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Blake Coheley

Director of Admissions Student Services
Work Phone: (504) 940-2840


Blake started dancing at the age of three and has been in the studio ever since. He has toured internationally with “Tops in Blue,” and has toured nationally with “Oliver,” “West Side Story,” “Gypsy,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Bye-Bye Birdie,” and “Annie.” Blake has taught all over the world and his unique teaching styles, combined with his personality and strong varied techniques, keep him in constant demand on the road. He is an award winning director/choreographer of musical theatre, industrials, and national competition winners. He has had the opportunity to inspire many young dancers/singers/artists along the way.

He has directed and choreographed great shows like “Side Show,” “Working,” “Floyd Collins,” “Anything Goes,” “Godspell,” “Nunsense,” “The Fantastiks,” “Steelpier,” “Copacabana,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Who’s Tommy,” “Singing in the Rain,” “Jane Eyre,” “Bat Boy,” “Next to Normal,” Fun Home,” “Heathers, ” “All is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914”, “Noises Off” and recently he was selected to create, direct and choreograph a new show at a brand new venue at The National World War II Museum, called “Let Freedom Swing.” And his recent adventure with the WWII Museum, a multi-sensory presentation entitled “Expressions of America”.  He directed and choreographed the live action portion of this mammoth production.  

Blake continues to serve as the Program Director to the late Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project and has worked with stars like Ben Vereen, Donna McKechnie, Chazz Palmenteri, Neil Patrick Harris, Greggory Hynes, Sauvignon Glover, Julie Andrews, Austin Pendleton and Michael Cervis.  His passion is dance and performing arts, but his love is animals. Blake now serves as the President of Dance Teachers United, a national dance teacher organization that serves dance teachers and educators throughout the country. He was awarded Dance Teacher of the Year in 1998. Blake was recently awarded the International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education, Teacher of the Year.  

Blake is now the Director of Admissions at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, where he has worked for the past 23 years.

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