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Jeff Slayton

Jeff Slayton
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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 www.jeffslayton.org.

Clairobscur Premieres “Girl,Get Off” at the Nate Holden

Clairobscur Dance Company is a true product of Los Angeles and Sefton is one of this city’s leading choreographers who is not afraid to...

Christina Carlisi as MARTHA at the Whitefire Theatre

MARTHA, written by Ellen Melaver and Directed by Stewart J. Zully, is now playing at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. It is a...

CAP UCLA Presents Trisha Brown’s “In Plain Site Los Angeles” at...

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Ailey Dance Theater Presents Timely Program at the L.A. Music Center

Founded in 1958, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has become one of America’s dance treasures. The program presented on the opening night of...

Helios Dance Theater at the Ace: An Endless Series of Entanglements

Helios Dance Theater presented Minor Obsessions at The Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The dream and vision of movie starlet Mary...

Home Grown @ Bootleg 2017 Presents an Uneven Program

The Home Grown @ Bootleg Series is an opportunity for choreographers and dance companies to collaborate and partner with the Dance Resource Center of...

“Moving Forward…dances in dire times” Provides a Moment of Solidarity

Moving Forward…dances in dire times was curated by Suchi Branfman for the final performance of the Fireside Series at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in...

INFLATABLE TRIO Premieres at the LA Skirball Cultural Center

In 2015, Lionel Popkin became the Chair of the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA where he is also a Professor of...

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Two of LA’s most prominent Hip-Hop dance companies opened the third Aratani World Series this weekend at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s...

RULES OF THE GAME, a visual treat at UCLA Royce Hall

Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and Artist Daniel Arsham have been collaborating for ten years and the results are visually stunning. Performing at UCLA’s Royce Hall,...