Actor. Dancer. Singer. Writer. Model.
"Hello, It's Me" - Adele
Jeffrey Koch, pronounced 'coke,' like Coca-Cola, is a New York based theatre artist. He hails from the small town of Hadley, Ma., where he grew up surrounded by mountains, cornfields, and cows. Ever the energetic youngster, he was performing tap dances on the fireplace by the age of 3, which brought him into dance and theatre classes not long thereafter.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Northfield Mount Hermon School, Jeffrey went on to earn a BFA in Music Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. There he augmented the rigorous musical theatre performance curriculum with training in devised work, physical acting methodologies, voiceover techniques, directing, choreographing, movement directing, and community outreach.
Jeffrey's foundations have led to numerous professional opportunities on and off-stage. Favorite credits include: Summer Repertoire Theatre Festival in Santa Rosa, Ca, where he played Baby John in West Side Story and served as the dance captain while playing Fred Casely in Chicago; Oklahoma!, Peter Pan, Rock of Ages, and Grease at Pittsburgh CLO; and Mame starring Paige Davis at North Shore Music Theatre. His debut cabaret, "Where Am I?", was set to premiere at Ja'Duke Theater in March 2020, with a showing at The Duplex set for the spring, when Covid-19 rocked the world. He continues to write and is greatly looking forward to future iterations of his work, along with even more dynamic collaborations, as the creative world continues to grapple with this universal shift brought on by the pandemic.
When not performing, Jeffrey teaches jazz, theatre, and improvisational movement to dancers of all ages. He has embraced the quarantined aspect of 2020 by writing poetry, music, lyrics, and scripts, as well as indulging in his love of yoga, energy work, and astrology. In fall 2020, he is embarking on a creative sabbatical in Los Angeles as he continues to explore himself and the world for inspiration, refuge, and hope.