Master of Education Degree: Dance Anthropology and Performance - Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Science Degree: Management of Human Resources - Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
Associate Degree: Practical Theology - Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, TX
HQT: K-12 Dance – Alabama & Alabama Class B, Elementary-Secondary (020) Dance (0L3) Professional Certification Classification
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - - 18 hours Dance for Highly Qualified Status –4.0 g.p.a.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA - - Computer Graphics, Illustration, Painting
Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama - - Design, Computer Graphics, Video Animation
The Harkness Ballet Company, New York, NY - Full Scholarship Student, 1967-68 Apprentice, 1968-69
The School of American Ballet - New York City Ballet, New York, NY, - Full Scholarship Student, 1968
W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA. 1968
The Virginia Ballet Company - Full Scholarship Student, 1964-1967
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School (BTW)
Montgomery, AL - August, 1997, to present
Teacher (Dance, Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, Psychology, Public Speaking) Resident Choreographer, Public Relations Manager, Scenic & Costume Designer
Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center
Montgomery, AL – August, 1988 – August, 1997
Teacher (Dance), Resident Choreographer, Public Relations Manager, Scenic & Costume Designer
Technical Advisor to the Tim Burton film, “Big Fish” 2003
Author – BTW Dance Curriculum in line with the National Standards
Author – BTW CommArt Curriculum
Alabama Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology, 1998 to present
Original faculty (Dance) & public relations
Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center (CCPAC), Montgomery, Alabama, August 1988 - August, 1997 Teacher (Dance, Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, Psychology, Public Speaking) Resident Choreographer, Public Relations Manager, Scenic & Costume Designer
Colorado Springs Ballet Academy and Company, Colorado,
May 1986 - August 1988,
Teacher, Resident Choreographer
Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains, Woodland Park & Crestone, CO,
May 1986 - August 1988
Counselor, Teacher, Business Manager, Institutional Chef
700 Club, Dallas TX, June, 1984 – June, 1986, Counselor
Artistic Director, The Montgomery Ballet Company
Director, School of the Montgomery Ballet, Company
Montgomery, AL, June 1980 - June 1984,
Artistic Director, The Fountain Dance Theatre
Fountain/Colorado Springs, CO, June 1976 - June 1980
Le Folies Bergere'. Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, June 1974 - June 1976,
Lead Dancer, Show Captain, Dancer. Jerry Jackson: Choreographer.
San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA, September 1972 - June 1974,
Principal Dancer featured in works included in those by Balanchine, Christensen, Smuin, and Tudor.
Ballet Classico de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico, May 1972 - August 1972
Featured in works by Job Sanders
Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia, PA, September 1969 - May 1972
Featured in works including those by Balanchine, Tudor, Lubovitch, Frantz, Butler, Caton, Comelin, and Sanders.
Harkness Youth Dancers, New York, NY, August 1968 - August 1969
Featured in works including those by Stevenson, Nebrada, Walker, Greco, Ricarda, Zaraspe, Hodes, Maddox, Cole, Dolin, Holder, and Saddler.
Virginia Ballet Company, Annandale, VA, June 1964 - May 1968
Featured in works by Tatiana Rousseau and Oleg Tupine.
Gary Moore holds a Master of Education degree – Dance Anthropology and Performance (Lesley University, Cambridge, MA,) a Bachelor of Science degree in Management of Human Resources (Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL,) and an Associate degree in Practical Theology (Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, TX.) Mr. Moore was a principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and Le Folies Bergere. He was also a member of the Harkness Ballet of New York, Ballet Classico de Bellas Artes of Mexico City, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Virginia Ballet, and a guest artist with the New York City Opera, as well as a scholarship student to the School of American Ballet and the Harkness Ballet of New York. Mr. Moore directed both the Fountain Dance Theatre (Colorado Springs, CO), and the Montgomery Ballet (Montgomery, Alabama.) In July of 2010 Mr. Moore was chosen as an Unsung Hero in Education by the ING corporation.
In 1988, Mr. Moore was invited to become a faculty member of the Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center, the predecessor to the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School (BTW.) His work in public education has garnered numerous national and international awards and recognition including membership in the United Nations International Dance Council, the International Who’s Who of Dance (UNESCO,) USA Today’s All-USA Teacher Team, Toyota’s International Teacher Fellowship, Disney’s American Teacher Awards (Performing Arts Honoree), National Dance Educator of the Year honoree (National Dance Association), and the Council for Basic Education/National Endowment for the Arts Arts in Education Fellowship. He has been featured in the book “Minds Alive – Teachers as Scholars,” Pointe Magazine (July/August, 2006,). Further, he was highlighted in the Dance Teacher Magazine (October, 2009) article “Best of Both Worlds.” Mr. Moore has numerous listings in Who’s Who of American Teachers, and Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals. Mr. Moore has served as an educational consultant for numerous organizations that include the Disney Learning Organization, and Harvard Project Zero. He was also featured on the Disney Channel’s “The Disney Channel Salutes the American Teacher.” Mr. Moore was a Technical Advisor to the classic Tim Burton film, Big Fish.
Mr. Moore’s forte’ is the creation of original, multi-disciplined, across-the-curriculum educational projects and productions utilizing the Getty format for Disciplined Based Arts Education curriculum, with dance as the primary component. This work has earned Mr. Moore numerous accolades including the STAR Fellowship from the University of Alabama, the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Grant, several Alabama State Council on the Arts Multi-Disciplinary Educational Grant, ALFA Insurance’s Teacher of the Year, AmSouth Bank’s Grant for Educational Excellence, and a fellowship from Scholarship America/Target. In 2010 Mr. Moore was honored as an Unsung Hero in Education by the ING Corporation for his collaborative work with the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in the creation of an original ballet entitled "Ever After'ING" in celebration of the work of American graphic artist Maxfield Parrish.