Gregory Kollarus is a dancer, choreographer, actor and singer. Gregory’s zeal for dance has made him a master of articulation in movement. He excels in ballet, jazz and modern dance. Through Gregory’s passion as a dancer and choreographer, he has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of dance history. He believes in the importance of understanding the history and foundations of dance in creating progressive, new and bold statements. Gregory’s choreography is original and innovative ranging from dark and edgy to classic and sophisticated.
Gregory is a proud alumnus of the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) dance program. While attending LIHSA he was accepted into the Martha Graham Teen Program. After graduation, Gregory attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City for two years, and spent 7 weeks at the Summer Intensive at Joffrey Midwest in Flint, Michigan. Gregory is also a graduate of The William Esper Studio where he studied the Sanford Meisner acting technique.
Gregory’s passion and creativity is not limited to dance. Gregory is an actor and singer, performing in musical theater. Gregory has been seen in theatrical productions of West Side Story at the John W. Engeman Theatre, Carrie The Musical, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He has also appeared at New York City Center for The Dance Rocks: An Electrifying Evening of Entertainment performing Peter Pucci’s Willing & Able and he performed Hoopla at Joyce SoHo. Gregory has appeared in competition winning performances for XYZ NYC at The Tank in Ghosts In The Underground and Static/Sensation.
Gregory currently performs with independent choreographers and is one of the founding members of Logos Dance Collective. Gregory has co-choreographed and performed with Barbara Montero Allegory of the Cave/ Echolocation/Flutter with original music by Dmitri Tymoczko. He is also a co-creator of The Missing Shade of You along with the Barbara Montero, Patra Jongjitirat, and Theresa Duhon. Gregory also created and performed a jazz piece Falling Into The Current for The Jazz Project at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance in New York City.
Gregory is proud to be teaching along side his mentor Jamie Chandler-Torns at the Studio For Performing Arts in Commack, Long Island. Gregory also teaches for Alden LaPaglia at Alden Moves Dance Theater in Brooklyn, New York.
Gregory also creates and writes short stories and plays. He values innovation in the arts and enjoys collaborating with others who are similarly willing to risk making inroads into unchartered territories.
Gregory’s enthusiasm and tenacity ensure he will make his mark in the world of the performing arts!