Allen Berryhill, Dance
Allen Berryhill attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, George Washington University and the International School of Ballet in New York City. While working in New York, he danced, appeared in national television specials and commercials. He also worked for Walt Disney Productions Disney On Parade and Get Me To the Parade On Time.
Allen has appeared on stage with such entertainers as Carol Channing, Alfred Drake, Agnes Morehead and Peter Palmer. Pat Boone, John Wayne, Michelle Lee, and Chita Rivera head the list for television productions. In his travels, he has danced/studied under well-known choreographer/directors such as Joe Layton, Ona White, Mavis Ray, Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Luigi and Ron Montez.
Roles on stage are extensive and include Fagin in Oliver!, James in Shenandoah, Charley in Charley’s Aunt, Oscar in Sweet Charity, and four different companies of Godspell across the country in the leading role of Jesus. Under the direction of John Miller, Allen performed with the Carolina Opera in Raleigh, North Carolina. Allen has directed, choreographed, acted, danced, and sung his way through dinner theaters, regional and children’s theaters. He was choreographer for many musicals including Shenandoah, The Mad Show, Li’l Abner and Oklahoma.
Allen has taught jazz, tap, ballroom and country western for dance conventions on the East and West Coast. He has taught for the Professional Dance Teachers Association and Dance Sport as well as Gotta Dance Conventions-Southeast with Luigi and Gus Giordano. He also spent time with five different cruise lines, “An excellent way to see the world.” He continues to travel to New York, Washington DC, California and the surrounding area as a performer and instructor/choreographer. He is on the Alumni Board of The Lost Colony outdoor drama. Allen teaches ballroom for the City of Winston-Salem, NC and is the owner of Dance Arts Studio in Winston-Salem, where he teaches and choreographs a musical theatre performance group.