Music, Theatre, Dance Faculty & Staff

Gina McFadden

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Email
mcfaddeg@gvsu.edu

Title
Dance, Part-time Faculty

Office Address
1601 PAC

Office Phone
616-331-3484

About

Gina McFadden began her training by studying all forms of dance.  She trained under Sherry Moray, Jefferson Baum, Gus Giordano, Homer Bryant, Robert Estner, Duncan Noble, Linda Graham, Charthel Arthur, Mark Goldweber, and Cameron Basden. She was a Youth America Grand Prix Gold Medalist in Chicago for contemporary, full scholarship recipient at Broadway Dance Center, as well as winner of the Carrie Rose Winski Scholarship. 

Gina’s professional career began with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago where she performed in corps de ballet and demi-soloist roles in works by John Cranko, Leonid Massine, Robert Joffrey, and Gerald Arpino. She went on to dance with Ballet Pacifica for three seasons.  Here she performed in soloist and principal roles in works by Anthony Tudor, Jodie Gates, George Balanchine, Choo San Goh, and Ann Marie DeAngelo. Gina also performed and toured with State Street Ballet, performing in principal roles.  For four summers, Gina was a dancer with the National Choreographer’s Initiative where she worked collaboratively with choreographers as they developed new works.

Gina graduated summa cume laude from Ferris State University with degrees in Business Administration and Legal Studies. She is also a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. 

Gina has been a dance educator for the past 19 years.  She has choreographed several award-winning pieces for Youth America Grand Prix and has been a faculty member at Boston Ballet School, New Jersey School of Ballet and is currently on the faculty of Grand Rapids Ballet School.

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