Glenn Edgerton

Instructor (Ballet)

Glenn Edgerton has had an international career as a dancer, teacher and director. At the Joffrey Ballet, he performed leading roles, classical and contemporary for 11 years under the mentorship of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. He danced the classics of John Cranko and Fredric Ashton along with innovative choreographers like Twyla Tharp, Jií Kylián, William Forsythe, Paul Taylor and Laura Dean. In 1989, Edgerton joined the acclaimed Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), where he was immersed in the diverse repertory of master choreographers and emerging choreographers for five years. After retiring from performing, he became the executive artistic director of NDT 1 leading the company for a decade and presenting the works of Jií Kylián, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Jorma Elo, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, among many others. From 2006 to 2008, he directed the Colburn Dance Institute at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA while teaching at UCLA, Loyola Marymount and CalArts. Edgerton joined Hubbard Street as associate artistic director in 2008. From 2009-2020 served as Hubbard Street’s artistic director bringing the company to perform worldwide while fostering the next generation of dancers and choreographers. In 2017, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of the arts degree from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. As of the fall of 2020 he joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK teaching ballet with an emphasis on the prolific repertory of Jií Kylián and setting works by Gerald Arpino.