Dash Waterbury is a stage director, performer and educator with over a decade of professional experience in opera and musical theater. He has worked throughout the United States and internationally.
Lauded for his ability to elicit authentic and moving performances from performers, Dash has directed shows in virtually every genre of theatre. Recent directing credits include The Two Noble Kinsmen for Santa Cruz Shakespeare and Lolly Willowes, a world premiere chamber opera, at MATCHouston. Favorite credits include Sondheim's A Little Night Music and Argento’s Postcard from Morocco for Florida State University, site-specific productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet (co-directed) and Handel’s Apollo e Dafne, the South West premiere of Handel’s Oreste for Baylor University, and Mark Adamo's Little Women and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte for Opera in the Heights.
A tenor with a warm tone and thrilling expressive ability, Dash has made his name performing dramatically demanding character roles, including the Rake in The Rake’s Progress, Beppe in I Pagliacci, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, the title role in Yeston’s Phantom, and several roles in the Mozart canon, such as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Gomatz in Zaide, and Basilio/Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Dash holds an MM in Voice Performance from the top-ranked Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in addition to a second graduate degree in directing from Florida State University. He holds a fellowship in directing from Wolf Trap Opera and has assisted at several companies, including Opera North and Santa Cruz Shakespeare. In 2018, he served as the interim Head of Opera for Baylor University.