Sean Greene

Sean Greene began dancing at age 19 at Pierce Junior College in Woodland Hills, CA. Three years later, he joined the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, where, as Principal Dancer and “Master Teacher” he danced and taught all over the world for 19 years. In 1976, the Pasadena Dance Council gave him the Performing Artist of the Year award. In 1978, he appeared on the cover of Dance magazine and was honored with an article.

In 1988, Sean left the Lewitzky Dance Company to direct Transitions Dance Company and the Advanced Performance Course at the Laban Centre, London for 5 years. The brainchild of Bonnie Bird, Transitions was a repertory company that commissioned original choreographies from all over Europe and the United States. Under his direction, they gave 30-40 performances during each of the 5 years he was Director throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Sean served as Rehearsal Director for the Phoenix Dance Company in Leeds for one year, before returning home to the United States.

In 2003, he was nominated for a Lester Horton Lifetime Teaching Award, but lost to Fred Strickler and Stanley Holden. In 2004, with two members from his Uncle Sean’s Story Time dance company, his duet from “La Famiglia del Inferno” was reconstructed and nominated for a Lester Horton Award. At 62, Sean directed, choreographed, and danced for the last time on stage for Gallimaufry and Greene, when they completed 30 performances in 31 days at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland during Summer 2008.

In 2014, Sean launched into a new phase of his professional career by creating Shieldwall Dance Company, a small ensemble dance company. Sean currently teaches Modern Dance and Improvisation at Chapman University, where he has taught since 1995.

Bio graciously contributed by Ms. Daisy Mohrman

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