First Try, a Dance Lab New York film

March 2021

First Try project image

Original short film score written by Michael Shaieb and produced by Brent Lord for a documentary written and directed by Broadway choreographer Josh Prince.

Featuring choreographers Tilly Evans-Krueger, Ja’ Malik, and Ariel Rivka Grossman as they confront the challenges of choreographing while in quarantine.

Winner - Outstanding Direction of a Documentary Release Winner - Best 1st Time Director
Finalist - Best Documentary
Chita Rivera Awards NYIFA
2022 2021

With appearances from choreographers Ephrat Asherie, Joshua Beamish, Andy Blankenbuehler, Hope Boykin, Robbie Fairchild, Lauren Flower, Gierre Godley, Francisco Graciano, William Isaac, Lorin Latarro, Lauren Lovette, Asia Pyron, Yoshito Sakuraba, Bradley Shelver, Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Preeti Vasudevan, and Brooke Wendle.

The complete film is streaming now on YouTube and Broadway On Demand.


Original Score
Score Producer
Writer, Director
Line Producer, First Assistant Director


March 29, 2021
World Premiere

Dance Lab New York Spring Gala