Frank Regan's Biography

Frank Regan has many championship titles to his name, such as United States Latin and Ten Dance Champion, North American Ten Dance Champion, and Canadian Champion--Standard and Latin. But these titles don't begin to tell the story of Mr. Regan's distinguished career as a dancer and choreographer. Frank's Professional Listing.

Frank Regan has been the World Championship Adjudicator (of an International Ballroom Competition) on five occasions. He is an Honors Graduate of the highly respected Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) in London. And he has a Fellowship in Standard, Latin, American and Theater Arts Styles of Dance. He is also both a Fellow and an Examiner of the Theater Arts Branch of the United States ISTD. Regan received a Master's Degree in Theater and Dance Studies. Among his honors are: Honorary Life Member Award from the Canadian Dance Teachers Association for Special Artistic Contributions to Stage and Ballroom.

In addition to these impressive credentials, Regan produced and organized these major dance events: Atlantic City Dance Festival, Philadelphia Dance Festival, the First World Championships in America (1973) at Madison Square Garden, and the World Ten Dance Grand Prix de Montreal at the Olympic Velodrome which is a huge arena where 6,000 spectators attended the proceedings!! He also is director, choreographer and co-executive producer for the Annual North American Dance Awards at a venue called the Ohio Star Ball.

Regan received a special commendation for the United States Department of Cultural Affairs for the direction and choreography of the stage production of "Some Steps in Time" which opened in El Salvador. This was a beautiful summary of Dance History in America in the early half of the twentieth Century. Snippets of that show are on this website on the "History of Dance" page so you can see some of this work!

He has choreographed over 100 productions for stage and TV and has received the "Legends of Dance" award which puts him in the company of famed artists as Cyd Charisse, Marge Champion, June Allyson, Francois Szony, and Gene Nelson and Pierre Dulaine. Frank also has gotten the World's Dancing Hall of Fame Award and the Heritage Award for outstanding Contribution to Dance.

Currently, Regan is the Artistic Director and Choreographer for the American Dance Montage Theater Company as well as the Period and Stylistic Choreographer for the world famous Miami City Ballet Company.

Moreover, Frank is remarkably generous in working with his dance troupe and other dancers. He has earned not just the respect but also the affection of those he works with (including myself). If anyone would like to reach Frank Regan directly to discuss a choreography project with him, his email is: Frank does work in many forms of dance from Ballet to Ballroom and beyond. He feels that designing choreographic movement is the easiest part of what he does. It is clear that beautiful movement patterns and designs "come easily" to him. He can start a new routine, and in one hour with his top notch dance troupe, he has carved out something breath-taking. It seems to just come out of his head as he goes along. He works well with two or more dancers, creating varied, textured, and graceful but dramatic movement patterns on the floor.

Frank Regan's Ballroom Credits:

US Latin Champion
US Ten Dance Champion
Canadian Champion, Standard and Latin
North American Ten Dance Champion
British Rising Star Finalist
World Championship Adjudicator--Bremen, Germany; Royal Albert Hall, London; and various US locations
Imperial Honors Graduate--London, FISTD, BB, LA
Director of the Theater Arts Branch, USISTD
Director of the American Dance Montage--Ballroom Theater Company
Dance Coach and Choreographer-All Styles

Performing Arts Credits

Period and Stylistic Choreographer-Miami City Ballet
Choreographer (over 100 productions: TV, Stage, Film)
Director- TV, Stage, Film
Producer- TV, Stage
Lyricist- TV, Stage

Lecturer on these subjects:

Visual Composition and Choreography-TV, Stage, Film
Dance in the 20th Century
The Science of Non-Verbal Communication (Theatre)
Kinetic Considerations: Anatomy/Physics/Dance Injuries
Luigi Jazz Ballet System