Glen Lewis began his dance training at an early age as a tap dancer. With the conviction and encouragement of his grandmother and mother he began to study ballet at age 14. He attended the Governor School for the Arts with a concentration in ballet. He also studied other techniques such as Hawkins and Graham as well as somatic works in Pilates and Barteneiff Fundamentals. Glen went on to continue his dance training and education at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009, where he received his B.F.A in Dance and Choreography. While attending VCU, Glen studied dance pedagogy and then designed a class where he focused on movement quality and analysis for non-dancers and dance enthusiasts. As a supplement to his studies, he attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Virginia Beach Ballet Academy, Norfolk Academy for dance, Richmond Ballet (trainee) and most recently Nederland Dans Theater professional summer program. In 2011, Glen joined the Island Moving Co.; a contemporary ballet company in Newport, Rhode Island. Glen has had many opportunities to guest with other companies and choreographers in Europe, New York, Washington D.C, and Rhode Island.
Glen’s teaching endeavors began as an assistant teacher with Minds in Motions. This was a dance program for fourth grade students, designed by Richmond Ballet for the public school system in Richmond. Glen also teaches ballroom dance. He began teaching the Arthur Murray technique at Dance Master’s Studio in Richmond, Virginia. Glen is on the faculty at Newport Academy Ballet the school affiliated with the Island Moving Company. He teaches in the Island Moving Co.’s education program in public school here in Newport and has been an adjunct professor at Salve Regina University. Glen has taught master classes in Jazz and Ballet and recently taught a master class in contemporary technique at Thomas Dale Performing Arts High School in Richmond, VA. This is Glen’s 4th season teaching at NAB and performing with IMC.