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Gloria McLean is artistic director of LIFEDANCE/Gloria McLean and Dancers. She choreographs, teaches and performs

from her base in  New York City and Andes, NY. McLean’s choreography has been presented in NY at 92nd Street Y, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Cunningham Studio, Dia Center for the Arts, Tenri Cultural Center, La Mama, the Kitchen, Performance Mix, and at Squid Studio which she directed from 1994-2005. She has been produced at American Dance Festival, festivals in Ireland, Paris, Montreal, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Korea and China.  Her video "Twice Marked" was exhibited at Brattleboro Museum in ’08 and the ADF Dancing for the Camera Festival ‘09. Teaching credits include: Professor of Modern Dance for two years at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea;  Henry-Bascom Visiting Professor at UW/Madison (2000); George Washington University (1997 and 2000). Adjunct positions and Guest Artist residencies at Manhattanville College, American University, Dowling College, Hofstra,  University of Texas/Edimburg and San Marcos, and numerous other. She received acclaim as a leading member of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company from 1982-1993, touring internationally. She was on faculty at the Hawkins School, and was appointed rehearsal director by Mr. Hawkins in 1991-93, when she left the company to concentrate on LIFEDANCE.

. I make dances to celebrate human existence, the miracle of the expressive body, with other artists, people, places, forms, media, with ideas that inspire us, and speak to our shared condition.

 I am. It dances.

Facebook: Gloria McLean / LIFEDANCE

Photo: Bjorn Steinz

Photo: Jeff Day

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