Professional choreographer teaches Skaneateles students lessons for onstage and off


Sean McLeod leads Skaneateles middle and high school students in a musical theater workshop as part of the “Sean McLeod’s Broadway: A Project for Community” Artist in Residence. Photo Credit: Sarah Jean Condon


SKANEATELES — Perhaps the old saying is true — the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

A couple of Skaneateles Middle School girls learned that lesson Friday afternoon as they handed Sean McLeod — the Auburn native and professional choreographer — a cup of creme brulee.

“Did you know creme brulee is my second favorite? Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite,” McLeod exclaimed to the audience of middle schoolers and professional dancers. “I eat creme brulee around the globe.”

With that, McLeod launched into a two-hour workshop for the students in the high school auditorium that followed a similar one the evening before. Dancers from his Sean McLeod’s Broadway company sat alongside middle- and high-school actors on the stage ready to listen to their leader… (See full article)