Luc Vanier


MFA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; DEC Ecole Supérieur de Danse du Quebec

Office: 106 MCD
Phone: 801-585-3335

Luc Vanier is the founding Director for the School of Dance. He was a former principal dancer and company choreographer with Ohio Ballet and danced pivotal roles across the U.S. His choreography has been produced at the Joyce Theater in New York City and toured nationally. In 2001, he graduated with his MFA from the University of Illinois and became a certified teacher from the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique. Since then, Vanier has lectured and presented his research nationally and internationally on the integration of the technique and developmental movement in dance curriculum. In 2011, he co-wrote “Dance and the Alexander Technique: Exploring the Missing Link” published by the University of Illinois press. Before joining the University of Utah, Vanier served as associate director and head of dance at the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University.