General McArthur Hambrick (Ballet, Jazz and Choreography)

General McArthur Hambrick is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and has also studied at American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre School. He was a soloist with the Fort Worth Ballet and Hartford Ballet. He danced with Minnesota Dance Theatre in Minneapolis, under the artistic direction of Lise Houlton, where he was awarded the 1999 McKnight Fellowship for his achievements in the dance community.

General's extensive musical theatre credits include both the Broadway and National touring companies of Cats, Miss Saigon, and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway he appeared in the revival of Martha Clarke’s critically acclaimed Garden of Earthly Delights. He also toured with many other productions including Swing, Once On This Island, Jesus Christ Superstar, The King and I. He appeared as guest vocalist with Della Reese on the PBS special "With Ozzie and Ruby: “Life Is.”

Professor Hambrick was director and choreographer of the Centennial Singers and the founder and director of the Joyful Noise Choral Ensemble. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Washington, and he is currently Assistant Professor of Dance at West Virginia University. He is a frequent guest choreographer with New Ballet.