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Dash Waterbury is a stage director, performer and educator. He has worked internationally in opera and theatre and has written and adapted multiple shows for the stage.

Dash holds a Masters in Music in voice performance from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and another in directing from Florida State University.

His work crosses and combines genres. Recently, he has directed The Two Noble Kinsmen for Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Shrek the Musical for the Cascade Players, the world-premiere of Lolly Willowes at the MATCH in Houston, and the south-west premiere of Handel’s Oreste for Baylor University.

Other 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, Mark Adamo's Little Women and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte for Opera in the Heights.

Dash holds a fellowship with Wolf Trap Opera. In 2018, he served as the interim Director of Opera for Baylor University.

Dash has also adapted multiple plays and operas, including two outreach operas which were toured to schools in the Florida panhandle. Most recently, he wrote and directed Over There: The Great War, a musical review show commemorating America’s involvement in World War One.