JIM BECKER

(440)781-7581

Email: jimbeckerfitness@gmail.com

Website: thejimbecker.com

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified by American Ballet Theatre to teach the ABT curriculum (pre-primary through Level 3).
  • 17 years experience teaching multiple disciplines of dance to boys, girls, teens and adults of all ages.
  • 13 years professional field experience as a performer in dance, musical theatre, entertainment events.
  • 6 years as an employee for the largest global entertainment company which afforded me the opportunity to work with international industry professionals in a managerial position (Dance Captain).
  • 3 years experience owning and operating a private personal training studio in New York City, utilizing knowledge in specific skills settings such as social media marketing, graphic design, commission sales, high-stakes competition, consumer insight, product knowledge, and networking in the New York market.
  • Broadway’s “go to” personal trainers for sport-specific event-driven training.
  • Understanding various choreographic styles and technique, specifically within the musical theatre idiom.
  • Professional portrayal of various world-renowned Disney characters on stage and in special events for the Walt Disney Company. I bring a similar entertaining and positive energy to everything I do.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE / DANCE INSTRUCTION

Harlem School of the Arts               Tap, Jazz,Musical Theatre, Ballet, Pointe                              2011-2015

New York, NY                                       Partnering, Boys classes (ages 3- professional)

NY Public Schools                            Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Fitness (grade 1-3)                 2013-2014

New York, NY

East Harlem Nursery                        Pre-Primary Ballet (ages 2-4)                                                 2013-2014

New York, NY

Harlem Children’s Zone                   Tap, Ballet, hip hop (boys grade 1-3)                                     2013-2014

New York, NY

Baldwin Wallace University             Musical Theatre (ages 8-18)                                                   2001-2003

Berea, OH

Soyulla Artists                                  Tap, Hip Hop (ages 12-18)                                                     2000-2001

New York, NY

 

DANCE INSTRUCTION (PRIVATE STUDIOS/ THEATRES)

Elite PAC                                           Pointe, Ballet, Jazz Technique                                               2015-present

Brunswick, OH                                      (ages 12-18, competitive teams)

Above The Barre                              Jazz Technique                                                                       2015-present

Berea, OH                                             (ages 10-18, competitive teams)

Dance Dimensions                           Tap, Choreography                                                                 2015-present

Strongsville, OH                                  (ages 15-18, competitive team)

Studio 82                                            Adult Fitness, Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, Ballet                   2015-present

North Royalton, OH                               (ages 5- adult & competitive teams)

Rock City Dance                               Jumps Leaps Turns, Young Classes (age 3-5)                      2015-present

Middleburg Hts, OH                               (ages 10-18 competitive teams)

Medina Centre for Dance Art          Pointe, Ballet, Tap, Jumps Leaps Turns                                 2015-present

Medina, OH                                           (ages 5-18 competitive teams)

Voice Variations                                Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Choreography                          2015-present

Olmsted Falls, OH                                 (ages 8- adult, professionally-minded students)

Variations                                          Tap, Jazz, Adult Dance/ Fitness, Musical Theatre                 2011-2014

Huntington, NY                                      (ages 4- adult)

Ballet Arts                                          Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Private Lessons                             2011-2013

Pelham, NY                                           (ages 8-18)

Estelle & Alfonso PAC                     Tap, Jazz, Adult Dance/ Fitness, Boys/ Mens ballet              2011-2012

Fishkill, NY                                           (ages 5- adult)

Studio 82                                            Tap, Jazz, Adult Dance/ Fitness                                             1999-2003

North Royalton, OH                               (ages 5- adult)

Cassidy Theatre                                Musical Theatre                                                                      2006

Parma Hts, OH                                      (ages 8-18)

 

CHOREOGRAPHY / DIRECTING

House Of Murgatroyd (Ruddigore)     New York Light Opera, G&S Festival (UK), NY, NY             2014

Tom Jones – A New Musical              Theatre for a New City NY, NY                                              2013

Disney’s The Lion King Kids              Harlem School of the Arts, NY, NY                                        2011-2013

Disney’s The Lion King JR                 Harlem School of the Arts, NY, NY                                        2011-2013

Pelham Christmas Spectacular          Ballet Arts, Pelham, NY                                                          2012

Best of Broadway                               Cassidy Theatre, Parma, OH                                                 2006-2010

Jazz Energy Dancers                         Studio 82 Competitive Dance Team                                      2006

Cleveland FORCE Dance Team        MISL, Cleveland, OH                                                             2004

Best of Broadway                               Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH                                 2001

Once Upon A Mattress                       Cassidy Youth Theatre, Parma, OH                                      2001

