He is the man with the answers! Well, him and the 100 esteemed working professionals that he interviewed while creating the book "The Business of Show". This book is dedicated to every dancer with a dream of pursuing a career and gives countless tips, advice and things to consider when becoming a pro. Adam Cates is a theatre, opera, & event choreographer and director, as well as educator & freelance writer residing in New York City. We talk about treating yourself as a business, typecasting (because it's a real thing), the "bold" decision he made that opened up his career, and he shares the intimate experience of what was happening the moment he felt like he truly made it. He was the associate choreographer of both the current Broadway hit ANASTASIA & the Tony-winning "Best Musical" A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER. he teaches at BDC and steps, and is co-wrote and choreographed THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY. I can't think of a better person to get the truest, most authentic answers from.
More on Adam: On Broadway, Cates is the associate choreographer for the new musical Anastasia. His professional credits include the Tony Award-winning Broadway productions of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Anything Goes, national tours, network television series, grand and chamber operas, symphony concerts at Lincoln Center, off-Broadway plays, casino and cruise line entertainment
More on The Business of Show: The Business of Show: A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist contains vital information for the career-driven performer navigating a career in today's entertainment industry. More than 100 successful actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, artistic directors, producers, agents, and casting directors contribute current insightful facts on a wealth of topics--marketing, networking, type, strategy, auditions, education, social media, rejection, contract negotiations, rehearsal protocol, understudies, unions, agents, tax deductions, professional conduct, survival jobs, career transition, and much more--made accessible through humor, real stories, and to-the-point advice. With a fresh and honest focus, The Business of Show guides the reader down the path of pursuing dreams equipped with a comprehensive understanding of how show business actually works.