Passion, Tenacity, Resilience...these are a few of my favorite things. Grover Dale possesses them in spades. His storied career is an inspiration to so many, myself included. I grew up in the country too and although I haven't hit the Broadway heights that he has (YET!) I feel an affinity for his dream realized. Grover has coached and choreographed for the best in the business and mentored generations of young dancers. When I started Hysterica Dance Co., Grover was interested and supportive - for no good reason other than his gut instinct about the value of what we were creating and his generosity of spirit.
About Grover (in his own words)
"In 1953, a skinny young tapper from McKeesport, PA boarded a bus for New York with $130 in his pocket and a desire to see if he could land a job on Broadway. It never occurred to him that he would soon be featured as 'Snowboy' in the original company of 'West Side Story,' be discovered by Noel Coward for a leading role in 'Sail Away,' be fired by Agnes de Mille in New York, swim with Esther Williams on CBS' first color broadcast in Hollywood, beat out Dustin Hoffman for an acting role on a daytime soap, co-star with Gene Kelly in 'The Young Girls Of Rochefort', or be acknowledged with a Tony nomination for his direction of Broadway's 'The Magic Show.' All of this was in store for the skinny young tapper who grew up in a 3-room shack on a dirt road in McKeesport PA."
Grover also founded Answers4Dancers - an amazing online resource for dancers.