Rene Pulliam currently heads the BFA program in Musical Theatre at the University of Mississippi. She has directed and/or choreographed hundreds of musicals across the United States, including Oklahoma for Birmingham Summerfest Musical Theatre, and the west coast premiers of Smile, Closer Than Ever, and Over Here. In doing so she has worked with acclaimed composers and writers Howard Ashman, Marvin Hamlisch, and the Sherman Brothers. She was awarded the Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for her choreography on No, No, Nanette, and Good News. Her performance credits include television (The Carol Burnett Show), commercials (Dr. Pepper) and touring companies (The King And I, Godspell, and Oklahoma). She apprenticed with the late rhythm and tap dancer Eddie Brown, and has shared the stage with tap legends Honi Coles, Bunny Briggs, Jimmy Slyde, and the Nicholas Brothers. She received her BA in Music and her MFA in Dance/Choreograhy.
MFA Mills College; BA Whittier College.
Languages: English Specializations: Movement
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