JERE HUNT || THE PLAYGROUND NYC
THE PLAYGROUND NYC
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway NYC
Entrance 53A Chambers
The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.
JERE HUNT, a native of Huntsville, AL, received his BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College under the direction of Katie Langan. He has been a member of Rioult Dance New York since August 2010, and was privileged to set Rioult’s signature work, Bolero, on students at Adelphi University. Mr. Hunt has danced with Vera Huff/Veracity Dance Theater, SYREN Modern Dance, DeMa Dance, and various independent choreographers. He was an apprentice with the Alabama Ballet under the direction of Wes Chapman. Mr. Hunt is frequently seen as a guest artist with Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre in their annual production of The Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH, and in the past has also been seen as a guest artist with City Center Ballet, Huntsville Ballet, Alabama Youth Ballet, and Ballet Tennessee. Mr. Hunt has taught for the Rioult Dance NY Summer and Winter Intensives and has been on the Summer Intensive guest faculty at Ballet Tennessee, Lebanon Ballet School, and Studio Arts for Dancers. He has also been a guest teacher and lecturer at Marymount Manhattan College, Curry College, Eglevsky Ballet School, Huntsville Ballet School, Alabama Youth Ballet, and Grissom High and Lee High Magnet Schools in Huntsville, AL. As a choreographer, he has created works for students at City Center Ballet, Ballet Tennessee, Lee High Magnet Minors and the Dance Ensembles at Grissom High School. His piece, Acceptance, won “Best Modern Piece” at the Panoply Choreography Competition in 2013. He is a member of the Dance Department Advisory Board at Marymount Manhattan College. www.jerehunt.com
PC: Haley Ballard