KENNY SHEPARD (AEA, SDC AAUP) is an on-camera choreographer for the Disney Collection for Broadway Jr. and for MacMillan/McGraw-Hill’s video series, is an on-camera choreographer for the Disney Collection for Broadway Jr. and for MacMillan/McGraw-Hill’s video series, Spotlight on Music used in theatres and classrooms worldwide. Kenny taught theatre dance for sixteen years at his alma mater, Butler University, consistently ranked in the top three for collegiate dance programs in the nation. Currently, he is a professor in the dance and musical theatre departments at Anderson and Ball State Universities and teaches for iTheatrics, The Gregory Hancock
Dance Theatre Academy, Preston Center Dance in Dallas and the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s Jr. and Young Artist Programs. Former students enjoy credits including Broadway, national tours, ballet and modern dance companies, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Got Talent.
Kenny co-owns the production company Worcel Shepard Productions and has written, directed and choreographed projects starring Grammy, Tony, Emmy, Dove and CMA award winners as well as American Idol stars. Kenny directs and choreographs Swing! for theatres and touring companies nationally, one of which won the Arizona Theatre Award of Excellence for Best Director of a Musical.
Frequently, he is a guest director, choreographer, actor and educator with Actors Theatre of Indiana, Beef and Boards, IndyFringe, The Phoenix Theatre, and The Lilly Theatre at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. He also choreographs for Michael Feinstein’s Songbook Academy at The Palladium in Carmel as well as for the Carmel and Anderson Symphony Orchestras. With the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphonies, Kenny performed in On Broadway with Kander and Ebb starring Beth Leavel and Broadway Phantom, Ted Keegan.
Kenny studied voice at Indiana University and was a member of the Singing Hoosiers, Opera Chorus, and IU Dance Theatre. He graduated from Butler University with a BS in Arts Administration/Dance and was a member of Jordan Jazz Singers and Butler Ballet.