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 Trebien at the Jacob's Pillow rehearsal residency. Photo: Lila Hurwitz

Trebien at the Jacob's Pillow rehearsal residency. Photo: Lila Hurwitz

Trebien Pollard

Dance Artist

Trebien Pollard is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a BS in Mathematics Education and received his MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed with many dance companies, including the Martha Graham Ensemble, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Pascal Rioult Dance Theater, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, Erick Hawkins Dance Co., and Pilobolus. He has also worked as a guest artist with Urban Bush Women and appeared in Mannic Production's feature film "Ghostlight," starring Richard Move as "Martha Graham."

As a choreographer, Trebien’s work has been performed throughout United States, England and Japan. In July 2002, he premiered an evening-length work at Joyce SoHo, "Stories Told." In 2007, Trebien returned to Joyce SoHo with his work, "Color Codes: a point of hue." He has also choreographed William Electric Black's "The Hamlet Project," "The Damned: A Rock Musical," and "Frankenstein: The Rock Musical." Trebien’s ongoing project is a one-man show, "Seeing the Unspeakable." He has been on faculty at American Dance Festival, Queens College, Adelphi University, University of Southern Mississippi, Goucher College, Middlebury College, and Marymount Manhattan College, and is a licensed certified GYROTONIC® personal trainer.