LIKES TO BRING
SOMETIMES THERE'S DANCING.
Sam Pinkleton is a Tony Award-nominated director, choreographer, creative director, organizer, and educator. Born and raised in small town Virginia, his recent work includes the club experience Untitled DanceShowPartyThing (with Ani Taj), the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang’s Pulitzer Prize Finalist Soft Power, and the youth-led civic spectacular Runaways in Central Park. Other favorite collaborations include work with the Dutch National Opera, the NYC Department of Education, Courtney Love, Carnegie Hall, James Corden, BAM, Soho Rep, Anne Washburn, The Dance Cartel, Virgin Voyages, The Civilians, David Adjmi, Swing Left, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Pig Iron Theater Company, Cirque du Soleil, and the late Liz Swados and Michael Friedman. His work on Broadway includes Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 - starring Josh Groban and Denée Benton. He is currently a lecturer at Princeton University. The New York Times has described his work as “how the Ramones might have danced if Bob Fosse choreographed them.” He does not own any dance shoes.
SAM PINKLETON IS A TONY AWARD-NOMINATED DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ORGANIZER, AND EDUCATOR CREATING WORK THAT BELIEVES BETTER WORLDS ARE POSSIBLE.
When not being fully occupied with the daily surprises of <gestures wildly>:
- ❉ Sam is director of movement for the new Broadway production of Macbeth, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga and directed by Sam Gold. Performances begin March 29th at the Longacre Theater.
- ❉ A dance party adaptation of the raucous Go-Go's musical HEAD OVER HEELS, conceived and directed with Jenny Koons, safely and exuberantly reopened LA's Pasadena Playhouse with a bonkers cast led by Alaska 5000 and Lea DeLaria.
- ❉ Sam is choreographer for The End — Joshua Oppenheimer's musical film about the last humans on earth starring Tilda Swinton and George MacKay and in partnership with Neon and Final Cut For Real - with production beginning in 2022.
- ❉ The relentlessly undefinable Untitled DanceShowPartyThing, conceived and created with Ani Taj, is sailing the seas with Virgin Voyages, causing The New York Times to generously consider what the world would be like if cruise ship entertainment didn't make you panic.
- ❉ A revival of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, originally seen at the Dutch National Opera, plays Palau des Arts in Valencia. Sam did the choreography and Ted Huffman directed. If you're in coastal Spain and you like dancing clowns and houseplants, this is your ticket.