Guest Contemporary Dance Faculty, James Healey joins Pacific for 2013-2014

New York professional dancer James Healey, from Shen Wei Dance Arts will be a guest faculty member for Dance. Healey will teach Intermediate Contemporary Dance from 9:40-11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays/Thursdays.

James Healey, a native of Grants Pass, Oregon became a founding member of Shen Wei Dance Arts (New York) in 2000 and served as the company’s Rehearsal Director until 2008. During his ten year tenure with Shen Wei Dance Arts as lead dancer, teaching artist, and rehearsal director, James experienced the creation and refinement of Shen Wei’s “natural body development technique” and was among the original cast for many of Shen Wei’s groundbreaking works, including Near the Terrace, Rite of Spring, and Connect Transfer.  In addition to periodically joining Shen Wei Dance Arts for special engagements, James also teaches, choreographs, and dances as an independent artist.  Other engagements have included dance faculty Governor's School of North Carolina (2008, 2009, 2010), guest choreographer at Pacific University (Oregon), and faculty at Oregon Ballet Theater's Summer intensive.  Before working for Shen Wei Dance Arts, James performed in "Imagine" at the Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip and with Malashock Dance in San Diego, California.  James holds a BA from the University of Nevada–Las Vegas.  

James will teach Contemporary Dance both fall and spring.  Beginning Intermediate to Intermediate level of dance required. Students can register for the danc 226 Intermediate Contemporary Dance I.




Posted by Jennifer Camp ( on Oct 18, 2011 at 9:38 AM

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