Guest Tutor David Marquez

David Marquez 

“In my entire teaching career internationally, I have rarely come across a group of students so instantaneously responsive and able. Clearly, great teaching is present at Westside” – David Marquez.

Broadway choreography includes: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm (also at Hartford Stage and Arizona Theater Company – AriZoni Award! Best Choreography in a Musical); Stanley at Circle in the Square (Dance Consultant); The 1994 Gypsy of the Year Contest for which he won the Absolut® Theatre Award as “Best of Show” (Now known as the Gypsy of the Year) for his entry entitled “Galileo.”


For television he choreographed the PBS Great Performances production of My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for CBS television, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, CA.

Direction and/or Choreography: In the Heights for Stumptown Stages in Portland Oregon, Folk City: A New Musical, (workshop) Theater For A New City, A Chorus Line at the Lyric Theater in Oklahoma CIty, Glimpses of the Moon for MetroStage, Seussical for The Weston Playhouse; Ticket To Ride: The Ultimate Beatles Experience at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Conn; Andy Prescott: About Face;Dance With Me: An Evening of Original Musical Theater Choreography; and The Great White Way (conceived). He has choreographed several presentations for BC/EFA’s annual Gypsy of the Year and Easter Bonnet contests, as well as productions for The Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Sharon Stage, The Chicago Goodman Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, the MeadowBrook Theater Company (Best Choreography in a Musical nomination for Godspell) to name a few.

Other choreography: Annie Get Your GunSweet CharityA Chorus LineEvita; Guys & DollsThe King & IJesus Christ Superstar and West Side Story.

David has appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman and the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. He played Bernardo in West Side Story at the St. Louis Muny and can be seen in the film El Cantante (Boogaloo Line Dancer) and the documentary Every Little Step (as himself), as well as C&C Music Factory videos, including the 1990’s hit Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now). He has taught Theater Dance in Argentina, Australia, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.