Theatre Arts Department
Rehearsal and Performance
Ellen Prince, Associate Faculty
Ellen Prince has been involved in the theatre and dance world for many years and in many capacities. She earned her degree from the University of California at Irvine with a major in Dance and a minor in Theatre. She has performed, choreographed, and has been active in both theatre and dance education.
Ellen Prince danced professionally on both the East and West Coasts. She danced with the Norman Walker Dance Company in New York, the Ben Howard Company in Los Angeles and in the ensemble of many musicals. She has choreographed in academia and professionally for over twenty years.
She has spent most of her choreographic career in Southern California. Her TV choreography credits include "The Great Pretenders" for Fox Network.. Some of her credits include original shows at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles.
Ms. Prince has been and still is choreographing for the Laguna Playhouse spanning over thirteen seasons where she has had the privilege of choreographing The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz, among others. She has choreographed for many Civic Light Opera Companies and has served as the resident choreographer for South Coast Musical Theater and for Irvine Civic Light Opera. Currently, she is the choreographer for a new musical "Harlem Renaissance" which took great acclaims when showcased in North Hollywood and was a featured performance at the Edinburgh Theater Festival in the summer of 2007. This musical is currently being revised and developed for a new venue.
Department of Theatre Arts
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692