(Intimacy Choreographer)

Yo-EL returns to SpeakEasy having previously provided the movement and intimacy direction for The Inheritance and movement direction for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (IRNE nom). Locally, his movement direction/choreography has been featured in Lilly’s Revenge featuring Taylor Mac (A.R.T); Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play and The Understudy (Lyric Stage); and Straight White Men (New Rep). His work was also featured in a concert version of Kiss Me, Kate with Marc Kudisch and Kerry O-Malley at the Boston Hatch Shell, as well as in A Little Night Music, Alcina, and Orpheus in the Underworld for the Boston Opera Collaborative.  He has also served as the Resident Movement Director/Choreographer for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and has curated for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.  A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a member of SDCS, Yo-EL is currently Head of Movement/Assistant Professor for BU’s College of Fine Arts School of Theatre and a commissioned artist/board member for Celebrity Series of Boston Community Engagement. Mr. Cassell is also the recipient of the Lotte Kaliski Award for Gifted Artists. (he/him)

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