Faculty Profile Greg Zane

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    Greg Zane

    Greg Zane

    Ballet

    Biography:



    Greg Zane has had a career in the performing arts as a dancer, actor, director, choreographer, and teacher His directorial and choreographic credits include productions at regional theaters and international theatre companies. In 2014, Greg started a relationship with Lincoln Center Theater’s Broadway revival of The King & I as Associate Choreographer to Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli and director Bartlett Sher. He continues to have a presence in various incarnations of the production: the US National Tours, London Palladium production, Tokyo Theatre Orb production, UK Tour and the current International Tour as the Associate Choreographer.

    Other direction/ choreography credits include: A Chorus Line, Carousel, Peter Pan, Seussical, The Sound of Music, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Flower Drum Song, Singin’ In The Rain, The Life & Times of Junie B. Jones and Elf: The Musical. Film and TV staging credits: The King & I: Live from the London Palladium, BBC One Show, 2019 Olivier Awards (King & I), 2015 Tony Awards (King & I). He has also danced professionally with the Alberta Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Hawaii Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer. As a concert dancer, his repertoire ranged from the 19th Century classical roles to contemporary pieces.

    He has also danced on Broadway in the 1996 revival of The King & I as well as The Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

    While guest teaching at various dance academies across the US, Greg has taught ballet at Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Peridance (NYC), Queen Emma Ballet (HI), Diamond Head Theatre. He has also taught open classes at American Ballet Theatre and the company ballet class for the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He has also worked with renowned teachers: Diana Cartier (ABT), David Howard, Peter Schabel, Diana Cartier, Tom Pazik (Atlanta School of Ballet), Danilo Radojevic, Laurence Blake, Victoria Koening, Yasuki Sasa.

    Greg’s approach to teaching has been informed by their teaching methods to stress body alignment, kinetic movement, musicality, and placement in order to develop artistry. His students have included pre-professionals as well as professional dancers from companies such as ABT, Boston Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Complexions,Dance Theatre of Harlem, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Broadway professionals.


    Class Description:



    Beginner Ballet: Building on the basic principles and fundamentals, Beginner Ballet looks to add greater understanding of ballet technique. Body alignment, building strength, poise, posture, a kinesthetic approach to movement and musicality are emphasized and explored. Whether you are rediscovering your love of ballet or interested in reviewing the fundamentals or looking to improve your ballet vocabulary of steps, this class is an in-depth look into the process of ballet. Please note that prior basic knowledge of ballet technique is required for this class.

    Intermediate Ballet: Greg’s Intermediate Ballet class focuses on strengthening ballet technique through musicality, alignment, kinesiology, and movement dynamics.While introducing more advanced turning and jumping steps, this class strives towards refining technique in order for the body to become a means of expression.

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