Contemporary Program Music Director • July 9-29
2012 School Programs
John Levis is a composer, pianist and synthesist who has been involved withthe Philadelphia dance community since 1971. A graduate of University of the Arts, he has worked with Philadelphia schools and companies, including University of the Arts, where he is Music Coordinator for the School of Dance. In 1995, he was commissioned by Dance Spotlight to compose and perform the musical score for two videos/DVDs on Lester Horton technique, created with staff and dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has composed ballet scores, including a score for Milton Myers as part of Philadanco's 35th anniversary in 2004 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Levis continues to compose for dance, work with independent film projects, and compose instrumental compositions of all kinds. This is Levis' 16th year on faculty at The School at Jacob's Pillow.