Curriculum Vitae

 

Kristine Bendul

 

 

Education / Professional Training

 

I began dancing with the New Jersey Ballet Company at 15 years old and I was selected to tour twice with the New York City Ballet Company to Taiwan and the USSR.

 

My professional dance career has continued up until the present, having successfully danced on Broadway, TV, film, in concert dance and in the Dancesport ballroom.

 

 

2010 - 2019 Peridance, New York, NY

1998 TVI Acting Studios, New York, NY

1996 - 2019 Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY

1990 - 2019 Steps on Broadway, New York, NY 

1988 -1990 New Jersey Ballet, West Orange, NJ

1988 Boston Ballet Summer Intensive, Boston, MA 

1987 -1988 School of American Ballet, New York, NY

1985 - 1988 Irine Fokine School of Ballet, Ridgewood, NJ

 

 

Teaching Experience - (* Denotes University/College Instruction)

 

* Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY SEPT 2020 - present

Adjunct Professor, Theatre Arts Daily Dance

  • Instruct Ballet, Jazz & Tap, to undergraduates averaging 13 students per semester

  • Choreograph online presentation for Dance Share presentation concluding each semester

  • Coordinate grading

 

*The Julliard School, New York, NY DEC 2019/JAN 2020

Guest Artist Instructor, Dance Division

  • Created 4 hour master series with my professional dance partner teaching our GENDER NEUTRAL approach to the partner dance HUSTLE averaging 20 students

  • “The Presentation” - Presented a swing dance workshop for Dance Division students and Julliard Jazz averaging 60

 

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts SEPT 2019

Guest Artist Instructor, Dance

  • Led a 2 hour GENDER NEUTRAL HUSTLE workshop with my professional dance partner averaging 40 students

 

* University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI OCT - NOV 2018

Guest Artist/Interim Professor, Musical Theatre

  • Taught Ballet, Musical Theatre Styles, Partnering to upper & under classmen averaging 40 students

  • Worked with the accompanists for Ballet I & Ballet III

 

Gibney 280 Broadway, New York, NY AUG - DEC 2019

Dance Instructor, Open Class

  • Taught GENDER NEUTRAL HUSTLE on a weekly basis with my professional dance partner

 

American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY 2017

Dance Instructor, Summer Intensive

  • Substitute instructor for the Musical Theater class

 

Disney Cruise Line, The Disney Magic May 2016

Ballroom Instructor, Trans-Atlantic Crossing

  • Foxtrot, rumba, waltz

  • Held an introductory demonstration + showcase

  • Guest interviewee on the ship’s television program

 

Miss Patti’s School of Dance, Midland Park, NJ 2015

Dance Instructor, Summer Intensive

  • Taught Broadway Theater Dance

 

Eglevsky Ballet, Bethpage, NY                 2015

Guest Artist Instructor, Summer Intensive Master Class

  • Taught musical theater dance

  • Participated in Q & A after classes

 

* Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA April 2015

Guest Artist Instructor, Master Class Workshop

  • Taught musical theater partnering & contemporary

 

‘Iolani School, Honolulu, HI January 2015

Guest Artist Instructor, Tam & Young - Visual & Performing Arts

  • Taught ballet, jazz and musical theater dance

 

* Elon University, New York, NY 2012

Guest Artist Instructor, The Full Voice Workshop NYC

  • Introduced compression and leverage technique in partnering

  • Taught original partnering choreography from several Broadway shows

 

Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY 2010

Guest Teacher, Master Partnering Class

  • Specified technique of tricks & lifts

  • Implement elements into choreography

 

* Oklahoma City University, New York, NY 2012/2013

Guest Artist Instructor, NYC Workshop

  • Taught partnering lifts & trick technique

  • Created choreography with those elements

 

Broadway Bound Kids Workshop, New York, NY 2013

Guest Artist Instructor, Master class

  • Taught music theater dance

 

Punahou, New York, NY     2012

Guest Artist Instructor, NYC Spring Workshop

  • Taught musical theater dance

  • Sole representative of the dance aspect of the workshop

 

New York Dance Machine, New Orleans, LO 2002

Dance Instructor, Touring Dance Workshop

  • Taught theater dance & jazz

 

Manhattan Dance Project, New York, NY 2001

Dance Instructor, Touring Dance Workshop

  • Taught theater dance & ballet

 

Kozlov Ballet Academy, Westwood, NJ 1995

Guest Dance Instructor, Summer Intensive

  • Taught lyrical jazz

 

 

Director/Choreographer - Professional Productions of Theatre / Film +

 

2020 Samson: The Wrestling Musical, “Remind Me Again” - Choreographer

 

 

2020 Music Video, “RUN” by Nainnoh  - Choreographer

 

 

