Dawn DiPasquale is a choreographer, performer and dance educator. She holds a Master of Arts in Dance Education from NYU and is a former Assistant Professor of Dance at Wichita State University, where she served on the faculty of both the Dance and Musical Theatre/Opera programs. As a choreographer for Musical Theatre, she has worked with composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz on productions of Children of Eden at Paper Mill Playhouse (recording RCA Victor) and North Shore Music Theatre as well as a revival of Working at the Long Wharf Theatre directed by Christopher Ashley. Other venues include Santa Barbara CLO, Folly Theatre of Kansas City, Music Theatre of Wichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and the College of Charleston. Her work has also been staged at University of Michigan and Music Theatre West. As a dancer she has worked with choreographers Carl Paris, Douglas Dunn, Trish Doherty, Deborah Damast and Elissaveta Iordanova, with performances at DTW, PS 122, Circum-Arts, Riverside Church, Gowanus, Green Space, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, NYC Fringe Festival and at the Strada Facendo in Italy. She currently dances with Elea Gorana Dance Collective. She is a grant recipient from The Kansas Cultural Trust and is a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Her work as a teaching artist in NYC public schools includes residencies in early childhood dance, musical theatre, digital arts/poetry collaborations and family workshops. She has participated in programs through Parents As Arts Partners (PAAP), Creative After School Adventures (CASA) and ESP Summer Seminar. She was a collaborating partner in an ETSL, Think Dance (NY City Center and PS 193), which was selected for publication by Empire State Partnership in the Arts. She currently teaches for NY City Center, Together In Dance and 92nd Street Y.