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Gerald Casel

Associate Chair, Theater Arts Department
Associate Professor, Theater Arts
Education and Training: 
BFA, The Juilliard School, New York, NY
MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Om Yoga Center, New York, NY
Shambhala Meditation Center, New York, NY
Teaching Interests: 

Modern dance technique, Somatics, Choreography, Improvisation, Neuromuscular re-patterning for the dancer

Selected Performances: 
  • Dancing Around Race, a community engagement residency in the Bay Area
  • Not About Race Dance and Cover Your Mouth When You Smile, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
  • Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities at Jacob’s Pillow
  • Gerald + Keith, a collaboration with Keith Hennessy at Fresh Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • Taglish, Ten Artists Respond to Trisha Brown’s Locus, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Splinters in Our Ankles, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
  • Visiter, Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, CA
  • Fluster and Plot, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
  • Save The Robots!, Dance New Amsterdam. New York, NY
  • Border, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Becket, MA
Honors and Awards: 
  • The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s New and Experimental Works (NEW) Program
  • The Hellman Fellowship 
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellowship
  • ODC Theater Resident Artist
  • CHIME at 10 in the Bay Area
  • New York Dance and Performance Award “Bessie"
  • Dance New Work Award, UW-Milwaukee
  • David Payne-Carter Award for Teaching Excellence, NYU
Selected Presentations: 
  • Dancing Around Race – Interrogating Whiteness in Dance (2018), National Dance Education Organization, San Diego, CA
  • Guest Artist (2017), Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Choreography as a Colonizing Force (2016), National Dance Education Organization, Washington, DC
  • Splinters in Our Ankles (2015), World Dance Alliance and Asia Pacific Dance Festival, Honolulu, HI
Phone: 
Office: 831-459-4918
Office: 
J-14
Office Hours: 

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