Darryl Kent Clark, BA, Columbia College, MFA, SUNY College at Brockport, brings a total of over thirty years’ experience as a dancer, actor, choreographer, director and teacher to his position as Assistant Professor of Musical Theater Dance at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. His performance credits include stints with Princess Cruises, Sesame Street Live!, Zyngara Performance Troupe and Concert Dance, Inc. He has played roles as diverse as Jacob in La Cage aux Folles, Mickey in The Normal Heart and Papa Ge in Once on this Island to Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and Caliban in The Tempest. He has also performed as soloist with the Brockport Community Chorus in Brockport, NY and Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks. His choreography runs the gamut from concert work for Springfield Dance Alliance to musicals to dance entertainment for the Mike Ditka Foundation Benefits produced by Clements, Brady and Associates. Recently, he has extended his creative interests to directions and staged productions of newest scripts like The It Girl and Nijinsky’s Last Dance. He has taught many forms of theatrical dance at Missouri State University, Western Carolina University, SUNY College at Brockport and the University of Amsterdam as well as at studios in the USA and the Netherlands.