John T Cartwright

John T Cartwright is a 3rd year candidate for an MFA in Dance with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Fine Arts at The Ohio State University. He hold a B.S. degree in Dance and Arts Administration from Butler University with additional training at the National Taiwan University of the Arts, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Nashville Ballet, and Ballet Austin. In his professional career, John performed and choreographed for the Louisville Ballet, Thodos Dance Chicago, and Chicago Repertory Ballet. His choreography has been presented in Chicago main stage performances, touring productions, educational shows, and festival events. As an educator, John has taught at various Chicago-land studios and is currently a Graduate Teaching Associate in the Department of Dance at Ohio State. During the summer, John is a faculty member with the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts at the University of Kentucky where he specializes in teaching dance composition. He is a member of 8 out of 8 Artist Collective, a collaborative experimental performance group co-founded by the members of his MFA co-hort. John’s research interests are centered around interdisciplinary performance practices rooted in the liberation of queer bodies, minds, and histories. 

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