Digital CV

dennis j photography--10 (1)
Gregory A. King

gking1@swarthmore.edu
Tel. 646.456.7695
Download CV as a PDF file, click here
View video reel, click here


Summary of Qualification

Creative research and experience related to Choreography and the ability to teach Contemporary Modern Dance, Traditional Modern Dance (Horton), Dance Composition, Dance History, Laban Movement Analysis, Repertory and Senior Seminar.


EDUCATION

2010                       MFA Choreographic Practice and Theory, Southern Methodist University
2010                       Certification, Elementary Labanotation, Dance Notation Bureau


PROFESSIONAL DANCE EXPERIENCE

Broadway

The Lion King, 2001 – 2008
Choreography by Garth Fagan

Concert

The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, 2000 – 2001
Turandot, Samson and Delilah

New York City Opera, 2000
Carmina Burana, Choreography by Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd/ The Group, 1995 – 1999
Harlem Nutcracker, Choreography by Donald Byrd

New York Theatre Ballet, 1996 – 1997
Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Diana Byers, Director

Erick Hawkins Dance Company,  1998
Motherwell Amor, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Director/ Choreographer

Rebecca Kelly Ballet, 1996 – 1997
Rebecca Kelly, Director/Choreographer

American University, 1994
The Horton Project/ The Library of Congress
Orozco,  Restaged by Don Martin

The Washington Ballet,  1993
The Nutcracker, Mary Day, Director

Industrials / Television
The 62nd Annual TONY Awards,  Dancer,  2008
The Today Show – NBC, Dancer, 2006

Print
Vital Grace/ The Black Male Dancer, Duane Cyrus. Joanne Savio 1998
Move, James Houston 2006


UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Kent State University  2016 – present
Assistant Professor of Dance, School of Theater and Dance

Swarthmore College  2014 – 2016
Visiting Asst. Professor; Consortium on Faculty Diversity Fellow

  • Teaching Modern 1


Dean College 
2011 – 2014
Assistant Professor
Choreographed for Dance Concerts; Assisted in development of Dance Curriculum; Served on Assessment Work team for General Education Curriculum; Served as Student Advisor; Served as Artistic Director of Senior Solo Concert; Served on Academic Appeals Board; Served on College Search Committees

  • Teaching Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Modern technique (Horton)
  • Dance Composition: Upper level requirement
  • Dance History
  • Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis
  • Senior Seminar: Capstone course for Dance Majors


Temple University
  2011
Resident Guest Artist
Choreographed for Faculty Concert; Served as student advisor; Assisted with auditions/ recruitment

  • Taught Contemporary Modern Technique
  • Taught Repertory

Richland College  2010
Adjunct faculty

  • Taught Hip Hop as a Cultural Phenomenon
  • Taught Broadway Jazz
  • Taught Body Conditioning


Southern Methodist University
  2008 – 2010
Graduate Assistant
Served on Search Committee; Assisted with development of interview questions for Twyla Tharp’s visit to The Winspear Opera House; Guest Lecturer/Master Class

  • Taught Jazz for non majors
  • Taught Movement for Opera Singers

University of Indiana, IN  2014

  • Senior Seminar

Temple University, PA  2014

  • Repertory

Boston Ballet, MA (part-time faculty)  2014

  • Teaching Horton

American College Dance Festival, MA   2014

  • Taught Intermediate Horton

Boston Conservatory, MA  2013

  • Taught Advance Contemporary Modern

Bowdoin College, ME  2013

  • Taught Beginner Jazz/ Workshop in Composition

Boston University, MA  2011 – 2012

  • Taught Intermediate Horton

New England Dance Festival, MA  2013

  • Taught Musical Theatre
  • Taught Solo Composition
  • Taught Resume building and Audition techniques

