Department of Dance Office: DC-S131     Phone: 562-985-4747     Fax: 562-985-7896




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Nick Duran

Nick Duran- Modern
Office Phone: 562.985.4747
Office: DC-S131

Nick Duran is a California native. With Jmy James Kidd he is one-half of NICK+JAMES, recipients of a 2012 ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. This year’s performances include premiers at Pieter, Highways Performance Space, Perform Chinatown, the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, and in This is What I Want, part of the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco. In NYC he danced with Brian Brooks, Seán Curran, Neil Greenberg, Fiona Marcotty, Mark Morris, Dušan Týnek, and Johannes Wieland, and his choreography was presented by Dance Theatre Workshop, DanceNow/NYC, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. Duran holds a MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a part-time lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, Loyola Marymount University and a frequent guest artist at The Wooden Floor and Pomona College.

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