Title: Teacher & Choreographer
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Norman Walker, Teacher & Choreographer at BCDance, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in performing arts education.
With decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Walker has excelled as a teacher and choreographer with BCDance for five yeads. He had been previously active as the director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, a teacher, head of the modern dance department and artistic director with the New Zealand School of Dance, a teacher with Butler University and a teacher with Utah State University. Moreover, Mr. Walker served as a teacher with Adelphi University for more than 20 years, during which time he was appointed as the chairman of the performing arts department. Beyond academia, Mr. Walker was additionally active as a choreographer for more than 260 dance performances across the globe, which he cites as his proudest professional moment, and worked as a balletmaster for the Harkness Ballet and Ball, the director for the Norman Walker Dance Company and a dancer and understudy with May O’Donnell’s Dance Company.
Attributing his success to his persistence, Mr. Walker notably received a Fulbright scholarship for dance to study at the New Zealand School of Dance after studying at the High School of Performing Arts as well as through private classes with Getrude Schurr. Among the many highlights of his career, he fondly recalls being drafted into the special services of the U.S. Army, performing in Germany and choreographing shows for his fellow soldiers as a result. Looking toward the future, Mr. Walker hopes to continue teaching, choreographing and writing plays in the coming years.
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