Training for Dancers
Roderick was born in Houston, Texas (USA). He studied at the Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, The Alvin Ailey School, the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX, and later attended SUNY Purchase College. Before starting his professional career, he was a winner of the Youth American Grand Prix competition in New York City, and was elected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in 2003, where he performed for the President at the Kennedy Center. He has worked and danced with Sidra Bell Dance NY, the Kevin Wynn Collection, Cedar Lake, Contemporary Ballet, Basel Ballet/ Theater Basel, and a guest with the Goteborg Operan Dans Kompani. Most recently, Roderick was a dancer and member of The Forsythe Company and he is freelancing with Tino Sehgal and Jerome Bel.
Roderick George teaches a very high level of dynamic and physical coordination that integrates the floor as an important component in his class. It has a rich exploration with full body connection to the awareness of where head and toes are in alignment. His teaching is focusing on the clarity of movement, stemming from variations of ballet, release technique, Límon, gymnastic or acrobatic physicality, and rhythmic coordination. These elements help our form and allow for a greater range of physical expression. The meaning or reason for dancing! Roderick’s approach is to further individual development and to promote each dancers ability to interpret possibilities in the total range of individual movement.