Director/Choreographer Scott Rink creates “an unusual hybrid genre in which dance is part of a larger theatrical whole” (The Village Voice) using the dramatic text as a musical score where “patches of pure dance heighten dramas like light shining from beneath colored glass” (The New York Times).
Off-Broadway choreography credits include: Queen Of The Mist (Transport Group, Dir. Jack Cummings III), Hello Again (Transport Group, Dir. Jack Cummings III), Crossing Brooklyn (Transport Group, Dir. Jack Cummings III), Songs For a New World (George St. Playhouse, Dir. Jack Cummings III), Nor’mal (Transport Group, Dir. Jack Cummings III), Minimum Wage (45 Bleeker, Dir. Guy Stroman).
Regional direction/choreography: Carnival de Fuego (Six Flags / Elitch Gardens Denver, Co).
Commissioned works include dances for Ailey II, ABT II, Oakland Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, The Ailey School, Harvard University, and NCSA. Mr. Rink has created a number of works for DanceRink performed in NYC most notably at Joyce Soho, Symphony Space, American Theatre of Actors, HERE, The Kitchen and Tribeca Performing Arts Center as well as other national and international dates. He has adapted, directed and choreographed 3 dance films from the works of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut.
Mr. Rink’s assistant choreography credits include: BROADWAY The King & I (Dir. Christopher Renshaw), Allegro Encore Production (Dir. Susan Schulman); REGIONAL What The World Needs Now Roundabout (Dir. Gillian Lynne); TV World Music Awards (Chor. Lar Lubovitch); CONCERT DANCE American Ballet Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (Chor. Lar Lubbovitch).
As a teacher Mr. Rink has held visiting professorship positions at Harvard University, The Ailey School,, NCSA, University of Minnesota (Cowles Chair 2003, 2000, 1996), University of Utah, among others and taught master classes throughout the US, Europe and South America.
Scott Rink has performed in the companies of Eliot Feld, Elisa Monte, Karole Armitage and as a principal dancer with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.