Damien Thibodeaux

Damien Thibodeaux is a Lake Charles native. While a student of LaGrange High School, he was named Best Actor of 1983 and 1984 by the Louisiana HS Speech/Drama League. Upon graduation, he was awarded a full scholarship to the National Academy for the Performing Arts, in Champaign, IL, followed by the same for the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, in New York City. He has appeared in numerous musicals. Damien was Principal Dancer with Ballet Theater of Boston, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and Guest Soloist with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. He has appeared on television in England, Japan, Canada, and, South Africa. In addition, he has danced across nine other countries. His most notable appearances include the Kennedy Center, in Washington DC; The Palace Theater on Broadway; The Peacock Theater, in London's West End; and The Florence Dance Festival.

Damien is the author, choreographer, and performer, of "The Magical Tutu" a one-man dance play, which enjoyed successful runs in Boston, Providence, and Off-Broadway, in New York. He has co-directed, produced, and choreographed, several original musical revues.

Damien was last seen on the ACTS stage as the Beast, in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He directed Into the Woods and 9 to 5: The Musical for ACTS in 2012.