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EDUCATOR/ ADVOCATE

David Connolly spent his whole life studying how people move. He had to. He dreamt of being on Broadway and wasn't going to let his double below-knee amputation stop him. This intense study of body language allowed him to not only achieve his Broadway dream but then become an educator focussed on passing this knowledge onto others looking to develop believable characters on stage. This talent, coupled with the empathy that results from a lifetime of defying the odds, makes David a highly sought-after, passionate and successful arts leader, keynote speaker and disability advocate.

In January, 2020. David curated and moderated the first-ever disability inclusion panel at BroadwayCon in New York City to help advance the conversation and develop actionable steps to improve disabled representation in theatre. He is an Ambassador for the Shriners Hospital for Children and the War Amps of Canada's Child Amputee Program and for the last three years, has produced and performed in a fundraising concert in support of the CHAMP program, raising over $10,000 to date.

EDUCATOR

  • Education Director of Drayton Entertainment's Youth Musical Theatre Program

  • Adjunct Professor/ Advisor to Sheridan College, Randolph Academy, Fanshawe College, St Lawrence College

  • Showchoir Canada: Lead Adjudicator and Clinician

  • Etobicoke School For The Arts: Contributing Choreographer, Master Class Teacher and Audition Panelist: Seussical, Footloose, Anne Of Green Gables, Splash, Star-Crossed...

  • Theatre Sheridan, Guest Director/ Choreographer: Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, Crazy For You, A Day In Hollywood...   Choreographer: Orpheus In the Underworld, Half A Sixpence, The Pajama Game, On The Town Director: Crazy For You 

  • Stage Door Manor, NY Faculty: Director/ Choreographer: Another Openin’, Another Show, Chess, Anne Of Green Gables, 42nd St., Crazy For You, Mame and Meet Me In St Louis 

  • Sullivan High Schoool - The Sullivan Singers Show Choir - Writer/ Choreographer National Disneyworld Show Choir Champions - 4 consecutive years

 

ADJUDICATOR | CLINICIAN

  • Dance Fuzion Convention Faculty; Arizona All State Show Choir Championships – Clinician; Show Choir Camps Of America; Steppin' Out, Butler College Kansas – Clinician; Mundelein High School, Chicago - Guest Choreographer; Dance Adjudicator:  D-Force, Triple Threat, Terpsichore Conventions, CDMA, Dance Manitoba - Festival Adjudicator; Gotta Sing Gotta Dance Performing Arts Academy, Vancouver, Faculty.