Faculty & Staff
|Instructor | Modern Dance|
Roy Lightner is an award winning choreographer, actor and dancer born and raised in Kansas City and recently joined the musical theatre faculty at Ithaca College. He graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Musical Theatre. Roy has toured the country working as a master teacher and is a director for DANCERS INC. He has taught on the faculty of New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School, and created the jazz/contemporary dance program for the Astoria School of Fine Arts. His choreographic work spans from musical theatre to concert dance. His choreographic credits include New York City Opera’s Lucky to be Me (Lincoln Center, asst. to Peggy Hickey), Miss Saigon (Sondheim Center), NYC’s Magical History Tour (off-broadway) The Music of the Night (Transcendence Theatre Company) the original work In Your Eyes (Miller-Marley Youth Ballet), Hairspray (W.O.B. at the Sondheim Center), Hound of the Baskervilles (Cape Playhouse, New Jersey Rep, Westin Playhouse, Depot Theatre) Legally Blonde, Gone Missing (Ithaca College) Throughly Modern Millie, Good News, Little Shop of Horrors, Urban Cowboy, Starmites, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and he was the assistant director for No Way to Treat a Lady (Cape Playhouse). Roy has enjoyed working with Donna Murphy, Cheyenne Jacskon, Kelli O’Hara, Michael Urie, Victoria Clark, Christine Ebersole, and Michael Cerveris. Performance credits include Holland America’s Grand World Voyage (lead singer/dancer), Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), Kansas City Symphony (guest soloist), Stages St. Louis, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre, Oklahoma City Rep. and Music Theatre of Wichita’s CATS (Mungojerrie), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Gideon), West Side Story (Baby John), Seussical (Wickersham), Hairspray (IQ), The Full Monty, Phantom, Aida, Beauty and the Beast and more totaling over 40 productions.