Marcus Galante has worked extensively as a choreographer and teacher throughout the world.
Trained at the American Ballet Theatre School and the School of American Ballet, he was also a trainee at the Harkness School of Dance.
Mr. Galante has created works for Ballet Chicago, Garden State Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Ballet Trockadero, Ballet Grandiva, the Buffalo Opera Company (Carousel), Chautauqua Dance Institute, Helsinki Ballet Competition, Pori Dance Company (Finland), Lone Star Ballet, Cultural Park Theatre Company (Charlie Brown, Ft. Myers), the National Ballet School of Bulgaria, Kannon Dance Company in Russia and many other companies and schools.
has done television and film choreography including the HBO special DRAGTIME in 1998.
In 1995 he
nominated for a DANCE IN FILM AWARD by the International Dance Film Association
for the short film PRIVATE PERFORMANCE with Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock.
has been awarded fellowships from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
(Choreography) and the HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE
that bestowed five grants on him for choreography.
He is the founder and artistic director of the comic ballet company Les Grands Ballets de Loony.
The company performed many times in NYC and received excellent reviews.
As a teacher, Mr. Galante has been on the faculty of some of the most prestigious schools in the country.
Mr. Galante was a faculty member at the Midwestern Regional Ballet Festival in Columbus Ohio and The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.
has been invited to St. Petersburg, Russia, Germany, Japan and 5 times to Finland where he
taught ballet and Fosse/Bennett style Broadway and ballet.
has also taught and choreographed extensively in Japan, and other international locations.
In 2004 Mr. Galante's
Tutti Frutti, a tribute to Josephine Baker and Carmen Miranda was performed at City Center for the Dancers
Transition Gala "Gotta Dance!
Mr. Galante is a pianist trained at the Manhattan School of Music.
has played for every major ballet school in New York and has always been in demand because of his
extensive repertoire, which ranges from classical and obscure ballet music to Stravinsky, Hindemith and the most recent Broadway shows and movies.
released two ballet class CD arranging and playing the music himself.