Born to dance

Directed by: Daniel C. Levine | Choreographed by: Al Blackstone
Produced by: Stephen Schwartz | Music Directed by: Bryan Perri | Costumes by: William Ivey Long | Set Design by: Beowulf Boritt
Created exclusively for Princess Cruise Lines


Professional dancers have been bringing audiences to their feet since Broadway began. Now Princess Cruises presents a tribute to the talented performers who made musical theater and dance history. Presented by Oscar®, Grammy® and Tony Award®-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, Born to Dance features songs and choreography from some of Broadway’s most famous shows. Including Oklahoma!West Side StoryChicagoHairsprayMamma Mia!, and many more. 

Behind the scenes, Born to Dance has been brought to life by our largest-ever team of award-winning talent from Broadway and beyond. Creator and director Daniel C. Levine has appeared in shows ranging from Les Misérables to Mamma Mia! Six time Tony Award®- winning costume designer, William Ivey Long gave our dancers their distinctive looks. Conductor for the Broadway blockbuster Wicked, Bryan Perri, delivered a captivating musical arrangement. And choreographer from the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, Al Blackstone, created the powerhouse moves for a captivating experience.

As you follow the evolution of Broadway’s dazzling history of dance and choreography, you’ll also discover the challenges, the triumphs and the humanity of those who live to perform every day.



He’s done something really remarkable, I think, because after all, this is a compendium of the development of Broadway choreography. And what Al has been able to do without actually stealing is to really give you a taste of the difference between Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse and Gower Champion and Jerry Mitchell and so on, and then also show you his extraordinary choreographic skill.
— Stephen Schwartz