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Dancer, choreographer, educator, and Virginia native Glen Lewis graduated with a B.F.A in Dance and Choreography and was awarded Outstanding Choreographer in 2009 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Glen's training began at the Governor School for the Arts and continued at Richmond Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and the 'Nederland Dans Theater.' While studying at NDT, he was in the original cast set by internationally acclaimed choreographer Marco Goeke. Later, Glen joined The Latin Ballet of Virginia as an educator and guest choreographer after performing eight seasons as a company dancer and choreographer with Newport, RI's contemporary ballet company, the Island Moving Company (IMC). During his time with IMC, Glen premiered many of his own works nationally and internationally. Including, being on the faculty of Newport Academy of Ballet and many schools in Southern New England. Added to his experience with IMC, he had wonderful opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center, Jacobs Pillow, several stages in Kazakhstan, and all over the U.S.
Among many works Glen created for his B.F.A; Cross Fades awarded him the Outstanding Choreographer award at Virginia Commonwealth University. Glen premiered works with the Island Moving Company, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Virginia Beach Academy of Ballet, Henrico School of the Arts and Company Danzante. During his 8-year tenure with the contemporary ballet company IMC, his works, especially Image de Vida and He Who Closed the Mouths of Liens were among the many highly recognized. He Who Closed the Mouth of Liens gained international recognition at the Kazakhstan international energy summit.
As an educator, Glen has reached many dance academies, universities, and public schools along the east coast. He joined the in-school educational programs with the IMC in Rhode Island, where he later became a director of their inclusion program, the New Dance Program. Before then, he was part of the faculty of Minds in Motion, an in-school program that is an extension of the Richmond Ballet in Virginia. As an educator in these programs, he taught standardized subjects through creative movement and elements of the creative process. From teaching standardized subjects to dance techniques, Glen taught master classes at many dance studios and universities in Virginia, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor in Ballet technique at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Currently, Glen displays his knowledge of contemporary dance and classical ballet technique with The Latin Ballet of Virginia School and Virginia Beach Academy of Ballet under the artistic directorship of Anna Maria Martinez and the Appomattox Regional Governor's for the Arts and Technology.
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