CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – CHOREOGRAPHER
Eddy Ocampo, internationally renowned contemporary choreographer and dance teacher, has created ballets in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Russia and throughout the U.S. His work can be seen on such companies as Giordano Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Thodos Dance Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Odyssey Dance Theatre (Salt Lake City), Kannon Dance (St Petersburg, Russia), and many regional ballet companies in the U.S. He has taught numerous artistic residencies for some of the most prestigious universities and colleges in the in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, the and Russia.
Mr. Ocampo served as school director of the Giordano Dance Center, as well as the director of Giordano II from 2000-2004. He is also the founding artistic director the American Jazz Dance Festival-New Generation in the Russian Republic and continues to travel to Russia yearly to spread his passion of jazz dance to many who may have never been exposed to the art form.
Mr. Ocampo has received many awards, nationally and internationally for his choreography, among them he is the recipient of: the Dance Chicago Outstanding Choreography Award in 2003 & 2004, the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation Choreography Award in 2005 & 2007, the National Choreography Recognition Award for Regional Dance America in 2012 & 2104 and has been honored as the 2005 Filipino American of the Year for his contribution to the arts community as a Filipino American. Mr. Ocampo resides in Chicago and is Co-Artistic Director of LEVELdance, a Chicago based, site specific design based contemporary dance company.
To find out more about Eddy Ocampo visit: eddyocampo.com