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administrator , choreographer , educator

John David Mc Lain, American choreographer, educator, administrator. award University Cin; award Cin. Member Association American Dance Companies, MacDowell Music Society (vice president), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Theta.

Background

Lain, John David Mc was born on December 29, 1931 in Brighton, Tennessee, United States. Son of John David and Elsie Leola (Burt) McL. Bachelor of Science in Edn, U. Arkansas, 1953.

Education

Master of Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1962.

Career

Assistant to director Robert Joffrey Ballet Company. New York City, 1962-1963. Member of faculty American Ballet Center, New York City, 1962-1963.

Ballet master Dayton (Ohio) Civic Ballet, also member of faculty Schwarz School Dance, Dayton, 1963-1966. Artistic director Cincinnati Ballet Company, also head dance division and professor ballet U. Cincinnati College-Conservatory Music, 1966-1984, New Orleans City Ballet, 1983-1984. Mus. adviser Detroit Severo Ballet, 1955-1962.

Guest teacher School Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia, 1963, Chicago National Dance Masters Association, 1968, 70, 73. Artist-in-residence Utah State University, 1970. Member dance advisory panel Ohio Arts Council, 1969-1971, Kentucky Arts Commission, 1975-1976.

Consultant in field. Choreographer: Ancient Dances and Airs, Lovers and Songs of Silence, 1967, Night Soliloquies, 1968, L’histoire du Soldat, 1968, Two x Two, 1968, Romanza, 1969, 12 x 9 in 5, 1969, Concerto, 1969, Morphosis and Clouds, 1971, Guitar Concerto, 1971, Winter’s Traces, 1978, Lyric Waltz, 1972, Dilemmas Moderne, 1972. Named Outstanding Alumnus in Fine Arts U. Arkansas, 1962. Recipient Dolly Cohen award University Cincinnati, 1971.

Samuel and Rose Sachs award Cincinnati Institute Fine Arts, 1975. Citation Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana library association, 1980.

Membership

Member Association American Dance Companies, MacDowell Music Society (vice president), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Theta.

Connections

father:
John David Bachelor of Science

mother:
Elsie Leola (Burt) McL. Bachelor of Science