GLEN LEWIS

GLEN LEWIS (Portsmouth, VA) began his training at the Governor School for the Arts, concentrating in ballet and other genres of dance and somatic work such as Hawkins and Graham technique and Pilates and Barteneiff Fundamentals. Glen continued his dance education at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a BFA in Dance and Choreography in 2009 and won the Outstanding Choreographer award. While in college, he studied with many artists such as Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Woman, Heidi Weiss, Miguel Gutierrez, and Robert Battle. Glen also attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive. Since graduating, he received full scholarships to Virginia Beach Ballet Academy under the direction of Anna Maria Martinez and Norfolk Academy dance direction of Elbert Watson, performing with both in 2010. In the summer of 2010 Glen attended the Richmond Ballet summer intensive on full scholarship and then became a trainee with the Richmond Ballet under the artistic direction of Stoner Winslet. In 2014, Lewis was accepted into the Nederlands Dans Theater summer Intensive on partial scholarship. He performed a new creation by Marko Goecke and studied and performed solos from Crystal Pite’s “Frontier” and Lightfoot Leon. Glen has guested with many companies between Virginia and New York such as Richmond Ballet and Untitled Collective under the artistic direction of Australian choreographer Ian Colless. Glen is on the teaching faculty of IMC’s affiliate school, Newport Academy of Ballet. Glen also teaches in IMC’s public school dance programs. Glen also taught in Salve Regina University’s dance department. Glen has also choreographed for IMC, including The Knave of Hearts, and Jabaz, a duet that premiered at the 2013 Great Friends Dance Festival, as well as etudes in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 Glen created a solo that premiered at Company Danzante’s spring repertory concert in Virginia. Glen began dancing with Island Moving Company in the spring of 2011.