...choreographer Diane Laurenson make judicious use of the limited playing space both to showcase the biggest song-and-dance numbers and to bring a sense of atmosphere and scale to smaller, more intimate scenes.
- Broadway World review of Beauty and the Beast
Diane (Diana) Laurenson, a Fosse Veteran, has worked closely with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon on FIVE companies of “Dancin’ “ (USA/Canada, Italy, Paris, Japan, London), and on Broadway & National productions of “Sweet Charity” and “Big Deal”. Additional Broadway credits include “Gypsy”, “Dangerous Games”, “The Little Prince”, “Les Miserables”, “Robert Klein on Broadway” and National/International Tours of “West Side Story” and “Anything Goes”.
Diana’s performance credits include: BROADWAY: Sweet Charity (Minskoff Theatre & Lincoln Center), Big Deal, Gypsy, Dangerous Games, The Little Prince. NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TOURS: West Side Story, Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (USA, Canada, Italy, France, London), Dangerous Games (La Jolla Playhouse). Regional: West Side Story, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kennedy Center Honors, Miss America Pageant, The Royal Variety Show, HBO, West End Theatre Awards, Milliken Breakfast Show, Jacob’s Pillow, several films, TV series. BUSINESS THEATRE: Coca-Cola, Oldsmobile, Maytag). And, of course, Law and Order.
As an IATSE Stagehand, Diane was assistant electrician with Les Misérables at the Imperial Theatre/Broadway, also working backstage on Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, The Life, and Titanic in electrics and sound.
Diane is co-artistic director of The American Musical Theatre Dance Company with Broadway choreographer Bob Richard. She is also a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, & IATSE (retired).
Diana Laurenson (she/her) is a choreographer, dance educator, triple-threat performer, co-artistic director and stagehand with over four decades of Broadway experience in the entertainment industry. Her immense body of work includes more than seven Broadway shows, numerous national and international tours, business and regional theatre, television, film, and master classes around the world, from the USA to Japan, New Zealand, China, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, France, Great Britain and Canada.
Early in her career, she had the privilege of working closely with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, as a dance captain, assistant and recréateur; then went on to inspire generations of students with her teaching, coaching and mentoring skills. Many nowwork in all areas of our industry around the world! (Broadway, tours, regional, Rockettes, Cirque de Soleil, contemporary companies, television, and film).