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Beth Bogush

Beth Bogush                                                                                                           201-978-6084                                                                                                            bethbogush@comcast.net

Choreographer/Producer: Stage, Television, and Special Events

30 years extensive experience in a variety of educational, artistic and theatrical endeavors throughout the world

Ms. Bogush’s work as creative consultant/choreographer (2001-2010) on Nickelodeon’s hit series, “The Backyardigans” has earned her a 2008 Emmy recognition award.  Her unique understanding of movement and choreography for live action dance coupled with her expertise in Motion Capture, 3D animation, and Green Screen Technology has recently been highlighted in a The New York Times Sunday Magazine article (August 2009) Dancing With the Paws”.  The article highlights the “richly detailed and often gorgeous moves created by Beth in each episode enables The Backyardigans” to achieve “artistic exactitude”. Earlier reviews of “The Backyardigans” from The New York Times have hailed Ms. Bogush’s work as  “groundbreaking choreography”.

Ms. Bogush recently produced and directed the choreography of Nick Jr.’s Dora and the Explorer Girls (2010) and also serves as a creative consultant/choreographer on other Nick Jr. hits including Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Team Umizommie and Nick Jr.’s newest hit Bubble Guppies (2011).

Beth has recently joined the (2009-2010) PBS /Hit Entertainment animated series Angelina the Ballerina as lead dance consultant/choreographer and has created an extensive overall dance syllabus for the show’s animators, writers and producers.

Other Commercial Projects:  Live Stage, Television, Green Screen/Motion Capture

Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest 2010:  Live event/TV,  Staging, and choreography: Talent included,  John Leguizamo, Wyclef Jean, and Sherri Sheppard.

Nick Jr:  Live action Television series; The Fresh Beat Band 2010, (chorographer/consultant)

Nick Jr.:  Re-brand 2007 commercial (Animation/Green Screen/Storyboard concept and choreography)

Cartoon Network:  Re-brand 2007 commercial (Animation/Green Screen/Motion Capture and choreography)

Broadway’s Across America’s National Tour:  2008-2009; The Backyardigans, “Tale of the Mighty Knights”  (responsible for all auditioning, casting, staging and choreography)

Let’s Have a Dance Party USA: 2007-2009; Co-founder; Executive Producer/ Creative Director; a non-profit organization geared to entertain the children of deployed service members of the US armed forces with a mini USO type show staged with fun and dance for all ages and brought to military bases worldwide.

Boston Ballet:  1990- 1995; The Nutcracker, The Little Mermaid, Charlotte’s Web, and Boston Ballet’s Gala Performances  (staging and choreography)

Director/Master Teacher:

Beth was the former director of the Junior Division at the Ailey School in New York City for six years (1995-2001). While at the Ailey School her work as a director/master teacher and her extensive knowledge of creating children’s curriculum, directing and producing dance for all ages was featured in Dance Magazine, 1999.  Ms. Bogush was the coordinator and director of The Ailey School workshops and performances.

Master Teaching/Choreography workshop include; The Ailey School (junior division -professional level, BFA program) 1995-2001, Company Dance National Teaching Tour 2002-2004, Boston Ballet (professional level) 1990-1995, David Howard Teaching Seminars 2002-2003, New York University (Master Program) 2003, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center 2001-2003, The Civic Light Opera in Pittsburgh 1988-1990, Charleston Ballet 1987-1988.

Ms. Bogush’s extensive knowledge of music genres, dance and movement has resulted in her becoming one of the leading and most versatile dance/movement consultants in the entertainment industry.   In the Backyardigans series alone, Ms. Bogush’s highly stylized choreography extends to over 80 different music and dance genres.  Ms. Bogush’s broad based dance, directorial and choreography experience ranges from pre-school through professional dance.  Ms. Bogush also produced two best selling children’s music and dance CD’s  Tots on Parade” and “Pas de Tot both have been on the best sellers list for over 5 years.  Whether in front of the camera as a professional dancer or behind the scenes as a director/choreographer her professionalism and likability in the industry has led many producers requesting Beth for their projects.

Articles and reviews of Ms. Bogush’s work have appeared in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Parents Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Nick Jr. Magazine, Dance Magazine, and Dance Teacher Magazine (Cover, October 2005).

CD & DVD Titles by Beth Bogush

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2057C Tots on Parade CD Steven Mitchell
Beth Bogush
Tots on Parade DVD
Steven Mitchell Beth Bogush
Pas de Tot CD
Steven Mitchell Beth Bogush CD