Contemporary dance faculty member Sean Sullivan informs his dance technique classes by the traditions of José Limón and Doris Humphrey. Using their philosophies as a base, he have developed exercises and techniques that investigate and play with gravity, momentum, breath, opposition, core initiation, extension of energy to inform/create line and, of course, musicality.
Sullivan's composition classes begin with a supposition that any movement idea can be a basis for choreographic or improvised study. Toward that presumption, his classes investigate various methods, tools, tactics and strategies that could possibly assist the excavation and development of the idea.
- Performed with the Limón Dance Company, 1990–96
- Performed with B.J. Sullivan/ Life in Dance, 1998–2007
- Performed with Colin Connor and Dancers, 1990–95
- Performed with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, 1990–91
Awards, Recognitions and Honors
- UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
- UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award 2004