Bob Rizzo is a New York based award-winning artist and prominent figure in dance education and musical theatre.
Bob has taught professional dance classes for more than 30 years at prominent New York City dance studios, including Broadway Dance Center, STEPS on Broadway, Peridance, and abroad. He has taught for New York University’s undergraduate Musical Theatre program and has served on the faculty of the Jazz Dance World Congress. Over his career, Bob has worked with thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to successful professional dance careers on Broadway, television and in film – most notably, Matthew Morrison of “GLEE” fame.
As a director and choreographer his credits include more than 200 Musicals for the New York stage, national tours, summer stock and dinner theatre. His choreography has appeared on national television in commercials and popular daytime programs.
Bob is recipient of the Artistic Achievement Award from the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts. He has been featured on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine, which hailed him as the “teacher’s teacher,” and presently serves on the advisory board for Dance Spirit Magazine.
Bob successfully juggles the roles of producer, director, choreographer, teacher, and entrepreneur. His Company, Riz-Biz Productions, is a leading producer of educational dance videos in the United States, with a catalog boasting more than 75 titles. Bob’s instructional DVDs and CDs are favorites of dance studios and schools across the U.S. and abroad, and have been featured in the national media, including Glamour, ELLE, In Touch, & OK magazines.
As a freelance writer, Bob’s articles on dance and Broadway can be seen regularly on BroadwayWorld, The Huffington Post, and Zealnyc.
Now, The Dance Coach brings Bob’s love of teaching to the digital world. Dancers, teachers and choreographers can now access Bob’s considerable expertise online by uploading video of their routines and selecting one of several options for personalized feedback from Bob Rizzo, The Dance Coach.
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