Award-Winning Dance Alum Talks Choreography, Michael Jackson and Broadway
Jeffrey Page BFA '02 (Jazz Dance) wins VMA, is featured on CNN and in 'Back Stage'
November 7, 2011
University of the Arts alum Jeffrey Page BFA '02 (Jazz Dance) is a media darling these days. The co-winner of the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, Emmy Award nominee, resident choreographer for "So You Think You Can Dance" and Broadway performer has been on a roll with the media, appearing on national and local television and interviewed in Back Stage magazine.
Page was recently interviewed by CNN’s "Showbiz Tonight" on the legacy of his fellow Indianan and dance hero, Michael Jackson. He said, "I've always wanted to work with Michael. I guess floating amongst his images on CNN while commenting on his genius will do just fine..."
He’s featured on Trace TV on bringing African dance moves to the choreography of Beyonce's award-winning video, "Run the World (Girls)," and is a cast member of the Tony Award-winning Broadway African dance sensation, "Fela!" He promoted the show's national tour on "Good Day Atlanta," saying "'Fela!' has been a hit because it's playing with a wide variety of textures that Broadway hasn't seen."
He also recently talked to Back Stage magazine in an article titled "Honing Your Dance-Making Skills in College," crediting UArts for helping to form his career.
Page will be visiting the University of the Arts on Friday, November 11 to deliver a lecture and conduct a dance workshop with students.