Jermaine McGhee

A versatile and charismatic educator, dancer, and choreographer, McGhee began training through the Education and Arts Enrichment program at North Carolina Dance Theatre. Additionally, he was a scholarship /fellowship student at Piedmont Dance Conservatory under the direction of Rebecca Massey in Kannapolis, North Carolina. McGhee auditioned for and attended the Northwest School of Visual and Performing Arts where he was honored as the 2003 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Dancer of Distinction. He also competed with B&B Dance Productions national award-winning dance team based in Charlotte. In New York McGhee trained at the Alvin Ailey School as a certificate program student, directed by Denise Jefferson and Troy Powell.  In 2018 McGhee earned the BA in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College of California.
McGhee’s performing experience in commercial and concert dance ranges from classical ballet to hip-hop and jazz funk. He is deeply committed to bridging the gap between the entertainment industry and academia. McGhee is an innovative educator who creates a learning environment where dance skills are synonymous with life skills. As the newly appointed Graduate Fellowship Guest Artist of St. Mary’s College of California, McGhee will create, cast and produce a new choreographic work that will be performed at the American College Dance Association regional showing in Scottsdale, Arizona March 2020. McGhee expects to graduate from St. Mary’s College of California in 2020 with the MFA in Creative Practice with a certification in Dance Stage Management.

McGhee’s graduate studies at St. Mary’s College paired with his professional performance background has afforded him an uncanny ability to foster an immersive, rigorous learning environment for students and professionals alike. With an interdisciplinary approach, McGhee offers an unparalleled experience in studio that promises to enrich and cultivate. 

It is my duty to create a classroom atmosphere where dance skills
are synonymous to
life skills