2020 Livestream Benefit for Stonewall Inn, THE COLOR IZ - Writer/Director/ Choreographer

 

 

2020 Manhattan Chamber of Music an online celebration of Johann Brahms, LULLABY WALTZ - Director/Choreographer

 

2020 Short Film, “2 OF US “- Director/Choreographer/Filmographer

*Buddha International Film Festival - BEST CONCEPT AWARD

*Third Coast Film Festival - Official Selection

 

2020- present Developmental Lab NYC, THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY TO TIANGUO - Associate Choreographer

 

2020 International College of Musical Theatre NYC, REVIVAL THE SHOW - Director/Choreographer

 

2019 Broadway, Music Box Theatre, A CELEBRATION OF SONO OSATO - Lonely Town Pas De Deux

 

2019 Immersive NYC, THE COLOR IZ - Writer/Director/Choreographer

 

2019 Camp Broadway, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG - Director/Choreographer

 

2018-2019 Camp Broadway, THE NEXT STEP - Director/Choreographer

 

2018 Marymount Manhattan College - THEATRE SMASH - Assistant Choreographer

 

2018 Short Film, FOURTH POSITION - Choreographer

 

2018 Broadway Sacramento, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - Assistant Choreographer & Tango Choreographer

 

2017 Broadway, GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Director/Choreographer: “Chorus Semper, Dance Forever”

 

2017 Broadway Barkada, NYC, LUMIPAD - Choreographer

 

2017 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY - DANCERS FOR GOOD - Choreographer

 

2017 Off-Broadway, York Theatre, NYC, MARRY HARRY - Assistant Choreographer

 

2016 Immersive NYC, FOR MADMEN ONLY - Choreographer

 

2016 Symphony Space, NYC, LUIGI... A BENEFIT-TRIBUTE CONCERT - Choreographer: “Summertime”

 

2016 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND - Choreographer: “Purple Rain”

 

2016 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - Choreographer

 

2016 Wisconsin University, Madison, WI, Wisconsin Singers’ LIVE IN LIVING COLOR - Assistant Choreographer

 

2016 Music Video, “SOMEBODY LOVES YOU” by JODI MCQUEEN - Choreographer

 

2015 Broadway Barkada, NYC, LUMIPAD - Choreographer

 

2015 AEA Industry Showcase, THE ART OF THE HUSTLE - Choreographer

 

2015 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND - Choreographer

 

2015 AEA Industry Showcase, QUESTION 1 - Choreographer

 

2015 Industry Showcase, BC BEAT - Choreographer

 

2013-2015 Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA - Assistant Choreographer & Partnering Consultant

 

2014 Pittsburg Civic Light Opera, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - Tango Choreographer

 

2014 Dancers Responding to AIDS, FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL - Répétiteur

 

2014 Broadway, EASTER BONNET - Director/Choreographer

 

2012 Westport Country Playhouse Gala, THE FULL MCNALLY: A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally - Choreographer

 

2008 Ballet Hispanico, DESTINO INCIERTO - Assistant Choreographer

 

2002 AEA Workshop, MANCINI PROJECT - Assistant Choreographer

 

2001 Sands Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, MANHATTAN MAGIC - Swing Choreographer

 

 

 

 

Performer - Professional Productions / Repertory

 

2020 Music Video, “RUN” by Nainnoh

 

2020 Music Video, “BILLIONAIRE COWBOY” by Tom Maioli

 

2019 Buglisi Dance Theatre, ODE TO THE PLANET AND HUMANITY - I Love You

 

2019 Broadway Music Box theatre, A CELEBRATION OF SONO OSATO  - Lonely Town Pas De Deux

 

2019 Carnegie Hall, LINK UP ORCHESTRA MOVES - Ballroom Feature

 

2019 92Y Lyric & Lyricists, LIVE & IN LIVING COLOR - Chase Brock Experience Dancer

 

2019 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - Répétiteur & Performer: “Adam, Eve & Steve’

 

2019 AEA Workshop, Project Springboard, THE QUIET WORLD - Ensemble

 

2018 Netflix, MODERN LOVE - “Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am”

 

2018 Luke Shirock Prod., TOMMY BATTLES THE SILVER SEA DRAGON - Emma

 

2018 Broadway Sacramento, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - Olga Mara (Cyd Charisse Green Dress Role)

 

2017 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, GYPSY OF THE YEAR - “Chorus Semper, Dance Forever “

 

2017 Netflix, THE GET DOWN - Season 1 Episode 1 Hustle Dancer

 

2017 Music Video, “HIGH TIMES”  by Seth Walker

 

2017 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - “Say The Words”

 

2017 Lincoln Center, CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF ANDRÉ BISHOP AT LCT - “SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE” from CONTACT

 

