Josie Bray

Affiliated Faculty

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.

About

  • Performing Arts
    Since 2012
  • R 12:45-1:45 PM

Education

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

Publications

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

2013

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

2014

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

Creative Works

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

2004

Regional: Promises, Promises (Animus Ensemble), Choreographer

2005

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

2005

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

2006

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

2006

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

2007

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

2008

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

2009

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

2010

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

2010

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

2011

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

2012

Creative Producer with U Rock Theatricals on two projects intended for Broadway, Trevor and The Big Orange Splot.

2013

Awards & Honors

Honors Program Scholarship Recipient, Emerson College

1997

Gold Key Award. Emerson College

2001

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

2002

Theatre Education Masters Departmental Thesis Award, Emerson College

2003

IRNE Award, Best Choreography of a Musical

2006

Performance Scholarship Award, Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy

2006

IRNE Award, Best Choreography of a Musical

2007

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

2008

Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellow, Emerson College

2014