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Zach Woodlee master class set for day after WGI Color Guard Championships

Learn movement skills from popular "Glee" choreographer

DAYTON, OH, March 13, 2012 — Zach Woodlee, one of today's most sought after choreographers in the entertainment industry, will make his debut appearance at the 2012 WGI Color Guard World Championships as part of WGI's highly popular "Day After" series. His work as the co-producer and choreographer on the hit show "Glee" has set an industry standard in helping it achieve its iconic pop culture status. Woodlee also serves as a mentor on Oxygen's newest competition show "The Glee Project."

Zach Woodlee Glee Mr. Woodlee will be WGI's very special guest as the world's best color guards vie for the title at this year's World Finals. On Sunday, April 15, he will conduct a master class on the floor of UD Arena for 500 performers beginning at 10:00 AM.

"We are very excited to welcome Zach Woodlee to our 'Day After' series," said WGI Executive Director Ron Nankervis. "His work on 'Glee' is very popular with our performers and we always welcome an opportunity to bring a dance professional into our world to make this an extraordinary experience for our students. I'm sure this will be no exception."

Zach Woodlee has been surrounded by dance his entire life and began his career as a dancer touring with Mandy Moore and Madonna. He has appeared in numerous movies such as "Not Another Teen Movie," "The Sweetest Thing," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Step Up" and "Saturday Night Live."

WGI Sport of the Arts Along with "Glee" and "The Glee Project," Zach has also served as a choreographer for projects including the television series "How I Met Your Mother 100th Episode," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and the 2008 MTV Movie Awards. In addition, his choreography can been seen in notable films such as "Hairspray," "27 Dresses," "Step Up," "The Proposal," "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Real Steel." Woodlee also choreographed the very successful Glee Live Tour.

Directors and managers of groups attending World Championships will be able to register their performers beginning Friday, March 16 at 1:00 PM (Eastern) to experience a class led by one television's most successful choreographers working today. Registration fee for dancers will be $25 per person. Students wishing to participate should go through their director. Color guard directors may call the office to order dancer tickets, 937-247-5919. Organizers expect the class to sell out once again.

Those wishing to observe the master class will be able to purchase spectator tickets at $10 per person at the door or through the online shop. Click here to order general admission spectator tickets to this special educational event.

View "GLEE - Behind the scenes with Zach Woodlee" on YouTube:

About WGI: WGI Sport of the Arts is the governing body for the indoor color guard and percussion activities. Hosting regionals, culminating with World Championships in April, WGI is the premier organization for pageantry and education. The Sport of the Arts brings music to life through competitive performance, creating a positive and exhilarating experience for everyone involved.

Source material and image courtesy of WGI.

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