fall.

Josh has enjoyed teaching at such universities as Yale, NYU, CCM, OU, FSU as well as Steps, On Broadway and Broadway Dance Center.   Josh is also  the Founder and Artistic Director of  The Broadway Dance Lab, the first non profit organization in NYC specifically dedicated to giving musical theater choreographers the resources they need to practice their craft and test their ideas away from the pressures associated with production.  www.broadwaydancelab.org