Rodger Belman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from George Mason University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He began his training in Washington D.C. and later moved on to New York City to dance with Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians for six years. He has also performed in the companies of Twyla Tharp, Rachel Lampert, Mark Taylor, Joy Kellman, and Kristin Jackson. He has been on the faculty of the American Dance Festival (ADF) and has traveled internationally on their behalf to numerous international institutions including the ADF Henan, Zinziang, China; Sejong University, Seoul, Korea; Korean Dance Festival in Seoul, Korea. He has also taught at numerous institutions in the United States, including University of North Carolina – Greensboro, George Mason University, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, University of Georgia, East Carolina University, Long Island University, the University of Mary Washington and Hollins University. He also spent six years as a dance educator for the New York City Board of Education. His choreography has been presented in venues across the U.S. including New York, Wisconsin, Virginia, Georgia, Washington D.C., and across the state of North Carolina as part of the North Carolina Dance Festival Tour and at American Dance Festival.
Bachelor of Arts in French, George Mason University
Master of Fine Arts in Dance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Contemporary Dance, Choreography