Garth Fagan

A Jamaican-born dancer and choreographer, Garth Fagan studied in New York City with Martha Graham, José Limón, Mary Hinkson, and Alvin Ailey.

He established the "Bottom of the Bucket" dance troupe in Rochester in 1970, while also working at the Educational Opportunities Center. After several name changes, his company came to be known as Garth Fagan Dance.

Fagan holds many honorary degrees, from Juilliard School, the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, Hobart College, and William Smith College, and won a Tony Award in 1998 for his choreography of the Broadway production of "The Lion King."

Photo right [WWW]Garth Fagan - Choreographer

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