About

Bruce McCormick earned his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy and his M.F.A. from the University of Washington. Originally from New Jersey, he trained with the Vineland Regional Dance Company and the Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, spending summers at the School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet and as a private student of Maestro Héctor Zaraspe in Argentina and Ecuador. He performed in twelve countries on four continents as a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Bavarian State Ballet, and the Bern Ballet, where he was a soloist and ballet master. He also served as assistant artistic director of North Netherlands Dance and a guest rehearsal director with Ballet BC. Throughout his career, he danced works by many choreographers including George Balanchine, Stijn Celis, John Cranko, Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Jiří Kylián, José Limón, Susan Marshall, Cathy Marston, Ohad Naharin, Marius Petipa, Twyla Tharp, and Doug Varone. In addition, he assisted choreographers Karole Armitage, Roy Assaf, Stijn Celis, Itzik Galili, Emanuel Gat, Emily Molnar, Andrea Miller, Stephen Shropshire and Medhi Walerski, among others. McCormick has presented his own work in various venues throughout the Americas and Europe, and has worked as a guest teacher with several companies. He also choreographed the opera Eugene Onegin for the Bern Municipal Theater and The Merry Widow and William Tell for the Korea National Opera. His most recent festival credits include Against the Grain/Men in Dance, the Seattle International Dance Festival, and the ITS Festival in Amsterdam. In 2018, McCormick joined the faculty of the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as Assistant Professor of Practice.

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Photo: Cathryn Farnsworth

Photo: Cathryn Farnsworth