Department Chair, Professor
A former member of José Limón Dance Company, Paul Dennis is the Chair of Dance at Hunter College, NYC. His career includes performances with Works/Laura Glenn Dance, Jacob's Pillow Men’s Dancers: The Ted Shawn Legacy, Janis Brenner and Dancers, Scapegoat Garden, a 1995 White House performance and Florence’s “White Nights Festival” at Palazzo Vecchio Salone De Cinquecento. His creative activities include an internationally touring solo concert featuring repertory by Reggie Wilson, Deborah Goffe, José Limón, Eve Gentry, Pearl Primus and Daniel Nagrin. He has been in residence with Dance International and adjudicator for Certamen International de Choreografia, in Burgos, Spain; guest artist/faculty at International Dance Association in Ravenna, CivitanovaDanza, Italy. Paul is the régisseur of masterpieces of Ted Shawn, José Limón, Pearl Primus, Ted Hershey and Doris Humphrey for numerous companies including Scuola di Ballo Accademia Teatro alla Scala, The Limón Company and The Rome Opera Ballet. His current research blends studies in Laban/Barenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA) and dance, with research in neuroscience to examine the effects of L/BMA-based dance on the physical, emotional, sensory and cognitive experience of individuals with Huntington’s Disease (HD).