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Gary Champi

Gary is a dance artist originally from San Diego, CA. He performs between New York and Seattle, drawing on experience with a variety of choreographers, touring nationally and abroad. He teaches commercial dance and contemporary modern at the University of Washington and is authorized by the Merce Cunningham Trust (MCT) to teach Cunningham Technique®. He has presented choreography in NY and premiered four new works in Seattle in 2022. He is invested in dance research and scholarship and also has experience restaging dance work, as an assistant for Cunningham repertory, and for H.T. Chen & Dancers as an original cast member of South of Gold Mountain. Gary worked in many capacities for MCT from 2011-2020, holds a degree in Cognitive Science from Stanford University, and is an MFA candidate at UW.


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