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Maggy Gorrill

Theater Dance Faculty

Maggy Gorrill is a teaching artist, choreographer, and performer. She earned her B.A. in Voice, Dance and Drama studies from Empire State College, State University of New York, and a M.A. in theater education from Emerson College. She is the recipient of nine Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) grants for her Arts in Education work in the city of Lynn, and a Certificate of Recognition for High Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies from Emerson College.

Gorrill began her career as a modern and jazz dancer with The Joyce Trisler Danscompany and The American Dance Machine. As a Broadway gypsy, she worked with choreographers Susan Stroman, Bob Fosse, Peter Gennaro, George Faison, Donald McKayle, Gower Champion and Ron Field. As an actress, she was featured on Broadway in Peter Pan, played Lily St. Regis on national tour with Annie and created a role in the Off-Broadway revival of Flora the Red Menace. Favorite roles in regional theater include April in Company, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Sugar in Sugar, Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hope in Anything Goes and Belle in Take Me Along. Choreographic credits include productions at Theater by the Sea in Rhode Island, Sacramento Music Circus, Off-Bdwy’s Homegrown Theatre and Indian Hill Arts Center in Littleton, Massachusetts.

As a teaching artist/choreographer, Gorrill spent ten years on faculty at Emerson College, helped design and implement an educational outreach program for City Center’s Encores! in New York, served as movement specialist for The Wang Center’s Arts Can Teach program, and has taught all ages from pre-schoolers to teachers in Boston-area K-12 schools

Gorrill currently teaches tap in the theater department and pedagogy in the dance department, serves as choreographer for BOCO’s Born to Perform summer musical theater camp,  and leads Movement Matters, BOCO’s outreach program serving elders in our Boston community.

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