Musical Choreographer - St. Paul Academy and Summit School

St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at

St. Paul Academy and Summit School is currently seeking a choreographer for our MS Musical (Show TBA).

The Middle School at SPA is a place where students experience the transition from childhood to young adulthood safely and surrounded by adults who care. The After School Drama Program offers three theatrical productions for Middle Schoolers every year: the Fall Play, the Winter Musical, and the Spring One-Acts. Rehearsals are held on the Randolph Campus after school; days and times will vary. All Middle School students are welcome to audition for any theatrical production or to work behind the scenes on lighting, props, costumes, make-up, and stage construction.  Middle School drama teacher Ed Williams Jr. directs the productions, which perform two-three shows each and are popular community events. 


Plan and choreograph the dances before rehearsals
Teach and review choreography with the students
Work with the director on the rehearsal schedule
Attend all tech week (final week) rehearsals
Work with the orchestra conductor, director and music director in a collaborative setting, occasionally meeting outside normal rehearsal time for production meetings

Desired Skills

A passion for working with youth in an educational setting
Ability to build and nurture trusting relationships with a diverse group of students, families, teachers, school staff and volunteers
Effectively communicate notes to the students and the production team during the rehearsal process
Have previous choreographic experience
Reliable, dependable, communicative, flexible and adaptable


Stipend: $800-$1,600 (Depends on the amount of time/choreography)

One-day Audition Workshop:Week of November 4

Auditions & Callbacks:Week of November 11

We will have a few rehearsals in November and December leading up to winter break. The first rehearsal after winter break is Monday, January 6 from 3:15-5:00 pm. Normally, we rehearse from Monday-Friday 3:15-5:00 pm; rehearsals may be extended if we need more time.

Tech Week: March 2-5 3-6:30 pm

Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm

To apply, please include the following:
Cover Letter
Where you heard about us

EMAIL: [email protected]


Ed Williams, Jr.—MS Theatre Director
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
1712 Randolph Ave S
St. Paul, MN. 55105

SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. 

Contact information

St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Courtney Barker
Web site

Posted October 21