Justin Cerne

Director & Choreographer

"Justin Cerne, one of the happiest collaborations I’ve ever had”

-Whit Stillman


Cerne is currently in his sixth season as Artistic Director of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN).  During his time with TWN, he has directed 15 mainstage productions as well as curated, collaborated and produced more than 40 theatrical events.  Highlights at TWN include:  Mamma Mia!, Steel Magnolias, California Suite, Into the Woods and The Odd Couple (Female Version).  Cerne’s choreographic work can be seen on the big screen in Damsel’s in Distress (Sony Classic Pictures) starring  Oscar Nonmiee Greta Gerwig and produced, written and directed by Ocscar Nominee Whit Stillman.  Prior to his tenure at TWN, Cerne directed and choreographed across the country and has worked with the incomparable Meryl Streep, as well as some of Brodway's best including Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley,  Liz Calloway, Heidi Blinkenstaff and Analeigh Ashford.  Cerne is also a playwright (Truth or Consequences,  March of the Isabelline Peguins and Polar) and holds BA from Marymount Manhattan College and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from The University of Idaho.  Justin serves on the Nantucket Cultural Council and the Nantucket Music Center Advisory Council and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild).  



It is my responsibility to initiate conversations. Everywhere, these conversations are important. They entertain, inform, inspire, and shape our world today. As a seasoned artist, I bring the knowledge, intuition, and grit to galvanize these conversations, on and off stage.