Wendy Seyb is an award-winning Director, Writer, and Choreographer. Her work spans many formats including film, digital, TV, theater, live events, sketch, and dance.
Career highlights include choreographing The Pee-wee Herman Show for Broadway and HBO, choreographing Sting, Kevin Spacey, Oscar Isaac, Renee Fleming, and James Taylor at Carnegie Hall for Sting's Rainforest Benefit, premiering her award-winning short film How You Look At It, starring Emmy-winner Peter Scolari, at top film festivals all over the world, and directing an original web series Amazon Reviews: The Musical which Indiewire named a must see web series.
Her talents have been sought out by top names in the industry including NBC/Universal Television, Disney Theatricals, The Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Richard Frankel Productions.
Many of her outstanding projects as a choreographer have earned her significant praise including the Off-Broadway shows Click, Clack, Moo (Lortel nomination) and The Toxic Avenger Musical (Lucille Lortel Award, Joe A. Callaway Award, Toronto’s DORA Award nominations). Plus her dance comedy Supernovas garnered her a Golden Nose Award, and her unique vision earned the cirque-style show Onirique a Big E Award. The Great Conjurer gave her a nomination for a New York Innovative Theatre Award. Murder For Two, had a successful Off-Broadway run and 2 national tours.
She has developed, directed, and choreographed sketch comedies which have premiered at top NYC venues including Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, and The PIT. She has also choreographed at top regional theaters including The Geffen Playhouse, Bay Street Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Geva Theater, The Minnesota Children’s Theatre, and The Weston Playhouse.
She has conceived and created over 20 innovative and original Dance Comedy narratives for a variety of formats such as feature films, musicals, videos, and shorts. They have also been presented live at esteemed New York City venues such as New York Live Arts, Joyce SoHo, Baryshnikov Arts Center, HERE, The Flea, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, LaMama, and The Duke Theater. She has had the privilege of directing and choreographing original work for illustrious organizations such as The Sacramento Ballet, Dancers Responding to AIDS, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She both co-created and co-produced, Freshly Tossed, an evening of innovative dance comedy that was presented at The New York Musical Theatre Festival 2 years in a row.
Wendy is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab 2009, and the Broadway industry showcase Dancebreak 2008. She has also appeared as a guest panelist for The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, The League of Professional Theater Women, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation seminars. She received a degree in archaeology from Boston University and is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
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