Ayodele Casel, a Doris Duke Artist in the dance category, Drama Desk Nominee and Bessie Award winning ” tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth” (The New York Times), most recently serves as Tap Choreographer for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of “Funny Girl”. Her work has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography.
Casel also created and choreographed “Chasing Magic”, a Bessie Award winning dance film and concert encapsulating the wonder of collaboration and artistry. Ayodele was also a 2019-2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and Artist in Residence at Harvard University. Born in The Bronx and raised in Puerto Rico, Ayodele began her professional training at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her origins in theater and love for storytelling and tap dance have significantly contributed to the narrative nature of her work, which is rooted in the expression of identity, culture, language, and communication.