CHASE BROCK, called “prolific” in both The New Yorker and The New York Times, is a choreographer for theater, dance, opera, ballet, TV and video games. Born in Flat Rock, NC, he made his Broadway debut at 16 in original cast of Susan Stroman’s revival of The Music Man, and appeared on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” (ABC) and “The Tony Awards” (CBS).
At 18, Brock produced a showcase of his own choreography in Michael Bennett’s legendary building at 890 Broadway, and at 23, he launched his own dance company. As Artistic Director of Brooklyn-based dance company The Chase Brock Experience, he has commissioned 7 original scores and created 31 original works over the past decade including American Sadness to the songs of Gabriel Kahane, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasonswith text by David Zellnik, The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes with scenario and score by Eric Dietz, Mirror Mirror with an original score by Michael John LaChiusa, Mission: Implausiblewith an original score by Joshua Rosenblum, The Song That I Sing; Or, Meow So Pretty to recordings by The New Christy Minstrels and Whoa, Nellie! to Nellie McKay’s albumObligatory Villagers.
Broadway choreography includes Be More Chill (Lyceum Theatre), Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark (dir. Julie Taymor) and Sam Gold’s revival of Inge’s Picnic (Roundabout Theatre Company). International: Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame in San Diego, Millburn, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama and Nagoya. Other highlights include Bartlett Sher’s production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette for The Metropolitan Opera, many works of political satire for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO, the bestselling video game Dance on Broadway for Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move, and several ballets for New York Theatre Ballet. Brock is the subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary Chasing Dance.