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Jean Freebury

Jean FreeburyLecturer in Dance (Modern)

Jean Freebury grew up in Alberta, Canada, where she studied at Alberta Ballet School and Banff School of Fine Arts. She danced in various productions with Alberta Ballet Company and the Edmonton Opera before she continued her training at London Contemporary Dance School and North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1990, she received a Canada Council grant to study at the Merce Cunningham Dance School.

She danced for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1992 to 2003, and has been on the faculty of the school since 1996 teaching technique classes, repertory, and composition workshops. She has staged Merce Cunningham’s work at various institutions, including the American Dance Festival in 2010 (Inlets 2) the University of Michigan in 2011 (Minevent), and has also danced for Ellen Cornfield, Douglas Dunn, Glen Rumsey, Kota Yamazaki, Elke Rindfliesch, Katy Orthwein, and Pam Tanowitz.

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