St. Louis Catholic is excited to welcome to campus Monday, Jan. 13, Golden Wright, the Department Chair of Theatre and Dance at Lamar University.  Wright will teach our dance students a unique style of contemporary/modern work, again broadening their knowledge of the various techniques in the dance world today.

Wright holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. in Dance from Sam Houston State University.  He began his training at Busby Dance Center in Victoria, Texas, and extended his training in intensive programs with the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Austin.  He danced professionally with Ballet Austin and has performed as a guest artist with Ballet Arkansas, Beaumont Ballet Theatre, Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, Corpus Christi Ballet, and Victoria Ballet Theatre, to name a few.  Wright has showcased choreography nationally and internationally, recently having been selected to show his work in Taiwan.

Currently, he is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University.  Click here for a full description of his expertise.  In addition to sharing his professional dance experience with students, he can educate students about the degree program at Lamar and what professional opportunities such a degree can offer them.  Again, Wright’s visit is made possible thanks to a grant written by Saints Dance Instructor Tricia Barrow.

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of SWLA.