Faculty Profile Marcus Galante

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    Marcus Galante



    Marcus Galante has worked extensively as a teacher and choreographer throughout the world. Trained at the American Ballet Theatre School and the School of American Ballet, he was also a trainee at the Harkness Ballet in NYC. Some of his teachers include Patricia Wilde, Richard Rapp, Stanley Williams and George Balanchine. He went on to dance with many companies such as the Chicago Lyric Ballet under Maria Tallchief, Cleveland Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet and was a soloist with the National Ballet of South Africa C.A.P.A.B. performing the classical repertoire and was an apprentice with New York City Ballet. On Broadway, he sang, danced and acted in A Chorus Line, Pippin, Carousel and other shows. He has also worked in Opera, film and in television with Shirley MacLain.

    Mr. Galante has choreographed many successful ballet and theatre works and has done television and film choreography. In 1995 he nominated for a Dance in Film Award for the short film Private Performance with “Super-Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (Choreography) and 5 grants for choreography from Harkness Foundation for Dance.

    As a teacher, Mr. Galante has been on the faculty of some of the most prestigious schools in the country – New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Ballet West, Pennsylvania Ballet and Company, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Lines Contemporary Ballet Company, Ballet Chicago, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Arts (NYC); the Midwestern Regional Ballet and The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters; and many others. His international experience includes invitations to Russia, Finland, Japan, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark etc.
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