Gregory Livingston

Foundation Faculty, New York Dance Festival,
European Liaison, New York Institute of Dance & Education
Gregory received his B.F.A in Dance from the Conservatory of Dance at the State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase and has completed his M.A. in Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE) from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany (HfMDK) under the direction of Prof. Ingo Diehl. He has been working nationally and internationally as a dancer, educator, assistant & choreographer since 1991.

As the European Liaison of the New York Institute of Dance & Education (NYIDE), Executive and Foundational Faculty of the New York Dance Festival (NYDF) summer intensive, Gregory teaches annually in New York. In 2011, he returned for a longer stay in NYC as a guest artist of the José Limón Dance Company. This past two years he’s been part of the Directing Team of The Forsythe Education Program, in collaboration with the ALTANA Kulturstiftung. The project “KulturTagJahr” works for one year between four art disciplines (Dance, Art, Music, Literature) with 100 eighth grade students from Frankfurt, Germany. Past collaborations, this & last season, have been with the Tanzkongress 2013 Düsseldorf, Stadttheater Bielefeld, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken with “Physical Introductions,” Leipziger Tanztheater, TanzSprint 2013 & 2014 at the HfMDK & Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Tanzlabor_21 at Mousonturm, The Artist’s Body Symposium, the Copenhagen Workshop, the Hessisches Staatsballett Wiesbaden, and Joblinge gAG & the Crespo Foundation.

Gregory has had the opportunity to collaborate with the Frankfurt University of Music and the Performing Arts/HfMDK (DE), Motion Bank(DE), Mousonturm/Tanzlabor-21(DE), the International Summer Lab at Mousonturm(DE), K3 - Center for Choreography/Tanzplan Hamburg, Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy(NL), Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance(AT), Folkhögskola Härnösand Danslinje(SE), Balettakademien Stockholm, Royal Swedish Ballet School Stockholm, Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, North Karelia College Outokumpu(FI), Justus-Liebig-University Giessen(DE), the New York Institute of Dance & Education(USA), the Limon School(NYC,USA), Akram Khan & dancers of the National Ballet of China(UK), DanceHouse for Dance Ireland, ProArt Festival(CZ), The Copenhagen Workshop(DK), Iwanson School(DE), Arte&BalletO(IT), Neuer Tanz Düsseldorf(DE), the opera at Staatstheater Wiesbaden(DE), Theater Erfurt(DE), and various other German theaters.

His BFA education enabled him: insight to ballet & modern dance; to dance in works from various choreographers finding his way of moving; to dance as a male individual in society; and to learn the essentials needed in dance composition. Gregory’s career started in NYC with the Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company(USA). He then went on to dance with the City Contemporary Dance Company(HK) where he began teaching, and Toladá Dance Company(DE) where he started to create his own work. His future brought him to work with Jean Renshaw, Rui Horta, Ismael Ivo, Claire Russ, and five seasons with Roberto Galvan at the Stadttheater Giessen(DE), where his body and art of expression had dramatically developed. Enabling him to later join the Limón Dance Company for two seasons and perform in Missa Brevis, as well as becoming part of the honored cast that restaged Emperor Jones for the first time in 25 years.