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Biography

Keith A. Thompson

Keith A. Thompson, Choreographer, teacher, dancer, completed his MFA Research Fellowship in Dance from Bennington College in 2003, danced internationally for the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1992-2001, served as Trisha’s Rehearsal Assistant from 1998-2001, has performed with the Bebe Miller Company and currently performs and is rehearsal director and co-choreographer with the MacArthur Genius Award recipient Liz Lerman;

 

He has taught master classes and workshops in Contemporary Technique, choreography and partnering globally including company classes for laborgras (Berlin), Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin), TsEKh Summer Dance School Moscow Russia, the International Dance Festival (Kyoto, Sapporo, Tokyo Japan), Tanzwerkstatt Europa Festival (Munich), Berlin, Paris, Montpelier France and the Korea Dance Festival (Seoul, Korea);

 

Keith has been faculty at the Florida Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, has served on several university faculties current faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department at Rutgers University, served on artistic panels such as Dance Theater Workshop’s Fresh Tracks and adjudicator for American College Dance Festival Association and Dumbo Dance Festivals in Brooklyn,  since ’06; he has his own company, ‘danceTactics performance group’, has been featured at Harvard University, University of Maryland College Park, the American Dance Festival Faculty Concert, Montpelier International Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop Guest Artist Series 2006 (New York, NY); Dance Boom Festival at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Dixon Place NYC, ICOM at DNA, American Dance Guild Festival, the 15th Anniversary DanceNOW New York Festival, the 2011 Annual Aging in America Conference in San Francisco, the  Annual Feature Length Independent Choreography Festival in Brooklyn NY, Jersey Moves Festival of Dance 2013 at Victoria Theater/New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the 2014 Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Also in 2014, Keith was chosen as an alternant for the US Fulbright Scholar Program.

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