Biography

Jennifer-Pauslon-Lee-headshot-2015xJENNIFER PAULSON-LEE

SDC DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER

Ms. Lee’s recent choreography credits include Magic To Do under a special partnership with Princess Cruise Lines and Stephen Schwartz with director Gabriel Barre; A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream (World Premiere, CT); Susannah (St. Petersburg Opera); Camelot  (Ft. Worth’s Casa Manana Theatre); City of Angels (Goodspeed Opera House); Enter Laughing, the musical (associate Dir./Choreographer – York Theatre NYC, Bay Street in Sag Harbor and Mark Taper in LA); and HMS PinaforeThe Consul (Opera NJ). As part of an initiative by NewArts, Ms. Lee choreographed Seussical, the musical, working with director Michael Unger starring John Tartaglia and a double cast of 84 local Newtown, CT residents from ages 5-18 as a way to bring immediate healing – to remember, honor and inspire through the performing arts. (visit NewArts.org) Other professional work includes choreography for the Broadway workshop of Little Women: the musical; Annie Get Your Gun (Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont with Patti LuPone); The Four Seasons Vivaldi Concert (Vancouver Symphony, Alice Tully Hall and Tsai Performing Arts Center in Boston). Off Broadway: Stars in Your Eyes, The Last Starfighter; Lola, the musical. Also, Fables in Slang and Tintypes (Melting Pot Theatre). R&H’s Cinderella (Paper Mill Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse); West Side Story (Pioneer Theatre – Utah). All About Us (Kander and Ebb with book by Joe Stein based on Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth). The Rink (Cape Playhouse); Mel Marvin’s The Book of Candy. Pericles and A Child’s Christmas in Wales for Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. At Goodspeed Opera House: Dear World; A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Finian’s Rainbow (nominated –Best Choreography – CT Critics Circle), Just So, Houdini, Sweeney Todd and others. Other regional: Zorro, Guys and Dolls, Jerry’s Girls; Jacques Brel is Alive and Well; NY Musical Theatre Festival: Behind the Limelight, Tim & Scrooge. Bookends, a Musical at NJ Rep. A Christmas Carol at The McCarter Theatre (re-staging and choreography supervisor since 2006); Princeton’s Triangle Club Heist Almightyand the Princeton University’s 250th Triangle Club Show, The Tiger Roars. Directing credits: Flyer, the musical; A Time To Be Born; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Amanda Green at the WestBank, Beyond Measure (2010) and 2Life.  Ms. Lee has danced for and/or assisted many notable director/choreographers of our time, including Jerome Robbins and Susan Stroman (PBS Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and 110 in the Shade NYC Opera – Principal Dancer). Ms. Lee holds a BFA in Dance from East Carolina University.