A former dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Fort Worth Ballet, Kinesis, and Ballet Austin, Coleman has directed and choreographed a wide range of musicals. Recent professional work in 2016 includes acting with the CU Eklund Opera Program as Frosch in 'Die Fledermaus' and directing/choreographing the premieres of four student operas for CU NOW (New Opera Workshop - Composers Fellowship Initiative). In 2013, 'Back Stage Pass,' a musical theatre textbook co-written by Coleman and Pamyla Stiehl was published by Kendall Hunt; a new, updated edition came out in 2016. Coleman's writing includes analytical articles on musical theatre, American Theatre History, and the performance of gender.
Global theatre history, musical theatre, theatre directing, theatre choreography, performance of gender, GLBTQ Studies