This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Jeff Kutash.
Dancer/choreographer and producer Jeff Kutash is an Emmy and Golden Globe award winner and an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The “Jeff Kutash Dancers” appeared regularly on Saturday mornings on “Upbeat,” a syndicated TV dance party, originating from Cleveland, Ohio. His dancers often provided backup to R n R musical acts, as well as to the dancing by the local teens.
Kutash moved to Hollywood and produced many network television shows, and is credited as the creator of Street Dancing, having created the Dancin’ Machine troupe in 1974.
He has worked in Las Vegas with, among others, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Tom Jones.
Kutash created Las Vegas’s first water show, “Splash” at the Riviera hotel, which was one of the longest running and most award winning shows in the history of Las Vegas.