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Nathan Andary

Lecturer, Dance

Putnam 104
(740) 593-1826

Office Hours:

Mon: By Appointment
Tue: By Appointment
Wed: By Appointment
Thur: By Appointment
Fri: By Appointment

Nathan Andary

Lecturer, Dance

Nathan is a Laban/Bartenieff certified movement analyst, experimental artist, and a two-time recipient of the prestigious 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 curriculum 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 Sarajevo and Canada as well as nationally in notable theaters like: New York City's Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, and Merce Cunningham Studio Theater; Washington DC's Dance Place, Wooly Mammoth Studio Theater, and The Kennedy Center; 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’s master classes and teaching credits include: Ohio Dance Festival, The Yard, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, International Body-Mind-Centering and Somatics Conference, Place/Space Maker Intensive, KY’s Governor’s School for the Arts, 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: Laban Movement Analysis, Modern and Ballet techniques, Dance Pedagogy, and is the Professor and Artistic Director for the Ohio University Senior Capstone and Senior Tour.

Educational Background:

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