HENRY SCOTT

Curriculum Vitae

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Director and Choreographer.

  • Innovative teacher and facilitator.

  • Musician/Composer (guitar, hand percussion, flute)

  • Certified yoga instructor (200hr)

  • Professional Actor/Singer/Dancer.

  • Ballroom Dance instructor.

 

EDUCATION

  • BFA in Musical Theatre, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, 1991.

  • Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, AL. 1986-1987.

ACADEMIC/TEACHING/GUEST ARTIST EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL. 2018-2019

  • Responsible for teaching Musical Theatre Styles II.

  • Responsible for teaching Audition Techniques.

  • Responsible for teaching Ensemble Creation

 

Faculty Member, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. 2013-2015.

  • Head of the Musical Theatre Concentration.

  • Responsible for teaching the following courses:  Musical Theatre Ensemble, Musical Theatre Practicum, The Actor’s Balance, Movement for the Performer, Broadway to Hollywood: the History of Musical Theatre, Theatre for Social Change, Audition Practicum, Introduction to Acting, Acting in Musical Theatre.

  • Responsible for creating two Musical Theatre showcases per year.

Adjunct Faculty Member, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. 2007-2013.

  • Responsible for teaching Musical Theatre Dance Styles I & II, Movement for the Performer, Improvisation, Ballroom Dancing, Performing the Iliad, Somatics and Body Conditioning, Performing Family Stories, Yoga for Faculty Learning Community. 

Director of Theater, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA. 2001 to 2007.

  • Promoted from Associate Director to Director of Theater in August 2003.

  • Developed a curricular theater program for grades 7 through 12.

  • Taught performance classes to students in middle and upper school–average class size of 14.

  • Directed and/or choreographed 2-3 main stage productions a year and three Black Box performances.

  • Created 6 original full-length performance pieces generated by the students.

  • Instructed the dance team/color guard.

  • Instructed morning yoga class (seva).

  • Students from this program have attended Yale, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, North Western, Harvard, Baylor, SMU, Webster, Birmingham Southern, Ithaca College.

Guest Artist (Director/Choreographer), Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. 2007-2016, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000.

  • Co-Director and Composer for the Stillwell production of The Scarlet Letter. 2016

  • Director and Choreographer of the Onyx production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.  2015.

  • Director, Choreographer and Band Leader for the Onyx production of MTP Rocks!  2014.

  • Director of the Onyx production of What Could Be Better: A Maltby and Shire Review.  2014.

  • Director of the Onyx production of Onyx Tonic: A Vaudeville. 2013.

  • Co-Director, Composer and Musical Director of Red Hanrahan.  Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 2013.

  • Co-Director, Composer and Musical Director of Onyx production of Red Hanrahan.  2013.

  • Choreographer of the Strand production of Opera meets Broadway. 2013.

  • Choreographer of the Stillwell production of The Secret Garden. 2012.

  • Co-Director and Composer of the Stillwell production of Dark Forest. 2011.

  • Director of Summer Musical Theatre Clinic.  2011- 2015.

  • Choreographer of Side By Side By Sondheim. 2011.

  • Director and Composer of Moby Dick. 2009.  Awarded Best Production at the Casablanca Theatre Festival.

  • Director and Choreographer of The Apple Tree. 2008.

  • Co-Director and Music Supervisor of the Stillwell production of Moby Dick. 2008.

  • Director and Choreographer of the Stillwell production of The Robber Bridegroom. 2007.

  • Director and Choreographer of the summer series production of The Fantasticks. 2003.

  • Choreographer of the Stillwell production of Shenandoah. 2004.

  • Director and Choreographer of the summer series production of Godspell. 2002.

  • Choreographer of the Black Box production of Arabian Nights. 2000.

Guest Artist (Director/Choreographer), Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, AL. 2001, 2000, 1987, 1986.

  • Director and Choreographer for the interim production of Quilters. 2001.

  • Choreographer for the interim production of Godspell. 2000.

  • Choreographer for the main stage production of Cabaret. 1986.

  • Choreographer for the main stage production of Confetti II. 1987.

  • Resident Choreographer for the Advanced Musical Theatre Productions class. 1986.

Guest Artist (Director/Choreographer), Webster University, St. Louis, MO.

1998, 2000.

  • Director and Choreographer for the main stage production of Grand Hotel. 1998.

  • Director and Choreographer for the stage III production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. 2000.

 

Guest Artist (Choreographer), Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH, 1987,1989.

  • Choreographer for the Hot Summer Nights production of Nine. 1987.

