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Broadway Actor, Choreographer and Teacher
Austin Eyer is a Broadway performer from such shows as Evita, How To Succeed, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains, and The Secret Garden. He currently holds the title of Assistant Professor at Penn State University. He also teaches and choreographs across the country and in Europe.
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J. Austin Eyer grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and began working professionally in television, film, commercials and theatre at the age of seven. After early successes in his hometown, he traveled to New York City where, at the age of 10, he landed his first Broadway show. He played Colin in The Secret Garden. After the show closed, he immersed himself in training and moved to Orlando, Florida to attend the prestigious performing arts school, Doctor Phillips High School. He also appeared in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games. During his time in Florida, he discovered a knack for choreography, working on events with Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Austin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts where he graduated with honors. Shortly thereafter, he was cast in the National Tour of Evita (with the Original Broadway Creative Team, Hal Prince and Larry Fuller), as well as the Original Companies of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas in Boston and St. Paul. In 2006, Austin was cast in his second Broadway show and made his adult Broadway debut as a Swing in Curtains. Austin also appeared as a Swing and Prince Eric Understudy in The Little Mermaid. During the runs of those two shows, he made his Off-Broadway debut as the choreographer of Boys Just Want to Have Fun and My Big Gay Italian Wedding (still running after 2 years). In 2010 Austin spent a year with the show Billy Elliot appearing in both the Touring and Broadway Companies. After which he was a part of the Broadway production of How to Succeed, where he was Assistant Dance Captain and Swing. He was last seen on Broadway in the production of Evita starring Ricky Martin. Including Mr. Martin, he has worked alongside numerous stars like Sutton Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Audra McDonald, Rebecca Luker, Faith Prince, Michael Cerveris, Bebe Neuwirth, Will Chase, Sherie Renee Scott, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Raul Esparza, Donna Murphy, Nick Jonas and Emily Skinner. As well as working for famous Choreographers Rob Ashford, Casey Nicholaw, JoAnn Hunter, Jerry Mitchell, Tony Stevens, Peter Darling, Kenny Ortega, Randy Skinner and AC Ciulla. Over the past couple of years, he has choreographed for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Vital Theatre Company, and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Austin enjoys teaching Acting and Dance across the country with Broadway Dance Center, Theatre Arts Center, Broadway Connection, Dance Temp, AsAP, NYU and in Germany with Music Theatre Bavaria. He also works as a Creative Consultant for the Production Company Unique New York Productions and is a Dance Competition Judge for Headliners. In 2013 Austin co-founded Broadway Donation, a company that provides Donation-Based classes in NYC to the working musical theatre professional. Austin was the Dance Department Coordinator for CAP21 where he was been on faculty for 11 years working as a teacher, advisor and choreographer. He currently holds the title of Assistant Professor for Penn State University.