West Side Story

West Side Story: Justin Peck Discusses Choreographing Iconic Dance Numbers

Among the many technical achievements of Steven Spielberg’s take on West Side Story is undoubtedly its showstopping choreography. Originally designed by legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins—for the stage and the screen—the tragic musical is well-known for revolutionizing how dance was presented, and how it was presented on screen. Living up to the majesty of that original without simply rehashing it was no easy task, but Spielberg’s 2021 movie pulls it off […]


Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Choreographer Mandy Moore on the Show’s Magical Realism

When Choreographer Mandy Moore first received the pilot script for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist from creator Austin Winsberg, even she was a bit perplexed by the premise of the title character, software developer Zoey (Jane Levy), who unwittingly hears people’s innermost thoughts as they’re singing their hearts out via “heart songs.” Moore was called upon to give these songs a physicality by creating dance numbers that could easily translate onto a Broadway […]