Sidney Erik Wright is a director/choreographer focused on developing new work and creating roles for dancers. Perhaps best known for his work with Broadway Bares, he has assisted on 6 editions of the fundraiser including Masterpiece (assistant to Josh Rhodes) and United Strips of America (assistant to Nick Kenkel). This year, he co-choreographed the opening number Rock Hard! with Nick Kenkel and Paula Caselton. As a result of his extensive training with teachers Josh Bergasse and Andy Blankenbuehler, Sidney emphasizes athleticism, technique, and versatility through his choreography and teaching.
In NYC, Sidney has choreographed the full-length musicals Why Don't I Have a Girlfriend (nomination "Outstanding Choreography" - Planet Connections), Matchmaker Matchmaker … I'm Willing to Settle (Ars Nova), Pistrix: A Melancholy Fable (Midtown International Theater Festival) and Are You There Ann-Margret, It's Me! (Marjorie Little Dean Theater).
He's directed/choreographed short works with Ensemble Studio Theater, TinyRhino, the West Village Musical Theater Festival, and the Live Action Music Video Festival. Choreography showcases include the NY Jazz Choreography Project, Choreographer's Canvas, and the Band of Gypsies. Other choreography ranges from music videos to a runway show for New York Couture Fashion Week.
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 Shrek at the Stephen Sondheim Center (choreographer), Camelot at the John W. Engeman Theatre (choreographer) and Hair at Woodstock (director/choreographer). His dance work was featured on Seasons 5 and 7 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 2 seasons playing Kyle Leary on the hit webseries 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. BA English Literature, Harvard University.
For more information, visit www.SidneyErik.com