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Ramon Flowers

Asst Professor of Dance Dance - JCA
Ramon Flowers

Office Hours

Monday
  • from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday
  • from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday
  • from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday
  • from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Friday
  • from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location

LH 059

rflowers@butler.edu
317-940-9565

Ramon began his formal dance training on scholarship at both the School for the Pennsylvania Ballet, and later attended the School of American Ballet. Four years after joining the Pennsylvania Ballet Company, as the first African-American male dancer, he moved to Europe as a principal ballet dancer for 12 Years. He spent seven years with the legendary, internationally renowned Maurice Béjart, performing in major cities in over 60 countries on every continent. He later moved to Germany to dance with William Forsythe, director of the Frankfurt Ballet, and then to Madrid to work with choreographer Nacho Duato and the Compañía Nacional de Danza de España. 

He returned to North America to dance with Montreal`s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, where repertoire encompassed pieces by all the choreographers for whom he’d danced in Europe, as well as the works of George Balanchine, which were very familiar to him because of his first training as a teenage student. He then left Canada to return to his first love for dance, musical theatre, and was featured in several Broadway shows, including Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Cats, The Lion King, The Green Bird, The Boy From Oz, and Hot Feet, as well as Broadway National Tours with Chita Rivera in The Dancer's Life, and the original production of A Chorus Line, in the role of Richie, commercials, film, and Television. Ramon received his BA in French from The City College of New York, CUNY, and his MFA in Dance from The University of Iowa.

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