Chad Michael Hall

MFA in Choreography, The Ohio State University; BA in Dance, Slippery Rock University


Chad Michael Hall is a choreographer, director and dance filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA. He serves as Associate Professor for the Dance Department at the University of California, Irvine where he teaches all levels of modern/contemporary dance technique, choreography, contemporary partnering, Dance and Video, and Screendance courses. He holds a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University (2000) and an MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University (2004). After graduating from OSU, Hall moved to Los Angeles to tour internationally with Diavolo/Architecture in Motion under the artistic direction of Jacques Heim. He also performed with BODY TRAFFIC, the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company and the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, among others, and was a performer in the critically-acclaimed production The Men Dancers: From the Horse’s Mouth with performances at Jacob’s Pillow and New York City between 2012-2015. Since 2006, Hall has also worked as an independent choreographer, receiving numerous residencies and commissions from universities, professional dance companies and dance institutes across the U.S. and internationally including Derida Dance Company, Idan Cohen Dance Company, Kibbutzim College, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, The University of Iowa, The Ohio State University, Loyola Marymount University, Scottsdale College, and others. Hall’s creative activity often manifests at the intersection of corporeality and virtuality through implementation of digital technology and mobile devices, and his fascinations with the dancer/camera relationship, film language and editing techniques increasingly influence his creative work and inspire his trajectory as an artist and educator. His creative work has been supported by the City of West Hollywood Arts Division, the Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County, Pentacle, Movement Research Global Practice Sharing, and UCI’s Institute for 21st Century Creativity. Founder of MULTIPLEX DANCE in 2013 and creator of the West Hollywood Dance Festival in 2015, Hall is interested in how dance can empower and inspire people through the creation and implementation of programs that engage with communities and audiences in innovative and inclusive ways. He enjoys ongoing creative partnerships with the Derida Dance Center in Bulgaria, Machol Shalem Dance House, Vertigo Dance Company and Kibbutzim College in Israel, and the American College Dance Association in the U.S. where he serves as Baja Regional Director and co-directs the ACDA National Screendance Festival. Hall has a passion for bringing together choreographers, directors, professional dancers and students in various projects that facilitate international exchange of creative activity, performances, teaching, and learning.



2015 Promo Reel from MULTIPLEX DANCE on Vimeo.

Ancient Matter choreography by Chad Michael Hall  photo credit: Paul Antico, 2015

photo credit Denise Leitner, 2014


Associate Professor of Dance
Contemporary Technique