Gus: An American Icon
This riveting musical biography takes an honest look at the life of Gus Giordano, the founding father of jazz dance and master of choreography.
Gus performed on Broadway and in theatre and television. He taught jazz dance to thousands in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. He was the founder of Gus Giordano Dance School (1953), founder of Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago (1963), creator of the First American Jazz Dance World Congress (1990) and the author of Anthology of American Jazz Dance (1975), the first book on jazz dance.
He taught at institutions around the world including American Ballet Theatre, The American University of Paris, Duke University, Joffrey Ballet, New York University and hundreds more. He choreographed award-winning shows for television, film, stage, commercials and industrials.
Gus Giordano’s love for dance took him to places he never imagined, where he was to touch the lives of many talented dancers and artists.