Instructor of Dance:
Mr. Newsom has spent 30 years training dancers, many of whom have gone on to the professional stage. He is frequently in demand as a guest teacher at Summer Ballet Intensives. His guest teaching has included Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Richmond Ballet, MacAllen, South Texas Dance Theater, Rockford Dance Company, Ballet Iowa, etc. In 2009 Mr. Newson retired as Head of the Dance Program at Northern Illinois University, a position he held for 30 years. Mr. Newsom received his professional training at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in Holland and at the London School of Contemporary Dance. He studied with a long list of great artists including Anton Dolin, Hans Breena, Svetlana Berlosova, Mary Hinkson and many others. In Europe, Mr. Newsom was a principal dancer with the Irish National Ballet from 1979 to 1985. In America, he performed with the Louisville Ballet and the Repertory Dance Company of the Southwest, among other companies.