BIO

Koren Zander is an accomplished performer with 30+ years of experience in the vast world of entertainment, Koren has performed professionally in numerous lavish productions worldwide and has worked for companies such as Disney, Kings, Jim Henson, Paramount, Carnival Cruise Lines, Sesame Street Live!, Cameron McKintosh, and Big League Theatricals. Koren has danced in highly acclaimed production shows in Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Miami, Guam, England, Paris, Japan, and his hometown, San Francisco. Other theater credits (regional & tour) includes: 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles, Damn Yankees, Cats, Rent, Evita, and Tarzan, just to name a few.


As a Director and Choreographer, Koren has staged some of San Francisco’s spectacular cabaret shows such as Imagine It, Escapade, Destination SF, Luminessence and Les Fauxlies Fantastiques. In 1994, Koren was the assistant choreographer for the Miss Nevada USA and Miss Nevada Teen USA Pageant. His choreography for Univision’s Annual Gala in 2004 at the Lincoln Center in New York City received rave reviews, as well as his choreography and costumes for San Francisco’s hit musical, Watch Me Shine. Koren also recently co-directed and chorepgraphed Kiss Me Kate, A Chorus Line, and currently co-directing and choreographing Miss Saigon at the Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor, New Jersey.


Koren is also an accomplished Costume and Makeup Designer. He was the Master Costume Designer for Gregangelo’s Velocity Circus Troupe, and has designed for numerous companies, Cruise Lines, and large scale production shows, where his costume designs, were highly acclaimed by critics worldwide. Koren’s designs, varying from haute couture to extravagant Vegas-style, were inspired by some of the best in the business such as Pete Menefee, Bob Mackie, and Erte. He has designed makeup for productions of CATS, Shrek, The Addams Family, Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, and The Normal Heart. Koren also specializes in Milinery design, and has designed and created lavish headdresses for numerous productions.

© Koren Zander 2016