November 2016 Update

DeAngelo - A Moving Force in Dance




With the summer drawing to a close, things are hearting up for DeAngelo Productions. I wanted to take a moment to tell you about some of my recent work, and a few of the projects you'll hear more about in the months to come.

As I say in my new Masters@Work project: Movement is life. Dance is movement. Dance is life.

—Ann Marie


Career Transition For Dancers Gala
Ann Marie will once again direct and produce the annual gala for Career Transition for Dancers (CTFD). This year’s celebration will mark a new direction for the event, which will be the first gala following CTFD’s incorporation into the Actors Fund.
Rather than creating a multi-genre dance extravaganza, Ann Marie will create an intimate look at dancers and our dancer cause, providing unique insight into the coming together of organizations committed to a dancer’s future beyond dance.
The event takes place the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on September 26th. The evening will be dedicated to the late Alex Dubé, who had an unrelenting passion for dance, and dancers. 



Project Overview: Masters@Work

In February Ann Marie initiated Masters@Work, a project that explores the art and practicality of mentoring today. Kicking off a new dance edutainment series, this creative new approach to master-class workshops culminates in a theatrical performance with an educational twist. The series will offer insight into the art of dance including the motivation, individual purpose, and magic of performing by embracing the art of the field, and the objectives of creating dance itself. Stay tuned for more info.

Ann Marie interviewing Nancy Houssels, founder of Nevada Ballet Theatre and one of founders of The Smith Center.
Focus! Ann Marie in a Masters@Work session.
Ann Marie in a Masters@Work rehearsal in the Dive move with Mary LaCroix and Barry Lohr
Video: Masters@Work with David Warren Gibson
VIDEO: Masters@Work with David Warren Gibson


UC Santa Barbara Workshop

March brought Ann Marie to UC Santa Barbara where she shared a workshop intensive that taught and promoted her book Produce Yourself! Stand Up! Step Up! & Move!


Rosie’s Theater Kids

As contributing choreographer for Rosie’s Theater Kids’ annual “Passing It On” series, Ann Marie created a work to The Cello Song (Bach’s Cello Suite #1, Prelude) by The Piano Guys. Her piece focused on teaching these gifted young kids classical ballet through the use of focus, and imparting how focus IS the art of ballet.

A big congratulations to Kathy (above, front right) who was awarded a $100,000 college scholarship.

Rosie O'Donnell and Ann Marie
Ann Marie with Rosie O'Donnell at the Rosies' Theater Kids 2016 Gala.

VIDEO: The Cello Song: Rosie's Theater Kids


The Dichotomy of Disconnect
Ann Marie on stage at City Center with lighting designer Brad Fields (below). This photo represents and reflects the meeting point where the past meets the future. As we disconnect from the past we can more freely move into the future, expanding with possibility beyond measure. 

Coming Soon - Capezio Project
Look for more news soon about the new work Ann Marie is developing for Capezio! 
Ann Marie DeAngelo
A True Creative Force in Dance
Ann Marie DeAngelo is an expert in all types of dance. She has worked internationally as a choreographer, director, and producer. A former star of the Joffrey Ballet, she was featured inTime magazine as one of America’s most outstanding ballerinas. She was Artistic Director of Ballet D'Angelo, which toured extensively in Europe; founding Artistic Director of Ballet de Monterrey, Mexico; and Associate Director of the Joffrey Ballet.
As a choreographer she was nominated for the prestigious Benois de la Danse Award for her story ballet "The Bell Witch"—and has choreographed over 70 ballets, including a new musical that premiered at the Shanghai Expo 2010, in China.
Under DeAngelo Productions she has produced and was the director of 13 annual Career Transition For Dancers gala evening shows, as well as Capezio’s 125th Anniversary show, at City Center in New York. Included in these productions she has worked with an array of luminaries from major ballet and dance companies, as well as Paula Abdul, Laura Benanti, Marge Champion, Misty Copeland, Sutton Foster, Marvin Hamlisch, Dulé Hill, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Nigel Lythgoe, Ann-Margret, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie O’Donnell, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Brooke Shields, Tommy Tune, Ben Vereen, and Karen Ziemba.