| 03.18.2018

UI Associate professor of dance passes away


Greg Halloran, associate professor and coordinator of dance, passed away in his Moscow home Wednesday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, colleague, and dance faculty extraordinaire, Gregory Halloran,” Cori Mantle-Bromley, Dean of the College of Education said. “Police discovered his death, which appears to be from natural causes, yesterday evening during a wellness check at his home.”

Halloran graduated from California State in 1988 with his bachelor’s degree and with a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University in 1996. He taught Modern, Jazz, Composition, Dance History and Laban Studies as well as directing or co-directing the Dance Theatre’s Dancers, Drummers, and Dreamers.

He was also named Dance Educator of the Year by the Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in 2005 and by the Northwest AHPERD in 2006.

Diane Walker, Professor Emerita of Dance and co-founder of Dancers Drummers Dreamers, worked with Halloran co-directing DDD.

“Greg Halloran taught with intensity, dedication, a great sense of humor, playfulness  and most of all with humanity,” Walker said. “He has had a positive impact on countless lives — he will be missed by his students and colleagues and also the dance world at large.”

Details on memorial plans are pending, but will be shared once finalized, according to a press release.

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