Adam Cates is a New York-based choreographer, director, and educator. He was the Assistant Choreographer for the Tony-winning Broadway musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. He assisted Kathleen Marshall on the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Anything Goes, and was Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain for the national tour of Doctor Dolittle, directed by and starring Tommy Tune.

Other New York choreography credits include Eugene Onegin (Juilliard Opera), The Brain From Planet X (NYMF), Chris March's The Butt-Cracker Suite (HERE Theater/tap choreography), Rock & Roll Debauchery (The Cutting Room), and as Associate: Babes In Toyland, Hansel & Gretel, Richard Tucker Gala (Avery Fisher Hall/Lincoln Center), Antony & Cleopatra (Theater For a New Audience), and the New York City Center Gala with Patti LuPone and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Regionally, Adam has directed and choreographed Big River, A Christmas Carol, and Anything Goes, and choreographed productions of Hair, Peter Pan, Sweet Charity, South Pacific, The Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, A Funny Thing Happened…Forum starring Richard Kind, and Snoopy!!! the Musical. He has choreographed industrials for Rentway (Disney World) and Revel Resort, concert benefits for Broadway Cares and St. Jude’s Hospital, and the award winning casino production The Magic of Eli Kerr. As an Associate, Adam’s credits include 90210 (CW), Live From Lincoln Center (PBS), the national tour of The Wizard of Oz, and productions for Papermill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, The Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Holland America, and others.

Adam has taught for numerous national conventions/competitions (including ten years with Dancers Inc.), is on faculty at Rosie O’Donnell’s Maravel Arts Center in NYC, and has guest taught across the United States and Canada including Broadway Dance Center, Broadway Artists Alliance, Synthesis Dance Project Intensive, Metro Movement (Toronto), The Rock School, the World Dance Challenge (Las Vegas), Texas State University, University of Nevada-Reno, Ithaca College, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of New Brunswick-Frederickton, Montclair State University, and Truman State University. He is the author of the new book The Business of Show.