Video Interviews With Broadway Stars | Chita Rivera Awards
Last year, we had the honor of interviewing musical theatre dance stars on the red carpet for the first annual Chita Rivera Awards!
This year, for the 2nd awards show, we conducted more interviews at their pre-show press event.
Video interviews are my superpower! I studied broadcast journalism in college and wanted to be Katie Couric.
I know I make dance films instead of deliver the news, but I still get to put my interview skills to work, pulling emotion and energy out of people on the spot. This in the moment interviewing is so much fun for me!
And I love the Chita Rivera Awards, because I’m completely obsessed with musical theatre.
The Mean Girls on Broadway cast was such a fun group. Ditto the Sponge Bob cast – such a fun musical that really creates something unique on stage.
My dear friend Nejla Y. Yatkin was nominated for an Off-Broadway show! We made Where Women Don’t Dance together, and I love her work.
Camille A. Brown was also nominated – we love Camille! And Carmen de Lavallade was honored at the awards. She spoke to the dance community at the press event and we captured some of her beautiful remarks in the highlight video above.
The Chita Rivera Awards was able to use this video on social media and via email to promote the awards and get everyone excited.
Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.