Music & Dance

Shawn Bible

Shawn T. Bible, grew up in Roseville, Michigan and received a BA in Social Science and Dance from Michigan State University and an MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Michigan.  He has been an active choreographer in Michigan and the Northwest United States areas, setting works for Trip the Light, Midwest RADfest, MOCA Detroit, Men Dance Michigan, Nosh Night at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Michigan Dance Day, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, ArtPrize, Southwest Dance, and on the Grand Rapids Ballet, I~Move, Southwest Dance of Detroit, Michigan State University’s Repertory Dance Company, University of Michigan Dance company and MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company.  Shawn is also certified in Elementary Labanotation through the State Bureau of New York and has danced professionally with DanceTECH, I~Move, People Dancing, and Ann Arbor Dance Works.  Bible is on the Board of the American College Dance Festival Association and a member of the Michigan Dance Council.  Bible is also the artistic director of his modern dance company, stbdance, which was established in 2007.  stbdance has continued to perform throughout New York City as part of Fielday at the Field, Idaho, Atlanta, Michigan and Texas.  Shawn has studied film/video technology and modern dance technique in Australia, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.  His videodance, Dominique, won a Rackham Film Festival award and he was awarded an International Institute Travel Grant to study Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel in Italy.  In 2008, Bible’s videodance Moonplay was featured in the Sans Sousi Festival of Dance Cinema, at the Contemporary Museum of Art in Boulder, Colorado and he has just completed videodance entitled Cell 24-51-60-83.  Prior to his dance experience, Shawn is a former graphic designer and Product Designer for the Joe Boxer clothing brand and Kmart Corporation.  Shawn joined the Dance faculty of Grand Valley State University in 2008 where he received a Distinguished Faculty Award in 2012 and continues to develop the Dance Program and choreograph on the GVSU Dance Ensemble.

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