Dance Artist/Educator (Frankfurt & NY) - Gregory received his M.A. Contemporary Dance Education in 2014 from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) Germany, his B.F.A. in Dance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance and has a 4-year classical vocal music education from LaGuardia H.S. of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He also holds a Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California.
In 2011, he returned full circle to NYC, as a guest artist with the José Limón Dance Company, performing Missa Brevis and becoming a part of the honored cast that restaged Emperor Jones for the first time in 25 years. He just returned from teaching for the fall semester as a Visiting Professor at the National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) in Taipei.
His 26 years professional experience in the fields of performance, and dance facilitation, brought him national and international work as a dancer, facilitator, mentor, choreographer & assistant. Gregory has performed with several theatres in Germany and abroad, and has taught long and short term at universities, educational programs and professional dance initiatives. His choreographic work has been presented in theaters and schools in Germany, Sweden, and New York. Gregory’s prior classical vocal education has enabled him to enabled him to perform in several different productions with Opera Ebony in NYC, direct and choreograph opera productions with singers: “Carmen” at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden(DE); the "New Years Concert” at Theater Erfurt, where he was also choreographic assistant to Jean Renshaw's dance company and her operatic assistant for "Aida," under the stage direction of Dieter Kaegi; staged in Erfurt and restaged with singers from Opera Monte-Carlo. Further teaching and choreographic collaborations have been conducted with K3 - Center for Choreography/Tanzplan Hamburg, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken with “Physical Introductions,” Hessisches Staatsballett Wiesbaden, Stadttheater Bielefeld, Leipziger Tanztheater, Tanzkongress Düsseldorf.
Gregory influences artistic and pedagogical processes, develops curriculum, sets choreographic work, re-stages performances, sat on board of selection committees, has been responsible for administrative and organisational tasks. He is the European Liaison of the New York Institute of Dance & Education (NYIDE), and Executive, Foundational Faculty of the New York Dance Festival (NYDF) summer intensive, where he teaches annually over 15 years.
On faculty at DANCEWORKS berlin since 2016, Gregory teaches the 3-year professional dance education and vocational preparatory programs. Since 2007, Gregory teaches the Professional Training at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm/Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, and also directed Dance in School projects for them and other educational projects - Directing Team, The Forsythe Company Education Program in collaboration with the Altana Kulturstiftung; Joblinge gAG and the Crespo Foundation, directing a youth initiative and dance presentation. In 2016, he joined the Battery Dance (NYC) intercultural project, Dancing to Connect Refugees collaborating with the Theodor-Heuss-Schule in Frankfurt. These programs facilitate dance, as the means and vehicle for learning, in the form of movement integration, improvisation and choreographic process. Participants become aware and understand that problem-solving, multi-tasking, coordination, awareness, patience, trust, and respect are just a part of dance and movement application, as they are a part of daily life. Institutions are influenced by his impact, respect and “value towards students,”with each and every student as individuals who possess carried knowledge. "He is passionate about what he does and works well in a team… students and faculty really appreciate his patience and way of working." (NTUA)