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Sidney Erik Wright comes from a nontraditional dance background. Although he enjoyed participating in community theater classes growing up, he didn't actively begin his dance training until midway through his English Literature degree at Harvard University. As a result, he's become an advocate for creating your own opportunities and becoming as versatile a performer as possible. Those core values are seen in his work which range from music videos to club performances, and even a runway show for 2013's Couture Fashion Week.
In NYC, Sidney has choreographed Matchmaker Matchmaker…I'm Willing to Settle (Ars Nova), Pharmaceutical: The Musical (TinyRhino), and Are You There Ann-Margret, It's Me! (Marjorie Little Dean Theater). But perhaps Sidney is best known for his work with Broadway Bares where he has assistant or associate directed five editions of the sexy fundraiser including Broadway Bares: Masterpiece with Josh Rhodes and the recent Broadway Bares: United Strips of America with Nick Kenkel.
As a director, Sidney has premiered the straight plays Good Men. Bad Men. Very Bad Men. for the Insomniac's 24-hour Play Festival and The Whole Ball of Wax as part of the Gallery Player's New Play Festival. He's also presented work at The Choreographer's Canvas, the NY Jazz Choreography Project, and the Band of Gypsies.
Sidney was the SDC Observer to artistic director Susan Booth on the world premiere of Stephen King and John Mellencamp's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Alliance Theater. Other regional credits include Camelot at the John W. Engeman Theatre (choreographer) and Hair at Woodstock (director/choreographer). His dance work was featured on Season 5 of the DanceMedia reality webseries Dance(212). Favorite performing credits include the original cast of Disney's Finding Nemo: The Musical, the national tour of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and two seasons playing Kyle Leary on In Between Men. Sidney has performed in shows at the Arvada Center, Casa Manana, Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, Fulton Opera House, North Carolina Theater, and the American Repertory Theater. He is an associate member of SDC, the stage director and choreographer's union.
For more information, visit www.SidneyErik.com