Mentored by Bob Fosse, Jeff Shade has danced on Broadway in Sweet Charity (directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, starring Debbie Alan, and then Ann Reinking), Chicago (dance captain for Ann Reinking) and Teddy & Alice (choreographed by Donald Sadler). Jeff served as Dance Director for the Broadway Artists Alliance for nearly a decade. He has been a guest on the “Rosie O’Donnell Show”, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”, “HBO Christmas”, “The Today Show”, and numerous other tv specials. He has also been featured at Radio City Music Hall.
His choreography has received critical acclaim, including a rave in Variety, a New York Musical Theater Festival Best Choreography Award, and a nomination for a Carbonell Award. His choreography has been seen off-Broadway (Atlantic Theater and Chelsea Playhouse), on American and Japanese Television, and on stages around the world.
He has been on the faculty of Harvard University, The Boston Conservatory, Marymount Manhattan College, Montclair State University, Point Park University, and Steps on Broadway. He has an MA in Dance Therapy (psychotherapy that includes the creative arts), an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University, and he is the founder of House of the Roses, a dance-based outreach network helping to build self-esteem and confidence in hundreds of NYC homeless children every week (now in its 12th year).