Corey Benedict

Director of Show Productions - Walt Disney World - Orlando

Corey is a native of Shawnee , Kansas who found himself drawn to the stage and was active in the Theater department of Shawnee Mission Northwest and Community Theater in Johnson County . He landed his first professional job as a performer at Worlds of Fun while attending UMKC Conservatory of Music and studying at Miller-Marley with Shirley and Joan. After becoming an Equity performer be played the Kansas City Equity scene including Waldo Astoria Dinner Playhouse the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the historical Folly Theater. Television credits include soap opera Search for Tomorrow and national commercials for Safeway, Pizza Hut, Richman Gordoni and Walt Disney World. Corey has been with Walt Disney World Company for 21 years as a Performer, Choreographer and now a Show Director for live stage Shows, Parades and Television Specials. Most recently, he directed the Walt Disney World "Simulcastle" with appearances by comedian Wayne Brady, Broadway leading ladies: Jennifer Holliday, Andrea McArdle, Eden Espinosa and American Idol singing sensation Diana Degarmo.

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