PAUL ESTABROOK has been creating work and teaching dancers throughout the world for the past 25 years, applying his extensive knowledge of the moving body equally in the areas of contemporary and classical dance. He has taught for a vast array of schools and companies, including American Ballet Theater, PARTS, Celine Dion – A New Day, Nederlands Dans Theater, The Cullberg Ballet, The Dutch National Ballet, Scapino Rotterdam, Rudra/Béjart, The Cranko School, The Juilliard School, Antwerpen Hogeschool, Codarts Rotterdam, The Henny Jurriens Foundation, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, and Artez Arnhem.Along with his teaching, he has choreographed more than 40 works in the past two decades for many of the same organizations in addition to his own independent projects.

In addition to directing and/or performing with these projects, Mr. Estabrook has performed in various projects in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Norway in the past years, including the International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger, Norway, and Sprechwerk Theater in Hamburg, Germany.

Mr. Estabrook began his dance training in 1979 with the Hartford Ballet, where he studied the Vaganova syllabus and contemporary dance and received a degree in dance education.  In 1981, he relocated to New York, where he studied classical dance and kinesiology with David Howard. He joined the staff of The David Howard Dance Center in 1985, where he taught for the next ten years while developing his choreographic career. Mr. Estabrook was a dancer with Nina Weiner and Dancers and worked with many free-lance projects throughout the United States and Europe.

Mr. Estabrook recent work and choreographies include several ongoing performance initiatives: DRAG– a project committed to bringing together the worlds of contemporary music and dance with that of cabaret and entertainment; ST101 – a series of performance events combining professional performing artists with musicians and dancers about to launch into their professional careers; Let it Come, Be and Go – with long time collaborator Irina Sentjabowa and DUO, with Butoh/Flamenco artist Louisa Razsyk. His recent choreography has included The Secret Life of Words and Quintet – two scored improvisations for dance students at the Fontys Dance Academy; The Shawbrook Project – a two year project of scored improvisations using dancers from the Netherlands and Ireland, and After, again for the students of Fonty Dance Academie.



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