Vaughn Newman | Modern Dance Choreographer
Vaughn Newman was born in Philadelphia, PA where he began dancing at William Penn Arts Charter. Later, Freedom Theater and PHILADANCO (The Philadelphia Dance Company) became his formal introduction to the dance world. But it wasn’t until he moved to Miami, FL that he realized his passion was dance.
During his training at New World School of the Arts he performed works by Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham, Jennifer Muller and works of Sean Curran. He has also performed various seasons with MOMENTUM DANCE COMPANY of Miami, FL and Premiered “Dreaming Amazonia” with Brazz Dance Theater, an Afro-Brazillian based company. Along with community organizations and various grant programs he has taught dance throughout South Florida for inner-city community centers and public schools, encouraging youths through the arts and dance.
Foothills Dance Conservatory has been his dance home since moving to the Upstate. Vaughn teaches & choreographs for the intermediate and advanced students of FDC.
Vaughn is the Founder/Artistic Director of Vaughn Newman Dance (VND). VND is a riveting, thought provoking dance company in Upstate South Carolina and abroad. VND has been selected to present for the TEDxGreenville Symposium of 2017.