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Laurence Galian

Mr. Galian is the former Senior Dance Accompanist at Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York) where he worked for twenty-one years before moving to St. Louis with his family in 2004. He has accompanied for Jennifer Muller and the Works, Natalia Makarova and Company, Joyce Trisler Danscompany, The Daniel Lewis Company, The Eglevsky Ballet, Dance Theater Workshop, and such artists and teachers as David Howard, Alexander Bennet (Royal Ballet), Cherie Noble (Ballet Mistress of the Pennsylvania Ballet), Jean Pierre Bonnefoux (New York City Ballet), Cathy McCann (Paul Taylor Dance Company), and Regina Larkin and Milton Myers (Joyce Trisler Danscompany). Laurence Galian began his classical piano studies at the age of six with James Gerard DeMartini, a professor of music and noted abstract artist at Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, New York). Laurence Galian has recorded a solo piano album of ballet music entitled Ballet Music for Barre and Center Floor, available as a double-length CD from Roper Records. National Public Radio aired his original ballet, Zemzem, on the program “New Sounds with John Schaefer.” In 1999, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts awarded Laurence Galian a “Regional Certificate of Merit” for his work as Musical Director at Hofstra University. Laurence is the published author of two books: “Beyond Duality: The Art of Transcendence” (New Falcon Publications) and “The Sun at Midnight: The Revealed Mysteries of the Ahlul Bayt Sufis” (Quiddity, Inc.). Laurence Galian is listed in the fifteenth edition of International Who’s Who in Music (Cambridge, England) as well as Outstanding People of the 20th Century. He is a member of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance.

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