2016 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND - “Purple Rain”

 

2016 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - “Call My Name”

 

2016 Broadway Asia Workshop, GOLDEN LOTUS - “Snow Blossom”

 

2016 City Center Encores!, DO I HEAR A WALTZ - Ensemble

 

2015 Showtime, NURSE JACKIE - “I Say A Little Prayer” Times Square Yogi

 

2015 BC Beat, NYC, BC BEAT - “Call My Name”

 

2015 Sloan Kettering, VISIBLE INK - “Philemon & Baucis”

 

2015 2nd Stage NYC, THE WAY WE GET BY - JoAnn Hunter’s “Brave”

 

2013-2015 Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA - Original Cast

 

2014 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY - Répétiteur & Performer: “Adam, Eve & Steve”

 

2014 Broadway, EASTER BONNET - Répétiteur & Performer: “Victor Victoria”

 

2013 University of Michigan in collaboration with Graham Russell of AIR SUPPLY, DANCE WITH ME - Principal Dancer

 

2013 ABC, Tony Awards, CINDERELLA

 

2013 ABC, LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL - Cinderella

 

2013 CBS, DAVID LETTERMAN - Cinderella “10 Minutes Ago”

 

2013 NY Dance Alliance Gala, BRIGHT LIGHTS SHINING STARS - Performer

 

2011-2014 Ron De Jesus Dance, Principal Dancer

“B-SUITES“ - DANCE FOR LIFE Palm Springs, CA, Annenberg Theatre “B-SUITES“ - DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago, Il, Roosevelt University  Auditorium Theatre,  

“HYPER HUMAN" - Chicago, Il, Ruth Page Center for the Arts

“B-SUITES” - Chicago, Il, Joffrey Studio Showing

 

2012 NBC, SMASH - Season 1 “Workshop Dancer”

 

2012 CBS, DAVID LETTERMAN - “It’s Raining Men”

 

2012 Industrial, MATRIX RAW - Dancer

 

2012 American Dance Machine, “SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE” from CONTACT

 

2012 Industry Showcase, SECONDARY IMPACT - Dancer

 

2012 AEA Workshop, CINDERELLA - Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain

 

2011 North Shore Music Theatre, TARZAN - Dance Captain, Ensemble

 

2011 Papermill Playhouse, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - Tintinabula / Dance Captain

 

2010 AEA Workshop, CHIX 6 - “Lightning Girl”

 

2010 Niles Creative Group, COMCAST HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR - Swing Dancer

 

2010 CBS, THE TONY AWARDS - Come Fly Away

 

2009-2010 Broadway, COME FLY AWAY - Original Cast, Matinee Lead, “Slim” & “Kate”

 

2009 Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, COME FLY WITH ME - “Kate” Standby

 

2009 FIFA, WORLD CUP - Broadway Dancer

 

2009 NC Theatre, MISS SAIGON - “Yvonne”

 

2009 City Center Encores!, ON THE TOWN - Ensemble

 

2009 Music Video, “SAND TO THE BEACH” by CK - Lindy Hop Feature

 

2009 Industry Showing NYC, EVE’S TURN - “Eve 40’s”

 

2009 Fringe Festival NYC, SCANDALOUS PEOPLE - “Francene”

 

2009 Broadway, The Actors Fund NYC, CHANCE & CHEMISTRY - Lindy Hop Feature

 

2009 ABC, THE ACADEMY AWARDS - “The Musical Is Back”

 

2008 Lincoln Center Live on PBS, CAMELOT - Ensemble

 

2008-2010 M Stuart Dance Theatre, ADHESION / RED ROOSTER - Principal Dancer

 

2008 MUNY, MISS SAIGON - “Yvonne”

 

2008 Shakespeare Theatre Company’s A NIGHT IN VERONA, Harman Center for the Arts, Washington DC, WEST SIDE STORY - “Anita”

 

2007 Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA) & Wolf Trap Theatre (Fairfax, VA), WEST SIDE STORY - Teresita

 

2004-2007 Broadway & 1st National Tour, MOVIN’ OUT - Mulberry St Feature

 

2003 Westchester Broadway Theatre, SWING! - West Coast & Country Feature

 

2003 Paramount Pictures, MARCI X - Dancer

 

2003 City Center Encores!, NO STRINGS - Ensemble

 

2003 Broadway, MAN OF LA MANCHA - Vacation Swing

 

2003 AEA Workshop, NEVER GONNA DANCE - Ensemble

 

2002 City Center Encores!, GOLDEN BOY - Ensemble

 

2000 ABC, THE VIEW - Swing Dance Specialist

 

2000 NBC, THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW - Recurring Performer

 

1999-2001 Broadway, SWING! - Original Cast, u/s & danced all Features

 

