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Assistant Professor

Office: Fine Arts - 108
Office Phone: (607) 777-2488

Choreographer, professor of Dance
Doctoral Equivalence, 2012, University of Ballarat
MA, 2011, University of Ballarat
BA, 2004, LaTrobe University

DAVID WYNEN's theatre credits include the Australasian tour of 42nd Street, Hocus Pocus, Showstoppers, and The Australian Opera as well as in the Australian cast of Billy Elliott. He has performed for the Olympics and was featured in the movie Blonde and Brenda Bufalino's Last Rehearsal Hall (USA). David also presented his cabaret: David Wynen Unplugged and Untapped to sold-out audiences. He is constantly in demand as a Director, Choreographer and Music Theatre educator. David has choreographed Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Working, Company, Prodigal, Merrily We Roll Along, Sweet Charity, The Witches of Eastwick, The White Rose, Smash Hit and Godspell. In addition, he directed and choreographed The Life, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sweet Charity, The Addams Family and 42nd St. He also produced, choreographed and directed Cabaret in the Deluxe Spiegeltent. Most recently David choreographed Merrily We Roll Along for Watch This.

He has also been awarded the EJ Barker Fellowship, the Dean's Award and the Vice Chancellor's' Award for outstanding leadership in his field. David was awarded the Australian Government Citation for Learning and Teaching for his ground-breaking international work on Tap Rhythm—the first online tap syllabus of its kind: Most recently in December, 2015, David choreographed for a tribute to Luigi at Symphony Space in New York featuring Broadway veteran, Rachelle Rak.

He has lectured at the VCA, Lehman College (NY), and Carnegie Mellon University (USA), and until June 2017 was the Senior Lecturer, and Program Leader of Music Theatre at Federation University, Australia. In August 2017, David will join the faculty of the State University of New York.

David has been instrumental in teaching and mentoring students and professionals, working in such diverse fields as: film, TV, event management, choreography, direction, writing and performance. His students have appeared in international productions such as: Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys, Matilda, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Cats, Strictly Ballroom, A Chorus Line, The Lion King and The Producers.

Last Updated: 12/12/17