Texas Ballet Theatre, TX (part time faculty)  2008 – 2010

  • Taught Modern
  • Choreographed for Youth America Grand Prix

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, TX  2010

  • Taught Contemporary Modern

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts, TX  2010

  • Taught Contemporary Modern

Big Thoughts, TX  2008- 2010

  • Teaching Artist in Public Schools


CHOREOGRAPHY

2014  “S/He”, Swarthmore College, PA
2014  “The Color of My Skin Carries a Story”, Dean College, MA
2013  “Parkour”, ACDFA, Dean College
2013  “Fist”, Dean College, MA
2012  “Strange Invisible Perfume”, Kennedy Center (ACDFA), Dean College
2012  “Father Forgive Me”, Dean College
2011  “Subtle Current”, Dean College, MA
2011  “Black Smoke”, Temple University, PA
2011  “Addiction”, Temple University, PA
2010  “Spit”, Southern Methodist University, TX
2010  “Strange Invisible Perfume”, Southern Methodist University, TX
2010   Installation Collaboration, Dallas Museum Of Art, TX, Directing Structured Improvisation, in collaboration with four (4) sculptures
2010   “Safari”, Texas Ballet Theatre II
2009  “Warsongs and the Wailing Wilis”, Southern Methodist University, TX
2009  “A Day Away”, Southern Methodist University, TX
2008  “Linger Longer”, Nu Dance Festival, NY
2007  “The End Starts Here”, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS Benefit, NY
2006  “Driven”, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS Benefit, NY
2001  “America”,  Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS Benefit, NY
2001  “He Said, She Said”, NeoSol Dance, NY
2001  “Mind over Intention”, NeoSol Dance, NY


TRAINING

Modern

  • Horton, Don Martin, Ana Marie Forsythe, Milton Myers, Tracy Inman,
  • Limon, Alan Danielson, Colin O’connor, Risa Steinberg, Geraldine Cardiel

Ballet Technique

  • Arthur Mitchell, Lupe Serrano, Victoria Leigh, Leslie Peck, Kat Wildish, David Howard

Laban Movement Analysis

  • Patty Harrington Delaney, Ed Groff

Jazz

  • Josh Bergasse, Richard Pierlon, Sheila Barker, Frank Hatchet, Fred Benjamin, Chet Walker

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

2015  National Society for Black Studies, Los Angeles, CA

  • Paper to be presented, The Esoteric Dilemma of Race

2015  Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA

  • Paper to be presented, The Body as A Site for Identity Politics

2014  Dancing The African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance, Duke University, NC

  • Paper presented, Life on the line; Growing up gay in Jamaica

2014  American College Dance Festival,  Boston University, MA

  • Faculty Horton

2013  American College Dance Festival, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

  • Choreography Presented, Parkour

2012  American College Dance Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington DC

  • Choreography Presented, Strange Invisible Perfume

2012  American College Dance Festival, Connecticut College, CT

  • Choreography Presented, Strange Invisible Perfume

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / WORKSHOPS

Writing Workshop, PA, Fall 2014
– Elizabeth Zimmer, Writer/ Editor – Village Voice

NYU Summer Program – Limon Teacher Training, NYC, Summer 2013
– Alan Danielson, Ann Vachon and Geraldine Cardiel

Horton Pedagogy Workshop, NYC, Summer 2012
– Ana Marie Forsythe, Tracy Inman

Limon Workshop, CA, Summer 2010
– Risa Steinberg, Colin O’Connor

Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance, NYC, 2001
– Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director


ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

The Dance Journal
2014       Slap A Label On Me And Call Me a Dancer
2014       Eleone Dance; Appetizer, Main Course or Dessert?
2014       Zombies and “Dancing Dead” babies at Swarthmore
2014       Dance Interpretation, The Stranger and Me
2014       Dance Aesthetics Percolated
2014       Pedagogical Practices; Principles, priorities and Pet Peeves in the Studio
2014       Hip-Hopping to Tchaikovsky

ThINKing DANCE
2014       InHal(in)g Philadelphia!
2104       The Many Layers of ev.o.lu.tion
2014       When Dance Has A Voice
2014       D for Diversity J D for Dance
2015       Owning Hip Hop: The Politics of Citizenship

Broad Street Review
2015       Choreographed Gestures at the RotundaBroadstreet Review
2015       Pennsylvania Ballet’s Tribute to Jerome Robbins
2015       BalletX: The Process


GRANTS & AWARDS

2015       Knight Arts – Dance USA Scholarship
2014       Consortium on Faculty Diversity Fellowship, Swarthmore College
2014      Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Dean College
2013       Dean College Professional Development Grant, NYU Limon Teachers Workshop
2012       Dean College Professional Development Grant, Horton Pedagogy Workshop
2010       Meadows Graduate Council Grant for Exploration, Southern Methodist University
2008       SMU Travel Research Grant, Southern Methodist University
2008       SMU Academic Merit Scholarship, Southern Methodist University
2008       SMU Artist Scholarship, Southern Methodist University
2008       Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship, Career Transition for Dancers
2007       Nu Dance Festival Grant for Emerging Choreographer, Riverside Church Theater
2005       Gypsy of the Year (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS)
2002       Grant for New Works, Harlemstage (formerly Aaron Davis Hall)
2001       Gypsy of the Year (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS)