In 2008, I embarked on Networks Presentations - National Tour of the Broadway musical ANNIE. For a ten month period of time (Sept '08 - June '09) as we traveled across the United States and Canada, I held three titles....
- Dance Captain - It was my responsibility to keep the production's choreography in line with what the Choreographer intended. To do this, I would watch the production and take notes on all actors, and make sure they were doing what they were directed to do. Another responsibility is to schedule and conduct rehearsals to teach all understudies their additional tracks so, if and when a cover went on, they fit in like a perfect piece to the puzzle.
- Orphan Swing - It was my job to learn 5 different tracks, so if and when the orphans got sick and couldn't perform, I myself fit in as another puzzle piece.
- Child Wrangler - From the moment the cast got off the bus at the venue, to the moment we got back on the bus after a performance, I was responsible for the safety and well being of seven children under the age of 13.
In Oct. 2009, I was promoted to "Assistant to the Choreographer." This promotion gave me the opportunity to teach the original choreography ("the entire puzzle") to the new ANNIE company.