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Faculty and Staff

Department of Theatre and Dance

André Megerdichian

Assistant Professor, Dance

BFA, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.

MA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

 

Biography

André Megerdichian has been performing professionally over two decades with such companies and choreographers as the José Limón Dance Company, Dance Kaleidoscope, Janis Brenner and Dancers, The Mary Anthony Dance Theatre, Soundance Repertory Company, Reidel Dance Theatre, Daniel Charon, and Sean Curran.

André has served as a faculty member at the Duncan Center Conservatory in Prague Czech, Republic, The Limón Institute in New York City, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has taught master classes and workshops throughout the United States, and internationally at the Xing Hai Conservatory of Music, Institutes of the Arts Barcelona, The Beijing Dance Academy, Pole D’Enseignement Superior Music/Dance of Bordeaux, France, and for the 3rd Annual Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition.

His work has been commissioned by numerous universities, festivals, and dance institutions throughout the United States, including Dance Kaleidoscope, Cincinnati Ballet (CB II), Next Dance Company, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Daedalus Project. During his time in Prague, Czech Republic, André collaborated with Czech physical theatre director Petr Hudecek and co-choreographer / performer Jennifer Deckert, in the creation of the evening length duet, Kiss Romeo Bang! Juliet, which premiered at the Alta Theatre. He was also commissioned by the Painted Lights Dance Project to create Moving a light, an evening length work premiered at the Statkino Theatre in Salzburg, Austria.

In 2012, with composer Fahad Siadat, André founded The Resonance Collective - an interdisciplinary project-based company in New York City. Since then, they have created three evening length works; Saharava-a ritualized dance-opera, The Moon Has Made Us Brothers, and 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Their work has been presented by the New York International Fringe Festival, the Xing Hai Conservatory of Music Dance Ensemble, California Institute of the Arts, the Monmouth University Pollak Gallery with visual artist Lucy Kalian, along with performances throughout the NYC area.

André is a Functional Range Conditioning movement specialist (FRCms), certified yoga instructor, CPT through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and has presented research in dance science at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science conferences (IADMS).

Raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Athens, Greece, and Geneva, Switzerland, André holds a BFA from Butler University, and an MFA in Choreography from the California Institute of the Arts.

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