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Nathan Andary

Nathan Andary



Nathan Andary

Associate Professor of Instruction

Nathan Andary, CMA, MFA, RSME, is a Laban/Bartenieff certified movement analyst and Somatic movement educator. Nathan is a current PhD in Dance Studies student at Texas Woman's University. His lectures and choreography have been presented internationally in Africa, Rome, Dominica, Lebanon, Sarajevo, and Canada, as well as nationally in notable festivals and theatres like: New York City’s Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, The Living Theater and Merce Cunningham Studio Theater; Washington, D.C.’s Dance Place and The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage; The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard; Boston’s Institute for Contemporary Art, the Dance Complex, Mobius, and Somerville arts festival; the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, International Body-Mind-Centering and Somatics Conference, National dance education organization conference, dance studies Association conference as well as colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Nathan’s technique explorers the power of the spiral and he creates improvisational movement opportunities for everyday students to generate creative movement as a means for personal expression and artistry. Non-dancers and dancers alike explore through movement scores and movement prompts revealing the breadth of their body’s senses while heightening a kinesthetic awareness for personal and artistic expression.

Nathan’s diverse performance career ranges from performance art to concert modern dance and performed in works by: David Dorfman, Bill T. Jones, Sara June, Katsura Kan, Liz Lerman and the Dance Exchange, David Parsons, and Pearson + Widrig.

Nathan was the program director for the New York State Summer School of the Arts – Modern (three years) under the direction of famed Paul Taylor dancer Carolyn Adams, was the president for Rhode Island’s Dance Alliance, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for OhioDance.

Nathan, Associate Professor of Instruction on the dance faculty at Ohio University, teaches contemporary/modern and ballet techniques, Laban movement analysis, improvisation, and dance pedagogy. He is the professor and Artistic Director for the Ohio University School of Dance’s senior capstone course that is a year-long immersion through professional practice, creative identity development, and concert production in which to better prepare the graduating senior for the diverse working field of dance.

Educational Background:

Nathan Andary received his B.F.A. in Dance from Ohio University in 1999, his C.M.A. from Laban/Bartenieff Institute, New York, NY in 2010, and his M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland 2012.

Classes Being Taught:

  • DANC 1230 Beginning Dance Composition
  • DANC 2230 - Intermediate Dance Composition 
  • DANC 2231 - Intermediate Dance Composition 
  • DANC 3230 - Advanced Dance Composition I
  • DANC 2220 - Ballet Technique III 
  • DANC 2221 - Ballet Technique IV 
  • DANC 3150 - Laban Movement Analysis 
  • DANC 3405 - Dance Pedagogy
  • DANC 3970T - Dance Tutorial
  • DANC 4800 Senior Capstone
  • DANC 4910 - Dance Internship
  • DANC 4924 - Practicum in Teaching Dance
  • DANC 4930 - Independent Study
  • DANC 4970T - Dance Tutorial
  • All Levels of Contemporary/Modern Technique