Stephen Loch

Instructor of Dance

117 Nichols Hall
loch@k-state.edu

Stephen Loch is a movement artist and teacher who got his professional start performing and teaching in Atlanta, Georgia before returning to school and receiving his MFA in choreography from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. His choreography has been performed throughout Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and North Carolina. He enjoys keeping his movement aesthetic fluid and adding flavors from classic modern techniques and contemporary styles of movement to his classes and choreography.

Stephen studied at the Alvin Ailey School under the tutelage of Ana Marie Forsythe and faculty while completing the Horton Teacher Training program at the beginner and intermediate/advanced level. He has also studied Safety Release Technique with B.J. Sullivan and presented and performed at the American Dance Festival and American College Dance Association. His research is interested in choreography as practice based research. Through the collaborative process, he is exploring how to use the choreographic process as a tool to create community and enhance social cohesion.

Stephen is currently serving on the American College Dance Association Board of Directors for the Central Region. At Kansas State University, he teaches Ballet, Modern, Musical Theatre Dance, and Dance as an Art Form in the Dance Program. He also serves on the Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee, Diversity Lecture Series Sub Committee, and the School Committee on Planning in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.