David Pershica – Theatre Director
David Pershica began his journey in theatre at Upper Darby High School and Upper Darby Summer Stage, and attended West Chester University as a Dance major. While in his senior year at West Chester, David successfully auditioned for a role in Miss Saigon on Broadway, which led him to a career as a performer in Broadway and national tours including Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Putnam County Spelling Bee, Present Laughter, Tap Dogs (London), Bravo starring Charo (Las Vegas), and more.
David has been the choreographer for several productions including The Producers, Anything Goes, Side By Side By Sondheim, The Music Man, South Pacific, Fiddler On The Roof, Gypsy, School House Rocks, and Dreamgirls, and is the creator of The Cotton Club Revue, a revue show based on the music of the 1930s designed specifically as a high school production. He teaches dance and choreographing in Tap, Broadway, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Country Line Dancing, and is certified in Gold Levels to instruct Ballroom Dance (Smooth and Latin Dances).
As as arts educator, David was awarded a Greenfield Fellowship to study in the Teaching Artist program at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. Since 2014, David’s work has focused on arts education including serving as a Philadelphia Theatre Company Teaching Artist (including 5 years of Philareality and summer camps), Chickasaw Nation (Native American Tribe) Summer Arts Academy, Little Ardmore Theatre Company (Teaching Artist), Chickasaw Nation Children’s Theatre Company (Teaching Artist), Visiting Lecturer at East Central University, founder of Tapography Dance Company, (community based dance company comprised of local, non-professional dancers) and at the Kimmel Center Showstoppers JR summer camp.