Headshot of Louis Kavouras, M.F.A.

Louis Kavouras, M.F.A.

Chair
Department(s): Dance
Office: HFA 110
Phone: 702-895-3827
Email: louis.kavouras@unlv.edu

Biography

Louis Kavouras joined UNLV’s dance faculty in 1992 and was elected chair in 1994. He has taught workshops residencies and training programs at Case Western Reserve University, Texas State University, Allegheny College, Lake Erie College, Cal State Fullerton, Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, Weston College, University of Idaho, and the University of Washington, Seattle, as well as numerous international dance institutions.

Louis Kavouras has been a principal dancer with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company and master teacher of the Erick Hawkins Dance Technique since 1995. He has been instrumental in furthering the Hawkins technique by organizing and offering workshops and residencies throughout the nation, and in establishing the Hawkins West Institute, for the archiving and preservation of the aesthetic sculptures, costumes and properties of Erick Hawkins and Lucia Dlugoszewski.

Kavouras worked, collaborated and studied with experimental composer Lucia Dlugoszewski. His training also includes study with outstanding master teachers of the modern dance: Erick Hawkins, Kelly Holt, Kathryn Karipides, Katherine Duke, Cynthia Reynolds, Gloria McLean, Laura Pettibone, Cathy Ward, Betty Jones, Lucas Hoving, Donald McKayle, Peter Pucci, Gus Solomons, Jr., Rudy Perez, Claire Porter, and Clay Taliaferro. He studied Dalcroze Eurhythmics with David Brown at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Additional Information

MFA in Dance, Case Western Reserve University
BA in Theater and Dance, Case Western Reserve University