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Dance Supervisor

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10034519 Location Toronto, Canada Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted Jan. 23, 2023

Job Summary:

DISNEY CRUISE LINE

Dance Supervisor – DCL Entertainment

Toronto, Ontario

Disney Cruise Line (DCL), a division of The Walt Disney Company, operates a five-ship fleet of premium class cruise liners and is the industry leader in family vacations at sea. DCL Entertainment (Toronto) is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company Canada, and serves as the rehearsal headquarters for DCL’s award-winning theatrical productions. Within a state-of-the-art entertainment rehearsal facility, DCL’s production teams pride themselves on creating memorable family entertainment that is both enchanting and magical – delighting the young and young at heart with legendary Disney storytelling.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and reporting to the Resident Director, the Dance Supervisor will be responsible for teaching choreography in accomplishing the ongoing remounts of DCL entertainment product.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaches and maintains different choreography and blocking within the DCL LIVE entertainment offerings to both Character and Mainstage performers involved in Disney Cruise Line productions
  • Collaborates and partners with a range of Disney professionals to include:
    • Talent Casting
    • Stage Manager
    • Production
    • Resident Director
    • DCL shoreside teams
    • Shipboard Management
  • Maintains the show integrity as well as the DCL LIVE entertainment standards of quality and safety
  • Instructs performers, fellow Dance Supervisors, and/or outside contracted creative vendors – including, but not limited to, the creation of occasional staging and choreography
  • Partners with costuming to develop all performer tracking documents
  • Partners with shipboard leadership in the replacement and implementation of talent
  • Leads choreographic auditions for DCL in the Toronto rehearsal facility
  • Scheduling of long and short-term rehearsals
  • Maintains a current library of blocking books
  • Documents choreography and staging
  • Organizes and Manages rehearsal/show video files and documentation

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education in entertainment performance, instruction & management – or equivalent in professional experience is strongly preferred
  • At least 4+ years professional experience (or equivalent in education and experience) in theatrical entertainment – must include acting, vocal, and choreographic performance and direction
  • Thorough understanding of Disney entertainment products, especially of cruise line LIVE entertainment offerings
  • Knowledge of Disney Character Animation usage and how it interfaces with the Disney Cruise Line repertory theatre operation
  • Knowledge of DCL LIVE entertainment standards of quality and safety
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency – Excel, Word, Outlook and Keynote
  • Willingness & ability to travel to the U.S. and internationally for lengthy periods of time
  • Agreeable to all maritime sailing and seafarer guidelines, requirements and regulations, including sailing onboard the DCL ships statused as “crew" and assigned to the crew manifest

Our Company proudly provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants.  We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in any aspect of the selection process.

About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company (Canada) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Disney Cruise Line.

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