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Hochstein Dance Faculty - Wynton Rice

Department: Dance Department Chair and Modern

Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2020

Wynton Rice is a native Rochesterian who spent 10 years performing internationally with the Garth Fagan Dance Company. He recently joined the Rochester-based contemporary dance company BIODANCE.

Wynton also taught at the Garth Fagan Dance School, including dance fundamentals classes for teens and adults, and taught dance for grades K-8 at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School in Rochester. In addition to teaching and serving as an artist-in-residence for schools, he taught a jazz/ballet fusion class at the National Youth Dance Theater in New South Wales, Australia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in dance from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA.


More About Wynton Rice

Hometown: Rochester, NY

What inspires me: I draw great inspiration from nature

Why the arts matter: Arts parallel our lives and we gain so much insight from the artistic representation of them.

Favorite things to do in Rochester area: Hike, especially down by Black Creek

When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Eating at a local eatery

My favorite local restaurant: Unkle Moes

Favorite place to travel: Sydney

Favorite movie: Milo and Otis

What people would be surprised to know about me: I’m actually a great cook


Photo: ZJFrazee Photography