Candi is a performer who has always had an interest and instinct for the work happening behind the table, and she's been doing it for years, without the official Director/Choreographer" title.
As the Universal Swing for Jersey Boys for almost a decade, She has a granular understanding of the minute differences between all seven companies, but also a general and deep understanding of the world of the show. She has to know the objective of every scene in order to fold in flawlessly, no matter the track or company. Also, as a Dance Captain, she has had the great responsibility of putting principals and ensemble members into the show many times, and holding their hand through that process, in leu of a director.
She is also a career-long teacher and choreographer. Starting with theater summer camps in college, to dozens of master classes on scene study, acting a song, and audition technique over the last 10 years. Currently she teaches highly competitive dance in solo and group settings where her choreography skills are put to the test constantly.
So, when she was asked to Associate Direct and Choreograph
an Off-Broadway show by the wonderful Jen Wineman, she jumped! She spent the summer of 2019 creating "Dogman: The Musical" based on the international best selling books, which ran to rave reviews (A NYTimes Critic's Pick!) at the Lucielle Lortel Theater in the West Village, New York City. Being a part of the production team creating a new work from the ground up was one of the most rewarding endeavors for Candi to date. She can't wait to sink her teeth into the next project.
"Candi Is the greatest. Somehow she manages to center and focus a room while simultaneously sparking unbridled creativity. Her intelligence and imagination are endless, her warmth and humor infectious. Can't wait to work with her again."
-Brad Alexander, Composer, Dogman: The Musical, Drama Desk Nominee
"Working with Candi was a true delight! Diligent, smart, creative, collaborative and a real pleasure to have in the room. She is someone I can't wait to work with again." -Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director, TheaterWorksUSA
"Candi is a total joy to work with. Positive, detailed, and creative - she brings great energy to the rehearsal room, and she's a delightful person as well!" -Kevin Del Aguila, Emmy and Outer Critics Circle Award Winning Writer