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Matthew Farmer is currently the Chair of the Dance Department at Hope College, the Co-Artistic Director
of R.G. Dance Productions and the Co-Artistic Director of H2 Dance Co. Formerly the
Director of Dance at Anderson University, Farmer has had great success as a director,
educator, choreographer, performer, and author; co-authoring a book (Introductory
Modern Dance: A Teaching Manual) with his good friend and colleague Jon Lehrer. Formerly
the Associate Director and company member of LehrerDance, Farmer has appeared in Dance
Teacher Magazine, Dance Magazine Online, and Dance Magazine. Prior to dancing with
Jon Lehrer,who was raised in Queens, New York, took his very first dance class at age 19 at the University at Buffalo. While dating a dancer, Jon teased her about how easy it must be to get an A in a dance class. The girl dared Jon to try a beginning level modern dance class and his life was changed. After only two years of training at UB, Jon was asked to join the University's Zodiaque Dance Company. Jon ultimately received his B.F.A in Dance ...
Andrea Dawn Shelley
Andrea Dawn Shelley born in Miami, Florida, received her classical ballet training predominately from Magda G. Auñon. Ms Shelley received additional training at summer intensives and workshops with the Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. She studied dance at the University of South Florida and holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Dance Education from Florida International University. Andrea began her performing career ...
Banning is a Nashville native and received her BFA in dance from the Juilliard School in 2002. She spent the next eight years working internationally with some of her field’s most renowned companies, dancers, and choreographers: The Cullberg Ballet of Sweden, Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Hubbard Street 2, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alexander Ekman, ...
Karen Callaway Williams
Karen Callaway Williams is known for being both the first African-American female tap dancer and dance captain in RIVERDANCE - THE SHOW and the only African-American female tap dancer and dance captain in RIVERDANCE - ON BROADWAY. Other Broadway credits include...
Professor Carter has always had a passion for dance and it is reflected in his list of accolades. Carter was awarded the National Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching...
Victor Alexander joined the artistic and administrative team of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the summer of 2013. As both the Director of the Ruth Page School of Dance and Co-Director of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet, he continues a tradition of exceptional training and mentoring of the next generation of the nation’s best young dancers...
Justin Lamb moved to New York in 2009 and has studied at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) with Ari Voukydis, Adam Conover, John Frusciante, Brandon Gardner, Gavin Speiller, Ben Rodgers, and Erik Tanouye. He has appeared in commercials for 24 Hour Fitness, LiveScribe Smart Pens, and Intel Processors...
Patrick Emile is a Dallas based composer, lyricist, and arranger. He recently received the 2014 Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre. He was a 2014 composer for the New Dramatists Composer Librettist Studio in New York. Past work includes scoring and arranging for Happily Ever After, an official selection of the New York International Fringe Festival 2011...
Endalyn Taylor has served as the Director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem School since 2007. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem's Education and Outreach Program and the co-director of the Cambridge Performing Arts Institute...
Donnie Mather has almost 20 years experience with the Viewpoints training with Mary Overlie, Tina Landau, and with Anne Bogart & SITI Company where he was an Associate Artist for 6 years. He is a 1994 graduate of WKU...
Darron L. West
Darron is an award winning sound designer whose work for theater and dance has been heard in over 500 Productions nationally and internationally, on Broadway and off. He won the 2012 Tony Award....
Carlos dos Santos Jr.
Carlos dos Santos, Jr. is a recognized dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed as a principal dancer with major Brazilian and U.S. dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Complexions, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (US); Grupo Salto, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, Bale Teatro Castro Alves, and DanceBrazil...
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