Dance Artist - Choreographer/Teacher/Director Vytal Movement Dance Company
Vincas Greene with dancers at Brenau University
VINCAS GREENE is the founding director of Vytal Movement Dance (based in Spokane, WA), an independent dance artist and an award winning professor currently working and developing dance community in Spokane, WA and teaching at Eastern Washington University, Professional Ballet School and Company Ballet School. He has been featured in the magazine Art Chowder, just completed filming an edition of “Meet the Makers” by Spokane Arts, and will be in the upcoming edition of the 50 Faces Shaping Spokane. Along with his company development, he recently completed a project with film director Juan Mas and set a new dance at the University of Idaho. Vytal Movement Dance is currently working on their third full concert and has performed at the Spokane Arts Awards, the 50 Hour Slam film competition and in Uncharted, a collaboration with the Spokane Symphony, Terrain Arts and several Spokane artists. As the Chair for the Department of Dance at Brenau University, where he was a faculty member for 21 years, he led the university to full accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance. Vincas guest teaches nationally at colleges, high schools and private studios. He had the honor of being hosted as a master teacher at Nanyang Normal University in China. Working with Brenau University, the Gainesville Ballet Company, Theatre Ballet of Spokane, Belhaven University, Jacksonville University, Gonzaga University, Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre, Pebblebrook Performing Arts High School and others, he has choreographed over 40 dances and three operas. Vincas was privileged to perform dance works by Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, and Jacques Heim (Diavolo). In his home state of Washington, he performed in the companies of Erin Matthiessen and Long Nguyen and apprenticed with the Mark Morris Dance Group. In New York, Vincas danced with Pat Catterson and Dancers and Peter Healey’s Mesopotamian Opera Company and received scholarships to study at the Merce Cunningham Studio. After moving to Atlanta, he danced with the Carl Ratcliff Dance Theatre and several other companies including the Gainesville Ballet Company, Robin Williams, the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater and Susan Eldridge's Red Clay. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts where he was invited to dance in the CalArts Dance Ensemble. He has trained with notable dance artists Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Marjorie Mussman, Jocelyn Lorenz, Erin Matthiessen, Alex Magno, Tina Yuan, Laurence Blake, Carl Ratcliff, Pat Catterson, Brenda Daniels, and Gerri Houlihan among many others. Vincas was elected to the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) Commission on Accreditation and served as a Visiting Evaluator for NASD and as a board member for Dance Upon Injustice. He has also written for Dance Informa.