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Kurt Froman just completed the film Red Sparrow, training and coaching Oscar winning

actress Jennifer Lawrence for four months to perform choreography by Justin

Peck (NYCB). He oversaw the dance sequences during production which featured

Isabella Boylston (ABT principal) and Sergei Polunin (former Royal Ballet principal) as

well as being Jennifer Lawrence’s personal ballet trainer and coach. He choreographed the extended commercial for ASICS Hypergel-Sai, in collaboration with VICE. Kurt was original

Dance Captain and Swing for the Broadway hit, An American In Paris, and eventually

took over an ensemble role in the show. He was part of the core group of dancers for

the workshop Something To Dance About— Warren Carlyle’s tribute to Jerome Robbins’

body of work which featured his ballets as well as his musical theater choreography. He

was recently seen on the STARZ series Flesh & Bone, featured in a ballet solo as

“Young Paul” as well as a series regular as a Company Member. He trained Christina

Ricci for several months and choreographed her solo en pointe for the Amazon series,

Z: The Beginning of Everything, and will remain the choreographer and ballet coach for

the rest of the series. Kurt was the Resident Choreographer of Billy Elliot, The

Musical on Broadway and the 2nd National Tour, and the Associate Choreographer for

the film, Black Swan, responsible for training and coaching Natalie Portman, Mila

Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and overseeing the Corps de Ballet. Natalie Portman personally

thanked Kurt in her Oscar Acceptance speech for their work together. Kurt has also

taught ballet to actress Rooney Mara, and coached her movement for her role in the

upcoming Terrence Malick film, Song To Song, as well as Vogue Magazine's "The

Vogue 120". Kurt was invited to stage a work for the Paris Opera Ballet's Tribute to

Jerome Robbins, and recently staged Benjamin Millepied’s “Nutcracker” for Ballett

Dortmund in Germany. He has worked on commercials— L’Oreal’s “True

Match” staring Zoe Saldana (Choreographer) and Domyos (Associate Choreographer),

and has choreographed the ad campaigns, video shoots, and catalogues

for Bloch dancewear for the past three years. Kurt has been on faculty at Steps on Broadway, The School at Steps, and Broadway Dance Center, as well as guest faculty at Barnard College and the University of Michigan. He also has taught the past two years for the NYC Dance Alliance, headlining their Friday night audition class.

Kurt’s professional career started in New York after he was awarded the first Rudolf

Nureyev Scholarship which allowed him to study at the School of American Ballet's

"Special" Advanced Men's Class. After six months, Kurt was invited to join the New York

City Ballet, where he danced senior corps de ballet and soloist parts for over seven

years. His Broadway career started when he was cast in the leading role of “James” in

the Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel show, Movin' Out. Kurt was in the Broadway revival of Pal

Joey at Studio 54, City Center Encores!- Juno and On Your Toes, and did principal roles

with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center. Other TV/film work

includes Smash, the Biography Channel's Biography - Natalie Portman: The

Professional, Black Swan where he was the “Understudy to 'Siegfried’” and danced with

Mila Kunis, Across the Universe, Center Stage, SNL, and several Live From Lincoln

Center telecasts.

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CELEBRITY DANCE & MOVEMENT COACH - FILM/TV/STAGE 

CHOREOGRAPHER

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER

MASTER BALLET TEACHER

RéPéTITEUR

KURT FROMAN

Bloch ad campaign

Choreographed the catalogue featuring Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet, Principal Dancer