In anticipation of the Opening Night of TSS’s first musical in 10-years we will shinning a spotlight on a member of the production team from now until May 12th! For our first introduction, meet…
Our lovely and wildly talented choreographer Bronwen Carson! (PS, you too can experience Bronwen’s brilliance, click here to see where she teaches) Bronwen Carson’s professional career started in classical ballet at 15 with SJDT in the SanFrancisco Bay Area under the Artistic direction of Paul E Curtis. At 17, she joined The Cleveland Ballet under Artistic Director Dennis Nahat. She has also performed leading and supporting roles in Me and My Girl, Kismet, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Will Rogers Follies with American Musical Theatre of San Jose.
In AMTSJ’s The Music Man, starring Dirk Lombard, she received a Bay Area Equity Ginny Award for her depiction of Zaneeta Shinn.nnAfter being spotted in an open dance call by film director Randa Haines (director, “Children of a Lesser God”), she was cast in a supporting role in Ms. Haines ballroom film, “Dance With Me,” starring Vanessa Williams. Bronwen then went on to dance in a number of National commercials, Print Campaigns and more films including “Center Stage,” Choreographed by Susan Stroman.nnAt the encouragement of Rainda Haines and RADA alumnus Marc Jacobs, Bronwen moved to New York to pursue acting professionally. After playing a small role in a film directed by Ed Norton, “Keeping the Faith,” she was advised by him to study with Terry Schreiber in NYC. Bronwen studied with Terry for 4 years, focusing on the works of Anton Chekhov, Harold Pinter, Tennessee Williams, John Guare and Sam Shepard. Bronwen is trained in Meisner, Michael Chekhov and Stanislavski techniques and now utilizes them as a director and choreographer.nnBronwen is a member of SAG, AEA and SDC. Performer Credits Include Films: “The Winter of Her” (lead), “The Ballad of Mary Jo” (lead), “Fragole” (lead), “Leave it” (supporting), “Z.Cafe” (lead) and “Blur” (lead) — Theater: The Pacifier, The Woolgatherer (Rose), A Streetcar Named Desire(Blanche) and The Gravedigger. Director/Choreographer Credits
Include: Viva America- B’dway Workshop (Assoc. Choreographer), The Cherry Orchard – Off-B’dway (Choreographer), In The Key of Cy – Off B’dwy (Assoc. Choreographer), Two Days til Dawn – Off B’dwy (Choreographer), A Tribute to Michael Jackson- 2010 Astaire Awards (Choreographer), Myopia – Neighborhood Playhouse (Director), Dim Sum – The Neighborhood Playhouse (Director), Fugue (Director) and 49th Street and Other Stories (Director/Choreographer)nnBronwen has Co-Produced two red carpet benefits for The Helen Sawaya Fund for Breast Cancer Survivors and Angel on a Leash at the Danny Kaye Playhouse, presented by Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith of Dance Times Square starring Parsons Dance, Mercedes Ellington and Pasha & Anya of Burn the Floor. She currently Co-Produces The Annual Astaire Awards in NYC, which celebrates excellence in choreography and dance on Broadway and in Film. This past year’s awards were attended by theatre and film luminaries such as Susan Stroman, Sutton Foster, Jacques d’Amboise and Daniel Radcliffe.
In February 2011, Bronwen founded Sounding Line, a production company focused upon a high level of theatricality while staying deeply rooted in the art of storytelling. Sounding Line produces film and theatre. Sounding Line’s current projects include “49th Street and Other Stories”, a full-length dance play set to premiere in NYC Spring 2013 and an untiltled television series based in New York. nnFor more info on Bronwen
check out her website www.bronwencarson.com