Garry Caven

Garry CavenGarry Caven joined the PLPA Board in early 2021 in the position of hospitality co-chair. With a background in the entertainment industry and a personal interest in cooking and catering, he brings a wealth of valuable and relevant experience to the Board.

My first professional job after graduating from high school was with the Joffrey Ballet in New York. I started learning and studying jazz, and eventually began performing in a shows and commissioned productions. Subsequently, I was offered a position in Las Vegas to replace the lead in a production for the Dunes Hotel, A Salute to the Astronauts. When this show concluded, I successfully auditioned for producer and choreographer Ron Lewis, and spent the next eleven years in Las Vegas performing in shows such as Bare Touch, Disco Fever, Bravo Vegas, Branded, and the Folies Bergere. During that time period, I spend five years serving as an Artist in Residence at the University of Las Vegas department of dance

The next phase of my career took me to the the San Francisco Bay area. There I opened a successful dance wear store, while teaching ballet at a local studio. In 2018, after 28 years in the entertainment industry, my partner Michael, and I settled in Port Ludlow, where I have continued to teach ballet classes through the help of Zoom and frequent trips to the Bay Area. We love our Port Ludlow home and are grateful to be a part of this wonderful community!