JOHN ALLEN・ 2023 ADJUDICATOR
John Allen is currently a Salt Lake City-based freelance dance and movement artist. He recently moved from a teaching position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Tulane University where he worked for 12 years. As a freelance choreographer, he has set works on such international companies as Russia’s Kannon Dance Company and the Ekaterinburg Contemporary Arts Centre Dance Company as well as South Africa’s First Physical Theatre. Nationally he has set works on the Ririe- Woodbury Dance Company, Baton Rouge Ballet, Of Moving Colors and Tsunami Dance Company. His cooperative company, John/Allen Project, has performed in such venues as St Petersburg’s OPEN LOOK Festival, the Harare International Festival of the Arts, and South Africa’s National Arts Festival among other national venues. He is active in giving teaching and choreographic residencies at universities domestically and abroad. His performance background includes dancing with such companies as the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, SB Dance and Steve Koester and Dancers and performing in original works by Doug Varone, Seán Curran and Daniel Ezralow, among others.