  • Choreographer for the Hot Summer Nights production of Pippin.1989.

  • Choreographer for the Hot Summer Nights production of Once Upon A Mattress. 1989.

 

Guest Artist (Movement Consultant), Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA, 1984, 1986.

  • Movement consultant for the main stage production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. 1984.

  • Movement consultant for the main stage production of Antigone. 1986.

Theater Instructor and Choreographer, Governor’s Honors Program, Valdosta, GA, 1982, 1983 (choreographer), 1998 & 1999 (theatre instructor).

  • Taught acting and movement to 30 students majoring in theater. 1998 & 1999.

  • Taught acting and movement to 15 students taking theater as a minor. 1998 & 1999.

  • Facilitated and directed an original piece entitled The Journey. 1999.

  • Choreographer for the Sawyer Theater production of Man of La Mancha. 1983.

  • Choreographer for the Sawyer Theater production of The Robber Bridegroom. 1982.

  • Director for the Sawyer Theater production of A Thurber Carnival. 1999.

  • Director for the Sawyer Theater production of Feiffer’s People. 1998.

Guest Artist (Teacher of Advanced Acting), Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham, AL. 2009 & 2010.

  • Created acting curriculum for 45 advanced students for a three week intensive.

  • Designed and directed a 20 minute showcase.

Guest Artist (Teacher and Co-ordinator), Fly-By-Theatre.  Atlanta, GA. 2008.

  • Created curriculum for a three-week summer intensive for inner city children in the Atlanta area. 

  • Taught acting and creative writing to 30 students and developed a 45 minute performance piece which was presented at the end of the intensive.

Guest Artist (Workshop Leader), Casablanca Theatre Festival, Casablanca, Morocco. 2009.

  • Presented a series of workshops combining Laban movement techniques and Contact Improvisation at the international theatre festival.

  • Designed a 15-minute performance piece which was included in the closing ceremony of the festival.

 

Guest Artist (Workshop Leader), Georgia Thespian Conference.  Columbus, GA. 2010-2015.

  • “Swing, Swing, Swing”

  • Moving With Laban

  • Yoga for Actors

  • Contact Improvisation

  • Creating and Maintaining Ensemble

  • Regency Dances

 

Guest Artist, Re-Generation Initiative, Atlanta, GA.  2012-13.

  • Created a public performance piece with the Freshman Learning community at KSU to create dialogue around the 2012 presidential elections.

  • Created a performance piece at Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden exploring the intersection of ethnography and performance.

Guest Artist (Solo Performer), Red Oak Elementary School, Covington, GA. 2009-2015

  • Created and performed a 1-hour solo piece which included children’s songs and stories for 50 students. 

Yoga Instructor, Jai Shanti Yoga Studio, Atlanta, GA. 2008-2015.

  • Classes taught:  Moderate yoga, Yoga flow, Yoga workout.

  • Workshop series presented: Contact Improv, Contact, The Unity Project I & II, Moving in Spirit, Dance towards Intimacy.

  • Solo performance piece featuring songs and stories: a tribute to my mothers’ life, Get a Bigger Idea. 2012.

 

Yoga Instructor, HJC Bowden Center, East Point, GA. 2007-2012.

  • Developed a Chair Yoga program for ages 55-94

 

COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT

  • Improvisation I  

  • Acting I

  • Improvisation II

  • Storytelling

  • Social Dance

  • Intro to Theater

  • Performance Ensemble

  • Movement for the Performer

  • Contact Improvisation

  • Performing the Iliad

  • Musical Theatre Dance Styles I

  • Musical Theatre Dance Styles II

  • Performing Family Stories

  • Audition Practicum     

  • Introduction to Acting   

  • The Actor’s Balance 

  • Musical Theatre Practicum

  • Ballroom Dance Styles

  • Somatics and Body Conditioning

  • Theatre for Social Change

  • Acting in Musical Theatre

  • Broadway to Hollywood

  • Musical Theatre Ensemble

  • Ensemble Creation

 

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORAL/CHOREOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

Artist in Residence, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham, AL. 2017-2018

  • Teaching artist at Glen Oaks Elementary and Robinson Elementary Schools

  • Facilitator for The Seasoned Performers (55+ readers theatre group)

  • Taught acting classes for the Youth Conservatory.

  • Choreographer for Youth Conservatory Showcase and Christmas Spectacular.

