Paul W. Mockovak
Paul W. Mockovak’s (MFA Musical Theatre) diverse background in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Concert Dance and Music serves him well as a stage director and choreographer and as an educator in the acting classroom and dance studio.
As Director/Choreographer he has credits ranging from Musicals to Shakespeare. His work has been seen from summer stock to Off-Broadway, from the East Coast to the Gold Coast to the Rockies in venues including Off-Broadway, Regional and Educational theatre, concert dance, opera and video.
As a concert dancer he performed with Ballet Randolph, Ballet Oklahoma, Dance Miami, Momentum Dance, Mary Street Dance Theatre and the Greater Miami Opera premiering dances by Anna Sokolow, Norman Walker, Randolph Parrott and Layne Sayles and trained at the Martha Graham School, Lynn Simonson’s Dance Space.
Recent projects include serving as: director/choreographer for The Last Five Years for New Buffalo Productions at the Alleyway Theatre, Love Letters with Mike Randall and Christina Rausa for the 1891 Fredonia Opera House and Kiss Me, Kate in Phoenix, AZ. At Fredonia he recently directed the Hillman Opera production of La Cenerentola and the Department of Theatre & Dance’s sold out runs of Chicago and Godspell and regularly choreographs for the Fredonia Dance Ensemble Concert. He has been a presenter for the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, taught Master classes and performed in Japan and Italy, Movement Instructor for the Santa Fe Opera, resident Jazz specialist at the Vienna Ballet Konservatorium, Director/Choreographer for students from the Moscow Art School Studio, judging SHOWSTOPPERS National Show Choir Competition at Disney World, Chicago and New York City and teaching for NYSTEA at Lincoln Center.
He continues to perform with Chautauqua Opera in Macbeth, Eugene Onegin and The Merry Widow, and also with the Neglia Ballet Artists at Shea’s in The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and Giselle with the Buffalo Philharmonic.