Guest Instructor & Broadway Performer
Deon Ridley has performed both on and off Broadway. His Broadway Credits includes A Christmas Carol starring Frank Langella at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden and The Lion King. In 2001 Deon performed with the King of Pop Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden along with a line of celebrities including Whitney Houston, Usher, Jill Scott, Mya, Missy Elliott, Monica, Al Jerau, Deborah Cox and Gloria Gaynor for Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Internationally Deon has performed in many shows including Cats in Hamburg, Germany and has been featured in shows throughout Europe and Asia. On tour Deon has been seen in shows such as Damn Yankees and Fame the Musical. In 2003 Deon was featured as leading dancer and dance captain for Grammy Award Winning singer Celine Dion in her Las Vegas premiere show called A New Day at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with Director Franco Dragone and Emmy award winning choreographer Mia Michaels. His most recent credits includes the world premiere of Secondhand Lions the Musical at 5th Ave Theatre in Seattle with Emmy award winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse and The Wiz at Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Florida, Spamalot at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. Deon was featured as a dancer for Netflix's hit series The Get Down and was also featured as a dancer for Weight Watchers commercial starring Ana Gesteyer.His work as a choreographer include having choreographed several music videos for recording artists in the entertainment industry and most recently Hairspray the Musical for Maltz Jupiter’s Conservatory for the Arts ,Assistant Choreographer for NYU Tisch School for the Arts production of In the Heights,and Associate Choreographer for Meadow Brooks Theatre Production of Sistas the Musical in Rochester, Michigan. Deon has choreographed for events throughout Las Vegas with Marketing Entertainment Company Freestyle Xpressions choreographing for events such as opening night gala for Michael Jackson’s This Is It movie Premiere at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.