Title: Guest Artist, Choreographic Consultant
Company: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
Juliet Forrest, CLMA, MFA, Guest Artist and Choreographic Consultant at Florida Atlantic University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in dance and higher education.
Drawing upon more than 30 years of professional experience, Ms. Forrest was a prominent and gifted choreographer who had served as a guest artist and choreographic consultant at Florida Atlantic University since 2015. Prior to this role, she was a guest choreographer and master teacher at various universities across the United States, including New York University, Towson University and Northern Illinois University between 2001 and 2013. Ms. Forrest spent a significant portion of her career at Goucher College in Towson, MD, where she served as an associate professor of dance from 1982 to 2006, as well as the Howard County Ballet School in Ellicott City, MD, where she was a master teacher of modern dance techniques from 1993 to 2006. She also notably served as the director of the Forrest Collection Dance Company in Baltimore, MD, from 1986 to 1991.
Civically, Ms. Forrest had remained involved in a number of organizations, including the Aids Walk Performing Arts Committee with the Health Education Resource Organization in Baltimore, MD, from 1990 to 1991, AIDSAction Baltimore, and the names quilt committee at Goucher College.
To prepare for her illustrious career, Ms. Forrest pursued formal education at New York University, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1977. She subsequently attended the University of Utah, where she became a Certified Laban Movement Analyst in integrated movement studies in 2006. Affiliated with the National Dance Education Organization and the Light of Romi, she had performed choreography and visuals for “Red Zone II” and “Metatron,” as well as choreography and Movement Theater for “Near Miss-A Calamity in Nine Acts.” Furthermore, she had done choreography for “Sunset at Noon” and choreography and visuals in progress for “Sophie’s Wind.”
As a testament to her professional success, Ms. Forrest received the James Billet Memorial Award for Teaching and Creative Research in 1987. In addition, she was a Maryland State Arts grantee from 1987 to 2001 and Baltimore City Arts grantee from 1988 to 2001. However, the highlights of her career were when her work was performed at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Miller Theater of Houston.
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