Shane O’Hara

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SHANE O’HARA has choreographed and performed throughout the United States and Europe including concerts in Lisbon, Athens, Krakow, New York, Paris and Washington, D.C. O'Hara has received grants from the USIS/American Embassy, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts as well as a Fulbright Fellowship to Portugal. Professor O'Hara was named the JMU CVPA Madison Scholar in 2010. Recent creative projects include choreographic commissions for the West Virginia Dance Company, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and Terra Dance Project from Richmond. O'Hara is the director of the JMU Summer Contemporary Dance Intensive in London and is currently developing exchange residencies in China.