Title: Assistant Professor of Dance
Office: 3723 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
André Megerdichian, Co-Artistic Director of the New York based Resonance Collective, has been performing professionally over two decades with such companies and choreographers as the Jose Limón Dance Company, Janis Brenner and Dancers, The Mary Anthony Dance Theatre, Soundance Repertory Company, Reidel Dance Theatre, Daniel Charon and Sean Curran.
For seven seasons he was a principal dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope, under the artistic direction of David Hochoy, former rehearsal director of the Martha Graham Dance Company. During his time in Indiana, André was awarded the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship by the Indianapolis Arts Council for his sustained artistic contributions to the community.
His choreography has been produced by numerous universities, festivals and dance institutions throughout the United States and Europe including Moving Light, an evening length work commissioned by the Painted Lights Dance Project, and premiered at the Statkino Theatre in Salzburg, Austria; The Resonance Collective's evening length Saharava: A Ritualized Dance Opera, created with Co-Artistic Director and composer Fahad Siadat, presented by the 2012 New York City International Fringe Festival; and most recently he choreographed and performed in his autobiographical evening length duet, Kiss Romeo Bang! Juliet, created in collaboration with Czech physical theatre director Petr Hudecek and co-choreographer Jennifer Deckert.
Megerdichian has served as a faculty member at the Duncan Center Conservatory in Prague Czech, Republic; The Limón Institute in New York City; Case Western Reserve University; and Jacksonville University where he was a Marilyn Repsher Scholar of Teaching and Learning Fellow. In addition to teaching master classes and workshops throughout the United States he most recently taught at the Barcelona Institutes of the Arts in Sitges, Spain.
Raised in Beirut Lebanon; Athens, Greece; and Geneva, Switzerland Andre holds a BFA from Butler University, and an MFA in choreography from the California Institute of the Arts. Additionally, he is a Certified Yoga Instructor, and a Functional Strength and Conditioning Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.