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Jane Comfort is a choreographer, writer and director whose work has been produced throughout the United States, in Europe and Latin America. She received a Bessie Award for Underground River and a recent New York Foundation for the Arts Award for Performance Art.
Comfort grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and received a degree in painting at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been making interdisciplinary work since 1978. She and her company have performed throughout the United States, in Europe and Latin America.Jane also choreographs for theater and opera. She recently choreographed Salome for Chicago's Lyric Theater with Deborah Voigt in the title role. She choreographed the Broadway musical Amour, with music by Michel Legrand and direction by James Lapine and was Associate Director/Choreographer of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Broadway musical Passion, which won a Tony Award for best musical. She choreographed NYC's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing as well as Playwrights Horizons' musical Wilder.
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