What better way to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Mr. Gary Geis than with an evening of dance!
The Gary Geis Tribute Concert, presented by the Gary Geis Dance Company (GGDC), will be an evening filled with Gary’s signature works in tap and jazz performed by more than 30 dancers of the GGDC Ensemble. The evening will also feature many guest performers and past students–soloists, musicians and choreographers–who wish to honor Gary in their own way sharing their love for a friend and mentor who greatly inspired them.
Guest performers/choreographers include Victoria Broshes (soloist), Jordan Davis (choreographer), Claire Fisher (soloist), Leighann Kowalsky (choreographer), Emily Larger (soloist), Bethany Logan (soloist), Kristin O’Neal (soloist) and Kanako Shimasaki with Josh Kline (violin and piano).
About Gary Geis
With a career that spanned more than four decades, Gary Geis was a dancer (tapper extraordinaire), choreographer, instructor, artistic director and inspirational mentor for many young dancers. He was one of Ohio’s most sought after and respected dance educators and choreographers and built a solid foundation for the art of dance that continues to inspire us today. He was a dance instructor and professor and taught at many arts organizations throughout the Springfield and Dayton area including Wright State University, University of Dayton, Clark State Community College, Howard School of Dance, Dayton Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and his own school in Springfield, the Gary Geis School of Dance and Gary Geis Dance Company.