Angela Banchero-Kelleher

1985-1992, 1998-2006

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Angela Banchero-Kelleher, MFA, is a Professor of Modern Dance at Utah Valley University. She has had a professional career spanning over twenty years, including 17 years with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), during which time she was a featured dancer in both the classical and contemporary work spanning the modern repertory from Duncan to Zvi Gotheiner.   Angela was honored to have performed the solo, Indebted, choreographed for her by former RDT company member Jaclyn Brown and premiered at the Emerge concert in 2019.  Performing Ekstasis by Martha Graham and reimagined by Virginie Mècène is a career highlight and one that will see her gracefully leave the stage. Her performance/teaching career has taken her to venues worldwide, including the La Bella Vita Arts dance workshop in Italy for 4 years and as a guest teacher at Repertory Dance Theatre’s summer workshop specializing in Humphrey/Limon technique. She maintains a deep commitment to RDT and continues to teach and reset roles for the company, most recently the solo from Pigs and Fishes by Elisa Monte as well as pursuing performing opportunities for her students with RDT; Tower by Andy Noble (2018) and Passacaglia Fugue in C Minor  (2019)by Doris Humphrey and Steps in the Street by Martha Graham (2021).  She has presented her choreography internationally, notably Lacuna in Copenhagen at the daCi International conference and Blackbird in Austria.  Material Tokens of the Freedom of Thought was selected for the gala concert at the regional ACDA concert in Missoula, Montana (2015) and is in the current repertory of Repertory Dance Theatre.  She is currently pursuing a scholarship that reflects her interest in dance as a vehicle for social and political activism, presenting her scholarly research internationally and co-publishing a paper in the International Journal of Arts in Society.  Angela was awarded the School of the Arts Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016, and Full Professor in 2019.

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