Ellie Mooney

“Ellie, i​​​s an incredibly gifted Choreographer, Dancer and Director.​
Her work ethic is extraordinary and her attitude makes everyone and everything around her better.  ​​​She is a true pleasure to work with and everyone should be so fortunate as to work with Ellie."​

 

​~Richard Willis
Owner, RICHMARK Entertainment, 

Executive Producer for I LOVE A PIANO National Tour

Teaching Artist

      RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, CAMDEN NJ

PT LECTURER  2017 - Present

Undergraduate courses in Musical Theatre Performance and Dance. 

Directed and choreographed fully produced mainstage musical theatre performances and mentored students to prepare

them to enter the professional field.

 

  • Created curriculum to accommodate the specific needs of the students

    • Dance: Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet Techniques

    • Choreography: Composition, and Terminology 

    • Musical Theatre: Singing, Dancing, Acting 

  • Casting and Hiring of design teams, musical directors, musicians, and engineers

  • Directed rehearsals and mentored students through the technical process

    • Actors: Performance & Audition Protocols

    • Stage Management: Scheduling, Leadership, Prompt Books, Tech

    • Sound & Lighting Design: Collaboration, Pitch & Presentation

  • Assisted students in the creation of original theatrical projects

Director / Choreographer - AVENUE Q (Musical)

Full production presented on the Main Stage

 

Director / Choreographer - 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Musical)

Full production presented on the Main Stage

 

Choreographer - FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Shelley

Full production presented on the Main Stage

 

 

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE SCHOOL, SARASOTA FL

ASSOCIATE ARTIST 2019 ~ Present

In a fast-paced, multifaceted position as Director, Choreographer, Performer, and Teaching Artist, I helped create mainstage plays, musicals, and TYA productions in collaboration with my co-workers.  As an educator, I helped to evolve new classes and curriculum for the professional theatre school program.

 

  • Key member of the senior artistic staff

  • Directed /choreographed mainstage, studio, touring outreach, and TYA productions

  • Intimacy coaching for rehearsals and performances

  • Directed movement techniques and methods of expressivity workshops

  • Provided choreographic dramaturgy to ensure accuracy and authenticity

  • Assisted in both casting and auditions

  • Aided in the development of new cabarets, plays, and musical theatre forms

  • Collaborated with design teams, stage crew, and the Artistic Director

  • Mentored and taught undergraduate and graduate apprentices 

  • Teaching Artist: Created classes and curriculum for the professional theatre school

    • Jazz, tap, ballet, and Contemporary [open/advanced levels]

    • Acting {open level}

    • Cabaret Performance [open /advanced levels]

    • Cabaret Writing [open level]

    • Website and Design for Performers [open level]

  • Directed, recorded, and edited educational Zoom videos 

 

*Lost Full-Time Position Due To COVID-1

WALNUT STREET THEATRE SCHOOL, PHILADELPHIA PA

DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, AND TEACHING ARTIST 2010 ~ Present

 

More than 30 Mainstage, Studio Theatre, TYA, and Touring Out-Reach productions. Taught advanced professional classes at the Walnut Street Theatre School and served as a founding member of the Young Leaders Council.

 

  • Directed/Choreographed mainstage, studio theatre, TYA, and touring out-reach productions (list upon request)

  • Performed principal and ensemble positions in mainstage musicals, plays, concerts, and studio theatre productions (list upon request)

  • Collaborated with design teams and the Artistic Director

  • Collaborated with the Young Leaders Council to create fundraising events

  • Assisted with casting and auditions

  • Teaching Artist: Created classes and curriculum for the theatre school

    • Musical Theatre Dance [open level]

    • Acting Through Song [open/advanced levels]

    • Musical Theatre Audition Technique [open/advanced levels]

    • The Business of the Business / Audition Video and Headshot and Website Design

Director / Choreographer - A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Musical)

Full production presented on the Main Stage

The cast included professional artists as well as children ages 6-18 as part of the theatre school program

Director / Choreographer - PINKALICOUS (Musical)

Full production presented on the Main Stage

The cast included the acting apprentice company as well as professional actors from the Theatre School

 

Director / Choreographer - JUNIE B. JONES (Musical)

Full production presented on the Main Stage

The cast included the acting apprentice company as well as professional actors from the Theatre School

 

Director / Choreographer - FANCY NANCY (Musical)

Full production presented on the Main Stage

The cast included the acting apprentice company as well as professional actors from the Theatre School

 

Director / Choreographer -MEAN GIRLS (Musical)

Educational Touring Out Reach Production

The cast included the acting apprentice company 

GRETNA THEATRE SCHOOL, MT GRETNA PA

GUEST ARTIST Summer 2018

 

Instructor - Broadway Dance Workshop: Audition and Performance Techniques

 

WYOMING PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE, KINGSTON PA

 GUEST ARTIST Summer Program ~ 2011

 

Choreographer / Assistant Director - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Full production presented on the Main Stage / Ages 12-18

 

Director / Choreographer - LES MISERABLES JR

Presented as a staged concert / Ages 12-18

 

Dance Instructor - Age 12-18 [Open Level] Ballet, Jazz & Musical Theatre  

 

OHANA PERFORMING ARTS, HONOLULU HI

GUEST ARTIST Summer Program ~ 2010

 

 

Director - Disney's FROZEN JR (upcoming)

Full production presented on the Main Stage / Ages 5-18

Choreographer / Assistant Director - Disney's MULAN JR

Full production presented on the Main Stage / Ages 5-18

Dance Instructor -  Age 5-18 [Open Level] Musical Theatre

 

ADULT & TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS, NYC & PHILADELPHIA

2006 ~ Present

 

Instructor - Musical Theatre: Vocalists [Open Level & Master Class]

Classes include audition and performance techniques, material selection, singing, and acting instruction

Private coaching, weekly classes, or weekend intensives



Instructor - Musical Theatre: Dance [Open Level & Master Class]

Performance and Audition Technique

            

CLASSES TAUGHT INDEPENDENTLY, NYC & PHILADELPHIA

2004 ~ Present


Musical Theatre: Audition Technique [All Levels]

Performance: Technique [All Levels] 
Ballroom & Swing: Partnering and Lifts [All Levels]
Musical Theatre and Ballet: Partnering, Lifts