Josie Bray

PART TIME FACULTY

DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS


B.A. Emerson College
M.A. Emerson College

Josie Bray is a director/choreographer, producer, and teacher. Josie is a two-time winner of the IRNE award for Best Choreography of a Musical. She was the Co-Artistic Director of the Animus Ensemble, a Boston-based theatre company, for five years and also served as the Executive Director of Green Street Studios, Center for Movement and Dance. In New York City, Josie choreographed several off-Broadway plays. Josie has worked on several national tours and on the 2009 Broadway Revival of Ragtime. Josie has also directed at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and teaches Movement for Actors at Emerson College. She is currently a senior Partner at U Rock Theatricals in New York City, where she is producing two musicals intended for Broadway.

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2013
  • Kent, Richard (Co-Author). (2013) Writing the Dance, Workbook and Journal for Dancers. National Writing Project.

  • 2014
  • Kent, Richard (Co-Author). (2014) Journaling Jetes. Dance Teacher Magazine.  

    http://www.dance-teacher.com/2014/08/journaling-jetes/

CREATIVE WORKS

  • 2004
  • Regional: The Memory of Salt, (Animus Ensemble) Choreographer/Dancer

  • 2005
  • Regional: Promises, Promises (Animus Ensemble), Choreographer 

  • 2005
  • Regional: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, (Animus Ensemble) Choreographer 

  • 2006
  • Regional: Little Shop of Horrors, (Animus Ensemble), Choreographer 

  • 2006
  • Regional: Once Upon a Mattress, (Animus Ensemble), Choregrapher

  • 2007
  • First National Tour: A Year with Frog and Toad, First National Tour (ITheatrics), Assistant to Choreographer

  • 2008
  • National Tour: Suessical, (Theatreworks/USA), SDCF Observer and Assistant to Director/Choreographer

  • 2008
  •  Off-Broadway: What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends, (Four Chairs Theatre), Choreographer

  • 2008
  • Equity Showcase (NYC): A Dream Play, (St Ann's Warehouse), Choreographer 

  • 2009
  • Regional:  Ragtime,(The Kennedy Center), Assistant to Director/Choregrapher

  • 2009
  • Reading of New Play (NYC):  The First Settlers, Director

  • 2009
  • Equity Showcase (NYC):  A Midsummer Night's Dream (NyLon Fusion Theatre), Choreographer

  • 2009
  • Broadway: Ragtime, Assistant to Director/Choreographer

  • 2010
  • Workshop of New Musical (NYC):  Rich, Young, and Pretty, Choreographer

  • 2010
  • Equity Showcase (NYC): Fuente Ovejuna, (NyLon Fusion Theatre), Choreographer

  • 2011
  • Equity Showcase (NYC): Hamlet, (Gallery Players), Choreographer

  • 2011
  • Equity Showcase(NYC): Oliver, (Gallery Players), Choreographer

  • 2011
  • Regional: Ain't Misbehavin',  (Lyric Stage Company of Boston), Director/Choreographer

  • 2012
  • Workshop of New Musical (NYC): Diamond as Big as the Ritz, Director

  • 2013
  • Currently:  Working as a Creative Producer with U Rock Theatricals on two projects inteded for Broadway, Trevor and The Big Orange Splot.

     

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 1997
  • Honors Program Scholarship Recipient, Emerson College

               

     

  • 2001
  •  Gold Key Award. Emerson College

  • 2002
  • Emerging Artist Award, Green Street Studios (Cambridge, MA)

  • 2003
  • Theatre Education Masters Departmental Thesis Award, Emerson College

  • 2006
  •  IRNE Award, Best Choreography of a Musical

  • 2006
  • Performance Scholarship Award, Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy

  • 2007
  • IRNE Award, Best Choreography of a Musical

  • 2008
  • Observership Award, Stage Directors/Choreographers Foundation (New York City)

  • 2014
  • Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellow, Emerson College

Josie Bray

contact

josie_bray@emerson.edu
617.824.8780
Tufte 5th Fl.