Dirk Lumbard

Dirk Lumbard
Teaching Instructor of Dance
112 Messick Theatre Arts Center
Mail Stop 553
East Carolina University


Dirk Lumbard has taught dance, theatre dance and scene study at NYU’s CAP 21, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Sallie B. Howard, and at masterclasses at University of Michigan and Sarah Lawrence. As a performer, he has appeared on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Music Man, Imaginary Friends, On Your Toes, Barnum and Sugar Babies. Off-Broadway credits include Dames At Sea, Flora the Red Menace and She Loves Me. National tours credits include The Wizard of Oz, Grand Hotel, Crazy For You and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  He is the recipient of Broadway World Award, Stratford Theatre’s Tyrone Guthrie Award, Canada’s Stage Door Award, and Chicago’s Jefferson award. He served as Assistant Choreographer for the Broadway and London West End productions of On Your Toes and co-choreographed the Off-Broadway production of Dames At Sea. His director/choreographer credits have included productions at The Guthrie Theatre, The Paper Mill Playhouse, St. Louis MUNY, Pioneer Theatre and Cape Fear Regional Theatre, among others. He assisted famed choreographer, Agnes de Mille with productions of Rodeo and The Informer at American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey and Winnipeg Ballet Company, creating tap/step-dance sequences, which the company still performs. He has been a judge for the Triangle Rising Stars for several years.  During the early years of the AIDS crisis, Lumbard produced and directed gala benefits including Dance For Life at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and a fashion/ variety benefit at Carnegie Hall for Designers Against AIDS. He has performed in numerous theatres around the country and numerous productions regionally at North Carolina Theatre and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. He’s performed on television on Home Improvement (which he also choreographed), Deadline and Alice In Wonderland.

Courses: Tap I, Tap II, Tap III, Adv Tap, Tap Ensemble