Apprentice Youth Theatre                   Baldwin Wallace University, BST, Berea, OH                                   2001-2003

Bally Total Fitness                              Nat’l Competition Fitness Team, Beachwood, OH                1999

 

DANCE / FIGHT CAPTAIN

Disney Cruise Line                           Swing, Dance & Fight Captain                                               2003-2008

Toronto, ONT

Ogunquit Playhouse                        Dance & Fight Captain                                                           2009

Ogunquit, ME

Carousel Dinner Theatre                 Dance Captain                                                                        2008

Akron, OH

Walt Disney World                            Dance Captain                                                                        2002

Orlando, FL

Big River                                            Dance Captain                                                                        2002

National Tour

 

PERFORMANCE ROLES (AEA)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade     Dancer            , Goo Goo Dolls          Madison Square Garden Ent, NYC

NYC Opera                                         Super, Swing                          New York City Opera, NYC

ABC’s Dancing With The Stars          Opening number                     Mad Dog Entertainment, NYC

Walt Disney Christmas Day Parade  Dancer, Mariah Carey                        ABC Productions

Walt Disney World                              Kid of the Kingdom Dancer    Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL

Broadway Bares                                 Dancer                                                BCEFA, Jerry Mitchell dir, NYC

Barry Manilow’s Copacabana Tour    On-Stage Swing                     Windwood Theatricals

Big River Nat’l Tour                            Dick, Andy, Ensemble                        Windwood Theatricals

Miss Saigon                                        GI (#66), featured dancer       Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, ME

Miss Saigon                                        GI (#66), featured dancer       Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

The Prodcuers                                    Brian, featured characters      Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL

The Producers                                    Brian, featured characters      Kansas City Starlight, Kansas City, MO

Guys and Dolls                                   MC, featured dancer              Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL

Guys and Dolls                                   MC, featured dancer              Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, ME

Fiddler On The Roof                           Russian, featured dancer       Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Johnny Baseball                                 Joe Cronin, Ensemble            NYC Workshop, Diane Paulis dir

All Shook Up                                       Earl u/s, Fergis, Ensemble      Carousel Dinner Theatre, Akron, OH

Hercules The Muse-i-cal                    Young Hercules (title song)    Disney Cruise Line

The Golden Mickeys                          Quasimodo (title song)            Disney Cruise Line

Disney Dreams                                   Aladdin (title song)                  Disney Cruise Line

Twice Charmed                                  Swing/ Dance Captain            Disney Cruise Line

Art of the Story                                    LaFoo, Tarzan                         Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line                             Swing/Dance Captain             Magical Cruises, LLC, Toronto, ONT

Beauty & The Beast                           LaFoo                                      Papermill Playhouse, Lincoln, NH

42nd Street                                         Andy Lee, featured dancer     Papermill Playhouse, Lincoln, NH

Carousel                                             Carnival Boy, Ensemble         Theresa Lange Theatre, NYC

This Is Our Youth                               Dennis                                     Marymount Manhattan College, NYC

Best of Broadway                               Featured Dancer, Singer        Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH

The Sound of Music                            Frederick                                 Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH

Oklahoma                                           Curly Dream Ballet                 Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH

 

PRODUCTION REVIEWS / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • “Jim Becker’s exacting choreography was meaningful and carried out with well-rehearsed precision. To have utilized the properties to provide imaginary yet convincing settings for Reddering, on board boat, a graveyard and a haunted picture gallery was theatre art at its best.” – Seen and Heard International
  • “HSA stands apart among the major arts institutions in New York City, as the sole provider of arts education in 4 disciplines – music, dance, theater and visual arts – in an award-winning 37,000 square foot facility nestled at the base of Harlem’s histtoric Hamilton Heights district.” – com
  • “During January 2012, over 150 children ages 8 – 13 auditioned to participate in a student-focused workshop to discover whether young children could sing in Zulu, learn the choreography and illuminate the story, while exploring African cultures and the world performance traditions celebrated in the award-winning stage production. As part of the project, HSA students have the unparalleled experience of working with actual cast members of Broadway’s The Lion King.” -com
  • Career Transitions for Dancers Lecture Series, New York, July 2014. “Teaching Careers In Dance,” featured panelist. A panel of five industry professionals sharing their steps taken to successfully transition from performing to teaching.

 

EDUCATION

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC)                                             Theatre, Dance

American Ballet Theatre Nat’l Training Certification                          Pre-Primary through Level 3(B)

National Council of Certified Personal Trainers                                 Personal Training

American Red Cross                                                                          Child, Adult CPR, AED