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Dean College Welcomes William (Bill) Evans as Artist in Residence

August 11, 2014



FRANKLIN, Mass., Aug. 11 -- Dean College issued the following news release:

Dean is proud to welcome William (Bill) Evans as Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance. Evans is a world-renowned artist, publisher, advocate, and dance consultant.

"There are wonderful dancers at Dean," said Evans. "I will be transitioning toward finding and developing a new group of dancers for my company." William Evans is an internationally acclaimed modern dance teacher offering certification in his own modern technique and international summer teachers' intensives for the past 15 years. Additionally, he has produced his own summer dancers' intensives annually since 1977.

"We are thrilled to bring Bill Evans to campus," said Julianne O'Brien Pedersen, Dean of the Palladino School of Dance. "We could not ask for a more renowned artist, publisher, educator, and dance advocate to join our faculty."

In addition to being a Guggenheim fellow and director of the internationally acclaimed Bill Evans Dance Company, William is the author of a memoir, Reminiscences of A Dancing Man, a columnist for Dance Studio Life Magazine, and has been published in The Journal of Dance Education, Contact Quarterly, Dance Magazine, The Society of Dance History Scholars, and Dance Teacher Magazine, which awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

"William's fame is matched with his big-heartedness, and his appointment will just as equally inspire faculty, audiences, the community, and the college campus," added O'Brien Pederson. "I thank Dr. Rooney for her vision and support in bringing William to Dean, and look forward to launching the Palladino School of Dance's 51st year in such a meaningful way."

For more information on the Dean College and the Palladino School of Dance, visit www.dean.edu.

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