Todd Rhoades is a Chicago-based performer and choreographer. He began his professional career as a versatile ballet dancer and then many doors opened for him. He has been a guest artist with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Soloist with Ballet Austin and Luna Negra, performed with a number of modern, jazz and contemporary dance companies. Mr. Rhoades then crossed over to opera, performing as a Principal for Lyric Opera in over 10 productions and a Soloist with Chicago Opera Theater with several productions. He wanted to continue to stretch himself and entered the musical theater world of singing, acting and dancing. He has performed in many Chicago-based musical theater companies as well as performing in a few Tennessee Williams plays at the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, MA, one of which was a world premiere.
Mr. Rhoades continuously evolves and has added in choreography to his diverse repertoire. He has choreographed for schools, universities, operetta, opera and musical theater companies. His varied performing experience allows him to work and create with many different companies and productions. Mr. Rhoades has had the privilege of working on Finger Lakes Opera's inaugural production of Carmen with E. Loren Meeker and Gerard Floriano. He also worked extensively on rare and newly translated operettas, choreographing for Chicago Folks Operetta. Mr. Rhoades has recently choreographed for DePaul University's Theater program on their new Children's Theater production, Symphony of Clouds.