Photo: Steve Dimse
Angela Harriell is the director and choreographer of the popular Nutcracker: Rated R, as well as the founder and choreographer of the theatrical dance company, The Love Show. A graduate of Fredonia University, where she received The Graduate Scholarship for ballet, she has danced with Elisa Monte and David Brown dance, Randy James Danceworks, Brooklyn Ballet, Opera Francais De New York, The Box, and was a professor teaching ballet at Binghamton University. Angela has set original works for Jerboa Dance of Seattle as well as Dance Key West in Key West, Florida. Cointreau, Vogue magazine, The BBC, and Dom Perignon have commissioned dance pieces from her and she also been commissioned to create original choreography for a New York Banksy screening. Her work has been selected three times to be presented at special galas at the National Arts Club, where Angela has performed along with such luminaries as Elaine Stritch, Tammy Grimes, Charles Busch and Julie Halston. Angela also taught dance at Lincoln Center for Midsummer Night’s Swing. The New York Post and many other publications have praised her choreography, and The New York Times sent a reporter to follow her troupe’s exploits last Bastille Day. Angela’s company, The Love Show has toured all over the US, including Tokyo, Japan, performing two of her original productions in Rappongi and Shibuya. Her most recent productions were with musician Corn Mo: a rock opera ballet, Severed, that opened to a sold-out house at The Highline Ballroom, and Boomstick Ballet, a live dance homage to Bruce Campbell at Le Poisson Rouge.