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David Wynen

Assistant Professor

Theatre

Background

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). Wynen 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.

Wynen 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 Street.” He also produced, choreographed and directed “Cabaret” in the Deluxe Spiegeltent. Most recently he choreographed “Merrily We Roll Along” for Watch This.

Wynen has been awarded the EJ Barker Fellowship, the Dean's Award and the Vice Chancellor's' Award for outstanding leadership in his field. He was also 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: taprhythm.com.

In December 2015, Wynen 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 and Carnegie Mellon University, and until June 2017, was the senior lecturer and program leader of music theatre at Federation University, Australia. In August 2017, he joined the faculty of Binghamton University.

Wynen 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.”

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