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Jean Freebury

Lecturer in Dance

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 most recently for The American Dance Festival in 2010 (Inlets 2) and in Feb. 2011 for the University of Michigan (Minevent). She has also danced for Ellen Cornfield, Douglas Dunn, Glen Rumsey, Kota Yamazaki, Elke Rindfliesch, Katy Orthwein and currently with Pam Tanowitz.


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