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Guest Artists

While at the University at Buffalo, MFA Dance students will have the opportunity to study and interact with a variety of visiting guest artists, choreographers, and scholars. UB Dance has a long history of regularly hosting guest artists in a wide variety of venues. In the weekly guest series, Friday Forum, professionals offer classes ranging from Hip Hop, to nutrition, to Pilates, to career strategies, to somatic practices, to writing seminars and more. Guest artist residencies allow students to study with professionals for a concentrated period of time and give students the opportunity to dance in guest works. The UB Center for the Arts provides additional opportunities for guest classes and a yearly residency by an established dance company.

Recent guest artists/choreographers/residencies have included:

2016-2017

  • Jennifer Nugent (Bill T Jones) –Weeklong Residency (master classes, choreograph new work)
  • Dorrance Dance – CFA residency (master classes, company performance)

2015-2016

  • Jennifer Golonka – Guest Choreographer (master class, choreograph new work)
  • Rodney Hill (Rennie Harris Puremovement) – Guest Artist (master class)
  • Koresh Dance – CFA residency (master classes, company performance)

2014-2015

  • Kendra Portier (David Dorfman Dance) – Guest Choreographer (choreograph new work)
  • Daniel Gwirtzman – Guest Choreographer (choreograph new work)
  • Duncan Cooper (Dance Theater of Harlem) – Guest Artist (master class)
  • Rioult Dance – CFA residency (master classes, company performance)

2013-2014

  • Matt Pardo (Lucinda Childs) – Alumni Choreographer (choreograph new work)
  • Anne Beck – Alumni Choreographer (choreograph new work)
  • Limon Dance Company – CFA residency (master classes, company performance)

2012-2013

  • Nailah Randall-Bellinger (Harvard) – Weeklong Residency (master classes, choreograph new work)
  • John Magnus – Weeklong Residency (master classes, choreograph new work)
  • River North – CFA residency (master classes, company performance)

Past guest choreographers, residencies and master classes have included:

Bill T. Jones, Suzanne Farrell, Urban Bush Women, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Momix, Jump Rhythm Jazz, David Parsons, Rennie Harris Pure Movement, Doug Varone and Dancers, HT Chen & Dancers, Taylor II, Nitya Seshadri Vedantam (Bharatanatyam), Elisa Monte Dance, Keith Thompson, Bill Evans and more.