Douglas Corbin

Douglas Corbin holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Hunter College, City University of New York. After improvisation studies with jazz pianist Andrew Hill, he settled in New York City, where his improvisation-based work won acclaim from a wide variety of teachers, dancers and companies including the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Mary Hinkson, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and many others. Douglas enjoyed an especially productive relationship with master teacher David Howard which resulted in several well received recordings of music for ballet class. International work has included workshops on music for dance training in Copenhagen, Zürich, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Havana, Caracas, Hiroshima as well as seasons in Germany at Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, and the Ballett Compagnie Oldenburg. He continues his work with distinguished teaching artists on the music staff at the American Dance Festival, the Houston Ballet and the Houston Ballet Academy, in numerous workshops with Jawole Zollar and the Urban Bush Women, with Suzanne Farrell, Camille A. Brown, Gerri Houlihan, Lorraine Graves and the West Virginia Dance Festival. He currently serves on the faculty of the University of Utah School of Dance.