Contemporary Dance Technique, Improvisation, Composition
B.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gus Solomons jr (Dancer/Choreographer/Writer/Actor) - created the title role in Donald Byrd's The Harlem Nutcracker (1996-99); directs PARADIGM, a repertory dance company for veteran performers; is an Arts Professor at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts; writes about dance for Dance Magazine, Gay City News, DanceInsider.com, Metro Daily; has an Architecture degree from M.I.T.; danced in companies of Pearl Lang, Donald McKayle, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham, et al. In 2000, Solomons won a Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Sustained Achievement in Choreography; in 2001, he was awarded the first annual Robert A. Muh Award from M.I.T. as a distinguished artist alumnus; in 2004, he was awarded the Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beineke Chair for Distinguished Teaching at the American Dance Festival, and in 2006-7, he was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, lecturing at several U.S. universities. He bicycles everywhere.