 

Director and Choreographer, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham, AL 2010-2019

  • Director for Holiday Memories, 2019

  • Director/Choreographer for Mamma Mia, 2018

  • Choreographer for Beauty and the Beast. 2018

  • Director/Choreographer for Smokey Joe’s Café, 2018

  • Director for Alabama Story, 2018

  • Choreographer for The Color Purple, 2018

  • Director/Choreographer for Dreamgirls. 2017

  • Little Mermaid. 2016.

  • Big Fish. 2015

  • Director/Choreographer for Les Miserables. 2014

  • Director/Choreographer for SHOUT! 2010

  • Created choreography for 13. 2010.

 

Director and Choreographer, Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham, AL. 2019

  • Director/Choreographer for Legally Blonde, 2019

  • Director/Choreographer for Man of La Mancha, 2019

 

Director and Choreographer, Terrific New Theatre, Birmingham, AL. 2018

  • Director/Choreographer for The Book of Merman, 2018

 

Choreographer, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA. 2006-2014.

  • Created Choreography for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of Shrek. 2014.

  • Created Choreography for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of The Wizard of Oz.  2012

  • Created choreography for the TYA production of HONK! 2011

  • Created choreography for the TYA production of Mulan. 2010

  • Created Choreography for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of Goodnight Moon. 2009

  • Created choreography for the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production of Seussical! 2008

  • Acted as movement consultant for main stage production of                                        A Christmas Carol. 2009-2014

  • Created choreography for the TYA production of Aladdin. 2007

  • Created choreography for the TYA production of Go, Dog. Go!  2006

  • Guest Teaching Artist for Summer Teaching Institute.

 

Choreographer, 7 Stages, Atlanta, GA, 2003, 2009, 2010.

  • Created choreography and staging for production of Hair. 2009.

  • Created choreography for the world premiere of The Blue Ridge Moonshine Flyer. 2003.

  • Created an original performance piece entitled Rising Sons, performed in the Black Box theatre. 2010.

 

Director and Choreographer, Birmingham Children’s Theater and Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham, AL, 1998 and 2000.

  • Created direction and choreography for production of Peter And The Wolf. 2000.

  • Created choreography for production of The Snowgirl. 1998.

 

Director, Jai Shanti Yoga Studio, Atlanta, GA, 2010 and 2011

  • Created a Winter Solstice celebration and performance event with community participants.

  • Created a Summer Solstice celebration and performance event with community participants.

 

Associate Choreographer, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, 1998.

  • Created choreography for the main stage production of Berlin To Broadway.

 

Director and Choreographer, Birmingham Summerfest, Birmingham, AL, 1995 and1996.

  • Created direction and choreography for production of Godspell. 1996.

  • Created choreography for production of Peter Pan. 1995.

 

Associate Choreographer, Northshore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA, 1995.

  • Created choreography for production of Gigi.

 

Choreographer, Cherry County Playhouse, Muskegon, MI, 1995.

  • Created choreography for production of Annie Warbucks.

 

Movement Consultant, Universal Pictures, New York, NY, 1994.

  • Trained Pat Birch (choreographer) and Woody Harrelson in dancing the Texas two-step for The Cowboy Way.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

BROADWAY

Performer, Eugene O’Neill Theater, New York, NY. 1994 Broadway Revival.

  • Cast in the ensemble of Grease.

  • Understudy for Danny Zuko, Kenickie, and Vince Fontaine.

NATIONAL TOURS

Performer, National Tour, United States, 1995-1996.

  • Cast as Reuben in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

  • Understudy for Pharaoh.

 

Performer, National tour, United States and Canada, 1991-1992.

  • Cast in the ensemble of Bye Bye Birdie starring Tommy Tune.

 

Performer, European tour, Vienna and Munich,1994.

  • Cast as Action in West Side Story.

  • Understudy for Riff.

 

 

REGIONAL THEATRE

Performer, North Shore Music Theater, Beverly, Mass. 1993.

  • Cast as Rusty Charlie in Guys And Dolls.

 

Performer, Gateway/Candlewood Playhouse, Bellport, NY.  1993.

  • Cast as Fyedka in Fiddler On The Roof.

 

Performer, Goodspeed Opera at Chester, East Haddam, CT. 1992.

  • Cast as Ned Falconer in Goodsports.

  • Associate Choreographer on the production.

 

Performer, St. Louis Municipal Opera, St. Louis, MO. 1990,1992.

  • Featured performer in Brigadoon.

  • Cast as teen ensemble in ByeBye Birdie.

  • Cast as ensemble member in The Wizard of Oz.

