Bob Boross

Bob B.

Washington, DC

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Bob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 14 to 50

Teaching since:
1980

Bob Boross is known as a master teacher in jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance. His career includes teaching at all major NYC dance studios - Broadway Dance Center, STEPS, Peridance, MMAC; holding professorships at the Univ of California/Irvine and Shenandoah Univ; and guest teaching internationally in France, Finland, Sweden, Russia, and Italy. He is based in the Bethesda, MD/Washington DC area, and teaches weekly classes at American University, Joy of Motion, and City Dance Conservatory. Bob was a featured teacher in the October 2016 issue of Dance Teacher magazine and the December 2016 issue of Dance Studio Life magazine.

Bob's teaching is based on the work of his master teachers - Matt Mattox in jazz dance, Bob Audy and Paul Draper in tap dance, and Lee Theodore in musical theatre dance. His students have appeared in Broadway shows, film/tv productions, major dance companies, and So You Think You Can Dance. He holds the MA in Jazz Dance from New York Univ.

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Experience

Professor of Tap and Musical Theatre Dance
Aug 2016 - Present
American University

Member of Advisory Board
Jan 2001 - Present
Dance Teacher magazine

I am a member of the Advisory Board for Dance Teacher magazine, the premiere trade publication for dance teachers.

Guest Master Teacher of Jazz Dance
Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY

I gave a master class in Matt Mattox jazz dance technique at Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY.

Invited Master of Jazz Dance
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
National Dance Education Organization

I was one of nine invited professors of jazz dance to teach dance technique classes at the Jazz Dance Conference held by the NDEO in Newport, RI in August 2016.

Associate Professor of Jazz Dance
Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
Shenandoah University

Choreographer
Apr 2009 - Apr 2016
New York Jazz Choreography Project

I regularly was selected to showcase my jazz dance choreography for this prestigious NYC based jazz dance showcase, with performances held at Peridance Center and the Joan Weill Center for the Arts at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.

Jazz Dance Guest Teaching Artist
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Boris Eifman Dance Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia

I was the first American to teach jazz dance for this prestigious Russian dance academy.

Author
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Bob Boross

My published writings on jazz dance have been collated and published as an anthology titled "Comments on Jazz Dance 1996-2014." The book is available on Amazon.

Guest Master Teacher of Jazz Dance
Oct 2004 - Jul 2015
Just Jazz Dance Company, University of Dance and Circus, La Bella Vita Arts, 3rd International Jazz Dance Forum

I was an invited guest teaching artist for these prestigious schools and festivals in Finland, Sweden, Italy, and France.

Dance Convention Teacher
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America, CNADM

I was an invited teacher of jazz and tap dance for these national dance teacher organizations and their conventions in Richmond, VA; Orlando, FL; Ft Mitchell, KY; Kansas City, MO; and New York, NY.

Professor of Dance
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013
Radford University

Professor of jazz dance, tap dance, musical theatre dance.

Artistic Director
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Virginia Governor's School of the Arts Summer Dance Program

I directed, programmed all curriculum, and taught jazz dance for the four week Summer Dance Program of the Virginia Governor's School of the Arts, held at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

Education

M.A. in Individualized Study in Jazz Dance
Jan 1993 - Jan 1995
New York University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Dance Education Organization
Jan 2002

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO forges alliances with over 150 federal and state agencies and arts and education associations to support quality dance education at local, state, and national levels in the United States and with our friends in international communities.

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