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Henry Lombino is a New York City-based producer, choreographer, administrator, and teacher. Hailing from Western Massachusetts and a graduate of Wesleyan University, Henry first began dancing when he taught himself how to moonwalk after Michael Jackson passed away. His style continues to draw mainly from hip hop dance styles, mostly popping and liquid, while also pulling inspiration from contemporary and modern dance. As a choreographer, Henry seeks to effectively communicate narrative arcs non-verbally, utilizing musicality and the poetic nature of dance to create engaging and intimate work.
After graduating from Wesleyan University, Henry had the pleasure of working on Lempicka at the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival as a choreography assistant to Raja Feather Kelly. Since then, he has been involved in multiple off-Broadway productions, including Catch as Catch Can (Page 73), Infinite Hotel (Prototype), and Proof of Love (New York Theatre Workshop/Audible Theater). He has produced two successful independent productions in NYC: a revival of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman directed by Ryan Dobrin and an original oratorio by award-winning singer/songwriter Daphne Gampel, Above the Noise. Two of his projects are temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak: Masc for Masc, a dance collaboration exploring masculinity produced by Breaking & Entering Theatre Collective, and a NYC premier of Et Tu by Alexander Browne. Most recently, Henry has been developing a new play, Small Fragments of Becoming, with playwright Jack Spagnola and director Ryan Dobrin.
Outside of producing and choreographing, Henry is currently the Sponsorship Coordinator and Institutional Support Assistant at Jacob's Pillow and has interned in administrative roles at Mark Morris Dance Group and Dance/USA. He has also worked on fundraising campaigns for American Ballet Theatre, Lincoln Center, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Henry strongly believes in promoting accessibility in the performing arts and in breaking down barriers of entry for both artists and audiences. He is always seeking to make new artistic ventures and works possible through his administrative, artistic, and communications experience.