Bryant Henderson (MFA) is an instructor of dance at The University of Alabama and a Certified Physically Integrated Dance Teaching Artist, guest performer, and choreographer with The Dancing Wheels Company & School in Cleveland, OH. He is a nationally-recognized dance artist, educator, and performer who specializes in contemporary and vernacular dance forms, and enjoys investigating the intersectionality of these two worlds. Bryant teaches and studies various forms including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary dance, musical theatre, ballet, and aerial dance. Bryant’s theoretical and choreographic research has been presented throughout the United States; recognized by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and American College Dance Association (ACDA); and published in the Journal of Dance Education. Bryant earned his BA in Dance and Public Relations from The University of Alabama and Masters of Fine Arts in Dance and Women’s & Gender Studies from the University of Oregon where he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow.
As an educator, Bryant has held professorships and instructor positions at private and public institutions across the US. Recently, he completed a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professorship at Cleveland State University where he served as the Artistic Director of the CSU Dance Company. He previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor and Artistic Director of Dance at Willamette University in Salem, OR and as an Instructor of Dance at Lane Community College. Bryant is an active teaching artist and has been a guest artist/choreographer for several academic institutions including Wayne State University, Alma College, The University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College, and the University of Oregon. He is also a highly regarded and recruited dance adjudicator and regularly serves on panels for StageOne National Dance Competitions, Encore DCS, and Dance Troupe, Inc.
Bryant has served as the Assistant Director and Jazz Faculty for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive at The University Alabama. He has also held faculty positions with The Eugene Ballet Company in Oregon, and with Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop where he coordinated their Commercial Dance Intensive. Bryant’s choreography has been seen throughout the country, appeared at American College Dance Festivals, and in New York City. He has premiered numerous original concert dance works including commissions for The Dancing Wheels Company, The University of Alabama, and University of Oregon. He has also choreographed musicals including Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hair, and Wild Party. Bryant has performed with SYREN Modern Dance, BEings Dance, DEMA Dance, J. Chen Project, and Broadway Dance Center in venues including NY’s City Center, The Joyce SoHo, NYC Times Square and The Baryshnikov Performing Arts Center. Bryant has also toured the world as a dancer and aerialist for Celebrity Cruises and performed with the aerial-ballet company, AROVA Contemporary Ballet in Birmingham, AL. Learn more about Bryant at www.bryanthenderson.com or follow him on Instagram @alwayz_b_dancin.