Dancer, choreographer, arranger, director and vocalist General McArthur Hambrick will join the faculty of the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts this fall as assistant professor of dance.

Hambrick comes to the School of Theatre & Dance from the University of Washington, Seattle. He previously taught at the University of Wyoming and studied at American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and Dance Theater of Harlem.

Most recently, Hambrick performed in the revival of Martha Clarke’s acclaimed “Garden of Earthly Delights” in New York City.

Hambrick is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas Christian University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. He was a soloist with the Fort Worth Ballet, Hartford Ballet, Dancers Unlimited in Dallas, and Minnesota Dance Theatre in Minneapolis. In Minnesota he worked under the artistic direction of Lise Houlton and was awarded the 1999 McKnight Fellowship as outstanding dancer in the Twin Cities.

Hambrick was also the recipient of the 2001 Natalie Skelton Achievement Award and the 2001 Wyoming Arts Council Performing Arts Fellowship.

He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in 2012.

His musical theater credits include both the Broadway and national touring companies of “Cats,” “Miss Saigon,” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” He also toured in “A Chorus Line.”

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CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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