Presenter Profile

Aaron Wood

Guest Artist, Casper College

Aaron M. Wood is a choreographer, educator, dancer, and mixed-media designer. From 2007-2014, he danced with Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre, where he had the pleasure of performing the works of such dance legends as Merce Cunningham, Doris Humphrey, Michio Ito, José Limon, Murray Louis, Daniel Nagrin, Yvonne Rainer, Anna Sokolow, and Shapiro & Smith. He’s had the opportunity to work with such esteemed teachers/choreographers as Tandy Beal, Ellen Bromberg, William (Bill) Evans, Abby Fiat, Zvi Gotheiner, Susan Hadley, Andrea Miller, and Peter Pucci. As a freelance dancer, he’s performed the works of Alwin Nikolais as a guest with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. Aaron’s works have been seen internationally and nationally from Salt Lake to Beijing, China. Currently, Aaron serves as an Instructor of Dance/Choreographer for Casper College.

Aaron's Workshops

    Dance Improvisation

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , , /

    In this workshop, we will investigate improvisation in dance at the beginning level. We'll explore improvisational games and exercises that can inform and lead to short phrase work. We will also explore contemporary partnering.

    Lyrical Jazz

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , , /

    Through explorations of classical and contemporary jazz dance, dancers will be encouraged to experiment with their own unique movement expression. Use of breath, shifting of weight, and changing levels will be explored in this athletically lyrical jazz dance experience.

    Musical Theatre Dance

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , , /

    This workshop in musical theatre dance will explore and develop basic comprehension of musical theatre dance styles, technique, and terminology. Students will learn basic musical theatre dance steps to prepare for future auditions. Styles such as Robbins and Fosse will be taught culminating in a fun and exciting dance number. Students will explore performance skills such as style, projection, focus, energy, movement quality and concentration. No experience is required, just come ready to have fun and dance!