Bryant Henderson

Bryant-Henderson

Bryant Henderson (MFA, BA) is a dance artist, educator, and performer who has extensively studied various dance forms including ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, musical theatre, contemporary dance, and aerial dance. His theoretical and choreographic research has been presented throughout the United States and recognized by leading professional organizations including the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and American College Dance Association (ACDA). Bryant received his MFA degree in Dance and Graduate Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies from the University of Oregon, and he received his BA degree in Dance from The University of Alabama. As an educator, Bryant has been a teaching artist and choreographer for several institutions including The University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College, the University of Oregon. Bryant has served as the Assistant Director and Jazz Faculty for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive at Alabama, and on the faculty of Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop where coordinated their Commercial Dance Intensive. As a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Oregon, Bryant taught various theoretical and practical courses in the Department of Dance, choreographed works for student and faculty concerts, and was awarded the 2016-2017 Georgianne Teller-Singer Dean’s Fellowship and 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student in Dance. Bryant’s choreography has been seen throughout Alabama, appeared at the American College Dance Festival, and in New York City. His work ranges from concert dance to full musical productions. He has choreographed for musicals such as Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hair, and Wild Party. While residing in New York City, Bryant performed with SYREN Modern Dance, BEings Dance, DEMA Dance, and J. Chen Project in venues including New York’s City Center, The Joyce SoHo, NYC Times Square, and The Baryshnikov Performing Arts Center. Bryant has also toured the world as a dancer and aerialist for Celebrity Cruises and POET Theatricals, and was a guest artist for the aerial-ballet company, AROVA Contemporary Ballet (Birmingham, AL). Currently, Bryant is the Artistic Director and Instructor of Dance at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Additionally, he teaches various courses and works with the performing ensembles at All That Dance Company and Eugene Ballet Academy in Eugene, Oregon.