Greg Zane has had a career in the performing arts as a dancer, actor, director, choreographer and teacher.
Recent choreographic credits include: The Life & Times of Junie B. Jones National Tours for Theatre Works USA. In 1996,Greg began an association with The King & I that goes back to dancing in the Tony Award winning 1996 Broadway Revival and the 2000 West End/London Revival. This led him to direct and/or choreograph several productions of The King & I. His directorial and choreographic credits also include: Carousel, Annie, Peter Pan, Seussical, The Sound of Music, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Flower Drum Song (David Henry Hwang version),and Grease. Greg has also assisted on Broadway Bares and various BC/EFA events.
Greg has also danced professionally with the Alberta Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, and Hawaii Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer. As a concert dancer, his repertoire ranged from the 19th Century classical roles to contemporary pieces. While guest teaching at various dance academies across the US, he has taught ballet at Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Peridance(NYC) and has also taught Open classes at American Ballet Theatre.
He has worked with renowned teachers: Diana Cartier (ABT), David Howard, Peter Schabel, Alaine Haubert (ABT), Eve Walstrum (Netherlands Dance Theatre), Tom Pazik (Atlanta School of Ballet), Danilo Radojovic (ABT), Laurence Blake, and Victoria Koenig. Greg’s approach to teaching has been informed by their teaching methods to stress body alignment, kinetic movement, musicality, and placement in order to develop artistry. Greg’s students have included pre-professionals as well as professional dancers from companies such as ABT, Boston Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Broadway professionals. Greg has also guest taught in Rosie O'Donnell's arts education organization in New York City public schools: Rosie's Broadway Kids.