Movers & Shapers: Lauren Grant

By July 3, 2018Podcast

MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.66 –

photo: Amber Star Merkens

Lauren Grant

 

Release Date: 7.3.18

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ABOUT LAUREN GRANT

Lauren Grant, honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award for her career with the Mark Morris Dance Group, has danced with MMDG since 1996, appearing in over 60 of Morris’ works. In addition to staging Morris’ repertory on his company and at universities, Grant teaches ballet and modern technique for numerous professional dance companies and schools around the globe and is an adjunct faculty member at Montclair State University. Her writing has been published in the journal Dance Education in PracticeBallet ReviewDance Magazine, and InfiniteBody. She also serves as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts. Grant earned her MFA in Dance from MSU (where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society) and her BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a recipient of the prestigious American Association of University Women Career Development Grant, the Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies, and the Caroline Newhouse Grant—all in support of her scholarly pursuits. Originally from Highland Park, IL, she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband David Leventhal (former MMDG dancer and current Dance for PD® Program Director) and their son, born in 2012.

MORE ON LAUREN

Website:  MarkMorrisDanceGroup

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Chicago City Ballet

Marjorie Tallchief

Ginny Siano

Svetlova Dance Center

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

David Leventhal

“The Hard Nut”

White Oak Dance Project

“L’Allegro”

Kate Johnson

Dance for PD

“Capturing Grace”

Marjorie Mussman

Dance Education and Practice (Journal)

Sarabande

Montclair State University – Dance

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.