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Roxanne Lane Gordon

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My choreographic career began in college where I first started taking movement classes. Growing up I was a rhythmic gymnast and diver and never official took part in “dance” every now and then I would take a random class at a studio. However my first time taking any type of official class was in college.I went to Kenyon College where I studied dance and philosophy specifically I studied the connection of the two (phenomenology epistemology etc.) At Kenyon I studied under Balinda Craig-Quijada Julie Brodie, Kora Radella and Olivier Tarpaga. While in school I became certified in yoga and then traveled abroad to India where I lived in a monastery for 4 months meditating and teaching yoga. I began seriously choreographing when I returned back to Kenyon. After graduating I traveled to Burkina Faso with Olivier Tarpaga where I studied Traditional West African Dance and Contemporary West African dance and spent three and a half weeks studying contemporary west african choreography. I studied with Olivier Tarpaga and Lacina Couliaby and Bienvenue Auguste. There I choreographed work and used some of that choreography when I returned.