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Stacy Zawadzki-Janusz

Stacy Zawadzki-Janusz

Adjunct Faculty, Dance

Bio

Stacy is the choreographer of “It’sGisllemusic” and “Royalty Record Label in L.A.”. Stacy is the Owner/Director of ZPAC Performing Arts Company. She is also an independent Director/Choreographer for many local Production Companies, an Adjudicator and workshop educator for many Dance/Theatre Regional and National Dance Competitions, and a Fitness Assessor/ Instructor with BWI Health and Promotions. Stacy currently can be seen as a soloist on a commercial demo spot aired by the TCT network and can be viewed on its local affiliate, WNYB TV 26. She received MAH-Magna Cum Laude from the University of Buffalo. Stacy has been a member of the Buffalo Contemporary Dance Company, Marie-Christine Giordano Dance Company, where she was mentioned in The New York Times, Alpha Omega Dance Company, New Dance Collective Dance Company and the Zodiaque Dance Company. Professional credits include: Sandra D. in “Grease,” the Hyena Ed in the “Lion King,” Dancer in “Pocahontas" in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, a dancer in the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show in the British Virgin Islands, a principle dancer in "Aida and Carmina Burana,” a dancer in "Chess," and "Anything Goes" in Buffalo, a dancer in the DVD productions “Jazzmania”, a dancer at World Veteran Games and World University Games. She was honored from the New York State Tany’s Theatre Association, Artie awards and Kennys Awards for her choreography. Stacy has choreographed various musicals, such as “A Chorus Line”-which was nominated for an Artie Award, “A Man of No Importance”-which has been awarded an Artie Award, “Les Miserables” which was honored with a Kenny Award, “The Addam’s Family”, “Annie”, “Beauty and The Beast”, “Gypsy,” “The Sound of Music,” “Once On This Island,” “Pippin,” Singin’ In The Rain,” "High Society," “42nd Street,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Hello Dolly,” “My Fair Lady,” “West Side Story,” “Oklahoma,” “High School Musical”, “Damn Yankees,” “ A Night at The Wax Museum”, “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Anything Goes,” “Godspell”,  “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Grease,” - where she was honored from the New York State Tanys Theatre Association for her choreography. She has choreographed at SUNY Buffalo, Canisius College, Brooklyn College, and Niagara University Dance Theatre. Stacy also has choreographed for Music Is Art Festival under the direction of Robbie Tacak of the Goo Goo Dolls, Irish Classical Theatre, Elmwood Art Festival, Zodiaque Dance Company, American College Dance Festival, New Dance Collective, Young Choreographer’s Showcase, Dancer’s Workshop and “So You Think You Can Dance Western New York” and Walt Disney World “Magic Music Days”. Stacy and her Company have been scouted for a private audition for the TV Show “America’s Got Talent.” Stacy’s concepts and choreography has also been aired and seen on the “X Factor”, asked to compete on “Dance Mom’s Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5”, and Stacy had her own show on the Carnival Cruise Line “Ecstacy”. Her company was asked to perform at Hawaii’s “75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Parade”. She has studied privately with Marie Christine Giordano and Louis Facciotto aka: Luigi. She also has training in the Vaganova and Checchetti Techniques, Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp, Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham, Phil Black, Ron Lewis Techniques, Frank Hatchett, in NYC and Buffalo. Stacy’s biography can also be seen in the “Who’s Who of American Women, “Who’s Who In America”, and “Who’s Who in the World”.