Original Commissioned Choreography by Parker Esse

  • About the Artist

    Parker Esse is a multi-award-winning and story-driven director/choreographer. After performing regionally, in national tours, and as a featured performer on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Fosse, he began collaborating exclusively on multiple regional and Broadway shows as associate director/choreographer, including Broadway's Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominated Finian's Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities, as well as five-star studded NY City Center Encores! productions. As a choreographer, Parker exploded onto the scene with the groundbreaking and re-imagined Oklahoma! (Arena Stage) as well as Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis’ A Bed and a Chair directed by John Doyle (NY City Center Encores!). Parker has directed/choreographed for numerous NYC, regional and international theatres and is an eight-time Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Choreography, winning for Arena Stage's Oklahoma!The Pajama Gamestarring Donna McKechnie, and most recently for Anything Goes starring Corbin Bleu. Recent director and/or choreographer credits include: the highly acclaimed revival of Rags (Goodspeed); La Traviata (The Kennedy Center’s WNO); pre-Broadway Toronto engagement of Jukebox Hero featuring Foreigner's Greatest Hits (Ed Mirvish Theatre); pre-Broadway world premiere of Love And Other Fables (Theatre By The Sea); 45 Minutes From Coontown(York Theatre Co.); The Buddy Holly Story (Casa Manana); Lyrics & Lyricists Celebrates Oklahoma! at 75 (92nd St. Y); seven seasons for the Physician’s Mutual of Omaha Symphony Orchestra Christmas Celebration; and multiple pre-Broadway new works, Equity showcases, and 29-Hour Readings. Most recently, last fall DC saw Parker’s Helen Hayes nominated choreography for the record-breaking hit show Disney’s Newsies (Arena Stage). BFA NYU Tisch.
  • Original Commissioned Choreography

    Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to have Parker Esse choreograph a full, original dance piece for your special occasion like: A College/University Audition, Solo or Group Dance Competition Showpiece, Wedding First Dance, or a Father-Daughter/Mother-Son etc., Wedding/Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dance. Do you have a favorite song or piece of music you love? Parker will help to make all your special moments shine and be cherished for years to come. If you have been looking to surprise someone who loves to dance, don’t miss your chance with this unique opportunity. 

    Parker and either you or the participant will meet over the phone for two, 30-minute sessions prior to his conceptualizing the choreography to learn more about the vision of the project! Then over the course of up to three, one-hour sessions, Parker will work with you, and up to four participants (more may be added for an additional fee), to master the choreography. Parker will also record your private lessons via Zoom, for you to keep and download your progress and have a final copy of your very own commissioned number. 

    $750 for Original Choreography and teaching of the choreography, for up to four people. $100 for each additional participant.


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