  • Featured performer in George M.

  • Cast as ensemble member in Oliver.

 

Performer, Co-writer, Co-Director, Saiah Arts International, Atlanta, GA, 2011-13.

  • Created and performed original theater piece entitled City of Lions and Gods. 2011.

  • Created and performed remounted version of City of Lions and Gods at the Prague Fringe Festival.  Production won the Inspiration Award (best new play). 2013.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of Actor’s Equity Association, 1991-1998.

  • Member of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 1992-1998.

  • Member of EDTA from 2005-2008.

  • Member of Yoga Alliance since 2007.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • EDTA national conference, Denver, CO, 2006.

  • Georgia Thespian Conference, Clayton, GA, 2001-2007.

  • Fly-By-Theatre professional summer intensive, Atlanta, GA, 2003 & 2004.

  • Ballethnic, African dance, East Point, GA, 2001-2007.

  • Yoga Samadhi, yoga classes, Atlanta, GA, 2005-2007.

  • Jai Shanti, yoga classes, Atlanta, GA, 2006-2007.

  • Yoga Teacher Training Program, Peachtree Yoga, Atlanta, GA. 2007

                        Graham Fowler & Ursula Nix, Instructors

                        200 hour RYT Certificate

  • PranaKriya Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, 2007

                        Spiritual Doorways: Swami Kripalu’s Approach to Asana.

                        35 hours

  • PranaKriya Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, 2009

                        Understanding the Bhagavad Gita for PranaKriya Yoga Teachers

                        35 hours

  • Reiki Training and Attunements, Harmony Learning Center, 2007-08.

                        Patricia Kilpatrick, Instructor

                        35 hours

  • Science of Mind 100 Series, Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, 2009-10

                        Paul Gonyea, Instructor

                        16 weeks course.

  • Power of Now, Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, 2009

                        Paul Gonyea, Instructor

                        9 week course.

  • The Landmark Forum, Landmark Education, Atlanta, GA. 2010

                        Larry Pearson, Facilitator

                        35 hours

  • The Advanced Course, Landmark Education, Atlanta, GA. 2010

                        Gale LeGassick, Facilitator

                        40 hours

  • The Yoga of Touch, Thai Massage Certificate Program

                        William Hufschmidt, Jai Shanti Yoga, Atlanta, GA. 2010

                        35 hours

  • The Landmark Forum in Action (Seminar Series), Landmark Education, Atlanta, GA. 2010

                        Arojomand Rahimsada, Facilitator

                        35 hours

  • Self Expression and Leadership Program, Landmark Education,

                        Atlanta, GA. 2010

                        Larry Grayson, Facilitator

                        80 hours

  • The Sen Lines, Thai Massage Certificate Program

                        William Hufschmidt, Jai Shanti Yoga, Atlanta, GA. 2011

                        35 hours

  • Vipassana 10-day course, S.N. Goenka Jesup, Georgia 2013

  • Vipassana 10-day course, S. N. Goenka Dhamma Delaware, 2015

  • Family Constellations Workshop, Jamy and Peter Faust, Atlanta, Ga. 2012

 

                       

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Dhamma Delaware—Center Manager 2016-2017

  • Dhamma Delaware—long term server.  2015-2016

  • Dhamma Delaware—server, 10-day course.  2015

  • Dhamma Patapa—server, 10-day course, Jesup, Ga. 2015

  • Daily yoga class for students, faculty & staff at Kennesaw State Univeristy. 2013-2015

  • First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia:  provided choreography for youth production of Hairspray. 20011.

  • Conducted mobility classes for the Adult Day Care program at the Bowden Senior Facility in East Point, Georgia one day a week. 2007-08.

  • Taught Chair yoga and gentle yoga to seniors at the Bowden Senior Facility in East Point, Georgia. Two days a week. 2007-10.

  • First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia:  provided choreography for youth production of Cotton Patch Gospell. 2008.

  • First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia:  provided choreography for youth production of South Pacific. 2007.

  • First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia: provided choreography for youth production of Godspell. 2006.

  • Fly-by-Theatre, College Park, Georgia: taught and directed adults in scene works during a summer learning institute. 2005.

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, College Park, Georgia: led middle and upper school youth group. 2002-2004.

  • Woodward Academy, College Park, Georgia: taught yoga to teachers and students 3 days a week before school. 2006-2007.

  • Rockdale Emergency Relief, Conyers, Georgia: created and performed two benefits to aid victims of natural disasters. 1999 & 2000.