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George Staib

George Staib is the artistic director of the Atlanta-based contemporary dance company, Staibdance, currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary. He is also a Sr. Lecturer in the Emory Dance Program where he teaches all levels of contemporary dance, group composition, ballet and a freshman seminar titled “Contemplate, Create, Debate.” Staib’s teaching, work and company have been produced and commissioned across the US and abroad. In 2010 he founded the annual Staibdance summer intensive in Sorrento, Italy. In 2011 he was awarded the Winship Prize and subsequently spent 5 weeks in Tel Aviv studying Gaga and release technique. Current projects include movement/imagery research with Amit Abraham, a collaboration with Robert Spano of the Atlanta Symphony, the development of the Staibdance winter workshop, development of the Italy program to include artistic residencies, and ongoing collaborative, choreographic exploration.