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Corey McDaniel is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre22. He is an award-winning director, actor, and teaching artist. Originally from Texas, his career began as a dancer with the Lone Star Ballet. As an actor, he has worked throughout the US and internationally with credits ranging from stage to television to the big screen. His performance experiences have placed him in such reputable arenas as the Fox Theatres, the Hollywood Bowl, Theatro Sistina in Rome, and the Metropolitan Opera House of NYC. As a director, Corey has staged a wide variety of productions throughout Southern California, Japan, and the Puget Sound Region. His most recent director credits include The Wild Party for Sound Theatre Company and Fallen Angels at Theater Schmeater. While working as a touring dancer for pre-Broadway Disney Theatricals and Buena Vista, he doubled as an on-set acting coach for teens and young adults in Hollywood. He was a director and assistant choreographer for Children’s Theatre Experience (CTE) for seven years, working with young performers throughout Southern California. Corey aided in the creation of the professional actor training programs at The Actors Spot and Warner Laughlin Studios, where he continued on as a staff instructor. Corey has spent numerous years overseas performing and sharing American arts educational programs with foreign countries. He has directed, performed, and taught in Chihuahua & Mexico City, Mexico, Toronto, Canada, Rome, Italy, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since moving to Seattle, Corey has also worked with several local companies in PR, development, and marketing. He spent two and half years as the education director for GreenStage prior to stepping into the role of interim Artistic Direct at SecondStory Rep. He is also a co-founder and 2011 Chair of the TPS Gregory Awards and currently serves on the selection committee for 14/48: The Worlds Quickest Theatre Festival.
Professions/skills: Voice Talent;Producer;Public Relations;Marketing;Grant Writer;Educator;Director;Artistic Director;Actor;Acting Instructor