In Memoriam: Gregory Halloran

Thursday, August 30 2012

Gregory Halloran, associate professor and coordinator of dance, passed away at his home in Moscow earlier this week.

Originally from Sacramento, Calif., he was a lifelong dancer who earned honors for his art in both Washington, D.C. and New York City. He completed his Master of Fine Arts in 1996 at The Ohio State University and taught there as well as the Youth Performing Arts School in Kentucky, Northern Illinois University,and Kenyon College before joining the University of Idaho faculty in 2001.

Known as an innovator, he taught Modern, Jazz, Composition, Dance History and Laban Studies as well as directing or co-directing popular events like the Dance Theatre's Dancers, Drummers, and Dreamers.

In many ways the faculty, staff and students became as his family as he invested himself in others. Along the way his passion earned him many honors. In addition to grants from state and national agencies, he was 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.

Details on memorial plans, etc. are pending, but will be shared once finalized.