Broadway Comes to RIT

Spring 2021 marked our first of many Broadway Comes to RIT Dance Series. RIT students learned skills and wisdom from Broadway Theatre veterans on resilience, self-motivation, auditioning process, and creative problem solving as well as learning about life as a Broadway performer. From "The Lion Kingto the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular", Dance at RIT hosted Choreographers, Directors, and Triple Threat Performers.

Guest Lecturers

AnalisaAnalisa Leaming Eastman Graduate (played 'Anna' in King and I on Broadway, and other roles, and is the creator of the popular wholistic podcast for artists 'A Balancing Act.’ We sang together often when she was an Eastman student. 

MarkMark Burrell (Broadway Credits as dancer, associate/assistant choreographer/director Pippin, Fosse, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Cats. He was assistant choreographer at Radio City, and an associate professor at Park Point University). He has also performed in my annual World AIDS Day Benefit Concerts and came to NTID many years ago to teach a musical theatre dance workshop. 

CynthiaCynthia Leigh Heim (Broadway credits: Music Man, The Scarlet Pimpernel and numerous films & TV credits. She is also a Foley artist - re-creates sounds for film, video, and other media). We went to college together at SUNY Purchase in dance.


Thomas Warfield
Thomas Warfield
Senior Lecturer
Director of Dance
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf