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Spotlight on Dance: Guest Artists

Dance is one of the most popular programs at Grier School—and justifiably so. Nearly half of all students take dance classes at the beginner, intermediate, and pre-professional levels in styles including ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Regardless of the level, dancers at Grier learn from our talented faculty and guest artists and enjoy outstanding facilities. Students perform four new shows each year and attend special events such as the annual Grier School Dance Gala, choreography showcases, and national dance conventions. 

Throughout the year, guest artists join Grier's faculty to provide opportunities for dancers to work with internationally renowned teachers, dancers, and choreographers. Guests to our Performing Arts Center teach master classes, which are open to students at all levels. Guest master teachers educate dancers in various forms and expose Grier students to the eclectic repertoires found in dance companies today. Each year, guest artists-in-residence work with groups of dancers over extended stays to teach, set choreography, and develop professional relationships that extend beyond Grier's campus.

This year, Grier dancers have worked with guest dancers, instructors, and choreographers including Darrell Grand Moultrie, Jenni Berthelot, Melissa Rector, Chris Huggins, Kate Skarpetowska, Nancy Turano, Nancy Lushinton, Josh Manculich, and Rob Priore.

Past master class teachers and artists-in-residence include:

  • Diavolo Dance Theater company members
  • Francesca Dario
  • Crystal Frazier
  • Hubbard Street Dance company members
  • Larry Kegwin
  • Kiesha Lalama
  • Jon Lehrer
  • Mark Morris Dance Group company members
  • Jason McDole
  • Darrell Grand Moultrie
  • Michele Oliva
  • Phil Orsano
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company members
  • Greer Reed
  • Pascal Rioult
  • Tracie Stanfield
  • Whitney Moncrief
  • Yarden Ronen-Van Herren
  • Debbie Blunden Diggs
Learn more about our Dance program.

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