VIDEO STILL: Tori Lawrence / 2018
Beau Hancock is an artist-educator who integrates his choreography and performance experience into the classroom, and uses the lessons from teaching to fuel his dance making. A graduate of Temple University (MFA) and the University of Kansas (BA), he began his career performing with diverse artists such as Ben Munisteri, Douglas Dunn, and Merian Soto. His teaching has taken him across the globe, most recently as a guest artist with the SPAN Dance Academy in Lagos, Nigeria and Al Sarab School for Alternative Dance in Byblos, Lebanon. He has developed works for various university dance programs, including Rowan University, Franklin & Marshall College, Georgian Court University, and Drexel University as an Ellen Forman Memorial Award recipient. He received the Rocky Award (2013) for his dancing and dance making in Philadelphia. In 2017, he joined the Stockton University Performing Arts faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dance.