Kellen Stancil

AS A SPIRITUAL AND ORGANIC LEADER, I DO WHAT I DO BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, CHANGING SOMEONE’S LIFE WHETHER THEY BE A SPECTATOR OR PERFORMER. IT’S MY INTENTION TO LEAD WITH PASSION, SUPPORT, CLARITY AND ENCOURAGEMENT. THE MOST SACRED PLACE TO ME IS THE DANCE STUDIO WHERE THE DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER GETS TO EXPLORE CREATION WITH THEIR CAST MEMBERS. SHARING SOME OF THE MOST HONEST MOMENTS WHILE CULTIVATING A PIECE OF ART. IN MY EYES, I SEE EVERY PERSON AS A HUMAN FIRST, NOT A DANCER! THROUGH EXPERIENCE, I HAVE LEARNED THAT IF WE UNDERSTAND THE HUMAN FIRST, THEN WE CAN PROPERLY SUPPORT THE DANCER TO DO THEIR BEST! WHICH THEN INSPIRES THE ARTIST TO WORK FULL HEARTEDLY.  ALL PERFORMERS NEED IS SOMEBODY THAT CARES. AND CARING IS AN INNATE ABILITY IN ALL OF US, ESPECIALLY AS ARTIST. I AM GRATEFUL FOR EVERY MOMENT I RECEIVE TO CREATE ART AND USE MY CRAFT.

 

MY CREATION PROCESS MANIFESTS IN A VERY UNCONVENTIONAL WAY. I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PULL FROM REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY GET TO KNOW THEIR FELLOW CAST MATES. HOW CAN I ASK YOU TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR CO-STAR WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM OR SIMPLY JUST DANCE BESIDE SOMEONE BUT YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW THEIR FAVORITE COLOR. HUMAN FIRST! I DO SET HIGH STANDARDS AND ENCOURAGE MY PERFORMERS TO WORK HARD, BUT MAINLY BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THEM AND NURTURE EACH PERSON IN THE PROCESS. UNDER MY RESPONSIBILITY, I’VE WATCHED MULTIPLE ARTISTS SUCCEED AND ACHIEVE THINGS THEY NEVER THOUGHT THEY COULD, AND THAT’S WHAT IGNITES MY FLAME TO KEEP DOING WHAT I’M DOING. MY FINISHED PRODUCTS ARE NEVER JUST ABOUT ME, ITS ABOUT THE COMMITMENT, CONSISTENCY, CREATIVITY, AND COLLABORATION OF EVERY PERSON INVOLVED.  

 

I AM DRIVEN BY MY OWN PASSIONS AND WHEN SOMETHING DOESN’T EXCITE ME, THEN I KNOW ITS NOT FOR ME. I WILL ALWAYS CHALLENGE AND PUSH MYSELF TO EXPLORE MORE, SHARE MORE, AND EMBRACE MORE. I’VE LEARNED THAT WHEN THE HEART IS OPEN, THE WORK IS EASIER AND THE PRODUCT IS SPECTACULAR! I DO BELIEVE WE ALL SHOULD DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES US FEEL ALIVE!

KELLEN STANCIL IS A NYC BASED CHOREOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & DANCER. HE IS CURRENTLY THE DANCE CAPTAIN OF DISNEY’S THE LION KING ON BROADWAY AND HAS BEEN WITH THE COMPANY FOR 13 YEARS INCLUDING THE NATIONAL TOUR AND LAS VEGAS COMPANY. MR. STANCIL IS ALSO THE AUDITION CHOREOGRAPHER FOR 3 REPUTABLE COMPANIES CELEBRITY CRUISES, DISNEY CRUISE LINES AND WALT DISNEY WORLD. WORKING CLOSELY WITH SOME OF THE BEST CASTING DIRECTORS. HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECT AND CHOREOGRAPH “SOUNDTRACK” A FUN AND EXCITING SHOW PERFORMED ON THE OPEN SEAS FOR CELEBRITY CRUISES. HE ALSO HAD THE HONOR TO WORKSHOP A VERSION OF ELYSIUM."

IN ADDITION, HE ALSO HAS HIS OWN BURLESQUE COMPANY/TROUPE CALLED THE VANITY VIXENS. THE VANITY VIXENS ORIGINATED IN LAS VEGAS BUT RE-DEBUTED IN NYC WITH CELEBRITY NICOLE “COCO” AUSTIN (REALITY TV-STAR AND WIFE OF ICE-T). EVERY YEAR KELLEN STILL FINDS TIME TO CHOREOGRAPH FOR HIS FAVORITE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION BROADWAY CARES EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS IN PRODUCTIONS AS BROADWAY BARES, EASTER BONNET, AND RED BUCKET FOLLIES/GYPSY OF THE YEAR!

KELLEN’S OTHER CREDITS INCLUDE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S VIVA ELVIS AND FRANCO DRAGONE’S LE REVE. HE HAS HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING AT DISNEYLAND AND WALT DISNEY WORLD PERFORMING NUMEROUS STAGE SHOWS INCLUDING BEAUTY & THE BEAST. HE ATTENDED CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY OF FULLERTON AS A DANCE MAJOR AND DANCED FOR THE POPULAR HIP HOP DANCE CREW, TEAM MILLENNIA (AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW) HIS TELEVISION CREDITS CONSIST OF “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”, “THE VICTORIA SECRET FASHION SHOW” AND RECENTLY THE MET GALA 2019. HIS PROFESSIONAL DANCE CAREER KICKED OFF AS AN ORIGINAL COMPANY MEMBER OF BARE DANCE COMPANY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RENOWNED CHOREOGRAPHER, MIKE ESPERANZA.

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© 2020 BY KELLEN STANCIL