» Alicia Guy
Associate Professor

College of Performing Arts
Department of Dance
Alicia Guy
Office Location:
Partridge Dance Center 114
Phone:
714-744-7086
Email:
Education
Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Master of Fine Arts in Dance
Biography
Alicia is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii.  She began her dance training at Riverside Ballet Arts and went on the receive a full scholarship from the National Ballet of Canada.  She has a B.A. in Dance from Loyola Marymount University and an M.F.A. in Dance with a choreographic emphasis from the University of California at Irvine, where she was awarded a full fellowship and a full teaching assistantship.

Throughout her academic tenure, Alicia has continued to dance and choreograph professionally.  Her work includes major motion pictures, television, video, commercials, industrials, national and international tours, modern and contemporary dance companies, theatre and musical theatre productions and professional NBA and NFL dance teams.  A few of her credits include:  Prince, Paula Abdul, Married With Children, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV, Pepsi, Bud Light, Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy, Star Search, Wayne's World II, Blue Chips and Rob Schneider's new motion picture Big Stan.  She has also danced in original works from world-renowned choreographers Donald McKayle, Laura Dean, and the Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet Company.  While living in New York, Alicia taught at Broadway Dance Center, choreographed for the New York Knicks City Dancers, trained at the Pilates Studio, toured with Co. Dance and choreographed for several contemporary modern dance companies.

Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman University, Alicia was an Assistant Professor of Dance and the Head of the Dance Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she was hired to create a new dance department from the ground up, including the writing of the entire dance curriculum and degree program.  During her first year, she was presented with the Achievement in Choreography Award from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her choreography for Cabaret.  While living in St. Louis, Alicia was also the dance director and choreographer for the St. Louis Steamers Dance Team.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Adjudicator for Miss Dance Drill Team USA/International Pageant at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, CA.
Master Class Teacher for Contemporary Jazz - Drama Lyrical, American College Dance Festival Association, El Camino College, Torrance, CA, 2013.
Master Class Teacher for Contemporary Jazz, High School Dance Day, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2013
Master Class Teacher for Contemporary Jazz, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, 2013.
Adjudicator for Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team Finals 2013-2014, Los Angeles, CA.
Choreographer, Changes, American College Dance Festival, Informal Showing, Campus Theatre, El Camino College, Torrance, CA 2013
Commissioned Choreographer for Lindenwood University, Spring Dance Concert, St. Charles, MO, 2013.
Commissioned Choreographer for Studio C Dance Company, Boise, ID, 2013.
Adjudicator for the MLS Chivas USA Professional Dance Team, Home Depot Center, Dominguez Hills, CA, 2012.
Respondent for Dance RAW (Rough Artistic Works), Boise, ID, 2012.
Master Class Teacher, Commercial Jazz - Cabaret Heels, American College Dance Festival Association, Dominguez Hills, CA, 2012.
Adjudicator for the USA National High School Spirit Competition, Anaheim, CA, 2012.
Adjudicator for the USA All-Star Championships, Anaheim, CA, 2012.
Master Class Teacher, Contemporary, California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA, 2012.
Presented the “Importance of Education for Professional Artists”, Career Fest Visual & Performing Arts Panel, University of California, Irvine, 2012.
Presented the "Art of Science" (lecture/demonstration) at the Nicholas Academic Center as part of the Chapman University Visiting Scholars Series.
Co-Producer / Co-Director of the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium at Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2012.
Adjudicator for the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team 2012-2013, Los Angeles, CA, 2012.
Choreographer, still, Chapman University Fall Faculty Dance Concert, Orange, CA, 2012.
Choreographer for American Celebration, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2012.
Commissioned Choreographer for the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Gala Concert at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA, 2012.
Master Class Teacher, Commercial Jazz - Whacking, American College Dance Festival Association, Long Beach, CA, 2011.
Respondent for University High School Dance Invitational, Irvine, CA, 2011.
Respondent for Dance RAW (Rough Artistic Works), Boise, ID, 2011.
Adjudicator for the USA Collegiate Nationals Dance Competition, Anaheim, CA, 2011.
Adjudicator for the USA All-Star Championships, Anaheim, CA, 2011.
Adjudicator for the Dance RAW Refined, Boise, ID, 2011.
Master Class Teacher, Contemporary Jazz, The Peace Institute Dance Intensive, Irvine, CA, 2011.
Master Class Teacher, Commercial Jazz, Drill Team Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 2011.
Adjudicator for the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team 2011-2012, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
Co-Producer / Co-Director with legendary choreographer and dance icon Donald McKayle, Chapman/UCI Dance Exchange, Irvine, CA, 2011.
Co-Producer / Co-Director of the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium at Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2011.
Choreographer, Temporal, Chapman University Fall Faculty Dance Concert, Orange, CA, 2011.
Choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance, Solo for “Top 6” finalist Caitlynn Lawson, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
Choreographer for American Celebration, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2011.
Commissioned Choreographer for the Choreographer's Showcase, Ballet Etudes, Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center, Irvine, CA, 2011.
Commissioned Choreographer for the Pasadena Dance Festival, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA, 2011.
Choreographer, Interference, American College Dance Festival, Informal Showing, Martha B. Nobel Theatre, Long Beach, CA, 2011.
Choreographer, Will I, American College Dance Festival, Informal Showing, Martha B. Nobel Theatre, Long Beach, CA, 2011.
Choreographer, gone, restaged, Chapman/UCI Dance Exchange, Irvine, CA, 2011.
Choreographer, Interference, restaged, Chapman/UCI Dance Exchange, Irvine, CA, 2011.
Choreographer, An excerpt from Grace, Chapman/UCI Dance Exchange, Irvine, CA, 2011.
Choreographer, Turning Tables, Chapman/UCI Dance Exchange, Irvine, CA, 2011.