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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Jason McDole

Visiting Artist

Jason McDole

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Education

  • B.F.A., The Juilliard School

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Dance Styles I, II
  • Jazz

Background

Jason McDole earned a B.F.A. from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy in 1997. McDole received his formal dance training from Buddy Thompson, Paula Scriva and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. He has danced in the companies of Twyla Tharp, David Parsons and Lar Lubovitch. He was a founding member and assistant to Robert Battle of BattleWorks Dance Company.

McDole has been privileged to work on projects with Zvi Gotheiner, Mark Dendy and Graciela Daniele. On Broadway, he originated the role of the Dog in Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan's The Times They are a Changin'. He has taught and staged works throughout the United States and abroad.

Professional Memberships

  • August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, associate artistic director
  • TenduTV, education board
  • New Jersey Theater Dance Ensemble, dance advisory board

Selected artistic work

Rehearsal Director

  • August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble
  • BattleWorks Dance Company
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
  • The Bench, Conservatory Dance Company

Staging

  • BattleWorks Dance Company
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
  • Parsons Dance Company
  • Twyla Tharp Dance

Choreography

  • Conscious, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Point Park University
  • Rainbow, Point Park University
  • To See You Again, Patricia Kenny Dance Collection

Master Classes

  • Connecticut College
  • Dance Masters of Pennsylvania
  • Harkness Youth Ballet
  • Houston Metropolitan Dance Company
  • Houston Performing and Visual Arts School
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Academy
  • Regional Dance America

Selected awards and honors

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts
  • Princess Grace nominee, The Juilliard School