Associate Professor of Instruction
Nathan Andary, CMA, MFA, RSME—Nathan is a Laban/Bartenieff certified movement analyst, experimental artist, and a two-time recipient of the Merit Award for Choreography from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Nathan’s dance research: "The Threshold between Intention and Initiation" was presented at the International Place / Space Maker Conference at Earthdance in Massachusetts and the International Somatics Conference hosted at Skidmore College. He continues to investigate the Pedagogic layers of dance across curricula through recent workshops entitled: "Kinesthetic Empathy as a tool for Understanding", "Phrasing and its effects on teaching and performance", "How to increase/inform the Somatic focus and work for young dancers", "Weight Sensing and the Performative Self". Additionally, Nathan's choreography performed internationally in Lebanon, Sarajevo and Canada as well as nationally in notable theaters like: New York City's Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, The Living Theater and Merce Cunningham Studio Theater; Washington DC's Dance Place, Wooly Mammoth Studio Theater, and The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage; Chicago’s Links Hall, New England's Institute for Contemporary Art, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, Mobius International Gallery, Brown University, and Rhode Island College. His work received funding from Toyota, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Rhode Island Foundation, among others. Nathan was the program director for the New York State Summer School of the Arts—Modern (3 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 Ohio Dance and Board of Directors for Athens' Factory Street Studios. His master classes and teaching credits include: Lebanon’s International Dance Day Festival in Byblos, the Ohio Dance Festival, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, International Body-Mind-Centering and Somatics Conference, Place/Space Maker Intensive, Davis & Elkins Dance Festival, National High School Dance Festival, KY’s Governor’s School for the Arts, Texas Woman’s University, the Univ. of Maryland, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island School of Design and is currently on the dance faculty at Ohio University where he teaches: Modern and Ballet techniques, Laban Movement Analysis, Dance Pedagogy, and is the Professor and Artistic Director for the Ohio University Dance Division’s Senior Capstone and Senior Tour as well as the Dance Division’s Chair for Recruitment and Retention.
Nathan Andary received his B.F.A. in Dance from Ohio University in 1999. C.M.A. from Laban/Bartenieff Institute,New York, NY 2010. M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland 2012.
Classes Being Taught:
- DANC 1230 Beginning Dance Composition
- DANC 1040 Intro to Jazz
- DANC 1210 Modern Technique
- DANC 2020 Ballet, Non-Major
- DANC 3020 Ballet, Non-Major
- DANC 4800 Senior Capstone