Brad Garner

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Associate Professor of Dance
170 Gerlinger Annex
MFA 2004, Dance Choreography & Technology, Arizona State University
BFA 1997, Dance Performance & Choreography, University of Minnesota: Twin Cities

Brad T Garner was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he completed his BFA Degree in Dance at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  Brad completed his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at Arizona State University where he was first introduced to dance in technology.

As an Assistant Professor of Dance at UO, Brad teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including Modern Technique, Ballet, Jazz, Improvisation, Composition, Partnering, Repertory, Looking at Dance, Student Dance Concert and others.

Brad has performed with companies Keith Johnson/Dancers, Ruth Davidson-Hahn and Dancers, and JAZZDANCE! by Danny Buraczewski.  He has also performed works by Ted Shawn, Anna Sokolow, Alvin Ailey, Doug Varone, Teri O'Connor, Mark Haim, Mary Fitzgerald, Alan Sener and Scott Rink among others.

Brad’s choreography has been performed in Belgium, Belgium, at the Kyma International Sound Symposium, at The Actors Fund Studio in Brooklyn, New York, and multiple university dance programs and venues across the United States including; Arizona, California, Washington, Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Utah, Texas, Idaho, Montana and Ohio.  As a choreographer, Garner has been regarded as, "physical and muscular, concerned about line and design and acutely aware of the stage picture," by Mike Steele of The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and awarded numerous awards and commissions.  

He currently co-directs Harmonic Laboratory, with John Park, Jon Bellona and Jeremy Schropp, an interdisciplinary artist's collective, based in Eugene, OR.  Together they produce collaborative projects and curate events that merge art and science.