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John Virciglio

Adjunct Dance Faculty

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John began his training at the age of two with Birmingham Dance Theatre.  As a company member, he competed at both the regional and the national level.  After graduating high school, John attended The University of Alabama and graduated with a BS in business administration.  While at Alabama, he became a member of “Dance Alabama!” and was the tap, jazz, and hip-hop instructor for The Academy of Ballet and Jazz, as well as their “Company Director.”  In 2000 he won the title of Mr. Dance, for Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee and in 2001 he went on to create The “On Location” Video Experience, a program that gives dancers a ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ look into what it takes to make a music video.  John then moved to Los Angeles where he earned a film degree through the NYFA and launched his own production company, SHARKBITE PRODUCTIONS, and is currently in the process of pitching his dance reality show, Move to various networks.  John is an accomplished choreographer, instructor, and performer and has traveled across the United States as an instructor and adjudicator; and has worked with choreographers Dave Scott, Eddie Garcia, and Cris Judd.  In 2008, he produced, directed, and choreographed Frequency, a huge multimedia performance piece that was a collaboration he facilitated between Theatre and Dance, Telecommunications and Film, Art, and Engineering.  In 2011, John changed the way that live theatre is conceived with his first full-length, original production The Realm, the first show to use stereoscopic 3D to create a virtual environment for live performers in real-time.  He is also the creator of the first “Digital Playbill.”  Recently, John worked with choreographer and Michael Jackson Protégé, Eddie Garcia to produce Twisted Branches, which premiered in Los Angeles, CA in August of 2011, making it the second show to be produced in stereoscopic 3D.  Currently, John is working with Silvatar Media on their latest film project.