1999 Warner Brothers Label, TERI DEXTER “Better Than Me” tour- Back-up Dancer

 

1999 AEA Workshop, SWING! - Understudy of all Features

 

1998 Music Video, “TOUCH ME” by Solo - Red dress feature

 

1998 MTV, THE DAILY BURN - Burn Squad Principal

 

1998-1999 Broadway, ON THE TOWN - Original Cast, Lonely Town Pas De Deux

 

1996-1998 Broadway, THE KING & I - Gold Ballet Solo, u/s & danced Angel George

 

1996 City Center Encores!, ONE TOUCH OF VENUS - Ensemble

 

1995 Wolfgang Bocksch Prod. European Tour, WEST SIDE STORY - Teresita

 

1994 Jean Ann Ryan Prod., QE2 & MS SAGAFJORD- Adage Lead

 

1993-1994 Regional, Kissimmee, FL, CAPONE’S - “Twinkles”

 

1991-1993 Walt Disney World, EPCOT CENTER: A CELEBRATION OF NATIONS - World Dancer

1991 USSR Tour- Kremlin, Palace of the Congresses, STARS OF THE AMERICAN BALLET - NJ Ballet Company

 

1990 FOX, HOME IMPROVEMENT - Tool Time Girl

 

1989 Taiwan Tour- National Chiang Kai Shek National Theatre, KOZLOV & FRIENDS - NJ Ballet Company

 

1989-1991 New Jersey Ballet Company, CONCERTO BAROCCO, SYMPHONY IN C, NUTCRACKER, BRAVO BEETHOVEN, LES SYLPHIDES, SLEEPING BEAUTY, CINDERELLA, GRADUATION BALL, PAQUITA

 

         

 

Professional Affiliations / Social Impact / Unions

 

Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), 2020

 

Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS (BC-EFA), 1996-Present

 

Dancers For Good (DFG), 2016, ’17, ’19

 

Broadway Barkada, 2016 & ’17

 

Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), 1997 & 2014

 

The Actors Fund, October 2009

 

Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD), 2002

 

Actors Equity Association (AEA) - since 1996

 

Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) - since 1996

 

 

 

Cancelled due to CoVid

Jacob’s Pillow Pillow Party: Hustle March 2020

Inside/Out Series Summer 2020

La Guardia Performing Arts NuVu Dance Festival April 2020

 

Broadway Ballet Hero Awards Paul Taylor Dance Co. March 2020

 

Brooklyn Museum’s STUDIO 54 Night Magic March 2020

 

 

 

Publications / Presentations / Invited Panels & Interviews

 

Dance Educators of Canada, “Ageism in Dance,“ Anchor FM podcast, January 4, 2021.

 

Dance for Pride 2020, Panelist/Ballroom Instructor, Friday June 19, 2020.

 

Sandi Klein Show, Conversations With Creative Women, October 25, 2016.

 

Noodles Needs A Nap, Author & Illustrator, Balboa Press Publishing, 2016.

 

BroadwayWorld.com, “Gypsy of the Month,” May 2, 2010.

 

 

 

Honors and Awards

 

Buddha International Film Festival 2020

Best Concept Award Winner

Writer/Director/Producer

 

Third Coast Dance Film Festival 2020

Official Selection

Writer/Director/Producer

 

The Actors Fund Professional Development Grant 2019

Scholarship grant for continued education

 

LA Hustle Congress 2019

1st Place Pro Jack & Jill Medley

 

Disco America 2016

1st Place Pro Dance Off

 

Hustle Your Game 2016

1st Place Hustle

 

International Hustle & Salsa Congress 2015

1st Place Pro-Cabaret

 

Tam and Young Chair Recipient 2015

Grant for visiting guest artist to teach at the ‘Iolani School

(A private coeducational college preparatory school in Honolulu, HI)

 

Helen Hayes Nomination 2005

Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-resident Production

Movin’ Out, the National Theatre, Washington, D. C.

 

North Atlantic Dance Championships                 2003

1st Place Pro Cabaret

 

Gypsy of the Year     1996

Virginia Theatre, NYC

The King & I

 

National Society of Arts & Letters     1989

New Jersey Chapter Winner

Regional Representative at Nationals

 

 

 

 

References

 

Christie Miller, Co-Founder & Head of New York

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF MUSICAL THEATRE

Phone: (929) 422-2416

Email: christie@theicmt.com

 

Susan Lee, Founder & Chief ARTSpreneur

CAMP BROADWAY

Phone: (212) 575-2929

Email: info@campbroadway.com

 

Cindy Sibilsky, Producer/Writer/Journalist

INJOY ENTERTAINMENT & BROADWAYWORLD.COM

Phone: (917) 587-1394

Email: cindysibilsky@gmail.com

 

 

Additional references available upon request.

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