Choreographer in Residence
Mr. Lemmo has been Canton Ballet’s choreographer in residence since 1991 and a faculty member since 1987. His works have been chosen for performances at numerous Regional Dance America festivals, often on the Gala performance. Mr. Lemmo twice received the Regional Dance America Craft of Choreography Project Tier Award. His choreographic versatility has provided commissioned works in classical ballet, modern, musical theatre, opera and trade shows. Mr. Lemmo has choreographed three original full length ballets Dracula … the Ballet, Frankenstein and The Wizard of Oz. He has choreographed over 40 short works and 25 musical theatre productions, and his work has been seen throughout the northeastern United States and in Europe. In addition to work performed by Canton Ballet, Mr. Lemmo’s works have been performed by Vineland Regional Dance Company, Ohio Dance Theatre, Cleveland Ballet’s Dancing Wheels, Ohio Light Opera, The Players Guild, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Kent State University/Stark Theatre, VOCI (formerly Canton Civic Opera), Fort Wayne Dance Collective, College of Wooster, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne Center for the Arts, Ashland Regional Ballet and Northeast Ohio Dance Ensemble. Mr. Lemmo is also an accomplished lighting designer and stage manager.