Two outstanding visiting guest artists have joined the faculty this academic year in the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Each artist will stay one semester and teach technique classes in all dance styles.
The first to arrive is Carol Schuberg, a seasoned educator who will not only teach dance classes, but work as the choreographer on “Anything Goes,” which will show at the Macklanburg Playhouse in early December.
Over the years, she has taught ballet, jazz, tap, yoga, Pilates, Alexander techniques, hip hop, salsa, musical theater dance and dance audition technique courses at various institutions, including New York University, Baldwin Wallace University, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, American University, Georgetown University, Florida State and Pennsylvania State University.
Schuberg has presented master classes at various institutions, including the University of Utah and Point Park University. She performed on Broadway in “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and in the national tours of “Cats,” “Promises,” “Tap Dance Kid,” “Barnum” and “Gigi.” She received a B.F.A. in Ballet from the University of Utah.
In the spring, Darren Gibson will arrive on campus where he will teach dance classes and serve as the artistic director for the spring dance concert. Gibson is a former artistic director for TexARTS Academy and the TexARTS Broadway Company in Austin, Texas, where he choreographed and directed 30 musicals and ballets.
He grew up in New York where Eliot Feld discovered him. Gibson went on to became the first student to graduate from The New Ballet School (known now as Ballet Tech), where he worked as principal dancer and ballet master. He would eventually serve on the Ballet Tech Board of Directors. Since then, he has accumulated numerous ballet credits, staged ballets for Richmond and Boston ballets, and assisted Ann Reinking in an original work for the American Ballet Theatre.
In addition to ballet, Gibson has been involved in musical theater, appearing as a featured performer in both the New York Shakespeare Festival production and Broadway revival of “On the Town,” directed by George C. Wolfe. He later became a featured performer and resident director/choreographer in London’s West End production of “Fosse.”
He is a former dance instructor in the Texas State University Musical Theatre Department and was also a co-artistic director/director of the Dance Department for the Broadway Theater Project (BTP) and artistic director of BTP2.
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