Performance by George Staib School: Oxford CollegeDepartment / Organization: Oxford CollegeCost: FreeContact Name: Brenna ValentineContact Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBorn in Tehran, Iran, George Staib began his dance training at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn., in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. He holds a BA in political science, and an MFA in dance and choreography from Temple University where he served on the faculty upon graduation. Company credits include Ann Vachon/Dance Conduit, Coriolis Dance Company, Gathering Wild Dance Company, and Paula Kellinger and Dancers. In fall 2006, Staib performed with the José Limón Dance Company as a guest artist in their re-creation of Missa Brevis. He has performed his critically-acclaimed solo NarcissEros extensively at venues across the United States and Europe. In 2001, he joined the dance faculty at Emory University where he teaches modern and ballet techniques, choreography, and "Contemplate, Create, Debate," a first-year seminar designed to introduce students to the practice of seeing and making art. He is also a regular advisor to honors candidates in the theater/dance and music departments at Emory and serves as an adjudicator for the American College Dance Association. Staib’s choreographic work has been commissioned across the United States and abroad. He is also a contributing writer and critic for ArtsATL and was recognized by Dance Teacher Magazine as one of the top five dance educators in the country. In 2011, Staib received Emory’s prestigious Winship Award for senior lecturers and traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2016, Staib was invited to Stockholm to teach and create work at two of Sweden's top performing arts colleges. In 2019, Staib was promoted to the rank of Professor of Practice and awarded a second Winship Prize for lecturers at Emory. Access the Zoom link. This is an Oxford Studies event open to all students, faculty, and staff at Emory University.
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