- MFA, Dance , University of Illinois. Project: Life and Death in 12 minutes (Dance Thesis Project using time delay technology)
Luc Vanier (MFA, M.AMSAT, MSDE) is a Professor at the University of Utah. He served as Founding Director from 2016-2022. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and certified as an Alexander technique (AT) teacher in 2001 with Joan and Alex Murray. In 2011, as an AT training course director, he founded Alexander Technique Milwaukee (ATMKE); in 2016, he later co-founded Salt Lake City Alexander Technique (SLCityAT), where he is the current director.
A Principal Dancer and company choreographer with Ohio Ballet, he danced pivotal roles in the works of company founder Heinz Poll, Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Kurt Jooss, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Laura Dean among others. His choreography has been produced at the Joyce Theater in New York City and toured nationally.
As a pedagogue and integral researcher, Luc has lectured and presented his research extensively nationally and internationally and his co-authored book “Dance and the Alexander Technique” was published by University of Illinois Press in 2011. It was also translated in Spanish Fall 2021 with Pequeña Hoja Press (Buenos Aires Argentina). In 2012, he founded the Integral Movement Lab, which combines the Alexander Technique and developmental ideas within product and curriculum designs. He co-created Framework for Integration, a movement analysis system anchored in the way babies and animals move that helps all movers make new, healthier movement decisions and encourages more coordinated and integrated bodily use (look for an upcoming book with the U of I Press).