Garth Fagan is a Jamaican born modern dance choreographer and the founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance, a modern dance company based in Rochester, NY.
Fagan first established his dance company in 1970. Fagan studied dance in New York City with Martha Graham, Jose Limon and Alvin Ailey. Fagan won a Tony Award for Best Choreography in 1998 for ‘The Lion King’. His work for ‘The Lion King’ also received the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award that same year. Fagan is a Distinguished University Professor at the State University of New York at Brockport. In 1989 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2001 Fagan received the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award which honors modern dance choreographers.
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