On Friday, February 19, the Department of Dance and Movement welcomed Christina Lynch Markham and George Smallwood of Paul Taylor Dance Company In The Studio…
Ms. Markham and Mr. Smallwood are in Denver performing with Paul Taylor Dance Company.
CHRISTINA LYNCH MARKHAM grew up in Westbury, New York and began dancing with Lori Shaw, and continued at Holy Trinity High School under the direction of Catherine Murphy. She attended Hofstra University on scholarship and performed works by Cathy McCann, Karla Wolfangle, Robin Becker, and Lance Westergard. During college she also trained at The Taylor School, and attended the Company’s Summer Intensive Program. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2004, she danced with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Stacie Nelson and The Dance Theater Company. She joined the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in Summer 2008 and the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Spring 2013.
GEORGE SMALLWOOD is a native of New Orleans. He earned a B.F.A. degree in dance performance and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an International Focus from Southern Methodist University. He has been a member of the Parsons Dance Company, where he performed the signature solo Caught, and the Martha Graham and Lar Lubovitch companies. As co-founder of Battleworks he performed, taught master classes and re-staged Robert Battle’s works across the country. He has been in regional productions of Spamalot, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Crazy for You, The Music Man, White Christmas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and 42nd Street. He first joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Spring 2011 and rejoined in Summer 2012.
Focusing on technique, Christina Lynch Markham and George Smallwood spent the afternoon working with DSA Advanced Dancers.