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GARY TAYLOR
Founder and Artistic Director

I'm a story teller.
My medium is dance and my language is music.”


GARY TAYLOR, Founder and Artistic Director of the Winston Salem Festival Ballet, is recognized for his mastery of original works, innovative choreography, partnering, instruction, and performance.

CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Regional Dance America (RDA) National Choreographic Award, for “Dreams”  (1999)

Outstanding North Carolina Teacher in Performing Arts (1999) by University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Regional Dance America (RDA) National Choreographic Commission Award for “Temptation” (2004)

Regional Dance of America (RDA) Choreographic Recognition Award for “Angels”  (2006)

Regional Dance America (RDA) National Festival  (2008) Original Ballet, “Last Breath,”  performed at the Benedum Theatre in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at the National R.D.A. Festival

“Last Breath” featured in the February 2008 edition of Pointe Magazine

Director of the RDA National Choreography Intensive (2010-2017)

Adjudicator for RDA Northeast & Mid States Festival held in Pittsburg, Pa (2011)

CHOREOGRAPHY:

Original Works
Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Dance Festival
Piedmont Opera
Reynolda House
Take the Lead
UNCSA Opera
WS Symphony

Gwinnett Dance Ensemble
Gainesville Ballet
Huntsville Ballet
Roswell Dance Theatre
Southern Ballet Theatre
Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Musicals
42nd Street
A Christmas Carol
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Children of Eden
Crazy For You
How to Succeed in Business
Love's Labors Lost
Man of La Moncha
Oklahoma
Once Upon a Mattress
Peter Pan
Secret Garden
Seussical
Swing
The King & I
The Robber Bride Groom


Opera
Carmen
Don Giovani
La Rondine

 

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GARY TAYLOR, Founder and Artistic Director

RITA TAYLOR, CEO and Executive Director

ELIZABETH FOWLE, Ballet Master

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NAVIGATION

Home (Let’s start at the beginning)

About The Company (Who are we?)

Original Works (By Gary Taylor)

Meet Gary Taylor (Founder & Artistic Director)

Calendar of Events (What’s happening)

Frequently Asked Questions (What you want to know)

About The School (Learn to dance with us!)

Contact Us (We love hearing from you!)