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Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA)
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Alan Yaffe, Interim Division Head
and Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration
556-5803 CC 4730
       
Patti Hall, Administrative Secretary
556-5803 CC 4740
       
Sharon Stith, Financial Administrator 556-9439 CC 4750
       
Robin Guarino, Opera Department Chair   556-9540 DVAC 323
       
Aubrey Berg, Musical Theatre Chair   556-9451 CC 4764
       
Richard Hess, Acting Department Chair  556-9575 CC 4770
       
Jiang Qi, Dance Department Chair
556-9454
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Jean Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration
556-9522 CC 3812A
       
Michele Kay, Theatre Design & Production Chair   556-9440 CC 3700
       
Scene Shop   556-3709 CC 3480
       
Sound Design GA Office   556-9774 CC 1463

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Andre Megerdichian

Title: Assistant Professor of Dance
Office: 3723 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-2700
Email: andre.megerdichian@uc.edu

André Megerdichian, co-artistic director of the interdisciplinary, New York City-based Resonance Collective, has been performing professionally for 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, Megerdichian was awarded the Indianapolis Arts Fellowship’s Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship for his sustained artistic contributions to the community.

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. He has taught master classes and workshops throughout the United States and internationally at such institutions as the Xing Hai Conservatory of Music, Institutes of the Arts- Barcelona, The Beijing Dance Academy, Pole D’Enseignement Superior Music/Dance of Bordeaux, France and as a Master Teacher for the 3rd Annual Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition.

His choreography has been produced by numerous universities, festivals, and dance institutions throughout the United States and Europe. This includes Moving Light, an evening-length work commissioned by the Painted Lights Dance Project, which premiered at the Statkino Theatre in Salzburg, Austria, and the Resonance Collective's evening-length Saharava: A Ritualized Dance Opera, which was created with Co-Artistic Director and composer Fahad Siadat and presented by the 2012 New York City International Fringe Festival. Most recently Megerdichian and Siadat collaborated with visual artist Lucy Kalian on the site-specific gallery performance of Swells and Soundings. During his time in Prague Czech Republic, Megerdichian collaborated with Czech physical theatre director Petr Hudecek and co-choreographer / performer Jennifer Deckert, in the creation of an evening length duet, Kiss Romeo Bang! Juliet, which premiered at the Alta Theatre in Prague.

Megerdichian was raised in Beirut, Lebanon; Athens, Greece; and Geneva, Switzerland. He 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 been a CPT through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Megerdichian has been a CCM faculty member since August of 2014.

Education

  • BFA, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.
  • MA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2014 to Present, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.