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Jeff Slayton

Jeff Slayton
Jeff Slayton has had a long and influential career as a dancer, choreographer, and educator. Born in Virginia in 1945, Slayton began dancing as a child in order to correct his condition of hip dysplasia. He enjoyed a performance career in New York dancing for Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber and others. In 1978 he moved to Long Beach, CA. where began teaching at California State University, Long Beach as a part time faculty member. He became a full time faculty member in 1986 and continued to teach at CSULB until 1999. Jeff Slayton was one of the faculty members that helped design the Dance Center at CSULB as well as develop and implement the BFA, MFA and MA degree programs. While in Long Beach, he formed his own company, Jeff Slayton & Dancers, that operated from 1978 to 1983. He continues to stage works in the Southern California area. He is also the author of two books, "The Prickly Rose: A Biography of Viola Farber" and "Dancing Toward Sanity". For more information on Jeff Slayton please go to

MULTIPLEX DANCE Launches Second Season of the West Hollywood Dance Festival

MULITIPLEX DANCE, founded by Chad Michael Hall in 2013, presented its second season of the West Hollywood Dance Festival (WHDF), featuring a diverse line-up...

Raiford Rogers Premieres “Joshua Tree Symphony” at the Luckman

Founded in 2002, the Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet performs annually at the Luckman Fine Arts Center Complex, located on the campus of California State...

Lisa Wahlander Choreographs Twilight and Sound at Pieter Performance Space

Lisa Wahlander is a Los Angeles-based artist who has worked with many well-known artists including has Ronn Guidi, Simone Forti, Jmy James Kidd, taisha...

Andrew Pearson and Mollie Wolf Present Compelling Works at Highways

Highways Performance Space is in its 29th year of presenting innovative and experimental new works. This weekend that tradition continues with the commanding and...

Week Two of NOW Festival 2017 Opens at REDCAT

Week two of the NOW Festival 2017 at REDCAT features an abstract work with animal masks, a multimedia cultural exposé and a dance about...

REDCAT Launches the 14th Annual NOW Festival

The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre, better known as REDCAT, launched its 14th Annual NOW Festival featuring three dance/performance art works created during a...

An Interview With Andrew Pearson: On His Upcoming “this is a...

Andrew Pearson is one of L.A.'s finest dance artists. His earliest journeys into performing occurred at the early age of 4, creating playful performances...

Daniel Ezralow Returns to the Wallis with “Primo Passo”

Performing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Daniel Ezralow presented a retrospective of some of his most famous works under the...

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Vox Femina Los Angeles celebrated its 20th Anniversary Season with a stunning performance at the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, located in the Colburn School....

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre Presents Works 2017 at the ARC

The Nancy Evans Dance Theatre presented WORKS 2017 at the ARC in Pasadena, featuring choreography by Jenn Logan, Ashleigh Doede and Nancy Evans Doede....