A Show about the Entrepreneurial Life

Garth Fagan

Choreographer, Garth Fagan Dance

Jessica speaks with Garth Fagan, the founder and Artistic Director of Garth Fagan Dance. Garth was an athlete in Jamaica before turning his life to dance, and in addition to building a dance company, he’s gone so far as to create his own innovative dance technique, which combines the discipline of ballet with the energy of African and Carribean Dance, the Martial Arts, and Modern Dance.

Despite Garth’s critical acclaim in the dance world, he wasn’t recognized by the public until his choreography role in the Lion King, for which he won a Tony Award. Jessica speaks with Garth about his life before his Tony Award, and how he built a world class dance company, from scratch.

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