Vincas Greene

VINCAS GREENE is an award winning professor at Brenau University where he has been on faculty since 1994 and served as Chair for the Department of Dance since 2005.  Vincas guest teaches nationally at colleges, high schools and private studios. He had the honor of being hosted as a master teacher at Nanyang Normal University in China.

Working with the Brenau Dance Ensemble, the Gainesville Ballet Company, Theatre Ballet of Spokane, Room to Move, Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre, Pebblebrook Performing Arts High School, the Avondale High School of Performing Arts and others, he has choreographed over 40 dance pieces and three operas.  Vincas was privileged to perform dance works by Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, and Jacques Heim (Diavolo).

In his home state of Washington, he performed in the companies of Erin Matthiessen and Long Nguyen and apprenticed with the Mark Morris Dance Group.  In New York, Vincas danced with Pat Catterson and Dancers and Peter Healey’s Mesopotamian Opera Company and received scholarships to study at the Merce Cunningham Studio.  After moving to Atlanta, he danced with the Carl Ratcliff Dance Theatre and several other companies including the Gainesville Ballet Company, Robin Williams, the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater and Susan Eldridge’s Red Clay. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts where he was invited to dance in the CalArts Dance Ensemble. He has trained with notable dance artists Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Marjorie Mussman, Jocelyn Lorenz, Erin Matthiessen, Alex Magno, Tina Yuan, Laurence Blake, Carl Ratcliff, Pat Catterson, and Gerri Houlihan among many others.

Vincas also serves as a Visiting Evaluator for the dance accrediting body the National Association of Schools of Dance and has written for Dance Informa.

 

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