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Assistant Professor
Theatre and Music Theatre


Shane Rhoades is an assistant professor at Viterbo University in the Theatre and Musica Theatre department after spending 20 years living and working in New York City.  At Viterbo he serves as the dance minor coordinator and directed Dance Kaleidoscope 2017 and 2019. Shane directed and choreographed the Viterbo productions of A Chorus Line, Shout!, and Little Women. He also choreographed 9 to 5, Pippin, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dancing at Lughnasa, and She Stoops to Conquer. Shane is the assistant director for Viterbo’s show choir, Platinum Edition, and he serves as a clinician and judge for numerous show choir competitions around the country.  He made his Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman, and he was the associate choreographer for Broadway’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Off-Broadway he danced in FAME on 42nd St. His national and international touring credits include Pippin, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Chicago, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Grinch.  Regionally he has performed at Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage, The Ordway, North Shore Music Theatre, St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, Sacramento Music Circus, Atlanta Theater of the Stars, Houston Theatre Under the Stars, and Stages St. Louis.