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On August 27, 2019

Janet Charleston

Modern (Cunningham)

Janet Charleston danced and toured extensively with the Lucinda Childs Dance Company; performed in the world tour of the Robert Wilson/Philip Glass opera, Einstein on the Beach; and was a performer, rehearsal director, and company manager with Douglas Dunn + Dancers. She currently dances with Christopher Williams and has worked with an array of other artists, including Chamecki/Lerner, Kota Yamazaki, David Parker/The Bang Group, RoseAnne Spradlin, Stephen Koester, and June Finch. Charleston was nvited by Merce Cunningham to teach at the Cunningham Studio and was on the faculty for 12 years. She teaches in the Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program and previously was visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign and the University of Kansas; guest teacher at Barnard College; and teacher at many other universities and professional studios, including SUNY-Purchase, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, New York Univeristy Steinhardt, Hofstra University, Franklin & Marshall, ACDFA, SEAD (Salzburg, Austria), and El Centro Cultural Los Talleres (Mexico City). Charleston has taught yoga and movement for children, the elderly, and people with Parkinson’s Disease. Her choreography has been presented at venues in New York City, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and South America. A Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Chile, she subsequently served as Peer Reviewer in Dance for the Fulbright organization.

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