ANTHONY LLOYD FANIA

 

Height: 5’5”

Degree: BFA Dance/Ed.M Dance Education

Location: Califon, NJ

Willing to travel

 

 

 

 

Introduction
Teaching Statement

2010 - present

2010 - present

Disney's Newsies - Albert - Red Mountain Theatre Company (2017)

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze (National Tour) - Dancer/Actor - Cirque Productions (2016)

Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway Show Choir - Dancer/Singer (2015-2016)

Behind Resonance - Dancer - Shen Wei Dance Arts (2014)

Megalopolis - Dancer - Larry Keigwin (2014)

Protein Spill - Dancer - Randy James (2013)

Set and Reset: Reset - Dancer - Trisha Brown (2013)

Snow - Dancer - Andrea Miller (2010)

Gesto - Dancer  - Cherice Barton (2010)

Living Room - Dancer - Bradley Shelver (2009)

Nutcracker - Russian/Mouse - New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (2008)

Nutcracker - Fritz/Little Boy/Soldier - New Jersey Ballet Company (2004-2008)

Sesame Street Float - Singer/Dancer - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2005-2006)

 

Performance Experience

Biography

I believe that the purpose of dance education isn’t just so a child can learn how to perform steps in a recital. My belief is that dance reveals a new perspective of the world that most don't have the time or patience to appreciate. Dance slowly reveals to a child how to handle life itself: how we treat people with respect, how we treat ourselves with dignity and self-importance, and how we deal with injury and our body’s natural limitations. Dance also teaches children the experience of failure, self-motivation, and the feeling of humble victory. Temper control, concentration, and problem-solving are essential for students when it comes to their own choreography or demonstration. Furthermore, I believe students should be taught to dance with their emotions. My goal as a future teacher and choreographer is to let the audience know the clear intent of the dance, either by music or facial expression. Students in dance should store emotional experiences and learn when to let them out for certain works they perform. This way, dance is useful for coping with the real world’s issues like loss or anger. 

With competition origins, Anthony has experience with major dance and baton twirling events such as Star PowerShowstopper, and American Youth On Parade (AYOP). Beginning his professional career in NYC and NJ, he has trained at Broadway Dance Center, New Jersey Ballet, The French Academie of Ballet, and The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble. In addition to dance, his training extends to musical theatre and vocal performance with training from Paper Mill Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. Anthony earned his  Bachelor of the Fine Arts degree in Dance in 2015 from Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University. He has also earned his Master's degree in Dance Education, which certifies him to instruct K-12 students. Diverse in many styles, Anthony has trained primarily in ballet, modern, lyrical, and jazz dance. He also has signficant training in tap, folk, acro, baton, and hip-hop.

Artist Statement

My artistry focuses on three main principles: narrative, emotion, and target audience. The choreography seeks to tell some element of story, expression, and to generate appreciation of the audience viewing it. Because of this, my art usually involves color, energetic or familiar music, aerobic movement such as leaps, turns, slides, and jumps, and lastly acrobatics. I utilize this to the best of my ability to move the audience into an environment more immersive than a theatre seat. My dance should successfully transport someone to another place; my dance should make them ask questions, interpret life in different ways, or find inspiration to try new things after viewing my work. And lastly, I seek to make sure that the audience is never alienated; my work is for the audience, because their participation, appreciation, and inspiration is my personal goal above all else.

  • New Jersey PK-12 Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing

    • Dance Code 1635​

  • Legal One

    • Bullying 101 for Educators & NJ’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

  • Sport Safety International

    • CardiacWise, HeatWise, & ConcussionWise

  • New Jersey Substitute Teacher License

    • Certification for all grades N-12 in Hunterdon County, NJ 

Professional Certifications

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