Interview with Gene GeBauer conducted by Joan Brown. Gene GeBauer began dancing at 12 in his hometown of Salem, Oregon. At 24 Gene went to New York to audition for Broadway shows. He performed in Once Upon a Mattress with Carol Burnett (directed / choreographey by Joe Layton), Camelot (choreography by Hanya Holm), Sugar, Steve Condos’ tap show, and spent five years in the chorus of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing (directed/choreographed by Gower Champion.) When their daughter was born he and wife Judy, an actress & playwright, left NY for Oregon to open The Players Center teaching acting, singing and dance. In 1991 both Gene and Judy earned college degrees at University of Iowa where Gene was an Assistant Professor in the dance department, the oldest grad at that time and also a Phi Beta Kappa. The family moved to Boulder in the ‘80s so Gene could study and teach Alexander Technique. He began his tap classes at Taps n Toes where he continues to teach today.