Joshua Bergasse is a New York-based choreographer as well as a master teacher. He has been a guest artist at New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Indiana University, James Madison University, Shenandoah University, Kean University, Creighton University and the University of California Satellite Program.
For film/television, Joshua won the Emmy Award for his choreography on NBC’s musical drama
SMASH. He also choreographed multiple segments on So You Think You Can Dance and PBS's Sinatra: A Voice for a Century.
On Broadway, Josh choreographed the revival of On The Town, which opened to rave reviews. He received an Astaire Award and was nominated for TONY, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards. Also on Broadway, Josh choreographed the revival of Gigi. This Spring Josh will choreograph the Broadway debut of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Off Broadway credits include Sweet Charity staring Sutton Foster; Cagney (Drama Desk, Astaire, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for choreography); Bomb-Itty of Errors; Captain Louie. Joshua's other credits as a choreographer include West Side Story at the Stratford Festival; Little Me, and It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman! at City Center Encores!; Pirates of Penzance at Barrington Stage Co; Guys and Dolls, and The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall.
As a director/choreographer, Joshua co-directed and choreographed the Bombshell on Broadway concert at the Minskoff theatre. He directed and choreographed Hazel, a new musical at the Drury Lane Theatre, and West Side Story at North Carolina Theater.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: “On the Town includes the dreamiest dream ballets I’ve seen in years. Mr. Bergasse (best known for the television show “Smash” for which he won an Emmy) maintains this rare feeling of idiosyncrasy in harmony. Similarly, Mr. Bergasse captured the Robbins spirit, but stamped it with his own vivid signature.”
NEW YORK TIMES: Pirates of Penzance, “Mr. Bergasse’s zesty choreography keeps the cast in almost constant, exuberant motion.”
VARIETY: “Joshua Bergasse’s choreography, classic in design and elegant in form, dancing is sensational.”