University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Luc Vanier

Luc Vanier Luc Vanier is an Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, and Somatic Minor Co-Director at UW-Milwaukee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate students Ballet, Alexander Technique, Composition and Digital Media for Dance. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois and also became a certified Alexander teacher in 2001. A Principal Dancer and company choreographer with Ohio Ballet, he danced pivotal roles in the works of company founder Heinz Poll, Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Kurt Joos, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Laura Dean among others. His choreography has been produced at the Joyce Theater in New York City and toured nationally. He has set dances on the Milwaukee Ballet, MB II, NEOS Dance Theatre, Peoria Ballet Company, Your Mother Dances, and UW-Stevens Point Dance Department. Vanier has lectured and presented his research extensively nationally and internationally in Russia, Australia, the Netherlands, Chile and his collaborative book “Dance and the Alexander Technique: Exploring the Missing Link” was published by University of Illinois Press in June 2011. In 2011, he founded Alexander Technique Milwaukee which integrates somatic research, Alexander Technique teacher training and dance training. In 2012, his collaborative research was recognized by the Center for 21st Century Studies with a $50,000 multidisciplinary grant.